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How to Build an Onboarding Experience

Recruiting and employee management don't end when an offer has been accepted. In fact, the new employee's first days and weeks on the job are critical to establishing a strong foundation, ensuring that the employee will thrive, and laying the groundwork for what you hope to be a long-term employee engagement. Today's…


Added by Julia on March 3, 2015 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

New Year, New Minimum Wages

Are you ready for the New Year? Effective January 1, 2015, the minimum wage rate will increase for the following states:


Added by Julia on December 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Applicant Tracking System: An Overview to Choosing a Software Package

Summary: Applicant tracking systems support recruiting, gathering applicant information, interviewing and selection, and hiring. Here's a comprehensive guide to evaluating your applicant tracking system.

Choosing and implementing an applicant tracking system has a significant impact on your business' ability to recruit and retain top talent. Many human resource managers and company executives are unaware that there are different types…


Added by Julia on November 11, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How Filtering Applicants with Ranking and Scoring Simplifies Recruiting

In today's economy, companies are flooded with applications for each position that they post as job seekers apply for more positions than ever. One recent study revealed that companies were seeing as many as 211 applications for every entry level…


Added by Julia on April 8, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Applying for Jobs Online: Using a Mobile Solution for Your Online Recruiting

Applying for jobs using mobile devices is becoming increasingly common. According the Pew Research Internet Project, 58 percent of Americans own a smartphone and 32 percent own a tablet. With the increasing proliferation of mobile devices, recruiters need to develop…


Added by Julia on March 31, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

10 Tips to Achieve a High Touch Candidate Experience

Improve your candidate experience during the hiring process with these 10 tips:…


Added by Julia on May 23, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Uphill Battle: 5 Ways to Use Your ATS for Good

T he applicant tracking industry is being slaughtered in the press. Why? Because so many people are focusing on the automated resume ranking and parsing of keywords. Of the hundreds of features in an…


Added by Julia on March 13, 2012 at 1:46pm — 2 Comments

10 Ways to Source your Applicant Tracking System

Sometimes the answer is right under your nose. (Hats off to those that made Movemeber a success!)

In recruiting we can’t all grow mustaches, but we can look at the applicant pool “just under our noses”. I pulled statistics on our myStaffingPro applicant tracking client base, and I found…


Added by Julia on December 6, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments

10 Essential Strategies for Career Site Usability

If you build it, they will come.

If you build it well, they will stay.

Attraction is half the battle, but attraction is pointless if your career site is not sticky enough to maintain the candidate’s interest so that they apply. To increase application completion rates, Certified Usability Analyst, Jennifer Brogee,…


Added by Julia on November 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

If You Build It Candidates Will Come - Mobile Edition

I recently had an experience that I thought I would share with those of you who are interested in trying to take advantage of the growing demographic of mobile users who are job seekers...

I recently stopped at one of our local fast food restaurants (name withheld to protect the innocent). I was going through the drive-thru, and noticed that their menu board also advertised the jobs at the restaurant. In fact, the sign said that I could go to their website and apply online! Since I… Continue

Added by Julia on August 9, 2011 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Formatted to Fit your Mobile Screen

I admit, I'm addicted to my phone. So, when our CIO mentioned that we were going to make myStaffingPro's candidate experience mobile, I was more than excited, I was thrilled. I was eagerly anticipating the mobile candidate experience, what it could do, how it would look, how much information it would provide, etc.

After much anticipation, the mobile candidate… Continue

Added by Julia on May 25, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments

Mobile Career Sites: Part 2 – Sources of Applicants and Activity

This is Part 2 of my blog about Mobile Career Sites and applicant tracking. In Part 1, we looked at the raw numbers of applicants that applied on our career sites and the type of device they used. In this blog, I… Continue

Added by Julia on May 5, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Mobile Career Sites: Part 1 – A simple quest for facts…

Like everyone else in our industry, we are hard at work transforming our applicant tracking system into a mobile enabled tool. And like everyone else, we are doing it because all of the experts and consultants are claiming that the mobile device is the next big thing. I even read an email today that claimed that in 3 years, the mobile application will replace the desktop.

As much talk as there is about the mobile devices, there is very little… Continue

Added by Julia on April 28, 2011 at 1:32pm — 5 Comments

10 Tips for Buying an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Before you sign on the dotted line, do your research to make sure that you are getting exactly what you bargained for. Below I've outlined my 10 tips to buying an applicant tracking system (ATS).

  1. Don't believe the hype! Spending millions in marketing might make a particular system popular, but it doesn't always make it the best. Wade through the marketing promises and get your hands dirty evaluating the system for yourself. Most applicant tracking vendors offer a free 30 day…

Added by Julia on April 7, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Create a Quick Response Bar Code for your Career Site

The Quick Response (QR) or 2D bar code has been in use in Japan for over a decade, but it is just starting to pick up steam here in the states. Below, I've tried to address FAQ about the QR.

What is it? According to Wikipedia, "A QR Code is a specific matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by dedicated QR barcode readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on… Continue

Added by Julia on March 2, 2011 at 11:00am — 17 Comments

Make Anything

It's amazing what people can come up with when they have the same general tools available to them. Some, take a supply of Legos, follow the instructions, and build a standard house. Others can recreate the Delorean and The Ohio State University Stadium. But this isn't a blog about Legos, I mean I couldn't even make it through a round of… Continue

Added by Julia on January 19, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

What’s in it for me? (WIIFM): Recruiter Benefits of an ATS

Part 1 of the WIIFM series features the benefits of applicant tracking systems to recruiters. With a hosted applicant tracking system, Recruiters can:

Be a Know-It-All with Info at your Fingertips

  • View data online 24/7 from any internet-enabled computer. An online…

Added by Julia on July 6, 2010 at 10:29am — No Comments

Free Webinar: 10 Steps to a Successful Candidate Application Process

Stop the Suffering!!

Job hunters are speaking out that online application processes are overwhelming, tedious, and an information “black hole.” To avoid candidates writing an entire blog about how bad your online application process is, attend myStaffingPro's "Stop the Suffering! 10 Steps to a Successful Candidate Application Process" webinar on June 15th at…


Added by Julia on June 2, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Conquer the Post Recession Applicant Pile Up

Great news- things are starting to turnaround! Before you receive the almighty “go ahead” to post opening, how are you going to prepare yourself for the applicant response rate?

To prevent an applicant pile up; organize and process your applicant data with an applicant tracking system. Most applicant tracking systems provide:

* Interface to manage and post active job openings

* Tools to qualify applicants based on… Continue

Added by Julia on December 8, 2009 at 1:38pm — No Comments

2010 Planning: Tips to get your ATS Budget Approved

Year-end is fast approaching and the door will soon close on budget approvals for your 2010 fiscal year. How do you “sell” your leadership on the value of an Applicant Tracking System? When the bottom line is the primary focus, you need to make the case for your ROI on the investment in new software. When compliance is the major issue, you should be able to make that case with ease!

ATS Return on Investment CAN be quantified,… Continue

Added by Julia on November 18, 2009 at 10:45am — No Comments


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