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.

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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.

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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.
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Implementing recruiting software could help the government, companies and other organizations avoid the impending increase in recruiting costs.

As the number of jobs decrease and the number of people looking for work increases, it’s imminent that recruiting costs will soon begin to rise. The cost of recruiting public service employees alone is set to increase to $370 million per year.

NGA.net, an Australian software company, recently released a survey that found the number of electronic job applications received by Australian government departments during the last 12 months increased by 10 percent, although there was a 30 percent decrease in the number of new job postings.

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