Survey Busts Recruiting Software Myths

Recruiting software is still very much misunderstood. For every company that uses software in their hiring process, we come across those who have never even heard the term ‘applicant tracking’. Until this technology is more widespread, there remain some misconceptions: “it’s too expensive,” “I won’t have ownership of my data,” “it’s really difficult to learn” etc. However, looking at results from a recent survey completed by recruiting technology research firm Software Advice, we can see that current recruitment software users are proving three big misconceptions to be completely untrue Continue reading

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One Simple Way to Improve your Hiring Data

We have a great, long-time client whose team does something interesting: they write a note on each applicant to say why that person didn’t make the cut. We thought this was such a great idea we incorporated rejection reasons into our new software from the very beginning. Whether you track this information with manual notes, or as part of a system feature, this information can help you in many ways. We’ve listed six, and hope they’ll make you consider tracking rejections as part of your process. Continue reading

Don’t ever make this interview mistake

If you bring your parents to an interview, you aren't getting the job

At a job interview you are there to prove that you are a responsible adult. That you can work independently. That you can perform well while not under supervision. That you don’t need your hand held in stressful or important situations. That you are capable of thinking for yourself and solving your own problems.

Bringing mommy or daddy to an interview undermines all of this – making you look like a child.

If your parents are the ones who are insisting they come, you MUST adamantly refuse, push back, and not allow them past the front door of the building. Not only will they not help in any way, their appearance will cost you the job.