PCR Updates, Video

User Preferences & Google Voice (Update 9.7.21)

PCRecruiter v 9.7.21 includes a revisions to User Preferences and Security, including preferences for opening record entry screens in new tabs rather than popups, plus a Google Voice Extension for Chrome, and further revisions to the Activity entry screen.

The December 2018 PCRecruiter update includes several fixes and improvements, including follow-up improvements to the newly revised Activity entry screen (see our October 2018 update.)

The most noticeable alterations in this release are related to the User Security and Preferences features. We have reviewed the panels of the User setup screen, located under the System area, to remove and regroup items that may have become outdated or were more logically placed with similar items.

While regrouping these items, we added a new User Preferences panel to the top right menu in PCR, and moved some of the personalizing preferences there. This gives the individual user control over some options that previously required a system admin’s involvement. This new screen also has a completely new set of preferences which let the user open the Add Record, Add Activity, Add Note, Send Email, and Submit Profile screens a new browser tab rather than the usual popup window for more screen space or use of a second monitor.

We’ve also released a PCRecruiter Google Voice Plugin for Chrome that adds Dial Using Google Voice and Text Using Google Voice buttons into PCR’s dialing popup. Clicking either button allows you to launch a call or compose a text message, and then have it handed off to your Google Voice Extension while also creating an outgoing Activity record. Download the plugin from the Chrome Store and see our Learning Center for more information.

These updates began with suggestions from our users in the Ideas forum at help.pcrecruiter.com.  Please log in and post your ideas or vote and comment on the changes that would be helpful to you. (And be sure to drink your Ovaltine!)

Video Transcript:

As 2019 approaches, the PCRecruiter team remains hard at work on new features and improvements, including the update we’re excited to release this week. As always, the new update includes a number of minor fixes and improvements, including several follow-up tweaks to the revised Activity entry screen that we released in October 2018.

The primary changes in this release are in the area of user Security and Preferences. Our development team has reviewed these panels of the User setup screen under the System area, removing outdated items, and moving some items from one section to another.

Non-administrative users will now find a “User Preferences” option in the menu at the top right corner of PCRecruiter. This new area gives the individual user control over a few of the personal preferences that previously required a system admin’s involvement to change. For example, the ‘Hold Sub-Navigation’ option, which causes PCR to remember which panel of the Position, Name, or Company record you’re viewing, and to continue to show that same panel as you navigate to other Positions, Names, or Companies. This can be helpful for tasks like clicking through multiple names and viewing the resumes without needing to click on the ‘Resume’ navigation item each time.

A brand-new set of preferences have been added to this screen. This column allows the user to choose to open the Add Record, Add Activity, Add Note, Send Email, and Submit Profile links in a new browser tab rather than a popup window. Using a new tab can offer more screen space to work in and affords the option to move that panel into a second monitor.

We’ve also released a new Extension for Chrome: the PCRecruiter Google Voice Plugin. Available for free in the Chrome Store, this plugin adds “Dial Using Google Voice” and “Text Using Google Voice” buttons into the Phone Dialing popup on your PCRecruiter records. Clicking either button allows you to launch a call or compose a text message, and then have it handed off to your Chrome Google Voice extension. Unlike using Google Voice alone, using the PCRecruiter Google Voice Plugin creates Activity records indicating when you called or what text message was sent.

These updates began with suggestions from our users in the Ideas forum at help.pcrecruiter.com. Be sure to log in and post your ideas or vote and comment on the changes that would be helpful to you.

Look for more updates in the coming weeks, and keep up to date on PCRecruiter by following us on Twitter and Facebook, joining our LinkedIn Users Group, and watching for the banner notifications inside of PCR and on your login screen.

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