All Blog Posts Tagged 'ats' (41)

A recruitment technology event.

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…

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Added by Julian Bradder on October 16, 2014 at 12:50pm — 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…

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

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on February 14, 2014 at 11:02am — 1 Comment

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…

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Added by Doug Douglas - DX2 Consulting on December 18, 2013 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

Talent Communities: Do recruiters get it?

Let’s start off with first identifying exactly what a talent community is not. There is skepticism around the concept because I feel that a lot of recruiters still don’t actually get it.

A talent community, although it has similar benefits, is not an ATS (Applicant Tracking System). An ATS is a software…

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Added by Amanda Ashworth on March 1, 2013 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

The Value of Optimizing your Career Site/Job Postings (with Stats)

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…

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Added by Larry Engel on February 13, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

What experience are your candidates getting?

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…

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Added by Amanda Ashworth on November 25, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments

If recruitment was invented today this is how it would work.

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…

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Added by Nick Leigh-Morgan on August 1, 2012 at 5:51am — 10 Comments

Thursday Ten: HR MatchMaking!

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…

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Added by Keri Brzozowski on July 5, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Has the Applicant Tracking System Failed Us?

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…

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Added by Mike Vilimek on May 7, 2012 at 1:06pm — 18 Comments

In recruiting, nothing worse than the reputation of the proverbial black hole

Links, graphics, comments & original reference image cross-posted at: http://community.ere.net/blogs/kellyblokdijk/2012/02/deep-dark-dangers-of-the-recruiting-black-hole/

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…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on February 17, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

Free hiring: the secret of a $0 cost per hire

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…

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Added by Nick Leigh-Morgan on January 18, 2012 at 8:59am — No Comments

28 Tips for a Better Talent Management Strategy



1. Build talent pipelines and recruitment strategies to key business groups

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…

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Added by Francois Guay on November 14, 2011 at 8:25am — 6 Comments

SmartSearch® v15 offers automatic email synchronization with Exchange and IMAP

New version 15 adds optional SmartSync functions to email capabilities.

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…

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Added by Sylvia Dahlby on June 8, 2011 at 11:46pm — No Comments

3 Tips for Getting the Most Out of ATS Training (Part 2 of 2)

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…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on May 26, 2011 at 4:39pm — 1 Comment

Get the most out of your ATS Training (Part 1 of 2)

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…

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Added by Jessica Lunk on May 26, 2011 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Rock your 2nd Quarter Recruiting



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…

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Added by Jeff Schwartzman on April 4, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

Farewell Post-It, you’ve been a great friend.

by Laura Schmitz

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…

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Added by Angela Pitts on November 27, 2010 at 1:20am — No Comments

Why building a Resume Database of Qualified Candidates is Crucial?

One of the most important recruiting tools that recruiters and hiring managers need to have is a resume database of qualified candidates. Although the above statement seems to be familiar to the recruiting fraternity, the words “qualified candidates” means a lot to the recruiters and hiring managers as it determines their success. Why qualified candidates?



Resumes and candidates are available in plenty but as a recruiter/hiring manager, you need to have “qualified candidates” to…

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Added by Umamaheswari.K on October 17, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

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