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Applicant Tracking Systems and Resumes

Written by Andrew Rothman on . Posted in Industry

If you’re applying for job after job you think you’re qualified for and getting no response, you might be able to change your luck with some simple tweaking of your resume.

In today’s hiring world, most companies send resumes through applicant tracking systems before they ever reach a human.  While it might not be very beneficial to job seekers, an ATS helps the company to create efficiencies in the hiring process.

According to an article by Examiner, an ATS is a software application designed for recruitment tracking purposes and to manage resume data. An ATS collects job-seeker information from data fields submitted on the company Web site, from applicants who apply on job boards or data retrieved by manually scanning resumes.

Recruitment Software Part of Rebound

Written by Andrew Rothman on . Posted in Industry

Although the economy is currently in shambles, companies should be thinking about how to be well-prepared when things start to rebound. Instituting some sort of recruitment software is only the beginning.

Hiring is slow right now, but the time will soon come when employers have to be prepared to bulk up their workforces once again. Those human resource executives who spend this time forming a strategy and revising their recruiting efforts will come out on top.

According to an article by Human Resource Executive Online, there are five steps companies can take to make sure they’re prepared:

Implementing Recruiting Software

Written by Andrew Rothman on . Posted in Industry

If you or your company is new to the world of recruiting software, it’s important to know how to implement the software in order to use it to your advantage.

According to an article by HR Management, one of the most important tasks of managing human resources is to recruit the most talented employees available. This can be done by successfully implementing an effective employee recruiting strategy that utilizes proven techniques and software designed to streamline the recruiting process.

First, it’s important to figure out who you want to work for your company. Often companies embark on an executive search without realizing what or who they’re looking for. It helps to outline a list of metrics that point out the skills and qualifications needed and match those to the applicants you’re recruiting. Software that is specialized in the recruitment process is ideal for helping you effectively identify the ideal job candidate.

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.

ATS Should be Focus of Resumes

Written by Andrew Rothman on . Posted in Industry

In a time when many different people with different experience levels are applying for the same jobs, candidates should be focusing on the importance of their resumes.

A successful resume will include several elements, including keywords that are ATS friendly. Click here to learn more about applicant tracking systems. According to an article by Human Resource Executive Online, resumes also should place importance on focus, accomplishments, branding, uniqueness and appearance.

Following are the reasons each element is important to your resume:

  • Keywords – Most resumes you submit are sent through applicant tracking systems before they reach an actual person. ATS use software and databases that are searchable by keywords, meaning if your resume contains the same keywords as a company’s ATS, it’s more likely to be noticed.