Career Sites Hacked

Paddy O'Grady

Last March, McDonald’s Canadian career site was hacked. The data breach resulted in the personal information of 95,000 job applicants falling into the wrong hands. Names, home addresses, emails, phone numbers, and the employment history of candidates were all compromised.

The McDonald’s career site hack is part of an ever-growing list. In recent years, a security flaw in Cisco’s mobile job site exposed sensitive information about applicants including passwords and answers to security questions, while in a separate incident, some of Virginia Tech’s 145,000 job applicants had driver’s license numbers and information on criminal convictions leaked among other personal data.

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Topics: career site, Cybersecurity

Recruiting millennial women? How to optimize your career site and drive conversions

Maura McElhone

In my last post, I highlighted the need for employers to recognize that a majority of millennial women are seeking a work/life arrangement that both speaks to their sense of worth and caters to their individual needs set.

With this awareness and understanding in place, the next step is to look at the mechanisms and methods you’re employing to reach your target audience and deliver your message.

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Topics: career site, Millennials, women in the workplace, landing pages

Making your Career Site disabled-friendly

Paddy O'Grady

According to the World Report on Disability by the World Health Organization and the World Bank, more than 1 billion people in the world experience some form of disability. For many of these people, their disability means that they use and view websites in different ways. It is therefore important, and in many jurisdictions required by law, that companies ensure that their career sites are accessible for the disabled.

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Topics: Clinch Software, Employer Branding, candidate experience, recruitment content, CSR

Want to engage and retain millennial women in the workplace? Give us wings to fly

Maura McElhone

At this very moment, millennials (those born between 1980 and 1995) make up the largest share of the workforce, with millennial women alone projected to form approximately 25% of the global workforce by 2020. While much has been made of the propensity for women within this demographic to leave their jobs, the reality is, millennial women are only ever so slightly more likely than men (67% to 64%) to leave their employers within the next five years, according to a recent study by Deloitte.

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Topics: Millennials, women in the workplace, employee engagement, employee retention

Work is the curse of the drinking classes

Paddy O'Grady

Oscar Wilde, in a play on Karl Marx’s words, remarked that “work is the curse of the drinking classes”. In doing so, Wilde captured the contrast between the workplace as a place of boredom and stress, and the convivial atmosphere of the pub wherein friends gather to socialize and have fun. Yet the nature of work has changed since the 19th century; the modern manager takes a holistic approach to the individual employee, aligning work with the employee’s requirements. The same can be said of the recruiter.   

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Topics: Content Marketing for Recruiters, Company Culture, Careers Website, Employer Branding, job descriptions, EVP, targeted content, candidate persona

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