A candidate walks in the door with an okay skill set but a personality that would fit right in with your office culture. The next candidate seems a little standoffish, but their skill level for the job is the best of any applicant. Who gets the job? Continue reading Is the Best Hire for Skill or Cultural Fit?
Let’s take a look at what some HR professionals have revealed about their company’s outlook on software. Results from a survey, conducted by Software Advice, an online resource for HR & recruiting software buyers, shows a glimpse of where HR software is headed.
What we’ve learned:
Most users are generally happy with their software products!
Manual methods, such as spreadsheets are still commonly used, by over two thirds of respondents.
It appears that most companies with under 500 employees are looking to decrease their payroll spending in the next year.
Human resources professionals are slowly adopting mobile technology in their work, with 16% using tablets and 12% using smartphones to access their software. We expect this number to increase over the next year, as more software vendors make their products mobile-friendly and the trend of flexible workplaces continues.
iFrames used to be a common way for ATS systems to display job listings on an employer’s career page. While newer technologies are slowly being introduced, iFrames are still widely used, often simply because of a long term relationship with a vendor who hasn’t updated their product. For a long time, iFrames were an easy solution to integrate a job search and job application within a website.
Unfortunately, this is no longer a good solution, and is a very bad practice for a number of reasons: Continue reading 4 Reasons You Need to Stop Using iFrames
We’re thrilled to share our latest whitepaper with you: “5 Ways to Get Recruiting Results” looks at how to examine your hiring practices to see where things could be improved, and offers solid and actionable ways to do so. Whether this is attracting qualified candidates, creating a better experience or screening applicants, there’s always room for improvement somewhere
The whitepaper discusses these 5 topics:
- Candidate experience
- Social sourcing & SEO
- Speed of hire
- Assessment tools
- Big Data & HR
Take a look at current technology trends and see how small changes can improve your recruiting results.
Human Resources have typically been an area of the corporate world that pays less attention to analyzing data. Perhaps the reason for this is a determined focus on the ‘human’ element, and an effort to avoid the image of the fun-killing HR often portrayed in popular media. Nobody wants to be Toby from The Office. Continue reading The Importance of HR metrics
“Applicant tracking software rejects good candidates.” That is a complaint that comes from using systems that have been configured or used incorrectly. ATS software should never reject what may be a good candidate!
One example of how a candidate could be discarded is when a recruiter uses automatic filtering, or pre-screening ‘stop questions’. Continue reading ATS Myth Busted: Good candidates will never be discarded!