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TEDxSF, find a TED Event in Your Area

I managed to secure an invitation to TEDxSF, an independent version of TED, at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. I've never been to the Big TED conference but I've been a fan of the videos on the website for years. Calling TEDxSF a conference is not doing it justice. The event was more like a series mini-performances featuring musicians, entrepreneurs, scientists and change-makers.All in all, independent TED events, TEDx, are less exclusive than Big TED. You apply for an invitation…See More
Dec 2, 2009
Joel Passen commented on HiringSciences's blog post 'Battle of the Online Resume Builders'
"Todd, is there a free version?"
Nov 16, 2009
Joel Passen posted a blog post

Sneak Preview: "Kick Butt" Thank You Letters - finally

So here's the deal. For the past couple of months, customers using our applicant tracking software have been asking for an efficient way to acknowledge candidates that don't make the cut. At first blush, this seemed easy enough. But, as our product team began researching and designing the feature, all sorts of complexities became evident.Some interesting questions were raised. Questions like:What if a candidate has applied to or is assigned to more…See More
Nov 13, 2009
Joel Passen commented on Jeff Dickey-Chasins's blog post 'Job boards and applicant tracking systems'
"Jeff, I agree with your points here. Some job boards are doing a great job to facilitate source tracking and a smooth hand off. Dice, for example is one of the best that I have seen. They actually have a field for unique apply to URL's.…"
Nov 10, 2009
Joel Passen posted a blog post

Does Free Technical Support Make ATS Software Better?

by Steve Hazelton, Head of Products, Newton Software“Please contact support.” Makes you cringe, doesn’t it? At Newton we encourage people to contact support—by email or phone. No, I’m not kidding.We call it “Support Driven Design”. I’ll explain this concept in just a bit, but first I’d like to give you some background on how we came to believe that free technical support results in better recruiting software: it makes it easier to use,…See More
Nov 6, 2009
Joel Passen commented on Martin H.Snyder's blog post 'Is your ATS truly mashed-up with your Microsoft Outlook ?'
"What happens when Microsoft decides to change the code in MS Outlook?"
Nov 5, 2009
Joel Passen posted a blog post

Newton Software Receives Positive Feedback at Popular Silicon Valley Technology Event

Newton Software, a startup building innovative, easy-to-use, applicant tracking software, presented to a packed house last night at DLA Piper’s Silicon Valley headquarters. The event, a monthly showcase of new technology startups, drew a diverse crowd of Silicon Valley engineers, business people, vendors, lawyers and venture capitalists. Newton was among the 4 lucky startup companies selected to demo their applications this month. As…See More
Nov 4, 2009
Joel Passen posted a blog post

Getting All Your Candidates to Apply to Your Careers Page and Automatically Tracking Their Source

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had an applicant tracking system that would store resumes in one place that you could search easily any time? How great would it be have applicants apply to one place? You could finally get rid of all of those email folders. And, how helpful would it be to be able to automatically track where all of your applicants are coming from? Make it easy for applicants to apply for jobs right on your company’s website. Sign up for Newton and you’ll get a fully branded careers…See More
Nov 2, 2009
Joel Passen posted a blog post

Hiring the Newton Way: A Framework for Interviewing Knowledge Workers

To say that I think a lot about recruiting and hiring is an understatement. Before I co-founded a technology company that builds recruiting software, my business partner and I, started and ran a couple of recruiting firms, an RPO and over the years managed dozens of corporate recruiting departments. In addition to helping countless other organizations hire, we’ve had to build quite a few of our own teams over the past ten years. Along…See More
Oct 28, 2009
Joel Passen posted a discussion

As Social Recruiting Evolves so do Compliance Issues - Anyone have an experience with this yet?

I read an article by Fay Hansen written for Workforce Management (http://www.workforce.com/section/06/feature/26/68/67/) . I'm wondering if anyone is currently running hardcore social recruiting programs? And, if you are, have you run into EEO issues yet? Is it coming? Do you have a plan?The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is said to be heading towards a greater focus on enforcement and litigation as Jacqueline Berrien is confirmed as chair of the agency. Berrien is predicted to…See More
Oct 15, 2009
A blog post by Joel Passen was featured

When will Applicant Tracking Software Get the Message?

"We were not able to identify your contact e-mail address. Your login e-mail address will be used as your contact e-mail address instead. Please be aware that this contact e-mail address will be used to contact you."The message above was sent to a prospective candidate from an applicant tracking system -not ours. This system is managing a fortune 500 company’s careers site. Yikes! It can hardly be debated that enterprise software is way too complicated and for the most part, pretty thoughtless…See More
Oct 13, 2009
Joel Passen posted a blog post

When will Applicant Tracking Software Get the Message?

