While there is a wide spectrum of people looking for a job and potentially interested in changing their life for you, let’s break them into two camps: people who need to do a lot of research before they apply and people who don’t. Let’s call these groups “shoppers” and “button-clickers.”
Button-clickers believe that a job search is a numbers game: the more jobs they apply to, the more the odds go up of getting an interview and finally an offer. Sure, they believe in… Continue
Added by James Ellis on April 13, 2015 at 7:00am —
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS guest blogger Sharlyn Lauby.
S harlyn Lauby, SPHR, CPLP is the HR Bartender, whose blog is a… Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on January 31, 2014 at 4:30pm —
In case you haven’t noticed yet, the web is going mobile. More and more users are surfing your staffing or career site from their mobile phones and looking at it with a tiny 4 or 5 inch screen. Up to 30% of your traffic now comes from mobile devices. Which means you need to optimize it for their viewing pleasure.…
Added by Chris Russell on January 6, 2014 at 9:00am —
This year I had the absolute privilege to help The Candidate Experience Awards as a member of the CandE Council. It’s been 3 years now and as someone who has followed this program since inception, it’s absolutely tremendous to see how much it’s grown in such a short time (credit is due to founders… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on October 17, 2013 at 5:00pm —
This blog post is bred out of a lot of conversations I’ve been involved with in the past few months around the Career Site and the overall candidate flow into the ATS application. I hope it helps you think about how these two resources flow together and the difference between the two. Also feel free to check out our White Paper on Career Site Optimization,… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on July 25, 2013 at 11:30am —
If you are interested in this topic, I encourage you to check out the Candidate Experience Awards.
When you look to improve the candidate experience it’s important to focus on not only all the stages where you are interacting with candidates but also the devices that candidates… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on July 17, 2013 at 2:00pm —
The goal of any good career site should be to turn visitors into applicants and hires. You spend a lot of time and money driving traffic to your job descriptions, and it’s important to get those qualified candidates to apply. Read on for 3 tips to optimize your career site for conversions.
1. Write job descriptions that make people want to apply.
Some people will actively seek out your company to work, but the first time most will be introduced to your company… Continue
Added by Jen Dewar on June 3, 2013 at 6:03pm —
With the Recruiting Innovation Summit this week in San Francisco, I thought it was as good a time to discuss innovation in our space and discuss how and why it comes about.
I’m not down there but our CEO Mike Hennessy & CSO Scott Fowle are, if you want to get your SmashFly fix.
So let’s get… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 15, 2013 at 10:38am —
Job searching can be overwhelming, long and tiresome. In order to use your time productively and get the best results, you should organize your activities and set short-term goals. Organizing your time will help you to stay focused, avoid burning out and help you to achieve maximum results.
Below are some tips for… Continue
Added by Gavin Redelman on November 30, 2012 at 11:30pm —
As Monster Worldwide’s earnings report approaches, rumors that the job site is once again facing a possible buyout are swirling.
Over the past five years, Monster has been the subject of almost two dozen takeover rumors by electronic news services, brokerages or newspapers, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Towards the end…
Added by Sylvester Simon Pascal on November 5, 2012 at 4:30am —
With just less than 2 weeks until this year’s HR Technology Conference, one of the sessions that I’m most looking forward to is The 2nd Annual Candidate Experience Awards. This session should provide some great insights on what some of the more forward thinking companies are doing with their recruiting processes to foster a better candidate experience (it should have a… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on September 27, 2012 at 1:25pm —
If you do not know this already, then let me remind you and if you do know, I hope you are actually doing something about it! Correctly promoting job advertising content via your career site and other online channels represents your best opportunity of attracting accurately matched, active… Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on September 10, 2012 at 9:00am —
First ask yourself the question; do I really need irresistible content on my career site pages and for my online marketing?
- You do if you want Google and its peers to value the content and give it authority when rating your page in search results
- You do if you want to engage…
Added by Martin Shaw on August 31, 2012 at 12:02pm —
So why are so many career site owners still not maximising on this opportunity?
A respected peer technology company and one of the US's top online recruitment marketing solution providers, Jobs2Web, have recently published some very interesting data regarding their client base. This data relates to the success ratios of the various sourcing channels their clients use to direct hire in to the company.
From the analysis of their clients, recruiters needed to… Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on August 30, 2012 at 2:16pm —
Let's assume you have spent your money wisely and purchased a content management platform (like ours - sorry it needed to be said) that is technically compatible with the needs of Google and its peers in terms of page indexing. Then the next thing you must get right is the linguistics you add to the site, that matches the linguistic styles of your ideal visitors. You will have determined who these… Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on August 29, 2012 at 1:30pm —
If people are a company's key to gaining competitive advantage, then this is the area where an employer brand strategy should be looking to generate the most traction.
To place the sole responsibility for your employer brand strategy with one department, be that HR or Marketing makes no sense at all. This is a shared responsibility and so needs a shared involvement. How many CFO's or COO do you know that have involvement in their company's employer brand strategy? Then ask why it is… Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on August 25, 2012 at 6:00am —
Do you really understand how the mobile/social convergence will impact your prospect Candidates?
In the recruiting and HR technology sector over the past few years we have all been hearing the voices get louder and louder about the impact of mobile and tablet device usage is having and will have on how a prospect candidate will experience and use the web in relation to not only their personal consumer and social activities but also their career and job related activities.For me… Continue
Added by Martin Shaw on August 24, 2012 at 7:30am —
For nearly every recruiting organization, the corporate Career Siteis their recruiting hub. It’s the one place that all the online recruitment activities point back to and where candidates ultimately end up when they are looking for and applying for employment opportunities.
Done are the days where the Career Site is just a static repository of your jobs. Just… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on August 23, 2012 at 1:45pm —
Corporate recruiters are posed this question every day. However, in today's recruiting environment the answer is becoming more and more complex. Not only are recruiters being continuously bombarded with new positions that need to be filled quickly with top quality talent but they are presented with a slew of options to use in order to recruit and source this talent that makes it even more confusing. (Not to mention trying to track all these sources with… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 21, 2012 at 2:13pm —
On this blog, we’ve spoken about a good deal about candidate experience and how your can improve the overall experience. From going over the different stages of the process that affect it to why candidates drop off the apply process, we’ve covered a number of varying topics around the candidate experience.
But I wanted to go back to our posts and create a laundry list of… Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 10, 2012 at 1:46pm —