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Two Minute Tuesday: Mobile App

Written by Andrew Rothman on . Posted in Topics, Two Minute Tuesday

In this week’s new Two Minute Tuesday video, we’ll take a look at the PCRecruiter Mobile App for iOS and Android devices. This free mobile app is a great way for staffing and recruiting professionals to access applicant and hiring authority data on-the-go. Being away from your desk doesn’t have to mean being away from your database!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube to stay in the loop, and watch the lower portion of of your PCRecruiter login screen for all the latest blog posts and updates.

If you have any comments or suggestions for something we can explain in about two minutes, send an email to twominutetuesday@mainsequence.net

Video Transcript

It’s time for another “Two Minute Tuesday,” Main Sequence’s weekly series of very short videos designed to highlight often overlooked PCRecruiter features, concepts, or best practices in a convenient couple of minutes.

This week’s “Two Minute Tuesday” is about the PCRecruiter Mobile App for Android and iOS, which we released in 2014, but which you might have missed. You can find the app by searching your app store, or going to the downloads area of our website. Best of all, the app is completely free for PCRecruiter 9 users.

The first time you launch the app, you’ll tap the “Change Login Url” option to give the app the web address of your PCR account. Then you can use your usual username and password to connect to a database in your account.

The menu in the upper right takes you to the search and add options for the major record types and to the Settings area where you can change accounts or log out. Tap “Add” to create a new record, or “Search” to do a basic search.

Most often you’ll use the ‘search’ box at the top of the app, which can find names, companies, and jobs all at once.

When viewing a contact, you can email, call, or text them right from the record using the built-in features of your device. And of course PCR will log an activity indicating that you hit the email, call, or text button.

You can also view the resume, and email it or share it to other apps, and work with activities and notes. If there’s a LinkedIn profile stored for this contact, you can jump right to it.

From a job, we can see the description and make changes to the basic fields on the fly, and use the Share icon to push the job’s web extensions link into an email, text, or tweet.

Tapping the PCR icon in the upper left brings the recently viewed items so we can jump back to them at any time.

This is just the first version of the PCR Mobile app, and we expect to add more cool capabilities and connections to it down the road. Download it from the app store today and consider giving it a five-star review!

For more Two Minute Tuesdays, subscribe to this YouTube channel and watch our social networks or your PCR login screen. If you have any suggestions for future episodes, send an email to twominutetuesday@mainsequence.net.

Two Minute Tuesday: Snapshot

Written by Andrew Rothman on . Posted in Topics, Two Minute Tuesday

Today marks the premiere of our new Two Minute Tuesday video series. Each week we’ll be posting a very quick video with a tip, tutorial, or topic that we think will be helpful to our users.

This first installment talks about how to use the Snapshot service to review your previous day’s backup on our ASP, which is handy if you accidentally alter your form letters, custom data forms, or other PCRecruiter content in a way that can’t easily be reversed.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or YouTube to stay in the loop, and watch the lower portion of of your PCRecruiter login screen for all the latest blog posts and updates.

If you have any comments or suggestions for something we can explain in about two minutes, send an email to twominutetuesday@mainsequence.net

Video Transcript

Happy new year everyone, and welcome to the first “Two Minute Tuesday,” a new weekly series of very short videos from Main Sequence Technology. We’ll be releasing a timely tutorial, terse topic, or tiny tip every week at roughly this time. Each one will be a quick overview of some often overlooked PCRecruiter feature, or some concept or best practice that we think can be highlighted for our very busy users in a convenient couple of minutes.

Kicking off the series, this week’s “Two Minute Tuesday” is about Snapshot.

Have you ever permanently deleted a record, mass-changed a rollup, or made some other edit to your PCRecruiter data that made you wish you could go back in time? Well, that’s what snapshot is for.

Let’s say one of my co-workers removed some content from one of my form letters by mistake. No problem.

I’ll start by going to my PCRecruiter 9 login screen in another browser window. In the address bar, I’m going to remove the “www2” and replace it with “snapshot2”. If I were using the older PCR 8, I’d be replacing “www” with “snapshot”. The rest of the URL stays the same.

I’ll send the browser to this altered address, and log in as usual. What we’re looking at here is a read-only copy of yesterday’s database backup. I can look at all of the data in the system exactly as it was the day before, but I can’t make any changes to it.

Now I’ll go to the system area, find yesterday’s version of the letter, and copy the contents. Now I can go to my live data and paste what was lost back into place.

Of course, if I needed to go back further than the day before, I could still contact Main Sequence support and arrange for a database restoration, but the snapshot is always there and always free for those times when you need to see what your data looked like when it was last backed up. Try it out on your account today.

For more Two Minute Tuesdays, subscribe to this YouTube channel and watch our social networks or your PCR login screen. If you have any suggestions for future episodes, send an email to twominutetuesday@mainsequence.net.

PCRecruiter Update 9.6.7

Written by Andrew Rothman on . Posted in PCR Updates

Main Sequence has released update 9.6.7 this week, including a number of fixes and improvements. Three new items of particular note:

  1. Our new integration with RingCentral now includes capabilities for texting multiple recipients in bulk. The new SMS option can be found under the ‘Action’ menu in the upper right corner of name search results and name rollup lists. Recipients must be opted in to bulk text messages before they can receive messages sent from these screens. For details, see http://learning.pcrecruiter.net/ringcentral
  2. A new Radius Sort column is available when customizing your name rollups. With this new feature, any list of names can be sorted based on their estimated straight-line proximity to a selected postal code. To use this feature, customize your rollup layout to include ‘Sort Distance’ as a result column, and then use the ‘Radius Sort’ option in the ‘Actions’ menu at the upper right corner of the rollup screen to select and calculate distances.
  3. For users of our timesheets features, we have updated the list of Overtime/Double Time Zone options to include all Canadian provinces as well as most US locations. These items may be found in the Timesheet Setup screen.

Watch this video for the details:

Main Sequence wishes you success in 2016

Written by Andrew Rothman on . Posted in News

2015 has been a year filled with excitement here at Main Sequence.

PCRecruiter 9 has been a huge hit in the marketplace and a huge success with many of our leading customers. The optional upgrade phase has moved much faster than expected, with a majority of end-users now using the newer version.

Not only have we seen enthusiastic adoption of PCRecruiter 9, but many of the new partnerships and integrations brought to life this year are already paying off nicely for our customers. Talk to your PCRecruiter representative for information about RingCentral, Indeed, HIRABL, SparkHire, Daxtra, and other partner solutions new and old, all designed to bring more value than ever to your PCRecruiter experience.

Best of all, Main Sequence has continued to expand capabilities across all areas of our business in 2015, positioning PCRecruiter for a fantastic 2016 and beyond.

(Video greetings from previous years are available in our Season’s Greetings from Main Sequence YouTube Playlist.)

In this season of thanks and goodwill, each of us at Main Sequence sends our warmest regards to our friends, customers, and supporters close to home and around the world. We wish you all a happy and prosperous new year!

Save Money on Training with Discount Offer

Written by Andrew Rothman on . Posted in News

?Do you have burning questions about PCRecruiter 9? Do you have new users that you need to get up to speed? Do you want to get a refresher and make sure you’re making the most of your PCR data?

Now is the perfect time to sign up for training! Through Wednesday, December 16, you can buy PCRecruiter training hours at a discounted rate of $50/hr.

You can buy the training hours now and use them any time in 2016, so while there’s a limited time offer to get the discounted rate, there’s a full year to take advantage of the time you purchase.

Contact support@mainsequence.net to get training hours for you or your team at this lowered price.