I managed to secure an invitation to TEDxSF, an independent version of TED, at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. I've never been to the Big TED conference but I've been a fan of the videos on the website for years. Calling TEDxSF a conference is not doing it justice. The event was more like a series mini-performances featuring musicians, entrepreneurs, scientists and change-makers.
All in all, independent TED events, TEDx,… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on December 2, 2009 at 3:18pm —
So here's the deal. For the past couple of months, customers using our applicant tracking software have been asking for an efficient way to acknowledge candidates that don't make the cut. At first blush, this seemed easy enough. But, as our product team began researching and designing the feature, all sorts of complexities became evident.
Some interesting questions were raised. Questions like:
Added by Joel Passen on November 13, 2009 at 2:04pm —
by Steve Hazelton, Head of Products, Newton Software
“Please contact support.” Makes you cringe, doesn’t it? At Newton
we encourage people to contact support—by email or phone. No, I’m not kidding.
We call it “Support Driven Design”. I’ll explain this concept in just a bit, but first I’d like to give you some background on how we came to believe that free technical… Continue
Added by Joel Passen on November 6, 2009 at 2:03pm —
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 —
So far we have discussed why you should develop a recruitment strategy, corporate and third party sourcing and recruiting. Now that you know how you will source candidates, how will you store their resumes? In this blog RecruiterGuy discusses Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).
To define applicant tracking systems in their simplest terms, they are an automated system that allows you to store resumes and candidate information, retrieve resumes, candidate process tracking, and develop… Continue
Added by Bill Humbert on September 1, 2009 at 11:40am —
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 —
The HRchitect Beauty Pageant series of webinars, which has become the buzz of the industry, returns after a two month summer hiatus.
This series of webinars covers a different area of HR technology with each event. The concept allows attendees to see presentations from up to six leading vendors in a fun and informative format where the audience votes on the winner at the conclusion.
In November, iCIMS won the Talent Acquisitions Systems pageant and Cornerstone OnDemand won… Continue
Added by Matt Lafata on August 12, 2009 at 2:17pm —
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 —
I thought that I would keep this post nice and simple. For anybody interested in viewing my latest list of applicant tracking system vendors, it is now available at www.TheATSGuide.com
. There are currently over 140 vendors listed, and it continues to grow. Please feel free to comment on any systems that I may have missed.
Best of luck!!!
Added by Jake Stupak on May 11, 2009 at 9:07pm —
Surprisingly, the first step to choosing an Applicant Tracking System is not actually looking at the different options out there. As brought up by the folks at Aon Consulting
, the first step to implementing an ATS is looking internally to determine exactly what you need. This may take some time and effort (two things people are not usually eager to give up) but in the long run it will actually make the… Continue
Added by Louis Bina on May 8, 2009 at 5:29pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
, 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 —