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PCRecruiter 8.6.2 Patch

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

PCRecruiter 8.6.2 Patches

Main Sequence will be updating the ASP hosting service with PCRecruiter v. 8.6.2 at approximately 8 AM EST on Thursday, November 7, 2013. Along with this update, we highly recommend installing updated control plugins:

Internet Explorer Users – A new version of our ActiveX/.NET control pack will be released with this update. Download it from www.pcrecruiter.net/controls.exe and install it on any Windows 7 or Windows 8 machine using PCRecruiter (XP users should not update). You may need administrator permissions on the computer to complete this installation.

Java Controls – All users of the Java plugins (including all users of Firefox or Safari) will be asked to update to Java 7 v 45 (see https://java.com/getjava‎). Users working with an older version of Java may see a popup security request when accessing screens that require a Java plugin (viewing resumes, job descriptions, etc.). NOTE: Users of Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) will be unable to update to Java 7 and therefore unable to avoid the popup warnings. We recommend updating these Macs to OSX 10.7 or later.

Look for us at SourceCon

Written by Andrew Rothman on . Posted in Events

PCRecruiter's Bill Kubicek will be traveling to Seattle for this year's ERE SourceCon, taking place on October 2 and 3 at Microsoft Headquarters in Redmond. SourceCon has been the premier conference for sourcers and recruiters since 2006, whether you work for a large corporation, for a staffing firm, an RPO, or as an independent, and Main Sequence has been a sponsor of the event for many of those years. We always look forward to seeing our users and meeting new faces, so keep an eye out for Bill at the event!

PCRecruiter gets ‘social’ with Acclaimd

Written by Andrew Rothman on . Posted in News, Partnerships

AcclaimdLooking to give your recruiting efforts extra reach? If you're not sharing jobs within your social circles on Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter then you're missing the opportunity to tap a huge pool of talent and referrals. Main Sequence has now partnered with Acclaimd to provide PCRecruiter users access to even more social recruiting tools to keep them on the cutting edge.

Acclaimd helps you make the most of your social media presence by automatically keeping socially-optimized jobs in front of your followers and connections. More than just a repetitive blast of job descriptions, it allows you to create campaigns of customized messaging around each opening so you can keep your feed fresh and unique. Taking things a step further, the platform encourages referral behavior by providing suggested matches to viewers of every job. And because Acclaimd is integrated directly with PCRecruiter, your jobs import into the platform automatically; no cut and paste required.

The best part? Acclaimd is offering its social recruiting platform to PCRecruiter customers absolutely free when you sign up at http://www.acclaimd.com/pcrecruiter

Arm yourself with the right tools and join the social recruiting movement today. Contact your PCRecruiter representative for complete information.

Social Media Dominates 2013: Recruiting Channels Survey Results

Written by Andrew Rothman on . Posted in Industry, Topics

The results of the Software Advice 2013 Recruiting Channels Survey, sponsored in part by PCRecruiter, are in! Here's what they've found:

  • Current Use of Recruiting Channels: 97 percent of participating recruiters said they have used employee referrals to source new hires in 2013. Traditional job boards and company careers pages came in at number two and three respectively. Social media was a close fourth, with 80 percent of recruiters saying they have used these channels to source hires.
  • Channels Delivering the Highest Volume of Candidates: The channel delivering the most candidates into recruiters’ inboxes was still traditional job boards, while employee referrals came in second. Social media came in at a strong third.
  • Channels Delivering the Highest Quality of Candidates: While traditional job boards delivered the highest volume of candidates for recruiters, employee referrals still deliver (by far) the best candidates for open positions. However, more respondents said social media delivered higher quality candidates than traditional job boards.
  • Projected Use and Budget for Each Channel in 2013: Although traditional job boards, employee referrals and company careers pages were the top three most used channels, recruiters plan to invest more in social media in 2013.
  • Conclusion: The data would seem to support the hypothesis that social media recruiting is only going to increase in the coming years, but only time will tell.

For the complete results, check out Software Advice's slideshare here: http://www.slideshare.net/SoftwareAdvice/2013-23205044