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Main Sequence Technologies offers “Kōkua” to Japan

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The Main Sequence team wearing their Kōkua Japan shirts.

The Main Sequence Technologies team wearing their Kōkua Japan fund-raising tshirts.

As a software provider to businesses in over thirty-five countries, we consider ourselves a conscientious member of the international business community. With that in mind, Main Sequence Technologies recently donated several hundred dollars to’s Kōkua Japan campaign, helping to raise money for the victims of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.  Kōkua, as our Hawaii-based software trainer Greg explained at a recent company meeting, is a Hawaiian word meaning “help”, with a connotation of community and friendship.

The opportunity presented itself while our CFO, Gretchen Kubicek, was in Maui for the Management Recruiters International Pacesetter Conference. Seeing the fundraising Kōkua Japan t-shirts at Foodland, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and operated grocery retailer, she purchased their entire stock to bring back to Cleveland for the Main Sequence team.  All the proceeds from the shirts go to the Red Cross for relief to the needy in Japan.

Recruiting Software Doesn’t Prevent Resume Mistakes

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Recruiting software makes the application and hiring process easier for both job seekers and employers. However, sometimes the process seems so easy that potential candidates are led to make critical mistakes, which may in turn prolong the hiring process for the employer.

Most recruiting software applications allow candidates to quickly input their information and either create a new resume or upload an existing document. Sometimes the process appears to be so easy that job seekers forget to go back and double check exactly what it is they’re submitting to their potential employer.

Simply typing in a bunch of nonsensical information or uploading an old, out-of-date resume can easily get you thrown out of the candidate pool.

Job Description of a Personnel Recruiter

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If you like working with technology and connecting job seekers with available positions, a career as a personnel recruiter may be right for you.

Personnel recruiters work to find, interview, and screen applicants capable of filling existing and anticipated job openings within their company. They also are responsible for promoting career opportunities within the organization.

There are a number of ways a personnel recruiter might find potential candidates, but one of the most popular and efficient ways is by using a company ATS, which allows job seekers to apply for specific jobs and provide information the company wants to know.

Staffing Software Via Social Networking Still a Success

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As if we needed more proof that supplementing your typical staffing software (Click here) with social networking is a good idea, a new report suggests just that.

The Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey 2010 found that the majority of companies are using social media as their primary recruiting tool. The report was based on an online survey of 600 participants between May and June.

The majority of companies have learned how to use social networking sites effectively, as 58 percent of survey respondents said they have successfully hired employees by using some form of social media.

Staffing Software Benefits

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If your business is continuing to grow and add employees you may want to look into using staffing software.

Staffing software is one of the most efficient and technologically advanced ways to manage employees. According to an article by wiseGEEK, staffing software is a series of applications that automate cleriecal and bookkeeping tasks that would normally be completed by people.

“Letting a computer perform these tasks not only gets them done more quickly – given a computer’s natural ability to multitask to the nth degree – but also frees up the people who formerly did those things for other tasks,” the article notes. “This is an important way for companies to get ahead, by letting technology help them create more time for new challenges.”