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… Continue
Added by Julia on November 11, 2014 at 12:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on June 25, 2014 at 11:00pm —
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Added by Steve Levy on May 4, 2014 at 2:30pm —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Julia on April 8, 2014 at 11:00am —
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 -… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on April 4, 2014 at 3:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Julia on March 31, 2014 at 10:30am —
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… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 14, 2014 at 11:02am —
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… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 5, 2014 at 9:30pm —
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… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 11, 2014 at 11:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on December 18, 2013 at 8:00pm —
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… Continue
Added by Nick Leigh-Morgan on November 11, 2013 at 12:00pm —
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?
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… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on October 16, 2013 at 11:00pm —
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.
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Added by Nick Leigh-Morgan on September 24, 2013 at 5:19am —
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS blogger Gina Baxter.
Does your company have a compelling value proposition for passive candidates? If so, maybe it's time to reevaluate it. If not, maybe it's time you create it! In 2005, W. Chan Kim and… Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on July 31, 2013 at 8:30am —
Check out iCIMS' latest blog post from iCIMS guest blogger Sharlyn Lauby.
Sharlyn Lauby, SPHR, CPLP is the HR Bartender, whose blog is a friendly place to discuss workplace issues.… Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on July 26, 2013 at 9:53am —
I had a roommate in college who, like many students, put a lot of importance on his social life. He went to parties on the weekends — even the occasional weeknight — joined a number of organizations and went out of his way to meet as many people as possible during his four years of undergrad.
One day he was leaving for another meeting when I made a comment about how busy his… Continue
Added by Rina Sagayamary on July 17, 2013 at 7:30am —
Face it. Sooner or later – if your business is having success and growing – you’re going to have to hire employees so you can move on to the next level.
Here’s the problem. Every other company is competing for the brightest minds and most talented employees too. So how do you set yourself apart and get ahead of the competition? How can… Continue
Added by Rina Sagayamary on July 15, 2013 at 3:30am —
Plenty of explanations or excuses exist for why many in the recruiting industry decide to put minimal effort into creating a quality candidate experience. One of the most common gripes job seekers have is lack of follow up after they’ve applied for a position. Even worse, many applicants never hear any feedback whatsoever after interviewing. Or, the communication they receive along the way is vague, mystifying, and in some cases downright unprofessional.
The following are… Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 18, 2013 at 11:47pm —
I was recently chatting with some HR professionals regarding the age-old question over whether active or passive candidates are better recruits. In my opinion, the recruiters preferring passive won the debate. Their argument was simply a matter of control. Sourcing for passive candidates puts the recruiter in the driver’s seat as they look for candidates with specific experience and/or skill sets.
Obviously there were other reasons why recruiters prefer passive candidates, but this… Continue
Added by Elise Jennings on October 15, 2012 at 12:32pm —