February 28, 2017

5 Ways to Optimize Your Resume for the ATS

72% of submitted applications are never read by an actual person.

Does that surprise you? It’s due to the use of Applicant Tracking Systems. These systems scan resumes to determine if a candidate’s qualifications match up with what the company wants in an employee. If you’re missing certain keywords or have fewer qualifications than another applicant, then it’s unlikely your resume will ever be seen by a person and you won’t get the job. Fortunately, there are things you can do to optimize your resume and increase the chances it gets into the hands of the hiring manager.

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Recruiting & Sourcing

February 26, 2017

Recruiting Through LinkedIn? Check Out These Top Changes

When LinkedIn reported in late 2016 that they would be updating their website’s look and functionality, many were excited. Many were also worried: How would the changes affect recruiting? Would it be helped or hindered by the new design?

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Recruiting & Sourcing

February 23, 2017

Workforce Planning: A Forward-Looking Approach to Getting the Right People in the Right Jobs

Workforce planning is a core function of human resources, and it’s key to the identification and analysis of what an organization is going to need in terms of its talent. Workforce planning determines what mix of experience, knowledge and skills are required to get the best people in the right roles at the right place.

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Quality of Hire

February 21, 2017

Why Every Hiring Manager Needs an ATS

In the recruiting world there has long been a division among HR professionals: they either praise the time-saving properties of an ATS or they believe an ATS doesn’t catch all suitable applicants. Applicant tracking systems have come a long way in recent years and new technology allows products and tools to be more competitive. Currently, around 75% of recruiters and hiring professionals use a recruiting or applicant tracking system.

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February 19, 2017

A Basic Recruiting Compliance Checklist

Federal and state laws require employers to maintain a number of specific records relating to the company’s hiring and employment practices. Failing to collect and retain the necessary records can result in fines, exclusion from government contracts and other sanctions. Following best practices for record keeping in your recruiting process will help to minimize your company’s risk exposure in the event of a government audit or lawsuit.

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Recruiting & Sourcing

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