Several weeks ago I was contacted by Bill Vick from XtremeRecruiting.tv to do an interview covering the latest in applicant tracking system (ATS). It was a very nice surprise and compliment, yet I did get a bit nervous. To help ease my nerves, my wife told me to just have fun like Recruiting Animal did in his interview. While I didn’t really take the Animal’s approach, I still had a great time. Bill just posted the interview today. Here is the link:… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on May 7, 2009 at 5:29pm —
Even though companies are laying off employees left and right, it’s still difficult for HR managers and recruiters to fill the few empty positions they do have. Why is that? As Rapleaf CEO Auren Hoffman explains in his blog Summation
, it’s all about quantity versus quality. The top performers (what Hoffman calls A-Players) in a department are rarely fired; that misfortune usually falls on the… Continue
Added by Louis Bina on May 7, 2009 at 1:19pm —
There are lots of folks out there that simply like to build things themselves. This can easily be seen with home improvement and is backed up with the success of “How to” books and the DIY network. The same is true for software.
A few weeks ago, I was browsing around the internet for some applicant tracking system (ATS) information and came across a video entitled “Build Your Own n-Tier Applicant Tracking System (ATS) in 10… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on May 7, 2009 at 11:00am —
There are a number of different applicant tracking system (ATS) guides available to help both HR professionals and recruiters narrow down on the vast amount of solutions. These guides typically come from separate angles ranging from ATS vendors steering clients towards their solutions to 3rd party sources with a large amount of ATS experience.
While I have created, reviewed, and purchased many of these guides, I haven’t found one all-inclusive guide that covers all of the features,… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on May 5, 2009 at 6:13pm —
Be really (really) careful how you name things. And, NEVER use the same word to describe two different things.
Sloppy naming can lead to minor frustrations, or it can lead to some really big problems for your users. The road to sloppy naming is paved by the careless use of synonyms or by naming two different things with the same word or phrase.
First of all, let’s look at synonyms (the more obvious of the two naming blunders). When considering a naming framework for… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on May 1, 2009 at 1:12pm —
Starting over a year ago, I began keeping track of all of the different ATS systems available. Now the list has grown to almost 140 different vendors. Yikes! I thought it might be nice to make this list available to folks, so I helped a group of friends build a little site with the list. For anyone interest, I would welcome any feedback before I send it to everyone. Please feel free to contact me if you would like a sneak peek.
Best of luck!!!
Jake Stupak… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on April 30, 2009 at 10:35am —
I noticed a very interesting blog yesterday about a new recruiter inquiring about choosing and the validity of:
ATS. A woman responded that they, ATS"s, were a waste of time unless you have a data entry person, and even then there value were was questionable.
My situation is different, but has similarities. I do have an ATS system that I have never really developed or used fully. It also only cost 200 dollars. It will do some automatic data entry, particularly if you set up a… Continue
Added by Michael Sullivan on April 29, 2009 at 12:26pm —
, we believe that the people who use our software the most aren’t necessarily the people that are critical to its success. Our “Critical User” is the person that uses Newton intermittently, every now and then, once a day, once a week, or maybe even less.
