Job Descriptions Are the New Landing Page.

Fistful of Talent

From the technology we use, to how we approach candidate engagement, so much around the recruiting and hiring process has evolved and improved over the years. But one thing sure hasn’t changed and–in today’s “candidate-driven” labor market–continues to stick out like a sore thumb.

A Complete List of Employer Branding Strategies for Job Descriptions

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

Today I’m going to show you a VERY effective list of employer branding strategies for your job descriptions. So if you’re looking to build powerful, converting job postings you’ll really enjoy this list. Employer Branding on Job Descriptions vs Company Career Page.

How an Integrated Video Strategy Improves Candidate Engagement Metrics

JazzHR

In the recruitment process, video can make your organization more accessible to job seekers. Not only can companies make videos to engage candidates, but job seekers can also use video to promote their skills and experience. Increase engagement among job seekers.

Candidate Engagement — Is That What You Really Want?

ERE

” Recruiting operates under a similar rule: nothing happens until someone does something — looks at a job description or applies for a job. Candidate Engagement FeaturedAlbert Einstein said, “Nothing happens until something moves.”

5 Creative Job Description Examples From Top Companies

ConveyIQ

Putting together requirements, facts and perks for a job description takes creativity and attention to detail. What’s My Job Title, Again? Want an eye-catching job description? That’s exactly what Chewy did with their “ Time Ninja” job req.

3 Easy Ways to Boost Your Employer Brand

JazzHR

In a crowded job market, your company’s employer brand is more important than ever. It’s what makes candidates choose your organization over the competition. Also consider the type of benefits you highlight in job listings. Audit your candidate experience.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Candidate Needs (for Job Ads)

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

It reminded me of a powerful tool to use in winning candidates through job ads: self-interest. What’s a job candidate’s top self-interest? Here we need to meet a candidate’s basic needs (security & survival).

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How to Prevent Candidates from Ghosting You

JazzHR

In a tight job market, job seekers hold much of the power. If your best candidates are giving you the silent treatment, consider these tips to pique their interest once more: Distribute a candidate experience survey. Invest in new candidate engagement technology.

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How to use Candidate “Commitment Theory” to Boost Engagement & Apply Rates

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

Entrepreneur Magazine once wrote about how the job descriptions my Ongig software created for our clients caused candidates to spend up to 5 minutes and 23 seconds viewing the ad (more than 6X the time spent on typical job ads at the time).

Boost Your “Digital” Candidate Experience with Job Page Overlays

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

What is a Job Page Overlay? A job page overlay (or job wrapper) is a design layer you put over your applicant tracking system to generate new job pages. This makes your pages more engaging and attractive to candidates. Why Use a Job Page Overlay on your ATS?

5 Do’s and Don’ts When it Comes to Engaging with Candidates

JazzHR

Candidate engagement is a moving target. Hiring managers and recruiters need to think strategically to remain competitive in the tight jobs market. Here are five do’s and don’ts of the engagement experience: DO Identify Existing Engagement Challenges. To improve candidate engagement metrics, you need a thorough understanding of where you stand today. Analytics technology can show you where candidates are getting stuck in the pipeline.

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5 Things NOT to Put in Your Job Ad

Social Talent

Unemployment is currently at its lowest for the first time in 7 years, meaning the recruitment industry has become candidate-driven once again. The power is now back in the candidate’s hands and they can now be more selective during the job-seeking process. Vague Job Title.

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5 Engaging “Overlays” For iCims ATS Job Pages

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

If you’re an iCIMS client, you might want more engaging job descriptions than the out-of-the-box iCIMS job page which often looks something like this: Below are 5 examples of iCIMS clients using “overlays” to give themselves job pages with stronger branding and candidate engagement.

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How your management core is hurting your hiring process

Recruiting Daily

If you read this headline and work as a recruiter/sourcer, probably the first thing you’re going to think is “They give unclear job descriptions and expect us to work magic!” ” or “They want detailed reports on every candidate but then read nothing!”

Email Outreach: You aren’t selling the job, you’re selling the conversation

Recruiting Daily

I think you have great experience and I have a great job for you. Please find the job description below. Does that sound familiar? Blog Posts Featured News candidate engagement candidate journey cold outreach email communication email outreach emailing emails hiring Recruiting recruiting emails talent acquisitionMy name is Mike Wolford and I’m a sourcer for an amazing company. We are looking for someone excellent to join our team.

8 Ways to Really Understand Company Culture Before You Join

SmashFly

You’ve just read a job description, and you’re so excited. Candidate Engagement Recruitment MarketingIt is exactly what you want in your next career step. And then you get that magical call and talk with the recruiter and everything seems aligned.

5 Ways to Provide a “One-Click” Candidate Experience

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

” Shouldn’t we treat candidates the same? Why then do we ask candidates to click so darn much? Here are 5 ways to give your candidates more of a “one-click” candidate experience: 1) Job Search — Have Just One Field. from job boards, Google, etc.).

