Survey Results Reveal HR Solutions For Applicant Recruiting and Onboarding

Employment is a delicate balance; you have to create a great work environment as well as attract the right employees that align with your company's goals and ethics. In a recent survey we conducted, 73% of the respondents reported receiving an average of 10-20 applications for each job posting listed. If you factor in 5 job … Continue reading Survey Results Reveal HR Solutions For Applicant Recruiting and Onboarding

Put the Applicant in Applicant Tracking Systems

Recently, I saw a comment on Twitter that applicant tracking systems should be renamed into requisition tracking systems.  Really?  There is so much more to applicant tracking systems than the requisition. To prove it, I bring you 5 things that put the applicant in applicant tracking systems: Array of communication tools at various touch points.  … Continue reading Put the Applicant in Applicant Tracking Systems

An Honest Assessment of Your Company’s Career Portal – Is it Frustrating and Confusing to Potential Applicants?

Anyone who has ever tried to search for a job online has probably experienced the "agony of defeat" more times than they've experienced the "thrill of victory". In fact, there are endless frustrations associated with the online job hunt, from finding the career portal from the corporate home page, to figuring out the job search … Continue reading An Honest Assessment of Your Company’s Career Portal – Is it Frustrating and Confusing to Potential Applicants?

Apply Awareness, Interest, Desire, and Action (AIDA) to your Employment Section

Just as your product information appeals to customers,  your employment section needs to create awareness, interest, desire, and ultimately an action (AIDA) from applicants. Below is an outline of how to achieve AIDA with your employment section: 1) Awareness: Attract the attention of the applicant What can I do: Attract the applicant to your job … Continue reading Apply Awareness, Interest, Desire, and Action (AIDA) to your Employment Section

Applicant Experience vs. Employer Experience

A recent article about employers requiring applicants to jump through hoops to apply online caused a colleague and I to "take sides" on the applicant experience versus the employer experience. Applicant Advocate: "I think applying online can be painful and frustrating. Everyone’s process is a little different, it’s time consuming, and taking some of those … Continue reading Applicant Experience vs. Employer Experience