Talent and HR News Weekly Roundup: Careers Sites

In honor of launching our new website this week (if you haven't already, poke around and tell us what you think!), we thought it would be appropriate to focus this roundup on the part of the web most relevant to talent and HR: careers sites.  This week the roundup features the latest in career site updates and announcements from companies across the country.

1) With New Website, Pep Boys Wants to Attract People Who ‘Put Customers First’ from ERE

"Pep Boys has sent a new career site live, one aimed at attracting people with a customer-service mentality. Pep Boys, which operates in 35 states in the U.S. as well as in Puerto Rico, wants to be known for having great customer service. That effort has been a couple of years in the making. Pep Boys started working with IBM in 2012 on employee assessments, and late last year with IBM — actually IBM Kenexa — on studying its culture. After that research was done it set out to relaunch its brand."

2) Examining Zappos’s ‘No Job Postings’ Recruiting Approach — Innovation or Craziness? from ERE

"The new recruiting “no job postings” website of Zappos is truly unique. First off, you have to give the Zappos team credit for eliminating anything in recruiting, because we have a long history in recruiting of adding but never subtracting approaches. The new talent community declares the end to job postings and the painful transaction between applying for a specific job and getting a cold rejection. It further offers the opportunity to become “a corporate insider,” where you join the firm’s exclusive “talent community,” made up of interested prospects and applicants."

3) Is Your Company's Careers Page Ready for Mobile? from Entrpreneur

"Mobile devices are becoming key job-hunting tools, according to a recent mobile survey from my company, Glassdoor. Most employers are not taking advantage of this as much as they should, however. With 9 in 10 job seekers reporting that they are likely to use a mobile device during their job search in the next 12 months, employers seeking a competitive edge should optimize their careers pages and application processes for mobile devices."

4) Best 10 Company Career Pages from SmartRecruiters

"It’s not enough to just have open jobs and an email address on a company career page anymore. Candidates expect more, as they should. A career page is a candidate’s introduction to your company as more than a consumer or a fan, this is where they decide whether or not they will express interest in your company."

5) Career Sushi Hands-on: Job Site Lets Millennials Showcase Their Personal Brands from PC World

"Today’s 20-somethings don’t use LinkedIn. The complex career social network has little to offer them, especially if they lack experience—or at least, that’s what Shara Senderoff, founder of Career Sushi, believes. “If you’re looking for an internship or an entry-level position, LinkedIn can’t really help you,” Senderoff explains. “It’s great for growing your professional relationships, but what if you don’t have any professional relationships?” Well, if we 20-somethings can’t turn to LinkedIn to root out job opportunities, either because they don’t exist or because we can’t stand out among more qualified candidates, where can we turn? That’s the gap Senderoff’s new website, Career Sushi—part job board, part portfolio/resume, and part social network—aims to fill."

Lexi Gordon is a Lead Consultant for exaqueo, a workforce consultancy that helps startups and high-growth companies build their cultures, employer brands and talent strategies. Contact exaqueo to learn more about how we can help you build a workforce that’s aligned with your company culture and develop an employer brand that will allow your business to scale the right way. 

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