Improve your candidate experience during the hiring process with these 10 tips:…
Added by Julia on May 23, 2012 at 9:00am —
T he applicant tracking industry is being slaughtered in the press. Why? Because so many people are focusing on the automated resume ranking and parsing of keywords. Of the hundreds of features in an… Continue
Added by Julia on March 13, 2012 at 1:46pm —
Sometimes the answer is right under your nose. (Hats off to those that made Movemeber a success!)
In recruiting we can’t all grow mustaches, but we can look at the applicant pool “just under our noses”. I pulled statistics on our myStaffingPro applicant tracking client base, and I found… Continue
Added by Julia on December 6, 2011 at 10:09am —
- If you build it, they will come.
If you build it well, they will stay.
Attraction is half the battle, but attraction is pointless if your career site is not sticky enough to maintain the candidate’s interest so that they apply. To increase application completion rates, Certified Usability Analyst, Jennifer Brogee,… Continue
Added by Julia on November 29, 2011 at 1:30pm —
I recently had an experience that I thought I would share with those of you who are interested in trying to take advantage of the growing demographic of mobile users who are job seekers...
I recently stopped at one of our local fast food restaurants (name withheld to protect the innocent). I was going through the drive-thru, and noticed that their menu board also advertised the jobs at the restaurant. In fact, the sign said that I could go to their website and apply online! Since I… Continue
Added by Julia on August 9, 2011 at 2:07pm —
I admit, I'm addicted to my phone. So, when our CIO mentioned that we were going to make myStaffingPro's
candidate experience mobile, I was more than excited, I was thrilled. I was eagerly anticipating the mobile candidate experience
, what it could do, how it would look, how much information it would provide, etc.
After much anticipation, the mobile candidate… Continue
Added by Julia on May 25, 2011 at 11:03am —
This is Part 2 of my blog about Mobile Career Sites
and applicant tracking
. In Part 1
, we looked at the raw numbers of applicants that applied on our career sites and the type of device they used. In this blog, I… Continue
Added by Julia on May 5, 2011 at 8:30am —
Like everyone else in our industry, we are hard at work transforming our applicant tracking system
into a mobile enabled tool. And like everyone else, we are doing it because all of the experts and consultants are claiming that the mobile device is the next big thing. I even read an email today that claimed that in 3 years, the mobile application will replace the desktop.
As much talk as there is about the mobile devices, there is very little… Continue
Added by Julia on April 28, 2011 at 1:32pm —
Before you sign on the dotted line, do your research to make sure that you are getting exactly what you bargained for. Below I've outlined my 10 tips to buying an applicant tracking system (ATS).
- Don't believe the hype! Spending millions in marketing might make a particular system popular, but it doesn't always make it the best. Wade through the marketing promises and get your hands dirty evaluating the system for yourself. Most applicant tracking vendors offer a free 30 day…
Added by Julia on April 7, 2011 at 11:00am —
The Quick Response (QR) or 2D bar code has been in use in Japan for over a decade, but it is just starting to pick up steam here in the states. Below, I've tried to address FAQ about the QR.
What is it?
According to Wikipedia
, "A QR Code is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on… Continue
Added by Julia on March 2, 2011 at 11:00am —
It's amazing what people can come up with when they have the same general tools available to them. Some, take a supply of Legos, follow the instructions, and build a standard house. Others can recreate the Delorean
and The Ohio State University Stadium
. But this isn't a blog about Legos, I mean I couldn't even make it through a round of… Continue
Added by Julia on January 19, 2011 at 9:13am —
Part 1 of the WIIFM series features the benefits of applicant tracking systems to recruiters. With a hosted applicant tracking system, Recruiters can:
Be a Know-It-All with Info at your Fingertips
- View data online 24/7 from any internet-enabled computer. An online…
Added by Julia on July 6, 2010 at 10:29am —
Stop the Suffering!!
Job hunters are speaking out that online application processes are overwhelming, tedious, and an information “black hole.” To avoid candidates writing an entire blog about how bad your online application process is, attend myStaffingPro's "Stop the Suffering! 10 Steps to a Successful Candidate Application Process" webinar on June 15th at… Continue
Added by Julia on June 2, 2010 at 9:30am —
Great news- things are starting to turnaround! Before you receive the almighty “go ahead” to post opening, how are you going to prepare yourself for the applicant response rate?
To prevent an applicant pile up; organize and process your applicant data with an applicant tracking system
. Most applicant tracking systems provide:
* Interface to manage and post active job openings
* Tools to qualify applicants based on… Continue
Added by Julia on December 8, 2009 at 1:38pm —
Year-end is fast approaching and the door will soon close on budget approvals for your 2010 fiscal year. How do you “sell” your leadership on the value of an Applicant Tracking System
? When the bottom line is the primary focus, you need to make the case for your ROI on the investment in new software. When compliance is the major issue, you should be able to make that case with ease!
ATS Return on Investment CAN be quantified,… Continue
Added by Julia on November 18, 2009 at 10:45am —
More importantly, what do you want and need from your applicant tracking system? In theory, it is an easy answer, “I want an applicant tracking system that will save me time and money.” But, what features and tools will you need to accomplish this? To select an applicant tracking system
, start by identifying your software needs:
1. Review your Hiring Process
* Document the steps, interaction, and points of… Continue
Added by Julia on October 27, 2009 at 9:13am —
Save quite a bit of cash by taking advantage of these free ways to advertise your job openings:
Writing a blog is free (we recommend using WordPress.com
), and allows you to put your message on the web without involving your IT department.
With TwitterFeed, you can easily setup your jobs to auto-post on your Twitter site - just follow these… Continue
Added by Julia on October 20, 2009 at 10:27am —
Ask any marketer about search engine optimization and they gladly go to into a dissertation on its benefits. Although marketing is talking purely about sales leads to the website, the same principles can be applied to attracting applicants to positions. Below is a quick guide to SEO and how you can apply it your recruiting process.
What is search engine optimization (SEO)?
According to Wikipedia: Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume or… Continue
Added by Julia on August 6, 2009 at 9:29am —
Whew – you’ve reviewed the applicant list and you have narrowed it down to the cream of the crop. The next step is to send the information to the hiring manager(s) for review.
- Manually compile the applicant data, and send the information to the hiring manager via fax or email
- Call or email the manager to request their feedback on who to proceed with
- Try to decipher the hiring managers feedback and if necessary follow up for more info
- Participate in… Continue
Added by Julia on July 29, 2009 at 9:43am —
Although our industry is commonly referred to as “applicant tracking”, I’ve heard it referred to as a number of different names. Below is my short list of alternative names (feel free to mix it up by adding database/software/system/solution to the end of any of them.)
1. Applicant data tracking
2. Applicant management
3. Applicant resume management
4. Application monitoring
5. Candidate management
6. Candidate resume management
7. Employment… Continue
Added by Julia on July 9, 2009 at 8:46am —