ATS Saves Schools Millions

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Most private businesses know that using an applicant tracking system, or ATS, during the hiring process can be extremely beneficial, especially in terms of saving time and money. Lately, however, that trend seems to be working its way into public sector businesses, such as governments and schools.

Most recently, officials in the United Kingdom announced that the use of an ATS or other recruiting software could reduce the country’s national cost of advertising for school teacher and support staff positions by almost two-thirds.

In response, a new Schools Recruitment Service was created, which offers schools a faster and more efficient and standardized application system. About 52 local authorities representing more than 8,000 schools and 32 academies have already signed up to use the new software.

HR Software Manages Time and Attendance

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Most employers know their company can benefit from the use of HR software, but more and more employers are figuring out ways to use the software more effectively. Go to http://pcrecruiter.net/home.htm to learn more.

One problem many employers are encountering, according to an article by CRM Buyer, is that some employees are abusing time cards and accounting for false overtime. In addition, manual time and attendance record-keeping can often lead to costly errors in payroll accounting.

Because of these issues, many employers are beginning to use automated time and attendance programs, which can greatly reduce the costs associated with traditional record-keeping and cut down the chance of errors and falsities. The software also can help companies more efficiently use personnel resources.

Recruitment Software Company Releases Social Networking White Paper

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We previously reported that recruitment software company Bullhorn had produced a white paper advising recruiters on how they can use LinkedIn and other social networks for recruiting purposes.

Now, BrightMove, Inc., an applicant tracking system and recruitment software (Click here) company that provides services for HR, staffing and recruitment outsourcing companies, also has released a white paper designed to help recruiting firms and HR departments get their social media recruitment efforts in gear.

The white paper focuses on the fact that recruiting software should only be one small aspect of recruiting and that creativity and networking savvy are driving the recruiting revolution.

HR Software and HR Consultants

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If you or your company is considering purchasing HR software, you may be wondering if you should hire an HR consultant to help you out.

According to an article by compareHRIS.com, whether or not you should hire an HR consultant to help you evaluate and select the right HR software depends on the complexity of your organization’s needs, your experience with the process and the potential consultant’s knowledge and experience.

“HR consultants can provide a valuable resource for those companies with complex HRIS/HRMS selection needs, provided they have the experience with the various HR systems on the market,” the article notes. “Overworked or understaffed HR departments may not have the time and energy to devote to the entire HR systems selection process.”

ATS Use Surprisingly Low

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A new survey found that a surprisingly low number of companies are using applicant tracking system technology. Visit http://pcrecruiter.net/home.htm to learn more about ATS.

TalentDrive recently released a survey of more than 8,000 Fortune 1000 companies and staffing firms. About 51 percent of respondents said “filtering through the mass of resumes and increased number of applicants” was the biggest sourcing challenge companies are currently facing.

However, about 54 percent of companies said the quality of candidates they were able to find met or exceeded their expectations. Most companies agreed the best way to find qualified talent is through social media and online job boards, while 59 percent said they had more luck recruiting talent through employee referrals and 98 percent had no luck finding talent within the company’s existing ATS.