HRchitect Tech Vendor News: iCIMS Furthers its Position as the Best-to-Market Mobile Solution for Talent Acquisition

July 9, 2014

Leading SaaS provider releases new research that solidifies the importance of mobile technology in recruitment –

MATAWAN, N.J. (June 12, 2014) – iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, has announced its strengthened foothold in the market, with expanded research and development focused on mobile-optimized recruitment technologies – setting the bar for what recruiters and candidates expect from software providers in an increasingly mobile world.

iCIMS monitored the traffic of more than 200 million job seekers visiting iCIMS-hosted mobile-optimized career portals over the first five months of 2014 in order to observe their mobile behavior. The growth of mobile usage among job seekers showed a dramatic 75 percent increase during this time, reinforcing the importance of a mobile-friendly candidate experience. To date, 737,000 total candidates successfully applied via a mobile device and nearly one in five mobile job views result in moving forward during the application process. Furthermore, since the introduction of the mobile-responsive career portals within the company’s flagship product, iCIMS Recruit, the rate at which candidates viewed additional pages on a career site, increased by 55 percent.

Staying true to its best-to-market approach, today, every iCIMS customer is provided with a completely mobile-responsive candidate experience. All career portals are mobile optimized, using a responsive design technique that automatically accommodates the appropriate viewing experience whether the candidate is on a desktop, smartphone, or tablet. In addition to the device-friendly experience available, candidates can now upload their resumes or other application documents straight from their device by accessing a Google Drive or Dropbox account. Included without extra charge, the responsive design is integral to ensuring customers are able to win the war for talent in today’s mobile market.

“The rise of mobile usage by job seekers presents a new set of challenges for our customers,” said iCIMS Chief Marketing Officer Susan Vitale. “According to a recent Glassdoor survey, one in four candidates would not apply to a job if a company’s career site was not mobile optimized. Having a mobile presence today is absolutely necessary for an organization to be perceived as progressive and forward-thinking in order to attract top talent. We’re thrilled to address this for our customers – ensuring they are armed with the best tools to strategically drive their talent acquisition efforts,” concluded Vitale.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HCM systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 17 years in business working on over 2100 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust for all of your organization’s HCM technology-related consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: New Bullhorn ATS/CRM Enables 60% Faster Searches, Up To 43% More Placements

March 26, 2014

Bullhorn S Release Is the Fastest End-to-End Recruiting Solution Available

Boston, MA – March 18, 2014 – Bullhorn®, the global leader in recruiting software, today announced the newest version of its Bullhorn applicant tracking and customer relationship management system (ATS/CRM) – dubbed S Release. Bullhorn S Release is available now for new customers and Bullhorn users. It is also the combined upgrade path for Bullhorn’s MaxHire and Sendouts ATS products.

S Release is:

  • Three Times Faster – Recruiting agencies move faster than ever before with S Release’s streamlined interface and more responsive infrastructure.
  • True Cloud Freedom – S Release is available however, whenever, wherever the user wants it. It works on any modern Internet browser (including Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer), on Macs or PCs, and on mobile devices using Bullhorn Mobile. S Release can expand infinitely to meet the needs of recruiting agencies.
  • Powerful Simplicity – With 40% fewer clicks, S Release accelerates the learning curve for new employees and streamlines everyday use so that the staff utilizes the software more extensively and effectively.  Data from beta users shows an average of 50% more recorded activity and up to a 43% increase in recorded placements in the first month of adoption.

“S Release is very intuitive, productive, seamless, easy-to-use, easy-to-navigate, quick, efficient, and strategic,” said Daniel Guelzo, director of talent development for recruiting firm Optomi. Guelzo, who beta tested the product, has since moved his entire agency onto S Release.

