I found the following post on Craigslist in several locations: http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/etc/1234727293.html
. It reads as follows:
“Do you use an Applicant Tracking System (Research Study)? (Greater Chicago)
I am conducting usability research for an applicant tracking system. If you work in the HR field and use one of these, I would like to invite you to take part in a 45-60 minute usability session. The interview can be completed on-line if you wish ($75 incentive). Appointments are available Thursday and Friday, June 25-26.
Please respond with the name of the tracking system you use, the number of employees in the company or organization you work for, and where I can reach you.
•Location: Greater Chicago
•Compensation: $75 for a single, 45 - 60 interview. Can be completed on web.
•Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
•Please, no phone calls about this job!
•Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.”
I thought this was a very interest method to drum up participants for ATS research. I hope that the findings are shared!
Best of luck!