Up to this point, companies have designed business software almost entirely for what we might call a “Power User”, i.e. people that are going to use it day in and day out. If you… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on April 17, 2009 at 6:54pm —
Seattle, Wash. – April 10, 2009 – Seattle-based TalentSpring, Inc. announces that its open funding
round, where it secured $1.6 Million in investment from Second Avenue Partners and private investors, is
now closed. The funding has enabled TalentSpring to bring its revolutionary semantic-search technology
to the $10 Billion talent acquisition industry. After two and half years in development, TalentSpring is
currently piloting its SaaS talent sourcing service to more than 50… Continue
Added by Alex Greene on April 15, 2009 at 10:53pm —
I was recently asked to speak to a group of Human Resources professionals about emerging trends in recruiting and Human Resources technology. The moderator of the group asked if I could send some preview collateral, a PowerPoint or PDF, that he could distribute to the group prior to the meeting. Having created, reviewed, deleted, ignored, and edited thousands of PowerPoint’s and PDF’s in my career, I decided that I was going to do something different. Knowing that most audiences have a very… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on April 7, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Since the beginning of the year, I have spoke with an increasingly large number of applicant tracking system (ATS) newcomers. While one might expect the main reason for the influx to be reducing costs in general, there is a very specific goal almost all have in common. They wanted to manage the large number of candidates applying for positions. Of course this can easily be correlated with the current unemployment rate at 8.5%. One HR professional from a smaller organization said she had over… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on April 3, 2009 at 5:53pm —
How’s the market? I can’t even begin to guess how many times that I have been asked this question. Having worked in and around recruiting for over a dozen years, people assume that I see trends in the labor market that can indicate the overall health of the economy. To a great extent this is true. The companies that I have helped start and run for the past 10 years are proven leading indicators of market conditions, especially for the technology markets: people stop hiring when things get… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on March 31, 2009 at 12:14pm —
In absences of my posts on TheATSGuy.com
, many of my readers have been sending me questions directly, which I’m absolutely thrilled about. I thought that it might be helpful to introduce a Q&A section to my blog where I answer all of these questions and make them available to others. I will only using the questions and not private information such as names, emails, or companies. With that being said, please feel free to send me any applicant tracking… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on March 17, 2009 at 10:22am —
Anyone here using CATS?
I just friggin' love CATS. Asim, Andrew and Sae do a kickass job with their product.
Not to mention they're all smart enough to know that just cause they're brilliant, it doesn't mean they have every idea. CATS set up BusyRecruiter.com
as a means of opening up the flow of ideas. As a result I have had literally the best experience with this company, from their… Continue
Added by George Easton on March 16, 2009 at 7:30pm —
So I've been finding lately that our electronic ATS is both a blessing and a curse.
Coming from the non-profit world where we only dealt with paper resumes and drop file folders, an on-line, web-based ATS was a god send. However, I've been noticing that when discussing the application process with potential applicants face-to-face, I am not seeing as many people take the necessary steps to submit their applications.
At any given event, I'll speak to, let's say 100 people; of… Continue
Added by Dan Goyeneche on February 10, 2009 at 5:02pm —
We've all heard the phrase "cash is king" and probably hear that today more than ever. Why? Keep in mind that this is overly general but I'm just trying to illustrate a point. In today's economy we hear a lot about companies that borrowed extensively to fuel their growth and now the underlying assets that secured those loans are worth a lot less. In extreme cases that puts those companies upside down - meaning they owe more than the collateralized assets are worth. One way for these companies… Continue
Added by Michael Johnson on February 10, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Hello Fellow Recruiters,
I hope you will take a few minutes to look at Fill-Staff 10 For Recruiters. www.fillstaff.com
You won't believe the power until you see for yourself. Wow.
CRM+ATS+ARP(Automated Resume Processing) = $$$
There are a few Excellent Demo downloads on the Products Preview page.
Watch how ResumeGrabberPro addon Finds and Processes 50 resumes in Less Than 3 Minutes.
Just got a new Job Order? Our Custom "RoboMatcher" will locate matching… Continue
Added by Bill on January 14, 2009 at 2:59pm —
There is no shortage of reports available in applicant tracking systems (ATS) to help you with your everyday tasks. They allow you to quickly find candidates, set timeframes and plan for future efforts. However, the reporting capabilities are also a powerful tool to prove your performance.
For this weeks tip, try developing a report or a list of reports which highlight your performance over the past few quarters or years. Assuming you have a positive performance report, these can be… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on December 10, 2008 at 5:45pm —
The number of applicant tracking system (ATS) vendors has steadily grown over the past several years and continues to grow today. In what I believe to be one of the fiercest competitive arenas in software, vendors are evolving their solutions and offerings in an attempt to standout from the rest of the pack. Company reputation, price and feature sets are the main components vendors struggle to balance in an attempt to become profitable. However, there are challenging forms of competition… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on November 19, 2008 at 4:10pm —
Almost all applicant tracking solutions (ATS) offer a candidate based career portal. This allows candidates to browse through current positions at your company. One of the best components for attracting candidates back to your career portal is with the RSS feed. It is designed to allow visitors to receive information automatically about future positions as they become available.
This week’s tip is to try subscribing to the RSS feed. By doing so you will be able to:
Added by Jake Stupak on November 11, 2008 at 11:58am —