All Blog Posts Tagged 'ATS' (166)

The 13 Documents You Need to Start Your HR Department

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…


Added by Raj Sheth on February 12, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

The moving target that is the job Description!!

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…


Added by Dean Da Costa on February 1, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Boolean Operators Updated!!

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…


Added by Dean Da Costa on January 16, 2013 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

The Overly Cocky Candidate!!!!

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…


Added by Dean Da Costa on December 28, 2012 at 2:39pm — 1 Comment

Who should you follow!! Updated

Who should you follow!! Updated


So in reality you should not strive to be a follower but a leader. That said this post is about who out in the industry should you follow. Mind you this is the UPDATED list and there will be…


Added by Dean Da Costa on November 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Are your Linkedin profile and resume SEO friendly?

Resume and Profile Search Engine Optimization

Job boards and social media have totally changed the game for job seekers and recruiters.   Understanding search engine optimization (SEO) can give you the upper hand when developing your on-line profile and resume.…


Added by Steve Jones on September 22, 2012 at 7:01pm — 4 Comments

Should job boards and employment sites have these features? Just wondering...

As noted in previous posts, I’ve been thinking lately about what makes a job board good – or not. Below are a few questions to that effect – and yes, some employment sites have these features, but most do not. Maybe there absent features you’ve wondered about?

  • Voice input for search: Hey, if you’re…

Added by Jeff Dickey-Chasins on September 18, 2012 at 9:08am — 3 Comments

3 Places to start when sourcing candidates

When we talk about building a Talent Network, we speak a lot about providing a number of options and ways for candidates to opt-in to this network, whether that’s in job distribution campaigns, on the Career Site or a number of different locations.  But the second half of that equation and just as important is your recruiters / sourcers proactively sourcing candidates into your…


Added by Chris Brablc on August 30, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

How Recruitment Software Improves Your Hire Quality

When professionals in hiring, recruiting and HR talk about their experiences with applicant tracking systems (ATS), the frustration can be palpable. “Our applicant screening isn’t giving us any qualified candidates,” employers say. Would-be candidates often report not even receiving a rejection notice after applying. Leigh Buchanan of came out with a …

Added by Suzanne Vaughan on August 3, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Are You Using a Gold-Medal ATS?

Read the latest post from Elise Jennings!

The Olympic Games are underway! Just six days ago we watched 10,000+ athletes walk out during the opening ceremony waving and smiling at over 4 million international spectators. One can only imagine what a population increase of 4 million people would be like. The UK went through a great deal of preparation in London to not only accommodate the visitors, but also when it came to the organization and readiness of the workforce at…


Added by Samantha on August 2, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Advanced Internet sourcing for Recruiters

I regularly run free recruitment software and technology webinars and yesterdays, on Advanced Sourcing, proved more popular than most. This is a recording followed by my notes on what happened.

I wanted to convey the shear scale of the subject of recruitment sourcing while also focus on some useful techniques that can give immediate benefit. It’s really mind blowing…


Added by Shane McCusker on June 24, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Surviving Vendor Acquisition

When a tech company is acquired, the acquiring company gets a new revenue source, and the acquired company receives more capital. But the customer's future is left…


Added by Jessica Lunk on June 20, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

Automate or Lose

ManpowerGroup’s latest Employment Outlook Survey announced an increase in hiring confidence among U.S. employers, reporting a positive Net Employment Outlook.  The quarterly report measures employers’ intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their workforce during the next quarter. Great news for the staffing industry, implying an increased potential to develop new clients and an increase in placement activity.

Many companies migrate…


Added by Reena Gupta on June 18, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

TOMS Shoes and Your Business

TOMS shoes are a feel good purchase.

Buy a pair today, give a pair to someone in need tomorrow. It’s a great cause.

But TOMS has been criticized for ignoring the root of a much bigger problem. The argument is, sure it’s great to provide a kid in a third world country a new pair of shoes. But, they’re still poor.…


Added by Jessica Lunk on June 6, 2012 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

5 Best Recruitment Marketing Articles of the Week 5.19.12 to 5.25.12

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 the perfect ATS, Talent Networks, Talent Communities, authenticity and not needing to apologize.


Here are the articles our that interested us this week (in no particular order),…


Added by Chris Brablc on May 25, 2012 at 11:51am — No Comments

Is Your Staffing Company E3 Certified?

Whether an employee of staffing company, a candidate working with a staffing company to find their next career, or a company that has hired the services of a staffing company,  one had better make certain that it is E3 Certified. What is an E3 Certification you ask?

The E stands for EMPOWERMENT. The 3 represents the EMPOWERMENT of the following 3 groups:



Added by Reena Gupta on May 24, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments

Just Say No! Decoding The Ways Recruiters Say "Thanks, But No Thanks"

I've been getting some interesting intelligence as a recruiting professional engaged in a full-fledged job search for the first time in over 10 years. I liken it to the show Undercover Boss, as I'm experiencing many eye-opening…


Added by Maisha Cannon on April 25, 2012 at 11:00am — 14 Comments

The Resume: Is it alive, dead or just another data point?

With the rise of social recruiting, online profiles and alternative resume solutions, the resume has long been resumed dead by many.  However, while the concept makes some sense, much of the recruiting technology out today is still tied to the resume as the main source of information needed from candidates in the apply process.  This was OK 5 years ago but with the wealth of information available online, there are a number of tremendous data points available to recruiters to make good…


Added by Chris Brablc on April 3, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

Maslow's Hierarchy of Human Needs and Recruiting

Abraham Maslow developed his hierarchy of needs by studying successful people.  How does your company’s recruiting process match up with our human needs?


Obviously the physiological needs are taken care of through compensation and benefits.  Your company’s offers need to be competitive in order to attract the best candidates.  Compensation and benefits are generally only the tip of the iceberg.  Sometimes they are indicative of the company’s attitude toward its…


Added by Bill Humbert on March 9, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

LinkedIn doesn’t like recruiters - Finding Candidates Contact Details

My recruitment webinar this week was all about making contact with candidates particularly when you may not have all their contact details. The Social Media sites like LinkedIn and Facebook really limit a recruiters ability to get in touch and unless you already have their details on your ATS or recruitment system it can be a real challenge to make contact.…


Added by Shane McCusker on March 3, 2012 at 5:02am — 6 Comments

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