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Choose your next ATS in 5 easy Steps

Applicant Tracking

Applicant Tracking

Research- Start hunting for ATS vendors relevant to your industry only. Refrain from making assumptions on this stage and ask for referrals, prostate evaluation and the best would be a trial. Shortlist whether your desired ATS caters to staffing, mind small business or big enterprises. All major ATS vendors do share few of their customers list on website; not all but yes quite a few that can help you figure out your industry types. Do check reviews & feedback about their services and confirm with industry peers, how stable & effective their tools are when in-use.

User experiences- Most important how easy it is going to be for my people to use this ATS. Goes for both sides; Employers & Candidates. You don’t want to loose grip on this one. So form a team or call your IT chaps that can play around with the software and share a word or two about its interface. It should be easy for sure, intuitive and quite logical to use. For technology buying go for the one which is simple, nimble and clear on display or else you’ll be lost in flashy designs and swanky automation tricks.

Performance- Now if we go by basics, we won’t get any trouble. Run the ATS trial or system for a while. Ask them to show complete process in product demonstrations. Don’t hesitate to repeat the same on their customer’s website and as a candidate, try uploading the resumes and see how it works at their end as well. You won’t be asking for more here if you want advanced features like sourcing social profiles of candidates, searching or matching profiles in database and having all this done in One click makes more sense.

Support- Majority of the companies play ballgame here and you won’t know till the end that majority of the ATS vendors earned major part of their revenue from support. So be specific and clear in your transactions. Go minutely with their SLA and service terms condition. Ask all this in the integration stage only and know how often you’ll need them. Calculate the support costs before you go ahead with payments.

Payments- Finances do affect our choices in selecting a staffing solution and when our recommendations count, we want the very best for our employers. Every service comes at a cost and before you pay zero-in your top requirements in lieu of price you’re ready to pay. If convinced that above all amongst other vendors this ATS can give me the best user experience & improve my applicant tracking, its time to say yes and pay forward.

I’m sure if these 5 steps are in order; your ATS will rock candidate and employer experiences and bring optimum productivity levels in workforce.

Searching Resumes; the Semantic way!

Semantic Search

Semantic Search

Human wants are endless and we keep on searching what makes us happier, page better and efficient. So as goes for recruitment industry that has taken a radical shift with more new methods coming in for recruitment, check sourcing and social media. Now Semantic searches are done on resume databases to find closer results for job advertised or vice versa, but one has to be tech savvy to get the best results grilled out. So here’s a brief about Semantic for the laymen:

“Study of meaning, inherent at the levels of words, phrases, and sentences. It also stands for word-to-word searches and meaning of words and phrases at the conceptual, contextual and grammatical level. In short it means a lot.” The best way to know more, please watch this presentation on Slide share by the best in business, Glen Cathey.

Now every new company claiming as HR solution provider has got foot in the door and made competition fiercer than ever. Here customer needs to be aware of marketing gimmicks and real-implications of having technology in place. So how can one use technology to its fullest. Very simple, seek the answer within.

  • Chalk out the objective of having it in the first place. Pros/Cons
  • Real- time benefits, time-frame of seeing visible changes.
  • Business growth and acquisitions of new customers or markets.
  • Creating a niche or a distinct brand of itself in the market.

If the technology answers these simple questions, you can opt for the solution a lot easily. Now coming back to Semantic in resume search, let’s see how this can make a difference in your resume reading.

A Save money, save time by getting the best out-of-resumes for job advertised and closest match as per skills, core competencies and other organizational attributes required.

B Understand resume, know more than others by using Semantic search to carve out relevant Key skills required in a candidate. As Semantic helps organizing both structured and unstructured data, the ideal matches comes a lot faster than by traditional ones.

C Match technologies understand differences between job descriptions and candidate resumes thereof it lets you find out the standout candidates easily.

Now what effect it can bring to your searching; eliminate the need of recruiters to have specialized knowledge of industry specific keywords or terminologies, reduce your time considerably to find relevant matches, meaning beyond words, groups or sentences. Deep understanding of titles, skills, concepts, Relationship between the words and concept analyzed automatically via fuzzy matching. So its time for you to take your search to next level via Semantic search option and make your hiring proficient. Please share your feedbacks on this amazing technology and how better we can lift our resume searches.