Getting people to start using an Applicant Tracking System

I spent the last few months at a company called Credentify designing an applicant tracking system. It's simple applicant tracking system with built in screening tools (background checks and credential verification).

I've spent the last few weeks talking to business owners and hr managers trying to get them to start using some type of applicant tracking system. I thought it would be easy to get people to adapt this new technology, but a lot of people are still reluctant to switch.

I've been an web/application designer for the past 5 years and am new to the world of HR and Recruiting. I was wondering if some of you could enlighten me to some of the HR road blocks and concerns that prevent someone from using some form of applicant tracking.

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Comment by mark on April 30, 2009 at 1:22pm

You crack me up! Your quote about hooker software had me laughing all morning long. Thanks for taking the time to write such great comments. Taking your advice from earlier, I've spent the last few days redesigning our website to emphasize product differentiation. Let's hope people like it and it makes sense to them.

Best of luck to you in your recruiting efforts and watch out for the over zealous "rahreps."

If you want to checkout the site visit
Comment by Sylvia Dahlby on May 3, 2009 at 2:15am
Rachel is the one who cracks me up - instead of calling Sandra about her software she posts her sales pitch here. Wonder why I didn't think of that myself? I must be one of the thick sales reps.
Comment by Sylvia Dahlby on May 5, 2009 at 4:16pm
Sure Sandra -, you can sign up for a free demo. Or click thru to my recruitingblog profile & you can see some of our recent PR etc. SmartSearch is fast and easy since 1986, certainly not as cheap as CATS and other relative newcomers - but we give a small recruiting firm the same recruiting business infrastructure & power tools on the base system as your largest competitors.


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