Our new Get Lean Infographic: Easy Steps to Improve Your Recruiting Process outlines the lastest approach to lean recruiting, the methodology smart employers are deploying to make corporate recruiting more efficient and effective. As former corporate recruiters, we know that a systematic approach to recruiting increases visibility, accountability and overall productivity (all of the “ivities”). And, as designers of applicant tracking systems, we recognize that just adding more applicants to the funnel doesn’t solve recruiting problems. After all, you’re not making sausage here. Here are some simple steps to get lean.
Quick, can you name the top three reasons small and medium-sized employers choose Newton’s Applicant Tracking System to manage internal recruiting efforts? If you’re already using Newton, you can probably think of even more than three. If you’re new to Newton, we’ve built an infographic that outlines the top three reasons employers choose Newton nearly 2 to 1 over other systems.
At Newton Software, we understand that small employers make up nearly 99.7 percent of all employers in America – that’s nearly 6 million organizations. Small businesses, as defined by the Small Business Association, are organizations with less than 500 employees. At Newton Software, we believe that small employers deserve the best business technology available. And, for small businesses that are in growth mode, what could be more important than having a simple, online system that allows people to work smarter not harder while keeping them in safe and in compliance? That’s why we build Newton: SIMPLE, SMART, SAFE applicant tracking software for employers.
As you create your ATS shortlist, ask yourself: what system will garner the most adoption amongst all of my users? What system is the easiest to use, easiest to activate and will be the easiest to roll out to new managers and interviewers joining the organization every week? Most importantly, whether or not your hiring managers will adopt an ATS isn’t even a question anymore. Hiring manager adoption is no longer a nice benefit. It’s not a feature. Hiring manager adoption is a must.
Here are 5 tips to help you choose applicant tracking software that will promote user adoption.
1. Hiring managers don’t care about the technology. What counts is what it does for them.
2. Shop for usability. You won’t make ATS software easier to adopt by shopping for the most features.
3. Hiring managers loathe software training. Any ATS that requires extensive training will only be adopted by a small number of users.
4. Remember, only features that provide a good user experience will be used. Expecting managers to login proactively and complete a task is unrealistic.
5. The 80/20 rule applies to user adoption. Choose an ATS that does well what 80 percent of your hiring managers do all the time. Hint: think making reviewing resumes as simple as possible.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 10, 2012
Newton Software, a leading provider of applicant tracking software and corporate recruiting technology, unveiled another powerful feature aimed at solving a major pain point for employers surrounding pre-employment screening and background checks. For most employers, pre-employment screening is necessary but requires too much manual labor as it’s performed today. Contacting applicants, collecting release forms and capturing sensitive information is inefficient and poses significant risks to employers.
In response, Newton Software has developed partnerships with select background check providers and with their participation has gone beyond the industry-standard integration. The new functionality added to Newton today, marks a first-of-its kind applicant tracking integration and is the largest announcement from any mid-market applicant tracking vendor so far this year.
Obsessed with enabling users to save time on repetitive tasks and increase productivity, Newton now comes equipped with the ability to integrate with background check providers in real-time to create a simple, smart, safe and stable pre-employment screening process.
Significant customer benefits include:
- Single-click background check requests.
- Real-time background check dashboard.
- Fully-branded applicant self-service portals to collect release signatures and personally identifiable information.
- Integrated auto-updates on background check status for each applicant.
Joel Passen, Newton Software’s head of marketing, elaborated on the new feature integration: “Integrations come in many forms. Unfortunately, many applicant tracking software vendors treat integrations as an afterthought, offering integration pages and even batch data dumps. These are inefficient and clunky. Having been recruiters, our team understands that applicant tracking software marks the beginning of the talent chain and there are important processes that should be integrated seamlessly to improve efficiency, create transparency and track spend.”
“Most of our customers do background checks and this is one of the most inefficient steps in their hiring processes. We’re changing that. By partnering with select partners that have the technical abilities and same philosophy on customer service as Newton Software, we’re able to essentially productize background checks and at the time same time make them safer and easier to perform,” Passen went on the say.
About Newton Software:
Newton is modern, easy-to-use applicant tracking software designed to organize and improve internal recruiting programs for small and medium sized businesses (30-3000 employees). Newton features best-of-breed dashboards that create unparalleled visibility and transparency. In addition, Newton is the only ATS designed to drive the decisions that drive hiring, taking into account all users in the corporate recruiting workflow. Green is Go. Red is No.® Industry leading adoption rates (+90%) ensure easy collaboration. Powerful performance-driven metrics allow HR and recruiting users to always be in control.
Newton Software’s real-time analytics / recruiting performance dashboard. This dashboard displays data critical to determining recruiting effectiveness and is instrumental in identifying bottlenecks in the corporate recruiting process. This dashboard and others comes standard with Newton’s applicant tracking software
Run interactive staffing meeting with Newton’s applicant tracking software. Real-time recruiting analytics tell the story about your recruiting program’s performance.