"We were not able to identify your contact e-mail address. Your login e-mail address will be used as your contact e-mail address instead. Please be aware that this contact e-mail address will be used to contact you."The message above was sent to a prospective candidate from an applicant tracking system -not ours. This system is managing a fortune 500 company’s careers site. Yikes! It can hardly be debated that enterprise software is way too complicated and for the most part, pretty thoughtless…See More
Oct 13, 2009
Joel Passen posted a discussion

New Group - Recruiting Analytics Metrics and Performance (RAMP) |

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=2341978&trk=anet_ug_grpproThis is a group to discuss emerging trends, techniques, tips and technologies related to recruiting metrics.A fundamental shift in recruiting is now taking place inside organizations around the world. At the center of this transformation is the increased focus on performance measurement. Corporate recruiting is one of the last…See More
Sep 29, 2009
Joel Passen posted a blog post

Takeaways from HR Event in Silicon Valley

Last week we joined the Silicon Valley chapter of the NCHRA at Hakone Gardens in Saratoga, CA. The evening event billed as the Summer Social brought together members of the regional HR community including some interesting guest speakers and local vendors.We want to quickly share some of our takeaways from the event.Project Hired is a great organization and it’s time to get involvedFor those of you not familiar with Project Hired, it’s time to learn more about them. Project Hired’s mission is to…See More
Sep 22, 2009
Joel Passen posted a video

Recruiting Analytics made simple

Newton Software, a leading provider of applicant tracking and recruiting software solutions, has released Newton Analytics, a game-changing reporting platfor...
Sep 21, 2009
Joel Passen posted a video

Joel Passen of Newton Software Interviewed by Top Recruiting Industry Influencer Bill Vick

Joel Passen, interviewed by Bill Vick, one of the recruiting industry’s top influencers, talks about Newton Software and emerging trends like social recruiting and mobile. Joel also discusses the trend towards enhanced usability and some of the…
Sep 12, 2009

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Name
Joel Passen
Job Title
VP of Marketing
Company
Newton Software
Which best describes your profession?
Vendor
How many years have you been in the business?
10 - 14 years
Which industries do you work in now?
Healthcare, Services, Technology
Website
http://www.newtonsoftware.com
Blog
http://www.newtonsoftware.com/blog/
LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/in/joelpassen
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TEDxSF, find a TED Event in Your Area

Posted on December 2, 2009 at 3:18pm 0 Comments



I managed to secure an invitation to TEDxSF, an independent version of TED, at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. I've never been to the Big TED conference but I've been a fan of the videos on the website for years. Calling TEDxSF a conference is not doing it justice. The event was more like a series mini-performances featuring musicians, entrepreneurs, scientists and change-makers.



All in all, independent TED events, TEDx,… Continue

Sneak Preview: "Kick Butt" Thank You Letters - finally

Posted on November 13, 2009 at 2:04pm 0 Comments

So here's the deal. For the past couple of months, customers using our applicant tracking software have been asking for an efficient way to acknowledge candidates that don't make the cut. At first blush, this seemed easy enough. But, as our product team began researching and designing the feature, all sorts of complexities became evident.

Some interesting questions were raised. Questions like:

  • What if a…
Continue

Does Free Technical Support Make ATS Software Better?

Posted on November 6, 2009 at 2:03pm 0 Comments



by Steve Hazelton, Head of Products, Newton Software



“Please contact support.” Makes you cringe, doesn’t it? At Newton we encourage people to contact support—by email or phone. No, I’m not kidding.



We call it “Support Driven Design”. I’ll explain this concept in just a bit, but first I’d like to give you some background on how we came to believe that free technical… Continue

Newton Software Receives Positive Feedback at Popular Silicon Valley Technology Event

Posted on November 4, 2009 at 7:41pm 0 Comments

Newton Software, a startup building innovative, easy-to-use, applicant tracking software, presented to a packed house last night at DLA Piper’s Silicon Valley headquarters. The event, a monthly showcase of new technology startups, drew a diverse crowd of Silicon Valley engineers, business people, vendors, lawyers and venture capitalists. Newton was among the 4 lucky startup companies selected to demo their applications this… Continue

Getting All Your Candidates to Apply to Your Careers Page and Automatically Tracking Their Source

Posted on November 2, 2009 at 5:47pm 0 Comments

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had an applicant tracking system that would store resumes in one place that you could search easily any time? How great would it be have applicants apply to one place? You could finally get rid of all of those email folders. And, how helpful would it be to be able to automatically track where all of your applicants are coming from?







Make it easy for applicants to apply for jobs right on your company’s website. Sign up for… Continue

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