Recruiting

How Modern Applicant Tracking Software Works

In the January 2015 issue of HR Magazine, human resource expert Josh Bersin predicts that 2015 is the time for companies to move to cloud-based, modern applicant tracking software. Does your HR technology provide the features your company needs to compete? Why Choose Modern Applicant Tracking Software? It improves your hiring experience through speedy screening, effective interviewing, efficient decision-making, data-driven actions and a faster return on investment. 1. Speedy Screening The pace at which you screen your applicants is important for a number of reasons. If you take too long, you will lose talented candidates to your competition and you Read more

Interview Questions: Does Your Hiring Team Know What To Ask?

Interviews are stressful, and not just for the candidates. Interviewers need to make important decisions that affect your business. Here’s how to ensure your team is properly prepared to assess job candidates. Choose the right interview questions for the job. Ask the right types of questions. Listen and take notes. Be consistent in each interview. Evaluate interviews while they are fresh. Choose the right interview questions for the job To choose the right interview questions, you need to know a job’s key requirements. Take the time to create a job description and profile that clearly identifies the most important skills Read more

Best Practices To Boost Your Employee Referral Programs

For any growing company, referrals play a key role in almost all aspects of business operations – from selecting new vendors to getting introductions to new prospects. Talent acquisition is certainly another such area where referrals from employees have long been considered a valuable source of finding good quality talent.  Most companies and their executives understand this. Still, most employee referral programs fail to perform and are ineffective. Unfortunately, while companies want to leverage employee referrals to improve their hiring process, they are consistently unable to implement these in an effective and sustainable way to get company-wide adoption. Employee Referral Read more

Good Hiring Practices – The Secret To Employee Retention

As more companies focus on employee retention and engagement, it is important to note that a new employee’s complete experience with a company starts at the very beginning, that is, the recruitment stage. Without a doubt and as current trends in the talent space clearly indicate, the unprecedented need for growth after recession is now turning into a challenge for talent acquisition teams. In most cases, this means that meeting hiring goals and deadlines while identifying and attracting the best talent are now the most dominant human resource activities in growing organizations. How does this impact employee retention? A recent article Read more

Global HR Trends Worth Revisiting

The second quarter of the year went by quickly – much like the NBA Finals! As we look ahead at the rest of the year with much speculation about what’s next, let’s take a look at some recent and notable HR Trends in the year so far. With more companies competing for top talent, it’s helpful to understand some of the key HR trends that are relevant to a company’s hiring efforts today. Recession may no longer be in the driver’s seat but is replaced by the need for growth. As a result, organizations are faced with an even greater Read more

Making the most of your free applicant tracking system trial

So you have finally determined that your hiring process needs to be managed better and you are looking for a free applicant tracking system trial. Without recruiting software, your entire enterprise recruiting assets and activities are hard to keep track of.  Resumes, referrals, interview schedules and many other important bits of information are otherwise scattered across various people, emails and folders. In most cases, this recruitment information and data, including resumes may have ended up in a black hole where they will likely never be seen again. No doubt, you are looking to get organized. As you search for a proper system to manage and streamline the Read more

Applicant Tracking Software And Modern Recruitment Demands

Applicant tracking software and recruitment technology, in general, have come a long way – especially over the last few years. The way businesses and individuals interact has undergone a sea change with social media and digital technologies driving the revolution. Traditional recruiting strategies are becoming outdated and ineffective.  Attempts to interact with potential candidates using older traditional methods could turn away the top talent that your company really wants to attract.  In order to keep up with the trends and continue to attract the best employees, you must ramp up your recruiting software capabilities and take a close look at your Read more

Employee Motivation Begins With The Hiring Process

Motivated employees strive for more, take chances, and are a valuable asset to every company.  Building a team that demonstrates the qualities of a successful organization begins with the hiring process.  Knowing what qualities to look for and which questions to ask can help in making the screening and interviewing processes more effective. In addition, involving your current employees in the hiring process can further increase employee motivation, while providing an excellent means of evaluating a candidate’s suitability for the job. The following are some powerful tips to improve your recruiting process and turn it into a strategic activity to Read more

More Recruiting Metrics To Improve Your Hiring Process

A successful company is made up of top-performers that collaborate regularly and work effectively as a team. Regardless of what recruiting metrics a company uses, hiring managers understand that acquiring such individuals, who have the necessary traits and qualities to integrate and function in their team, is vital to the success of their company. In order to successfully find and acquire the top talent you need, your organization needs to put a hiring process in place that helps you easily grasp some of the key recruiting metrics that you should care about.  To ensure that you are getting the most Read more

User Management For Enterprise Recruiting

As a company grows its operations, the recruiting process evolves from an isolated small-scale activity to one that requires many stakeholders to participate. User management capability of a recruitment software platform allows for different levels of access for the various team members who will be involved in the hiring process. Management of user permissions represents an access control function for managing access for certain people during different stages of hiring. Though often overlooked in recruitment software and applicant tracking selection, user management is an extremely important part of the recruiting process. It helps employers and human resource personnel to easily, Read more