S Release is focused on speed, power, and ease of use for customers.  Every screen in the Bullhorn ATS loads faster than competitor ATS systems and faster than previous versions of Bullhorn, enabling users to narrow a candidate search from thousands of hits to the right people in seconds.  Users can also instantly preview each record on the same screen thanks to Bullhorn’s time-saving Slideout feature, helping them submit candidates before recruiters who don’t use Bullhorn can even narrow the pool.

“Searches are instantaneous – and you can refine your search quickly to narrow down from 1500 hits to a manageable number of candidates,” said Meagan Lang, an IT recruiter at elev8 who beta tested S Release.  Neil Clements, head of technical recruitment at UK-based Red Sofa, added his experience: “S Release is fully Mac-compatible, running on Chrome, and it works like a dream.”

In addition to streamlining user interaction, S Release also involves radical infrastructure changes to speed up how the software responds to users:

  • Users can search 100 million candidate records in less than half a second.
  • 96% of all requests complete in less than one second.
  • Lists and searches return results 60% faster than before.
  • S Release performs three times faster in modern browsers like Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

“I’ve never been prouder of any product we’ve built,” said Art Papas, founder and CEO of Bullhorn. “It’s the fastest, most sophisticated end-to-end recruiting software solution on the market. S Release is about our customers’ speed, their performance, and their success.”

The joint Bullhorn, MaxHire, and Sendouts product teams combined the best features of all three ATS products to help create S Release.  MaxHire and Sendouts customers can upgrade to S Release at their convenience by contacting their account manager.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Newton and Novotus Form Strategic Partnership to Deliver Turn-Key Recruiting Solutions.

March 18, 2014

Novotus, a leading Recruitment Process Outsourcing company, and Newton Software, a leading provider of hiring software, have formed a partnership to present employers with a complete hiring solution that includes the people, process and technology to successfully hire employees in a variety of industries.

“Combining great recruiters with solid processes and cutting edge technology is the formula for successful hiring.  We’re passionate about partnering closely with our clients to improve results and lower costs,” explained Mike Mayeux, Novotus CEO.

Mayeux continued, “By partnering with Newton, we leverage their applicant tracking system to provide complete, highly accountable recruiting solutions to employers whether around the corner or around the globe with very little ramp-up time.”

The partnership combines Novotus’ continuum of recruiting services and consulting solutions with Newton’s hiring software to deliver cost-effective, turn-key recruiting services.  In addition, Novotus recruiters are trained, power-users of Newton’s technology platform which enables easy implementation and helps generate quick results.

“Small and medium-sized organizations rarely have the resources to build a world-class recruiting team on their own. Novotus brings recruiting expertise to employers at an affordable rate and their staff members are also Newton experts so employers essentially just plug them in and get started. Recruiting activities are transparent, everyone is accountable and the experience for the employer, the hiring managers and their applicants is just awesome,” said Joel Passen, Newton’s Co-Founder.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Aspex Solutions Partners with HireVue to Provide Talent Interaction Platform in AppliTrack

November 27, 2013
Strategic Integration Provides Aspex Solutions AppliTrack Talent Management Clients with an On Demand Digital Interviewing Solution to Enhance the Recruiting and Hiring Process

Chicago, IL (November 12, 2013) – Aspex Solutions, the makers of the AppliTrack Talent Management Suite, the most popular cloud-based talent management solution in the K12 market, announced today that it has partnered with HireVue, Inc., the digital recruiting and talent interaction leader. The new partnership gives AppliTrack clients single-click access to HireVue’s SaaS-based Talent Interaction PlatformTM.

 

As school systems throughout the United States continue to identify ways to do more with less time and less money, HR departments and building-level administrators need to be highly selective with whom they bring in for an in-person interview. The traditional interviewing process can be a time-consuming and cost-prohibitive process for both schools and candidates as administrators seek out top talent across multiple geographies. As a result, both hiring managers and K12 job seekers spend a great deal of time, money and energy in interviews that don’t always result in quality hires.

