So you've just spent a stack load of $$$$ on your shiny new ATS and you're very pleased with it and rightly so. It will make life much easier for you but unless you're an expert in applicant tracking systems there are a few things you should probably know that the vendor would…Continue
Are you considering buying an Applicant Tracking System but questioning whether it’s worth purchasing one? Many myths surround the value and use of ATS’s and many business do not completely understand what an ATS is, what it does and why they might need one.
Following on from one of my previous …Continue
Here we go… another horrible example of the type of cold call/emails some recruiters are sending.
I’ve never heard of the recruiter that sent this - who according to their LI profile, has been an agency recruiter since 2008 and has a whopping 36 connections. I don’t recall having any prior interactions with their agency and don’t know how they have my email address. What I do know is this a one of the lamest messages I’ve seen in quite a while.
This blog post is bred out of a lot of conversations I’ve been involved with in the past few months around the Career Site and the overall candidate flow into the ATS application. I hope it helps you think about how these two resources flow together and the difference between the two. Also feel free to check out our White Paper on Career Site Optimization,…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on July 25, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
One of the most common themes of the HCI Strategic Talent Acquisition Conference last week (you can see my recap here) was the need for recruitment metrics as part of any recruitment strategy. Capturing data on your talent acquisition process is integral for…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on June 20, 2013 at 2:36pm — No Comments
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Christina Helm.
I clearly remember where I was, what I was doing, and who I was with when I got the call from iCIMS about the role that I now hold at iCIMS. I had invested months of precious time and energy researching the company and talking with…Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on June 17, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
With the Recruiting Innovation Summit this week in San Francisco, I thought it was as good a time to discuss innovation in our space and discuss how and why it comes about.
I’m not down there but our CEO Mike Hennessy & CSO Scott Fowle are, if you want to get your SmashFly fix.
So let’s get…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 15, 2013 at 10:38am — No Comments
Boolean Operators and More Updated!!
So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 5/14/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 14, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments
Here is our weekly feature in which we share the top articles we enjoyed from the past week about recruitment marketing, social recruiting and anything else in the recruiting space. In this article, we’ll be talking about personal branding, building rapport, employer branding, social media and the ATS.
A reminder that the Candidate Experience Awards have started accepting applications for this year’s awards. To get further…Continue
Added by Chris Brablc on May 3, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Yeah we said it. HR, Recruiting, Hiring. The people in charge of people are the most important part of any organization. Not only do they bring in the people that make the company who it is and what it is, they also create the culture with which future…Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on April 23, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments
We would like to invite everyone to check out the group Service Provider Solutions a one stop shop for human resource managers, directors, recruiting agencies and staffing firms seeking solutions or seeking additional training or certification credit hours to connect with a multitude of industry service provider companies such as: educational, payroll, back office, financing, professional employer…Continue
Added by Jeff Dahlberg on April 14, 2013 at 4:39am — No Comments
Is Fit a deterrent to innovation?
All you hear when you talk to companies is fit, the right fit, fits in with the team, etc. The problem is fit, can and usually does mean ensuring that the people you bring in, are of similar type,…Continue
With any job, it's important to know where you stand and then set goals for yourself, and often times this is a numbers game. As the hiring manager, your goals need to be something tangible and quantitative. It's not enough to show the metrics of your busywork (humber of job ads posted, hours logged or resumes read).
To prove your recruiting and hiring methods work, you…Continue
These days, HR and Recruiting professionals seem to post new jobs everywhere, from niche sites, to job board aggregators to industry-specific landing pages and of course, all the social channels like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. This can put a new or startup hiring team in a quandary. Where to come up with hefty job board fees? What if we can't afford (or don't need) the sophisticated tools that LinkedIn has to offer? Finally, the most important question of all:
Is having MORE…Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on March 12, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
I've been thinking a lot about Applicant Tracking as it relates to social. There is a clear trend towards social networking profiles becoming more widely used to evaluate talent. A Linkedin profile + Twitter stream + Facebook Likes can tell you a lot more about a candidate than just a plain paper resume.
So the question is, is it time for an ATS that lets you apply via social only? What if you just required the candidate to submit…Continue
Added by Chris Russell on February 14, 2013 at 1:54pm — No Comments
Converting a Military job to the Civilian World and more!!
So one of the most difficult things to do is convert a military occupational classification (MOC) or job to a civilian job. It is hard because the MOC’s typically do not carry standard titles, and the…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 13, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Remember when you got to go to camp or on a field trip as a kid and there was always that handy dandy checklist to help you pack? Wouldn't it be nice if that were something that you got in real life too? Just like we talked about last week, we're doing a great series called "The First in HR" and we want to give you real tools that you can use every day.
Building an HR Department within a new or established company is going to take some work, but with a solid plan and…Continue
The moving target that is the job Description!!
We have all seen it and dealt with it. A job Description (JD) not written with us being involved, that says almost nothing, and when you speak to the hiring manager (HM) and ask question they…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on February 1, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Boolean Operators Updated!!
So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 1/16/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones being…Continue
The Overly Cocky Candidate!!!!
We have all had one, in most cases several. For me the ultimate overly cocky candidate was the one who basically told me, I would hire him, I would pay him this much, he would start when he wanted, he would get…Continue