All Blog Posts Tagged 'Applicant' (98)

Interview Spotlight with Our HR Specialists

For Jennifer Carpenter's blog post this week, she interviewed two of iCIMS’own Human Resources professionals.

Nicole Tucker, our Technical Recruiter, is responsible for identifying the talented technologists who drive the current and future success at iCIMS. Jay Fendrick is iCIMS’ Talent Acquisition Coordinator and…

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Added by Samantha on July 24, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Are you drafting an “All Star Team” for your organization?

This past week millions of Americans tuned in to enjoy the 83rd annual Major League Baseball All Star Game in Kansas City. This Midsummer Classic is an extraordinary event because it brings together the top talent from across the country to show off their skills and represent their team as the best of the best. The All Star game brought together the league’s heavy hitters in Prince Fielder, Jose Bautista, Carlos Beltran, and Robinson Cano. The best pitching the MLB has to offer in Felix…

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Added by Samantha on July 19, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

3 Common Talent Acquisition Misconceptions

In the current age, when we don’t know the answer to a question, we tend to turn to our good friend Google for the answer. In 2011 alone, Google performed a total of 1,722,071,000,000 searches – that’s an average of 4,717,000,000 searches per day! Needless to say, Google will be there to provide you with an answer to your question, but none of those 1,722,071,000,000 queries will tell you which candidate is the best fit for YOUR company. In fact, it might even provide an answer that is…

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Added by Samantha on July 17, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Retail Recruiting: Sourcing Your Shoppers

You may not know it yet, but the people entering your stores, purchasing your products, and returning time and time again, may be the perfect candidates for your jobs. These people are your customers, and many retailers sometimes forget that their customers can be a valuable recruiting source. In fact, they may even be your best candidates because they are users of your products and services, which means they can best represent them to other customers, like themselves.



Here are 3…

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Added by Samantha on July 10, 2012 at 12:30pm — 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…

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Added by Reena Gupta on June 18, 2012 at 8:00am — 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:

1.…

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

10 Tips to Achieve a High Touch Candidate Experience

Improve your candidate experience during the hiring process with these 10 tips:…

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Added by Julia on May 23, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

The War for Talent’s Secret Weapon: Technology

ERE.net recently posted a blog outlining four strategies to implement as we face the War for Talent. This War for Talent has been blogged about and tweeted about ad nauseum and will continue to gain hype as the days and weeks go by, that is for certain.  Don’t get me wrong, it was a very well written and easy to understand blog with several high level strategies to…

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Added by Reena Gupta on May 7, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Overcoming Recruiting Challenges: How an Automated ATS Can Help

Staffing firms typically contact TargetRecruit with several specific goals and a list of high level requirements as they evaluate Applicant Tracking Systems. These requirements vary for every staffing company, in fact, no two staffing company’s requirements are exactly alike. The ultimate objective, however, is always the same:

“Increase our staffing company’s sophistication as an enterprise by automating workflows, business processes, and communications to increase placements…

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Added by Reena Gupta on April 13, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments

Social Staffing Strategy: Do you have one?

It’s likely that you and your company will be interested in implementing a social staffing and collaboration strategy this year. Maybe you’ve done so already and kudos to you…you’re ahead of this ever changing curve.  It’s glaringly obvious how social media has changed the way that recruiters and staffing professionals do business.

Recruiting:  Here‘s how  a search assignment used to work:

Receive a search assignment. Next, scour your internal database for  qualified…

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Added by Reena Gupta on February 22, 2012 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

10 Essential Strategies for Career Site Usability

If you build it, they will come.

If you build it well, they will stay.

Attraction is half the battle, but attraction is pointless if your career site is not sticky enough to maintain the candidate’s interest so that they apply. To increase application completion rates, Certified Usability Analyst, Jennifer Brogee,…

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Added by Julia on November 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Feeding your Applicant Tracking System with Talent

There's been a lot of buzz lately around Talent Generation and as Recruiters, what we can do to ensure we drive the best quality candidates into our Applicant Tracking Systems. This is another great post by my colleague Mike Vilimek (@mikevilimek) about exactly this topic. Take a read...

 

I recently read a great article titled, …

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Added by Stephanie Weirich on September 1, 2011 at 2:52pm — 5 Comments

4 Awesome Facebook Apps For Recruiters and Employers

Meeting your candidates where they are is the biggest part of social recruiting these days. Syndicating your jobs to IndeedSimplyHired etc., is great, but more and more job seekers are straying away from the traditional job boards and looking to social media sites to find jobs and learn about companies they may want to work for. Here are four… Continue

Added by Louis Bina on August 31, 2011 at 5:16pm — 7 Comments

Mobile Career Sites: Part 2 – Sources of Applicants and Activity

This is Part 2 of my blog about Mobile Career Sites and applicant tracking. In Part 1, we looked at the raw numbers of applicants that applied on our career sites and the type of device they used. In this blog, I… Continue

Added by Julia on May 5, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Is resume keyword counting an accurate means of evaluating talent?

Does counting keywords fill positions? Is measuring frequency of relevant keywords within a resume an accurate means of evaluating talent? Do top applicants slip through the cracks because recruiters are relying heavily on seeking out buzzwords which may be lacking on a resume?



I decided to answer these question myself by going through my last 15 placement/hire stats and analyzing the results from within the ResuWe Applicant Tracking…

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Added by Jeff Schwartzman on August 18, 2010 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Which online recruiting source yields the best applicants?

Recruiters strive to keep stats measuring which online sources yield the most applicants and ROI when considering job posting costs. Is there a way to also measure which sources yield the best applicants?

The following ResuWe Employer ATS screenshot views applicants who have applied for a VP Sales position. The left highlighted column lists the applicants' ranking based on keyword matches according to the job description. The right highlighted…

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Added by Jeff Schwartzman on August 13, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What’s in it for me? (WIIFM): Recruiter Benefits of an ATS

Part 1 of the WIIFM series features the benefits of applicant tracking systems to recruiters. With a hosted applicant tracking system, Recruiters can:

Be a Know-It-All with Info at your Fingertips

  • View data online 24/7 from any internet-enabled computer. An online…
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Added by Julia on July 6, 2010 at 10:29am — No Comments

What you know about Internet Resume searching is wrong

Do you use search engines to look for resumes on the Internet? Do you use exclusions such as "-jobs" or "-submit"?



If you do. Stop it. Read on and I'll tell you why.



First a story about Easter hams.



To understand what I am going to say about searching for resumes, you will need to be in the right frame of mind. Here we go...



A little girl was closely watching her mother prepare the Easter Ham. She was… Continue

Added by Donato Diorio on June 22, 2010 at 11:32pm — 3 Comments

The future death of social networking

The future death of social networking

Social networking is going to die. This article is about how it will happen.

The focus for this article will be business social networking. If you are worried…

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Added by Donato Diorio on June 17, 2010 at 4:39pm — 18 Comments

Recruitment Strategy Development - Recruitment Process Improvement – Requisition Approval Process

As the Toyota Production System and Lean process improvement have repeatedly demonstrated, there is waste in many processes. In order to be more efficient and more productive, it is important to identify and remove the waste. The people who generally are best to identify the waste are the people involved in making the process work. When you see or hear frustration in their voices, you know the…

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Added by Bill Humbert on February 19, 2010 at 12:41pm — 3 Comments

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