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How ATS Software Can Help Your Staffing Agency Hire Faster

One of the most significant changes to hit the staffing world in the past decade is the rise and growth of applicant tracking software. These tools are designed to help recruiters manage the hiring process. An application tracking system automates many of the tasks involved in recruiting, such as posting jobs, collecting and storing resumes, and organizing candidate information. An ATS can also help a recruiter screen and sort resumes, perform initial candidate assessments, and even schedule interviews. The purpose of this software is to streamline and optimize the recruitment process, making it easier for recruiters to find and hire [...]

January 31st, 2023|HR, Management, Recruiters|

Automated Recruitment Trends for 2023 

Today, automation is a part of nearly every industry, from manufacturing and healthcare to accounting, IT, and everything in between. The recruiting industry is no exception. Long gone are the days of traditional hiring and recruitment – for one thing, most job seekers find openings online or even through social media channels, and recruiters must adapt to the times. And the current talent crunch makes it even harder for recruiters to source great candidates. Automation is one of the answers.   Automation allows HR professionals and recruiters to save time and work more efficiently as they search for top talent. According [...]

January 3rd, 2023|Uncategorized|

What is Recruitment Software? A Guide

Finding great talent for your business is one of the most important things you can do to be successful – and profitable. But you can’t expect top talent to find their way to you without putting in any effort. That’s where recruiting software comes in. It’s the best way to hire qualified employees while maximizing efficiency in the hiring process. For several years, automation is the name of the game in hiring and recruitment. And one of recruitment software’s biggest advantages is that it largely automates recruiting processes, allowing your business to source candidates while your core staff focuses on [...]

March 25th, 2022|HR, Recruiters|

3 Ways to Engage Top Talent in the Recruiting Process

People today have short attention spans. This is true even for a job candidate searching for work. That’s part of the reason ghosting remains a persistent problem for recruiters and hiring teams. Part of your efforts to bring on top talent must include engaging your candidate in the recruitment process. Remember, the candidate isn’t an employee until they make it to their first day on the job. These three techniques will ensure that you will get them there.  Candidate Engagement Tip 1—Create a Streamlined Application Process for Upfront Engagement  If you find a high volume of candidate abandons during the application [...]

March 26th, 2021|Recruiters|

Is Cold Calling a Thing of the Past for Staffing Teams?

The debate has raged for years; is cold calling dead? It’s safe to assume that very few people like cold calling, but sometimes the job requires it. Can a staffing team get away with not cold calling? What alternatives exist in place of cold calling? This blog will help you understand if cold calling is here to stay.  Is Cold Calling Dead?  For a staffing team, you may wonder how you’ll get clients without cold calling. Sales reps, no matter what they’re selling, hate cold calling, but here is a tip; so do their prospects. However, there are times when [...]

March 19th, 2021|Recruiters|

Is 9-5 an Outdated Work Schedule?

The work world has changed. The global pandemic forced a lot of changes, but even before our fears of the coronavirus kept us at home, the work world was shifting to accommodate freelancers, contract, remote, and other types of more flexible work arrangements. This leads us to wonder if the old “nine to five” concept of work is over. This blog will explore some of the work trends that are becoming our new normal.  How the Coronavirus Changed Work  Pew Research recently released a study on how the global pandemic changed the work world. Some believe these changes will last forever. [...]

March 12th, 2021|HR|

Small Business Success: Leverage Technology

When it comes to any business, technology is both an enabler and a disruptor. Technology helps small businesses and startups compete with big players in the marketplace. New software tools in the cloud have revolutionized how we do business. How do small organizations benefit from IT? Whether it’s video conferencing to bring remote teams together during global pandemics or sophisticated yet easy-to-use applicant tracking systems to find candidates, today’s small businesses need technology to optimize and streamline their efficiency. Here are some of the benefits of technology in business and why small companies must leverage technology to get ahead. Technology [...]

March 5th, 2021|Management|

How to Prevent Ghosting in 2021

If you’re part of a hiring team, you’ve probably been ghosted. Ghosting is when a candidate just disappears without a return phone call or email. It can happen at any point during the hiring process, up to and including the first day on the job. A 2018 study showed that, of the 1,300 people surveyed, about one-quarter of the participants admitted to ghosting someone, whether it was an employer or someone they were dating.   It’s easy to ghost a recruiter. Just stop returning their calls. But it’s much harder for the recruiting team to figure out a way to make sure this [...]

February 26th, 2021|Recruiters|

How Do Applicant Tracking Systems Work?

If your recruiting team is using an Excel spreadsheet or maybe a customer relationship management (CRM) platform to handle their sourcing, interviewing, and hiring processes, you are operating under a handicap. Today’s applicant tracking systems (ATS) are designed specifically for the recruiting function and they give your team the ability to automate manual tasks that are slowing down your time to hire. Here’s how these platforms work and how they can help your business.  Understanding the ATS  Today, an ATS can help you handle the entire sourcing and hiring process. Many employers rely heavily on these tools to administer the hiring [...]

February 19th, 2021|HR, Management|

4 Tips for Managing Your Candidate Database

It’s unfortunate that the phrase, “garbage in garbage out” is all-too-common in the world of databases. It describes when a perfectly good database software platform becomes mired in a lot of bad information uploaded or typed in by end-users. In the world of recruiting, if you don’t manage your candidate database correctly, you might become acquainted with the phrase. If you fill your database with outdated candidate information, it can create an unwieldy snarl of bad information that slows your recruiters down. Here are four tips to help manage your candidate database so you get the most bang for your [...]

February 12th, 2021|Recruiters|