Tag: applicant

Top 70 Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) in 2016

Ongig released this study this past week – The Top 70 Applicant Tracking Systems of 2016. This study is based on around 3300 employers around the world, most in the U.S.  To put that into perspective, there are over 200,000 employers in the U.S. alone with over 100 employees. I use 100 employees, because once you get to that magic 100 employee number, usually…

Let’s Make The Applicant Tracking System Smarter Than A 5th Grader

Are you using your Applicant Tracking System (ATS)? Certainly for tracking candidates.  But do you aggressively mine it? It’s “the thing” almost every sourcing and recruiting speaker, blogger, and pontificator—including myself—tells you to do these days. And we recommend you do it first, or at least in tandem, with external searches. And we know you do search your ATS. And we know you kind…

Why Are CMOs So Rude?

Mindless, automated recruiting solicits so many of the wrong people that the noise-to-signal ratio is immense. HR can’t possibly reply to every applicant. It’s not just CMOs that behave rudely to thoughtful job applicants. It’s managers across the board.

Things Done Changed: The Everyday Struggle of Applicant Tracking Systems.

“And now the shit’s getting crazier and major; Kids younger than me, they got the SkyBrand pagers; Going Out of Town, Blowing Up; 6 Months Later, All the Dead Bodies Showing Up.” -The Notorious B.I.G. There is no single piece of technology that’s more universally despised throughout recruiting’s rank and file than applicant tracking systems. […]

Dissed By HR: Can you top this?

Job applicants are so accustomed to being bitten by the HR dog that their first concern, often, is to clean up the blood so they won’t appear unkempt to HR if they’re finally invited in to talk. Yes, dear HR Manager, you have a really bad reputation on your hands.

Say NO to tests prior to an interview

The personnel jockey wants you to take a 2 hour online test. You want a job interview. The hiring manager doesn’t know you exist. And they call this hiring? If the manager won’t invest time to interview you, the employer should go suck rocks. Here’s how to go around HR.