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Sneak Peek: Applicant Tracking System from OrangeHRM

Posted in General  by Shaun Bradley 3 Comments

Across industry and enterprise, applicant tracking systems (ATS) help hiring managers and recruiters attract, manage, and hire desirable talent. To streamline the process, reduce costs, and enable you to hire the right person for the job, OrangeHRM is rolling out an ATS system what is code named #ProjectNOVA.

For businesses and candidates, ATS play an important role in the recruitment cycle. As we talked about earlier, a well-designed ATS offers integrated mobile service to all parties. #PojectNOVA offers this—and more.

From job board integration and personality metrics, to interview support and mobile access, #ProjectNOVA has it all. Consider these highlights:

Job board coverage: Integrated with eQuest, a global job posting distribution service, #ProjectNOVA ensures your job posting is available to the right talent target pool. Using #ProjectNOVA, your job opening is available to prospective employees across the country—or around the world—quickly and securely.

Mobile: Mobility means your candidates see your job posting, and interact seamlessly with you—regardless of location. View vacancy and candidate lists, profiles, and analytics on your mobile device or use the interview assistant to compare candidates and conduct a mobile interview.

Web comparison: Integrated with LinkedIn, #ProjectNOVA gathers and displays evaluative information in side-by-side candidate comparisons as your recruitment effort narrows. Interview and other scores are analyzed to help you understand fit and alignment between candidates and your current workforce. Based on captured information, #ProjectNOVA scores candidates for success in your company ecosystem.

Interview assistant: Offering analytic and interviewing support throughout the hiring process, the interview assistant tracks candidate scores, prompts you with interview questions, registers your notes, and tabulates scoring.

Analytics: NOVA has strong applicant tracking and parsing capabilities. Using IBM Watson technology, NOVA creates a personality profile with information collected from Twitter. NOVA seeks patterns, make associations, and offers insight. You gain at-a-glance understanding, through spider web graphing, of basic personality attributes like needs, social behavior, values, or agreeability. At any step in the hiring process, NOVA can create profile comparisons between candidates, or between candidates and existing personnel.

Save time, money, improve your candidate experience—and hire the right employee for your company—with NOVA, the new ATS from OrangeHRM.

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Recruiting via LinkedIn - How ATS systems have Integrated with LinkedIn

Posted in General  by Shaun Bradley No Comments

Companies across the globe are taking advantage of LinkedIn and all it has to offer when it comes to recruiting talent. One such way companies use LinkedIn is by integrating an applicant tracking system, which is a software program that allows companies to track their candidates through the recruitment cycle. Here, we will discuss how ATS systems have integrated with LinkedIn to streamline the process.

Single User Interface

ATS systems that have integrated with LinkedIn provide companies with a single user interface instead of using multiple systems. This means that companies no longer have to switch between systems to monitor all of their candidates when job orders open up. This lessens the time spent sifting through candidates and allows the company more time to interact with those candidates using social networking tools found on LinkedIn.

View Profiles on LinkedIn

When ATS systems integrate with LinkedIn it also provides companies with a major feature: the ability to preview candidate profiles on the social network. The entire profile will be available to view, which means companies will get to see a candidate’s work history, education and recommendations all in one place. This acts as a virtual resume that helps recruiters to screen every candidate.

Send Private Messages

Companies using ATS systems that have integrated with LinkedIn will also be able to send private messages to the profiles of their candidates without first connecting with them on the social site. The private messages can be sent from within the ATS system that has been integrated with LinkedIn.

Apply Through LinkedIn

When companies integrate their ATS systems with LinkedIn, candidates will be able to apply for open jobs at those companies. All the candidate must do is connect their LinkedIn profile with the job for which they wish to apply. The company will then be able to see who has applied and view their LinkedIn profiles.

Quick Post to LinkedIn

Recruiters using integrated ATS systems on LinkedIn will be able to quick post job advertisements directly to the social networking site. The quick post feature makes it incredibly easy for companies to post job ads and then monitor who has applied for those jobs. Candidates can also quickly apply for jobs as they are linked back to the ATS.

