Bad Reputation: A Rant on Applicant Tracking Systems + How To Be A Better Buyer

Katrina Kibben ATS, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Online Applications, Talent Acquisition, Web/Tech 3 Comments

I’ve been traveling more than usual over the last few weeks, which inevitably means I have to leave the comfort of my favorite airline (Southwest) for more favorable flight times or prices. After one particularly long travel sprint, I ended up on Frontier. Frontier is one of those airlines that promotes the super cheap flights– the “$10 to Vegas” kind …

5 Ways to Tell If Your Recruiting Pro Is Giving You Self-Pity.

Ben Martinez ATS, Coaching, Email, HR Tech, Metrics, Recruiting, Social Media and Talent, Sourcing, Talent Acquisition, Working With Recruiters 1 Comment

Complaining will do nothing but make your “time to fill” metric exceed the 58-63 day period that is currently the industry average to fill a requisition. I have sat through or led enough recruiting pipeline report meetings to learn when a recruiter is “getting after it” and when they are just making excuses. Here are a few things to watch …

Google for Jobs Is Incredible, but Your Jobs Aren’t on It!

Dawn Burke ATS, Dawn Burke, Google for Jobs, HR, Job Boards, job postings, Recruiting, Recruitment Marketing, Talent Acquisition, Talent Strategy

Remember that time someone threw an incredible party. A party people talked about for months. It was THE event that included people you knew, people you wanted to know, and that one special person you had a crush on for years. Of course you remember that party. Why? Because you weren’t invited. Later you find out you actually were invited, …

Tech Isn’t Your Savior – It’s Your Accelerator

Corey Burns A.I., ATS, Books, Business Development, Candidate Pool, Change, Corey Burns, Driving Productivity, Employee Communications, HR

This past September, I wrote an article about recruiting “tech stack”: tools and technology that combine to help enable the recruiting function. The words “help enable” are two of the most important words in that statement, because technology is an accelerator, not a creator, of momentum. While I stand by the explanation of the term “tech stack,” my thought process …

LinkedIn is Democratizing Engagement – Do You Have a Playbook for That?

Holland Dombeck McCue ATS, Communication, Employment Branding and Culture, Holland Dombeck, in the news, Networking, Policies, Recruitment Marketing, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking

If you’re one of the many LinkedIn users who noticed an uptick in your post engagement over the last month, you’ll be happy to know that democracy is alive and well in America (and everywhere else you can access LinkedIn). In a recent blog post, the social networking and recruiting/marketing/now learning giant shared that they recently made updates to their …

smashfly smashups

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 …