 

HireVue’s innovative Talent Interaction Platform enables school systems, and employers across all industries, to enhance the way they connect with talent, while enabling candidates to tell their story and demonstrate their qualifications in a more meaningful, fair and consistent manner. Augmenting existing applicant tracking, talent management and social applications, the company’s platform accelerates the hiring process by delivering high-definition clarity into individuals’ character, cultural fit, personality and potential. By integrating HireVue with AppliTrack, Aspex customers benefit from the ability to interview, share and compare candidates from anywhere in the world without time or location boundaries, while enabling HR to better focus on identifying top talent and improving the candidate experience.

 

“This is an exciting time to partner with Aspex. As school districts all over the country are being asked to do more with less, they can benefit from implementing technology and processes that help them do that effectively. With digital interviewing, administrators can spend time with the right candidates, eliminate interviews that seem to never go anywhere and hire the right education professionals for their districts, community and students,” said Chip Luman, COO HireVue.

 

As a result of the integration, AppliTrack clients can:

  • Boost productivity by reducing the amount of time recruiters spend interviewing and increase the time they spend identifying new applicant sources.
  • Increase quality of hires with customized prescreening and interviewing tools and reach more applicable candidates, no matter where they are located
  • Recruit passive candidates by accessing a database of stored recorded interviews.
  • Reduce travel costs through remote and On Demand Interviews™ that enable companies to invite candidates to a digital interview that can be viewed by one person or shared with the entire team.
  • Improve the candidate experience by eliminating the costs they incur and time spent away from their current jobs when interviewing candidates in-person.

“Aspex Solutions has always been on the cutting edge when it comes to providing the most innovative technologies to our K12 clients,” said Abe Reese, President and Founder of Aspex Solutions. “Our partnership with HireVue allows our clients to experience a new way of conducting interviews with their applicants.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Jobscience Delivers First Native Mobile App Designed for Hiring Managers

November 27, 2013

Dedicated Mobile App for Hiring Managers Accelerates Hiring Decisions

SAN FRANCISCO, Dreamforce ‘13, November 18, 2013 – Jobscience Inc., the leader in recruiting engagement software, today announced Jobscience Mobile Manager, the recruiting industry’s first native mobile app that is designed specifically for hiring managers.  The Jobscience Mobile Manager app accelerates hiring by taking advantage of managers’ micro-moments as they review resumes, provide feedback and make hiring decisions anytime, anywhere.

“Recruiting is a team sport – yet the current recruiting automation systems are designed for recruiter power users and don’t meet the needs for hiring managers, which has stifled adoption,” said Ted Elliott, CEO of Jobscience. “We have delivered an intuitive, mobile-only user experience for managers to interact with the recruiting system. This enhances the partnership between recruiters and managers, which is essential to faster hires.”

Jobscience Mobile Manager is an extension of the Jobscience Recruiting app built entirely on the Salesforce Platform, and has been selected for the Mobile App Showcase at Dreamforce ’13.  The Mobile App Showcase is part of the AppExchange Partner Zone at Dreamforce located in Moscone West.

The Jobscience Mobile Manager app supports today’s business smartphone platforms, iPhone and Android. The focused feature set streamlines creating requisitions, adding new candidates, reviewing resumes, submitting/reviewing social-based feedback, accepting/submitting interviews, and approving/rejecting offer packages.

Availability

Jobscience Mobile Manager is sold as an extension of Jobscience Recruiting Automation directly from Jobscience, and it is available for download in the iPhone App Store and Google Play for Android.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Jobscience takes Recruiting beyond Resumes with Multimedia Candidate Profiles

August 30, 2013

Recruiters use Video, Audio and Creative Portfolios to better Evaluate Candidates 

SAN FRANCISCO, August 26, 2013 – Jobscience Inc., the leader in Recruiting Engagement software, today announced that the cloud-based Jobscience Recruiting application now includes multimedia profiles for candidates, adding new dimensions to candidate assessments. This innovative capability allows both recruiters and jobseekers to create multimedia candidate profiles that provide hiring teams with searchable examples of a candidate’s skills and capabilities.