Better Quality of Hires

A large number of ATS systems have integrated with LinkedIn because doing so provides companies with a better overall quality of hires. Being able to view the LinkedIn profile pages of prospective employees makes it easier to read their recommendations, endorsements and comments from former co-workers and employers.

Recruiting via LinkedIn has become a popular method for companies to find new employees, which is why OrangeHRM has integrated with the social networking site. Take advantage of these features today by using OrangeHRM for your hiring needs.

Later this year we will launch a brand new ATS module with an integrated interview assistant at our 1st user conference OHRMCon 2015.

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How HR Personnel Can Benefit from OrangeHRM’s Recruitment/Applicant Tracking Module

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How much time does your organization’s hiring manager or HR manager spend on recruiting the most qualified employee for the available job vacancy at your organization? Does your company’s budget annually allocate thousands of dollars on newspaper advertisements and other media advertisements to publicize immediate job vacancies? Most importantly, does the current hiring process bring the ideal candidate for the job vacancy?

The first step of recruiting is to determine your ideal recruiting target. Identifying the common places of qualified prospects & their job acceptance criteria is key. Failure to identify these, results in recruiting less qualified individuals.

Having completed the first step of your recruitment process, the next most critical task is to screen applicants. Sorting candidates based on their qualifications precisely is a crucial task carried out by HR Personnel. Missing out one qualified applicant may mean the loss of recruiting efforts for the ultimate goal. Also, within the many applications maybe candidates who are eligible for another job vacancy. Such candidate applications need to be preserved to be picked out when the relevant job vacancy is available. This saves time and effort, consumed on the first few steps of the recruitment process for every new job vacancy.

Once the applicants have been shortlisted, the next challenging issue for HR administrators is to schedule interviews and assign hiring managers to all the candidates.

Almost all of these steps in the recruitment process are performed by HR Personnel manually.

OrangeHRM’s Applicant Tracking/ Recruitment module gives a comprehensive solution for the entire recruitment process from publicizing your company’s job vacancies to hiring employees.

Today, popular social media sites have taken its place in the recruitment process. Through OrangeHRM’s recruitment/applicant tracking module, HR administrators may recruit candidates via popular social media networks such as Facebook, Linkedin & Twitter. You may also post job vacancies to an RSS Feed in your website. This not only brings out applicants who are hunting for jobs, but also individuals who have expertise in the relevant job role. Your job vacancies can be posted targeting the desired candidates, thus saving much of the effort put in by HR Personnel on short listing candidates.

The OrangeHRM recruitment/applicant tracking module comes with a candidate/applicant archiving database, enabling HR Personnel to archive applicants who have applied for different job vacancies. Suppose your company is currently recruiting software engineers. Once the appropriate individuals have been hired, the job vacancy will be closed.  But the hundreds of applications received will remain in the system even when recruiting employees for a different job vacancy. Hiring managers will have to painstakingly sort the applications. As a solution, the resume archiving plug-in lets you archive unwanted candidate records, while leaving only the required records in the system. These archived applicants will be stored in the database for future use.

Keyword tagging is another useful tool which can be made use of during the applicant/candidate screening task. This allows HR Personnel to tag keywords in a candidate’s record, which adds weight to the resume. The hiring manager can search for all the resumes with the relevant keyword. Moreover, the candidate’s resume can be downloaded from the search results itself. OrangeHRM’s resume parsing tool is highly advanced search option which allows data mining, where the user can search for information within an attached resume.

It is important to track the changes made to a candidate’s vital information, thus the candidate history feature gives a detailed view of all the changes made to a particular candidate record within the system.

Bringing recruitment to a new level in HR Management, OrangeHRM introduces Virtual Interviews which allows HR administrators & hiring managers to schedule online video interviews with candidates. The benefits brought to a company through virtual interviews are numerous. Virtual Interviews saves time spent on the hiring process and also reduces cost of hire.

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