Corporate Career Website

Becton Dickinson’s Move Sparks Recruiting Microsite

BD, the big medical technology company, has taken the somewhat uncommon step of creating a microsite aimed at hiring about 20 roles.  Becton Dickinson UK/Ireland is moving to the Winnersh Triangle business park, projected to happen around May 2. Among the candidates it wants: business operations professionals, writers, salespeople, marketers, designers, engineers, and regulatory experts. The microsite is certainly…

An Australian Recruiting Video Is Taking a Beating

Mashable says “people can’t help but cringe.” Junkee calls it a “boring, confusing, terrible video.” The Canberra Times says it’s “embarrassing.” The Australian Broadcasting Corporation says it’s “excruciating.” Somewhat more positive, the Special Broadcasting Service says it’s “the most awkwardly hilarious ad ever” and CNET says it’s “brilliantly awkward and uncool.” In other…

Hack Your Application Process to Find the Talent You Want

Does your online application process look like all the others? It does if you’ve accepted the conventional wisdom, which is, says Carl Schmidt, CTO and co-founder of Unbounce, “Make this easy. Make this simple. Make this streamlined. Do not put up barriers. Welcome people as quickly as you can into that process.” What’s…

Kimberly-Clark On a Hunt for ‘Original Thinkers’

They’re feeling the need to keep older workers’ knowledge with them, but simultaneously bring on millennials and brand themselves as cutting-edge, innovative companies: I’m talking about GE, Mastercard, ADP, and many others, including now Kimberly-Clark. The maker of Kleenexes, Cottonelle, and Huggies is launching a new marketing program aimed at attracting engineers, product developers, and marketers.  …

How Our Own In-house Talent Acquisition Is Standing Out From the Crowd

In 2016 SAP needed to stand out from the crowd and have its biggest year for employment branding, with actual employees telling their own life stories. Many candidates know little about us, or perceive us as a somewhat safe, bureaucratic German software company. We have to work harder than most companies to get…

Lots of Color, Video Highlight New Amazon Career Site

It’s been a while since we checked in on Amazon. Well, the company is informing its partners that it’s launching a new career website for operations and customer-service candidates. The previous amazonfulfillmentcareers.com will be replaced by the very blue-orange-purple amazondelivers.jobs. Like an increasing number of career sites (Deloitte, for example), Amazon uses job candidates’ LinkedIn profiles to suggest jobs that…

Add a Chatbot — and Take ‘The Human’ Out of Answering Recruiting Questions

If you think that we are years off before robots will play a major role in recruiting, rethink that notion. Despite all the recent coverage on the broad future potential of chatbots in recruiting, you might not be aware of the fact that “chatbots” (automated conversation agents) have been successfully used for over…

A Hot Company in the Marketing Biz Has Launched a New Career Site

Fast-growing Hubspot is out with a new website to recruit for its own company, career pages complete with blogs, videos, slides, and an interesting chat function. The marketing-software company (which has had some bad publicity of late) unveiled the new site today, which includes: Smartly, a blog that covers careers, as opposed to “why Hubspot’s so great.”…

Oracle Launches New Site as It Looks for 1,400 Cloud Salespeople

An in-house team of developers, designers, social media experts, and editors has sent live a new Oracle careers site, aimed at bringing on 1,400 salespeople in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and giving people coming from social media one destination. The microsite launch is part of a campaign called “Experience Oracle.” The whole…

H and M; Janus; HireVue; NYC Tech Jobs: These 4 Career Sites Have Something I Love

We all like to complain about corporate career sites. They can be cookie cutter, with seen-one, seem-’em-all generic, quasi-employee-value propositions plastered all over. Great opportunities! We value our people! They can be hard to navigate. They can be unhelpful, lacking specifics about what it’d actually be like to work at a company. But there are sites that do at…