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VIDEO: SmashUps with Rob Kelly – What’s In An ATS?

Tim Sackett ATS, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

This month on SmashUps, Tim Sackett chews the HR fat with Rob Kelly, co-founder and CEO of Ongig, a company whose mission it is “to make job ads awesome”. Every year, Ongig puts together a report of the top applicant tracking systems, looking at market share, growth and other factors. You can check out the most recent report here, and listen …

The 5 Components Your Monthly Communications to ATS Candidate Pools Should Have

Kate Weimer Email, Kate Weimer, Recruitment Marketing

Even though social media is where everyone in the marketing space (including recruitment marketing) loves to focus their attention these days, the more traditional email campaign is a long ways away from laying six feet under. In fact, you’d be foolish not to incorporate some type of email campaigning into your recruitment marketing strategy. Therefore, one of the must-haves for …

What Will the Talent Acquisition Platform of the Future Look Like?

Tim Sackett ATS, Smashfly, Tim Sackett

This summer I’ve had a number of great conversations with some really bright people in talent acquisition about talent acquisition technology and the future of the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Josh Bersin, who tends to be one of the guys really on top of this space, said at HireVue’s Digital Disruption that he feels the ATS as we know it …

Tim Sackett Breaks Down Google’s Jump Into the ATS Market

Tim Sackett Tim Sackett, Worldwide FOT

So, Google announced last week that it is getting ready to launch an applicant tracking/job posting technology called Google Hire. Google already has a number of smaller technology companies in beta, but so far very little has leaked out from anyone on the experience and capabilities. Google does have an initial splash page up allowing people to log in, but …

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People at Holiday Parties are Talking About HR Tech, Employer Brands and Suvees

Holland Dombeck McCue Employment Branding and Culture, Holland Dombeck, HR Tech, Uncategorized

Yesterday I should have knocked out a few hours of work and put the finishing touches on my 2017 strategic plan, but instead I woke up at 8:30, finished Anna Kendrick’s memoir with a cup of coffee, then fell back asleep to the melodious voices of Property Brothers on my television. I didn’t brush my teeth until somewhere around 11:30. …

Let’s Get Back to “Old School” HR in 2017

Mark Fogel HR Technology, Mark Fogel, Old School

It’s time for HR folks to step back from their reliance on Technology and go “Old School.” Recently, Bill Belichick, the head coach of the NFL New England Patriots, announced he was ditching the use of a Microsoft Tablet on the sidelines and going back to his old system of still pictures  to make in-game decisions. He was going back …

Are You Tracking Recruiters? Or Spying?

John Whitaker John Whitaker, Performance, Recruiting

Trackers. The bane of every recruiter. Call trackers, “activity” trackers, shared trackers, weekly trackers, monthly trackers, “tick” sheets….no matter the name or the purpose, most recruiters I’ve managed consider these administrative tasks a waste of time at best, or micromanaging at the very least. I don’t blame them, really, nobody likes to tediously document what he or she does throughout …

Your Candidate Experience Sucks, Fix It With These Changes

Guest: Ed Baldwin candidate experience, Ed Baldwin, Employment Branding and Culture, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing

Yeah, that’s right. If you’re a recruiter and your company is part of the chorus of employers that sing the ‘our greatest asset is our people’ mantra, then you owe applicants who show interest in working for your company something – you owe them a great candidate experience. It amazes me how many recruiting shops out there suck at creating …

I’m A Resume Hoarder – What To Do, What To Do?

Kelly Dingee Kelly Dingee, Recruiting, Resumes, Sourcing

I have a confession to make.  I’m a digital hoarder.  It’s bad—really bad.  Multiple repositories hold my stash, photos to documents spreadsheets filled with candidates sourced over the years. I was horrified, almost to the point of nausea the other day, when chatting with a vendor who told me most companies purge their resumes after a set period of time. …