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Demystifying Applicant Tracking System for Recruitment Success

By Janine Lucas Tue, Nov 04,2014 @ AM

According to a recent Applicant Tracking System Buyer View by Software Advice, an online resource for ATS technology, there are three trends in the ATS market for 2014: (1) the number of businesses who automate their applicant tracking processes has increased by 33%, (2) the increase is due to company growth, and (3) the most requested feature in an applicant tracking system is the ability to automatically post jobs to social media and job boards.

Topics: applicant tracking software

 

How to Measure Your Recruiting Performance (Part 1 of 2)

By Allison Reilly Wed, Jun 25,2014 @ AM
You can't improve what you can't measure, and your recruiting performance isn't any different. Without the right recruiting metrics, your organization won't have the information it needs to assess its recruiting process and make the necessary improvements. In the first of this two-part series, we're going to show you how to measure your recruiting performance, starting with defining your goals, metrics and infrastructure.

Defining Your Goals

Topics: process recruitment, best practices, applicant tracking software, recruiting metrics

 

How to Add a Human Touch to Applicant Tracking Systems

By Allison Reilly Tue, Apr 01,2014 @ AM

Like many things in technology, and in life, you can't just "set it and forget it." Many things require constant attention in order to work well, and even a little human intervention from time to time. One of those things is the applicant tracking system, where it seems like you can set up the software and let it do all the work in sorting and picking your best candidates. But, technology isn't always perfect, and if you don't add a human touch to the work of your applicant tracking software from time to time, then you may miss out on a some awesome talent. Here's how you can add a human touch to your ATS and find a potential hire that the system may have missed.

Topics: job description, innovative recruiting, best practices, applicant tracking software, technology and recruiting

 

What is the Impact of Technology on Recruitment?

By Allison Reilly Tue, Dec 24,2013 @ AM

Technology isn't just something everyone is using to get work done and to stay connected. It's also impacting how employers recruit great talent and how great talent finds the right employer. Many recruiting trends for 2014 project that either new technology will impact recruiting, or that current technology recruiting trends are going to remain a big deal in the coming year. Below are our four biggest ways technology has impacted recruiting. The interesting thing about recruiting and technology is that it all works together. You can necessarily work with each of these in a silo.

Topics: social media recruiting, mobile recruiting, applicant tracking software, technology and recruiting

 

Top Hiring and Recruiting News: Process Recruitment and Sourcing

By Allison Reilly Thu, Mar 21,2013 @ AM

This week’s edition of top hiring and recruiting news is all about process recruitment and sourcing candidates. It's a topic we haven't discussed too much on the RPO blog, and even though recruitment is in our name, we ought to pay some homage to the recruiter and what they have to go through to get the job done. Hopefully, this week's top hiring and recruiting news will shine the spotlight and make things a little easier:

Topics: recruitment, hiring and recruiting news, process recruitment, applicant tracking software

 

4 Top Recruiting Challenges for 2013

By Allison Reilly Tue, Feb 26,2013 @ AM

We’re already a month and a half into the New Year, where some of us may have no problem hiring, while others are still struggling to fill a position or two. If you’re in the latter group, perhaps you’re encountering some of the big recruiting challenges that are affecting many employers. Here are the four recruiting challenges you’ll have to overcome this year:

Topics: recruiting, recruiters, finding good candidates, applicant tracking software

 

How to Choose an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) for Recruiting

By Allison Reilly Tue, Jan 08,2013 @ AM

An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a must-have for any company that has any recruiting needs. Small or large, there comes a point for any growing business to get a little automated help in sorting resumes, open positions, and candidate data.

Topics: recruitment, finding good candidates, EEO compliance tracking, applicant tracking software

 
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