PCRecruiter 9 Release

Written by Andrew Rothman on . Posted in News, PCR Updates

PCRecruiter 9 Release

The Main Sequence Technology team proudly to announced the release of PCRecruiter 9 in October 2014. This release was the culmination of a multi-year process to thoroughly modernize and improve PCRecruiter’s user interface, architecture, and functionality, and is the result of countless hours of work by our entire team, with the invaluable partnership and contributions of fifty PCRecruiter 9 beta customers. We thank everyone who helped to create what is the most sweeping and exciting update in our history.


  • Virtually the entire interface is updated to reduce clicking and scrolling, with streamlined common workflows and more intuitive navigation. The release also includes useful new capabilities including the new PCR Capture tool for Facebook, Indeed, and other key social platforms, new single-box quick lookup to retrieve records of any type, and more to come (including mobile-friendly candidate experience, multiple hiring pipelines, and other powerful enhancements). PCRecruiter 9 uses the latest automated development lifecycle tools and coding environments to help us add new features more quickly and efficiently than ever before.


PCR 9 All-New UI

  • PCRecruiter 8 users on pcrecruiter.net can switch immediately! Just fill out this brief form to get started.
  • Customers hosting PCRecruiter on their own hardware are able to install PCR 9. Some fees and feature limitations apply for self-installed clients.


  • As always, Main Sequence strives to maintain maximum comfort and flexibility for our customers, and therefore PCRecruiter version 8 will continue to be available and operational for the foreseeable future.
  • While it is possible to use both PCRecruiter 8 and 9 on the same database, we do not recommend using both versions with the same user login, as custom screen layouts and other user-level preferences updated with PCR 9 are not compatible with older versions.
  • Our new features and engineering efforts are always focused on the current release, so we encourage all of our customers to consider moving to version 9 in the coming year.


  • PCRecruiter 9 is available to all of our PCRecruiter.net-hosted customers at no additional charge!
  • Self-installed PCR 8 customers may be assessed an update fee. Ask your PCRecruiter representative.


  • PCRecruiter 9 is designed to perform optimally in the Google Chrome browser and will work on any current Mac or Windows machine.
  • PCRecruiter 9 is also tested for current versions of Safari and Internet Explorer, although limited enhancements may only be available to Chrome users.
  • Functions such as direct resume editing, calendar alarm pop-ups, and file attachment management may not work on older operating systems (e.g. Windows Vista or earlier).

PCR 9 Login


  • The PCRecruiter Portal for Microsoft Outlook and the Resume Inhaler are compatible with PCRecruiter 9. Portal users will need to update/reinstall the plugin.


We look forward to your feedback and to your enjoyment of the best PCRecruiter ever!

Main Sequence Team

Stop by and check out PCRecruiter9’s exciting, new interface at the NAPS Conference in Houston

Written by Nora Snyder on . Posted in Events, Industry, News, Partnerships

William Kubicek, Martin Snyder, and Mic Harris of Main Sequence will be attending the NAPS Conference in Houston. They will be found from time to time staffing booth #2 at the event; if you are attending, Bill, Marty, or Mic would be pleased to provide an in-person demonstration of PCRecruiter9 or discuss any aspect of your recruiting software needs. Serving the professional and business development needs of the search and staffing community for more than five decades, NAPS has been a force in establishing the highest standards of ethics and performance for recruiters and staffing operations people. More information about the event can be found at http://www.naps360.org/?page=Details

Main Sequence takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Written by Andrew Rothman on . Posted in Events, News

Members of our management, sales, training and tech departments took the ALS #IceBucketChallenge today! Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. The Ice Bucket Challenge is an awareness and fundraising campaign to support ALS research.

In addition to the folks in the video, many of the employees and the company itself have donated to the ALS Association.

In accordance with Ice Bucket Challenge rules, we challenge our friends at Management Recruiters International Corporate, Scout Exchange, and Bullhorn!

For more info on ALS or to donate, please visit ALSA.org.

Main Sequence releases updated PCRecruiter API documentation

Written by Nora Snyder on . Posted in News, Topics

Main Sequence has released an updated PCRecruiter API documentation, which details new methods and improvements for interacting with PCRecruiter account data. The API can be used by developers to create self-integrating assessments, background checking, onboarding, telecom, and other third-party tools and systems for recruiting or applicant tracking.

The new documentation can be viewed here: PCRecruiter Rest API Documentation. (Please note that the XML functions described in this documentation remain under beta development and may not be functional for immediate use.)

EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

Written by Andrew Rothman on . Posted in Industry, News

On July 14th, the EEOC issued the first update to its pregnancy discrimination guidelines in 30 years. In the the Enforcement Guidance released on the EEOC Website, the comission addressed how the requirements of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as amended in 2008 should be applied individuals who have pregnancy-related disabilities. The commission posted a Q&A document and Fact Sheet.

Among other issues, the guidance discussed:

  • The fact that the PDA covers not only current pregnancy, but discrimination based on past pregnancy and a woman's potential to become pregnant;
  • Lactation as a covered pregnancy-related medical condition;
  • The circumstances under which employers may have to provide light duty for pregnant workers;
  • Issues related to leave for pregnancy and for medical conditions related to pregnancy;
  • The PDA's prohibition against requiring pregnant workers who are able to do their jobs to take leave;
  • The requirement that parental leave (which is distinct from medical leave associated with childbearing or recovering from childbirth) be provided to similarly situated men and women on the same terms;
  • When employers may have to provide reasonable accommodations for workers with pregnancy-related impairments under the ADA and the types of accommodations that may be necessary; and
  • Best practices for employers to avoid unlawful discrimination against pregnant workers.

For more information, visit http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/pregnancy_guidance.cfm

EEO data collection and reporting functions are standard with PCRecruiter. Anyone wishing to collect and track EEO data in their recruitment process can seek information or a demonstration by contacting their PCRecruiter representative.