Today’s recruiters and hiring managers rely heavily on text-based resume content or LinkedIn profiles to evaluate candidates. But a simple list of past work experience and skills only offers a fraction of the information needed when hiring creative talent, engineers, architects, athletes, skilled labor and business professionals.

“The focus on resumes is flat and antiquated,” said Ted Elliott, CEO of Jobscience. “By relying solely on keyword searches of employment history, recruiters are shackled with a flat view of candidates. In addition to resumes, they also need to be able to assess for capabilities and skills within video, performances, creative portfolios and non-traditional sources of data. Jobseekers also want a way to rise above the crowd. Our multimedia profiles leverage cloud-based technology to give candidates a new way to showcase their skills.”

The Jobscience Multimedia Package gives recruiters an efficient way to organize, search, and share a variety of examples of a candidate’s skills with hiring teams during the evaluation process. Employers gain a better understanding of the quality of the candidate by viewing samples of past work and performances, which drive better hiring decisions.

With the Jobscience Multimedia Package, candidates can upload audio, video, photo, graphic and text files during the application process. Recruiters can attach any type of media file to a candidate record, including recorded interviews that can be shared with hiring managers during the selection process. Recruiters can create candidate records that include text documents, web links to public social media profiles, photos, videos, graphics, audio files, and PDFs – organized within a single candidate view within Jobscience Recruiting.

The Jobscience Multimedia Package is immediately available with Jobscience Recruiting.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: HireVue Digital Interviews Provide Winning Application Process for 2013 Candidate Experience Awards

August 30, 2013

Talent Board Enhances the Selection Process with HireVue’s Industry-Leading Digital Interviewing Technology, Ensuring all Program Participants Have a Voice

SAN FRANCISCO (August 27, 2013) –Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the elevation and promotion of a quality candidate experience, today announced that it will utilize the digital interviewing technology of HireVue, the leading on demand digital interviewing platform provider, to evaluate North American and U.K. candidate experiences provided by organizations participating in the 2013 Candidate Experience Awards (CandE Awards).

While the 2013 CandE Awards will mark the third year that HireVue, a global platinum sponsor of the awards, has provided its technology in Talent Board’s evaluation process, the organization has expanded its use for 2013. For this year’s competition, HireVue’s on demand digital interviews will be used in Round 2 to learn more about the candidate experience that participating organizations offer their candidates. In addition, CandE Award judges will again use HireVue’s live interviews in Round 3 to learn what these organizations are doing to improve their candidate experience. Three months after the winners are announced, the winning companies will share via an on demand interview how they have used the information gained from their benchmarking report to improve or change their candidate experience.

More and more employers have recognized the benefits of using digital interviewing technology as part of an engaging candidate experience and as a way to gain more insight into the skills, qualifications and personalities of their job seekers. Talent Board recognized the benefits HireVue’s digital interviewing technology brings to its own evaluation and selection processes for the CandE Awards. Just as those companies that use the technology in their hiring process can provide candidates with an interactive and positive application process, the organization will be able to better engage program participants and give them a more rewarding experience.

“As HireVue’s on-demand digital interviews provide candidates with a faster, more convenient way to showcase their talents and the strengths they can bring to the employer, it is only natural that we seek to include this technology in our evaluation process,” said Elaine Orler, chairman and co-founder of Talent Board. “Employers can tell us directly about what they are doing to enhance the candidate experience they provide to job seekers, and program judges have a more dynamic and engaging method to make their determinations.”

“Talent Board shares our goal of improving the candidate experience and highlighting the benefits of an enhanced interaction for candidates and employers alike,” said Mark Newman, CEO of HireVue. “In using our platform to evaluate employers, Talent Board is able to streamline its evaluation process. At the same time, the companies that have applied to the 2013 CandE Awards can experience firsthand how our technology provides a convenient, effective and exceptional experience.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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