All Blog Posts Tagged 'applicant' (92)

4 Ways to Train Your Team for Better Time Management

The availability of Facebook updates, innumerable cat videos, and the fascinating GIF-based Buzzfeed articles have exacerbated the problem some organizations have with the company water…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on October 13, 2015 at 10:56am — No Comments

Adjust Your L&D Program to Meet Changing Workforce Needs

Learning and development programs will change, or…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 22, 2015 at 9:54am — No Comments

#FirstInHR: What to Look For in a Potential Hire

When your small business expands beyond the founding team’s ability to manage all of it, it’s time to hire a few people to cover the day-to-day essentials. You may know what jobs you need…


Added by Erin Engstrom on September 16, 2015 at 9:53am — 2 Comments

Setting Social Recruiting System Guidelines for Your Recruiters

Social recruiting is here to stay. In recent years, it’s become a great source of hire for many companies; social has leaked into all aspects of…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on August 18, 2015 at 10:29am — No Comments

A Burst of Growth in the Season of Rejuvenation for mindSCOPE Recruiting and Staffing Software

As spring continues to bloom around our headquarters, mindSCOPE Recruiting and Staffing Software is experiencing exciting growth as well. We are expanding and moving towards a bright future with outstanding client roster growth, a pristine office space and a strong team. The first step towards growth was the release of CURA V.6, our applicant tracking system with advanced recruiting CRM capabilities.

mindSCOPE has rolled out CURA V.6 to all users and the reactions…


Added by Mary Waley on June 16, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

How to Build an Onboarding Experience

Recruiting and employee management don't end when an offer has been accepted. In fact, the new employee's first days and weeks on the job are critical to establishing a strong foundation, ensuring that the employee will thrive, and laying the groundwork for what you hope to be a long-term employee engagement. Today's…


Added by Julia on March 3, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Applicant Tracking System: An Overview to Choosing a Software Package

Summary: Applicant tracking systems support recruiting, gathering applicant information, interviewing and selection, and hiring. Here's a comprehensive guide to evaluating your applicant tracking system.

Choosing and implementing an applicant tracking system has a significant impact on your business' ability to recruit and retain top talent. Many human resource managers and company executives are unaware that there are different types…


Added by Julia on November 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Grunts & Groans Sound Gross

After some recent scheduling inconsistencies causing a few extra absences from the gym, I was pumped to get my sweat on today. My energy level was revved up from the brief break, so I was eager to take advantage of the situation to get back in the groove.

My workout routine started out strong and I…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 25, 2014 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

Recruiting Haiku

Twitter Chats

“Experts” roar –

Leaves fall from the trees

No one hears barren limbs

Linkedin InMails

“Love” works –

Matching buzzwords with more love

Sorry…not enough…


Added by Steve Levy on May 4, 2014 at 2:30pm — 16 Comments

Is Your ATS Holding You Back?

Oh how the standards of the recruiting process have changed. As recruiting technology continues to evolve, so do those standards. Each year brings with it a heightened bar for the candidate experience, as well as the success of recruiters. I refer to this evolution asKeeping up in the HR tech arms race. While there is more to the equation, attracting great…


Added by Raj Sheth on April 9, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

How Filtering Applicants with Ranking and Scoring Simplifies Recruiting

In today's economy, companies are flooded with applications for each position that they post as job seekers apply for more positions than ever. One recent study revealed that companies were seeing as many as 211…


Added by Julia on April 8, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Experience? I Don't Need Experience to Build an ATS!

I have made a decision. I think I am going to write a book on the safest way to skydive. Now, I've never been skydiving, nor is it likely that I ever will as I am afraid of heights. But really, how hard can it be? Stick a parachute in a backpack - hitch a ride on a plane - open the door - jump - scream -…


Added by Doug Douglas on April 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Applying for Jobs Online: Using a Mobile Solution for Your Online Recruiting

Applying for jobs using mobile devices is becoming increasingly common. According the Pew Research Internet Project, 58 percent of Americans own a smartphone and 32 percent own a tablet. With the increasing proliferation of mobile devices, recruiters need to develop…


Added by Julia on March 31, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Don't Hate the Robot, Hate the Game

Robotic Snake Is Displayed In Science Museum's Dana Centre

Job candidates jump through the hoops that companies and recruiters set up for them. Some have decided that they may only get one shot at gaining all of the information possible from a candidate and placed lots and lots of hoops at the application portion of the process. They go online to apply for the job, and in some cases, they stay involved in that application process for hours - uploading a…


Added by Doug Douglas on February 14, 2014 at 11:02am — 1 Comment

Ditch the Double Standard

The good news: for at least a few people I’ve spoken with recently, the job market seems a bit warmer so far this year than it has been in quite a while. Let’s hope so!

The bad news: applying and interviewing for jobs is just as cumbersome as ever.

The ugly news: many employers must…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 5, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Conundrum of Candidates' Conjecture

Although I understand how and why it happens, it is not in my nature to make assumptions, jump to conclusions or surmise. My analytical bent prevents me from forming critical decisions or taking action without adequate evaluation of tangible evidence or factual data.

That proclivity has served me…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 11, 2014 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

Coming Up Short: The ATS World

In the early 2000's, I had just started working in recruiting and didn't know anything about the industry or its tools. My first week on the job, the company was implementing a new ATS (Applicant Tracking System). Dave, the guy who was leading the implementation, didn't show up my second day on the job and soon the…


Added by Doug Douglas on December 18, 2013 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

6 Secrets Your ATS Provider Doesn't Want You To Know

So you've just spent a stack load of $$$$ on your shiny new ATS and you're very pleased with it and rightly so. It will make life much easier for you but unless you're an expert in applicant tracking systems there are a few things you should probably know that the vendor would…


Added by Nick Leigh-Morgan on November 11, 2013 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Stop showing candidates your A S S umptions

Are you making premature assumptions about applicants or candidates? Here’s a few common categories focused on finding the right fit. Do you see anything potentially wrong with these ways of assessing talent?

Personality Predictions

Once a person’s hard skills are confirmed through visually examining on paper or on screen or verbally over the phone or in person, soft skills almost always become a more prominent factor. Many people place a tremendous amount of credibility…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on October 16, 2013 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

New e-book on hiring for corporates launched - feedback wanted.

Hi all,

We will shortly be launching a small e-book on recruitment, a kind of guide to hiring for corporates and before we officially release it to our clients we wanted to open it up to anyone to review and critique.

You can view it here.

Feel free to add any content/comments below.

thanks from

Added by Nick Leigh-Morgan on September 24, 2013 at 5:19am — No Comments

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