Ask 100 prospects and you will hear 100 complaints about your ATS. Or any ATS. What we see as a "necessary evil," your prospects see as more evidence that you care far more about your internal processes, in making things easier for you than in attracting great talent.
Is it true? Would you…Continue
Added by James Ellis on August 26, 2015 at 9:55am — No Comments
I attended a recruitment conference / technology event in London today. I didn't stay long, just for the first hour or so. The event organisers started the day with a set of "speed pitches" from the various vendors involved in sponsoring / exhibiting at the event. As someone who is involved in both recruiting and implement inbound marketing strategies for technology companies, this would be interesting exercise.
And it certainly was for a number of reasons but perhaps not for the…Continue
Added by Julian Bradder on October 16, 2014 at 12:50pm — No Comments
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
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
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
A talent community, although it has similar benefits, is not an ATS (Applicant Tracking System). An ATS is a software…Continue
A lot of folks talk about the value of performing Search Engine Optimization on your job postings, but very rarely do we get the chance to see actual statistics regarding the benefits.
In order to get an accurate read on the performance of an SEO project, we first need to gather the current performance data to use as a benchmark for the "Before" statistics. To do this, establish the list of keywords you want to optimize for and run the queries through the Google search engine. You may…Continue
Nine years recruitment experience has made me sensitive to the struggles of a Jobseeker. All too often I hear about the very lengthy and daunting recruitment processes that follow.
Unfortunately for Jobseekers, clicking the ‘apply’ button for that perfect job can mean being redirected to a site and an application process of 6+ pages to complete; an arguably ‘necessary’ requirement for gaining candidate information.
But are the words ‘lengthy’ and ‘daunting’ really the words an…Continue
Added by Amanda Ashworth on November 25, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments
We’ve been doing some recruiting recently and let’s not mince words: it’s a gigantic pain in the backside. My company is now entering a real growth situation and we’re starting to staff up and when starting the hiring process the other day it occurred to me just how backward and upside down the whole hiring malarkey is. So it got me thinking……’we’re hiring a web developer, in a perfect world, how would I like it to happen’ and this is what I came up…Continue
When it comes to Matchmaking, what are the important qualities you look for in a partner? Comfort, trust, intelligence, confidence, humor, respect, mutual interests, aspirations, values…the list could go on forever. The importance of qualities can vary based on each individual’s perspective. Below is a list of the top 10 qualities a business should look for in an Applicant Tracking System, a partnership in talent…Continue
Added by Keri Brzozowski on July 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
The reason I ask is, nobody seems to be happy with the one they’re using. Having attended many HR and recruiting conferences and events, I’ve noticed a consistent trend. When I ask someone what ATS they’re using, I here, “Unfortunately…[insert ATS name]. The ATS name varies, but the sentiment is the same. It’s rare to find anyone who actually likes using his or her ATS. Why is that? Weren’t ATSs designed to automate processes and make the life of a recruiter easier? They’ve been around for…Continue
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Deep dark dangers of the recruiting black hole
Of all aspects of HR and recruiting not much has a worse reputation than the proverbial black hole. It wasn’t…Continue
Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 17, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments
Let’s be honest, recruitment can be expensive both in terms of time and money. But does it really have to be that way? Here we list some great free tools out there that recruiters can use to find and hire people for free. A cost per hire of $0 is not so far fetched as you imagine.
Free job boards……..are you using them?
There are loads of free job boards out there. Ok, so they may not quite…Continue
Added by Nick Leigh-Morgan on January 18, 2012 at 8:59am — No Comments
Business units love to engage and buy-in to recruitment strategies that are tied to their groups and units vs. the whole company where job requirements and competencies can get watered down to meet all requirements. Sourcing…Continue
Oceanside, CA (PRWEB) June 08, 2011
Advanced Personnel Systems, Inc. (APS), makers of SmartSearch®, a leading recruiting business solution and applicant tracking system (ATS), announced an important new SmartSync…Continue
Added by Sylvia Dahlby on June 8, 2011 at 11:46pm — No Comments
Originally posted on www.sendouts.com/blog
You’re a tech-savvy, multi-tasking machine, and that’s why I commend you for deciding to sit in on a training session with your ATS account manager. You’re smart, because even though you know pretty much everything about your ATS, a little…Continue
Originally posted on www.sendouts.com/blog
You gotta love technology. It can make life so simple. Skype with a candidate in another region, reply to an email while you’re away from your desk, then come home and watch last week’s episode of The Voice on your dvr. Sometimes, though, technology can be purely frustrating. A malicious virus infects your hard drive, the internet is down for no apparent reason, and you just plain forget…Continue
Added by Jessica Lunk on May 26, 2011 at 4:38pm — No Comments
Overall hiring in increasing! Recruiters I've recently spoken with, including many at last week's ERE Expo in San Diego are all off to a great 2011. The forecast for the 2nd Quarter of 2011 is extremely optimistic for all industries.
What is the best way to take advantage and cash in on the new wave of hiring?
1) Get Organized to Maximize Your Bandwidth
I've been fortunate…Continue
Added by Jeff Schwartzman on April 4, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments
Many of you know by now that I am a loud and proud proponent for paperless processes and functionality. Do I have some deep-rooted resentment for the post-it
note? A debilitating allergy to envelope glue? A fateful and
traumatizing fax incident in my past? No, no and…
Added by Angela Pitts on November 27, 2010 at 1:20am — No Comments