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 involved
For those of you… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on September 22, 2009 at 11:55am —
is from a service-class family, and it was probably this that stirred in him the passion to live life differently and see things from a perspective different from others. It was while pursuing his BTech at KNIT in Sultanpur, seeing eminent businessmen visit as guest speakers, that Gaurav realised he wanted to become an entrepreneur too. His next obvious step was doing MBA, which he did undertake with specialisation in finance and international marketing at Narsee Monjee… Continue
Added by Gaurav Mittal on September 19, 2009 at 1:51am —
How many times have you had the displeasure of sifting through countless resumes and candidate applications only to discover them unfit for the job you can offer in your organization. First the hassle of shortlisting candidates from the bulk then, getting disappointed at the results after long-hour greulling interview sessions. How many of those candidates really fall through? Very, very few. The problem may lie in the fact that the candidates you are attracting are not the best you can attract… Continue
Added by HDot on September 15, 2009 at 9:29pm —
The world is run by the ‘people’. Any firm, organization or business’ potential of successful growth or failure depends upon how efficient its employees are. From one point of view, who you employ and how, is the most important, if not the most sensitive step any employer has to take. With the recession at our doorsteps, most Businesses today are doing their best to employ less and only if need arises. But need does arise. The best and those occupying the higher offices in any Company though… Continue
Added by HDot on September 15, 2009 at 9:28pm —
The human resource department of a business is responsible for bringing together a competent workforce and creating a healthy work enviornment for the employees by dealing with different manegarial and administrative problems. These issues seem insignificant in the face of much bigger issues the business may deal with everyday; it is still imperative to know that without a human resource team, your business may not be as well-organized and your employees may not be as happy as they… Continue
Added by HDot on September 15, 2009 at 9:20pm —
Have you ever regretted hiring the wrong man for a job because you were in so much of a hurry to get someone hired? Most Small Businesses are run without either the support of a Human Resource department or without sufficient amount of planning in hiring the right candidate for an important job opening. Although time is a precious instrument in running a business, some of it needs to be spent planning out the employment process to get the person right for the job.
There are various ways to… Continue
Added by HDot on September 4, 2009 at 5:30pm —
In the previous post I talked about a new mobile app in the pipeline from Asurion Mobile Technology: AddressBook. This app allows you to integrate social networking services with the address book on your smart phone such that one can track all of the SNS-based (social networking service) interactions with a particular individual from one place.
Of course this provides a number of benefits, including time management and better relationship management. In this post, I would like to… Continue
Added by Chuck Hudgins on August 31, 2009 at 1:11pm —
When we hear about a company hiring a recruiter; someone who would hire or employ people for job openings in your business, the right man for the job would be one with an intellect, who knows how to deal with people, is familiar with your company's demands and how your business works ie. your business' budget, work environment, company culture, department need, has salesmanship and negotiating skills and most of all, is resourceful.
Whether or not you need to 'hire' a man of such… Continue
Added by HDot on August 28, 2009 at 5:50am —
Application Tracking System (ATS) has successfully replaced a Business' filing cabinet (full of prospective candidate applications for jobs in your business) by having spread its wings all over the internet. The system brings in more applications and helps you sort them out in less time, with less of your effort put in and hence, less cost per hire considering you haven't hired a recruiter to run the job for you.
An ATS allows your business to post jobs on a job board; a career site of… Continue
Added by HDot on August 27, 2009 at 1:28pm —
OG Newton Interface Circa 2005. We've since ome out of the dark ages.
Does the industry need more recruiting software? Many think not.
We think that as long as the current offerings do solve the major problems, there is room for competition.
Recently, I received a request from an industry analyst to outline our history. Unknowingly, she made a in January 2009. Little did she know. But, how would she know? No one… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on August 26, 2009 at 6:12pm —
What: Online recruitment through the Application Tracking System is becoming a global necessity for the corporate world today. Businesses of all sizes are increasingly moving their work concerns online. The Application Tracking System is an online software application which has proved to be an efficient, cost-effective mode of recruiting. A pool of resumes come through this system and form a database for the employers for any particular job opening. The applicants visit the job board of a… Continue
Added by HDot on August 16, 2009 at 2:40pm —
Looking for more accurate and detailed sourcing information on candidates? Ready to make it easier for individuals to learn more about your company? Interested in maintaining a two-way relationship with potential applicants?
We have the answer.
Frequently, candidates who visit your career website may not be ready to search jobs in your ATS. Or, they don’t have the time or patience for the often cumbersome process that many ATS databases require.
NAS Talent Network… Continue
Added by Valerie Ellinor on August 3, 2009 at 5:59pm —
I’ve been focused these last few months on providing things and ideas to recruiters that help them be more productive and spend less. For instance, we made our premium memberships at our recruiter network
and our job board
free. We started a LinkedIn… Continue
Added by Amy Renz on August 3, 2009 at 12:33pm —
Anyone that has spent time researching different applicant tracking systems (ATS) has no doubt found numerous recommendations and opinions online. Many folks start their research by seeking insight from colleagues on sites such as ERE.net
, while others turn to sites that offer an ATS directory.
When it comes to directories, I have a preference for… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on July 20, 2009 at 4:44pm —
“You better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone. For the times they are a-changin’”
A couple of weeks ago I learned that my co-workers call the office that I share with our CEO, “The Fishbowl”. The Fishbowl is the nerve center of Newton Software. Given our small footprint, the Fishbowl acts as the design studio, front office, communications center and test lab. Sometimes our co-workers might say it more resembles an… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on July 13, 2009 at 2:00pm —
“Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s jobs with yesterday’s tools.” Marshall McLuhan
I was at a barbeque in San Francisco this weekend and while everyone agreed that it’s nice that summer has finally arrived, our conversation inevitably meandered into talk of work and our summer work intentions. Alex, a partner in a small marketing consultancy, remarked how he planned to lay low and enjoy the summer, taking… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on June 30, 2009 at 7:44pm —
Every so often I get asked by companies or individuals what I feel is the best way to approach a partnership with an applicant tracking system (ATS) vendor. This typically revolves around the introduction of a new technical integration the company has to offer. While it is important to note every potential partnership is different, I believe there are some factors that can maximize the partnership potential. Again, these factors might differ from ATS vendor to ATS vender depending on the type… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on June 26, 2009 at 4:52pm —
Newton Software has debuted the Newton® Affiliate Program, a third-party sales program for its smart, easy-to-use, recruiting technology, Newton®. The program allows qualified individuals to refer Newton® to friends, contacts, and companies and earn a percentage of the revenue generated from each sale. Ideal affiliate partners include agency recruiters, contract recruiters, human resources consultants, and other service providers.
Interested parties can sign up for the program on the… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on June 25, 2009 at 1:00pm —
I found the following post on Craigslist in several locations: http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/etc/1234727293.html
. It reads as follows:
“Do you use an Applicant Tracking System (Research Study)? (Greater Chicago)
I am conducting usability research for an applicant tracking system. If you work in the HR field and use one of these, I would like to invite you to take part in a 45-60 minute usability… Continue
Added by Jake Stupak on June 24, 2009 at 10:33am —
It’s summer time already in the South, 90 degrees outside and humid as Vietnam 1969. The layoffs are still hot too. Not a whole lot of jobs reqs either.
Your Boss is pacing the office like a half crazed Nazi commander waiting for orders to drop kick more recruiters out. Everyone is doing their best to look busy, marching down the halls as they peck away on their blackberry and even giving Social Media Recruiting presentations.
Even a… Continue
Added by Michael Glenn on June 5, 2009 at 12:05pm —