5 Biggest Challenges Modern Recruiters Face

Social Talent

Hiring the right candidate has never been more important as a company’s ability to find, attract, and ultimately recruit skilled talent is going to determine how successful they are in meeting their business growth objectives. Closing Candidates with Multiple Offers.

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5 Ways to Provide a “One-Click” Candidate Experience

The Magnet: Attract Candidates To You

” Shouldn’t we treat candidates the same? Why then do we ask candidates to click so darn much? Here are 5 ways to give your candidates more of a “one-click” candidate experience: 1) Job Search — Have Just One Field. from job boards, Google, etc.).

Mapping Out Your Candidate Personas

Social Talent

. Candidate Personas? Hubspot define personas as “fictional, generalized characters that encompass the various needs, goals, and observed behavior patterns of your ideal customers” So how do you define ‘candidate’ personas?

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Candidate Experience & the Application Process: 4 Things You’re Doing Wrong

Social Talent

The core component of a strong employer brand is a positive candidate experience which really defines how current and potential employees perceive you as a company. The importance of optimising the candidate experience cannot go understated. Vague/Redundant Information about the Job.

6 Winning Recruiting Strategies for Tech Startups

Geekology

Based on Stack Overflow’s 2017 Developer Survey , money is the second most important factor among 64000 developers when considering a job. If a candidate puts salaries and benefits as their top priority, they are a wrong fit and don’t belong at a startup. Get your candidates involved.

5 Ways to Engage Candidates at Every Stage of the Recruiting Process

Jobvite

It’s no surprise to today’s recruiters that talent acquisition is increasingly difficult — with low unemployment rates and a record-breaking number of unfilled jobs, we’re undoubtedly in a job seeker’s market. Action Item: Revamp your job descriptions.

10 Things that Grind the Gears of Passive Candidates

Social Talent

Many recruiters are still playing catch up when it comes to developing sourcing tactics for passive candidates. As was discussed in our blog post on 5 Things Not to Put in Your Job Ads , the job market is candidate-driven once again but most companies still follow antiquated hiring practices.

Ways to Make a Good Impression in the Recruiting Process

Jobvite

In an effort to attract, engage, and land top talent, many employers are looking to improve their company’s reputation as an excellent employer—and that means providing a good candidate experience before, during, and at the end of the recruitment process.

The Candidate Outreach Experiment that Got Us an Incredible 26% Response Rate From Software Engineering Candidates in San Francisco

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Marketing and I took the opportunity to combine forces and build out a campaign and a methodology that put into practice what we’ve been preaching: The importance of putting the candidate first. Precise targeting (the right talent to go after given your job requirements).

Start Anywhere: 4 Candidate-centric Recruiting Strategies to Reduce Time to Fill

Jobvite

Candidates expect to engage where they live – on their mobile devices and through whatever channel they’re currently engaged with, from video to chat platforms to social media networks. At a time when unemployment is at a 17-year low, candidates pick companies – not vice versa.

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Forget Perks. Here’s What the Best of the Best Really Look for in a Job Offer

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That is the gist of the answer that you get when you ask top performers, “What would attract you to a new job?”. If you were Picasso, wouldn’t you only be attracted to a new job if it provided you with the opportunity to “do the best painting of your life”? Job security.

Marketplace Mashup: Candidates On-Demand

Recruiting Daily

We pay the advertising fees to share our job descriptions on the job boards and we’re left with hundreds, sometimes thousands, of resumes that may or may not be a good fit. Where are the candidates on-demand? The value of an on-demand candidate pipeline.

When Recruiting Meets Marketing, and How We Slashed Our Time to Hire to Two Weeks

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Marketing and I took the opportunity to combine forces and build out a campaign and a methodology that put into practice what we’ve been preaching: The importance of putting the candidate first. Precise targeting (the right talent to go after given your job requirements).

Boost Applicant-to-Hire Conversion 10x with a Strong Employment Brand

Hireology

A strong employment brand can help your company stand out from the competition and attract top candidates in today’s competitive job market. In fact, recent data found that 69 percent of job seekers would reject a job offer from a company with a bad employer brand.

Vizi and eQuest Partner to Seamlessly Attract Talent

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Vizi—a talent acquisition innovator that’s transforming the way candidates engage with job descriptions—has partnered with eQuest. Recruitment & Onboarding

Case Study: Kocourek Automotive Cuts Hiring Time to 21 Days with Hireology

Hireology

Between historically-low unemployment and limited job seekers interest in dealership careers, hiring has never been more challenging in the retail automotive industry. And the candidate text messaging solution has boosted Kocourek candidate response rates and speed.

Why an HRIS Alone Can’t Meet All Your Hiring Needs

Hireology

But based on continuous improvement and addressing customer feedback, we’ve since expanded our offerings significantly and now offer a full-stack recruitment candidate relationship management (CRM) platform. Keep Candidates Engaged. Where are my best candidates coming from?

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Sustainable Hiring: How to Grow Your Teams for the Long Term

JazzHR

Hiring managers should look for new ways to promote candidate engagement and hire for the long term. Ask candidates why they want to work for you. Asking candidates why they chose your organization over others is a quick way to judge alignment.

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