Posts Tagged ‘Applicant tracking’

Recruiting Software Does it All

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Main Sequence, also known as PCRecruiter, is a recruiting software that helps a business to narrow down the hundred of applicants it receives each day, by highlighting those applications most suited to the job. This software has an amazing ability to connect with your iPhone and iPad and even syncs with the information in your Gmail Calendar.

There doesn’t seem to be anything that this software cannot do. With many applicants competing online for work today, Main Sequence is a software well suited to companies that cannot possibly read through hundreds and hundreds of resumes and cover letters that they receive.

While it may take a while to to learn and understand the software, anything worthwhile requires the patience and diligence to discover and exploit it to its full potential. Companies that have used this software find their workload reduced and are happy since they are finding and recruiting the best candidates available to them.

There are new plans on the table right now to make this fantastic software even easier to use. One of these plans is the inclusion of voice.

With all of the glowing reviews that this software has had, it would do a company well to investigate it further to see what it can do for the organization. Time is money and if there is a software program out there that can save time and money, Main Sequence is it.

If you would like to check this software out further, take a trip to our website to view a short video clip which will convince you of he unmatched value of this software program.

Applicant Tracking Should Focus Less on Candidate Work History

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It’s common practice for employers in certain industries to place a strong emphasis on a potential candidate’s work history in order to prevent high turnover numbers. It’s long been thought that candidates who have held several positions in a short period of time will make worse employees and will be more likely to quit.

However, a recent white paper by Evolv shows that work history has very little effect on a candidate’s abilities or likeliness to stay in a position. That means one of the factors employees place a strong emphasis on – in their applicant tracking systems, in the interview process, and in the hiring process – is mostly wrong.

The white paper, entitled “Does Previous Work History Predict Future Employment Outcomes?“, looked at applicant data and employment outcomes of 21,115 call center agents.

Key findings of the white paper include:

  • Almost half of all applicants had two or three jobs in the last five years, while 45 percent had none or one job, and 7 percent had four or more jobs.
  • 56 percent of applicants said they hadn’t held any jobs for less than six months.
  • Survival curves, or the probability that agents reach a given point in time, were almost identical for all groups, regardless of the number of jobs held in the last five years or the number of short-term positions.

“These results indicate that an applicant’s previous work history is actually a poor predictor of employment outcomes,” the white paper notes. “In fact, there is other assessment content that is much more strongly predictive of both attrition as well as performance on the job.

“Clearly, a more nuanced understanding of the applicant as well as his or her personality, aptitudes, work style, technical skills, and fit for the position are necessary to make more informed recruiting decisions,” the paper continues. “Previous work experience must be viewed holistically and placed within a much broader context in order to ensure that a given employer is recruiting the best possible talent.”

Applicant Tracking Users Beware

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While applicant tracking has become a mainstay for many companies’ HR departments, users should beware of systems that don’t work properly.

Nicheboards.com, the world’s largest alliance of employment Web sites, recently conducted a study that found many applicant tracking systems don’t accurately record what job boards are sending candidates to their clients. This means companies that rely on applicant sourcing reports often have inaccurate information when making online recruiting decisions.

Many of Nicheboards’ clients find applicants through ATS, which are designed to help screen candidates and track their progress through the hiring process. ATS also can record information about hiring trends, including where the best employees come from.

Applicant Tracking Important to HR

Written by Andrew Rothman on . Posted in Industry

A new report found that applicant tracking is an important part of any HR staffers duties, among other things.

The Bernard Hodes Group recently released the HR Department Structure and Staffing Trends Report, which provides an overview of HR staffing for 2008. According to an article by HR.BLR.com, the report focuses on how HR professionals use their time and get things done.

The report found that for employers with less than 1,000 employees, the HR department had an average of five HR employees, with three in recruiting. Companies with more than 1,000 employees had an average of 29 HR staff members, with 12 in recruiting.