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


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Logi-Serve and Jobvite Partner to Help Companies Attract, Assess and Hire the Best People, Faster

August 5, 2013

Partnership delivers a unique package of best-of-breed social recruiting and candidate assessment tools

BURLINGAME, Calif. and Farmington Hills, Mich.—July 24, 2013—Jobvite and Logi-Serve announced today that they have entered into a partnership that will enable Jobvite and Logi-Serve to offer the industry’s most innovative online recruiting and assessment solutions.

The agreement will allow Jobvite, the essential recruiting platform for innovators and industry leaders, to integrate Logi-Serve’s online assessment tool directly into its workflow. As a result, Jobvite’s customers will be able to easily identify and accurately assess candidates in an automated fashion that makes the recruitment process more engaging and precise.

“We’re proud to partner with other innovative recruiting solutions that will enhance our customers ability to succeed in the war for talent,” said Skip Hilton, Vice President, Business Development for Jobvite. “Logi-Serve will enable us to offer a service unique in the marketplace. Our customers will be able to recruit and assess candidates for a whole range of critical sales and service positions with exceptional insight and accuracy.”

Logi-Serve’s deployment of analysis tools and visual storyboarding, a precise slider bar response technology, isn’t available through any other provider. Its predictive solution enables companies to foresee candidates’ sales and service excellence and tie it back to incremental revenue more accurately than any other solution in the market. Logi-Serve’s entirely different approach to assessment technology offers the strongest available value proposition for customer-service and sales-oriented organizations.

“Jobvite’s strength in driving referrals and leveraging social media for recruitment, plus Logi-Serve’s sophisticated assessment and scoring technology, will make a powerful partnership,” said Eric Krohner, President and CEO of Logi-Serve. “Together, we’ll enable a broad cross-section of companies to find, assess and hire the best candidates, faster.”

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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: PreCheck and HRsoft Partner to Offer Integrated Background Screening and Applicant Tracking for Healthcare Employers

July 16, 2013

Houston, Texas and Orlando, Florida…July 14…Healthcare-exclusive background screening firm PreCheck and talent management software leader HRsoft announce today a new strategic partnership to streamline the recruiting and hiring process for healthcare employers. Hospitals and other healthcare employers will now have an automated recruiting software solution fully integrated with their employee background screening services as a result of this new partnership.

“Human Resource managers and hospitals are always seeking ways to streamline their processes,” said Zach Daigle, President and Chief Operating Officer at PreCheck.  “This partnership gives employers an integrated way to post open positions on their career site, take online job applications and automatically order their PreCheck background screening reports. Also, employers have access to a full range of reports and analytics regarding the recruiting and hiring process.”

PreCheck is the national leader in providing essential human resource services for hospitals and healthcare employers.  The company supplies background screening solutions, exclusion and sanction screening, ongoing healthcare license monitoring, drug testing, employment data solutions and other services.

“The HRsoft Applicant Tracking System has been integrated with PreCheck to make ordering background reports easy for recruiters and a seamless part of the overall workflow,” added David Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer at HRsoft. “We are excited to partner with PreCheck and continue to add value for healthcare employers. This offering gives a complete solution for employers to attract, screen and hire candidates.”

The Applicant Tracking System is a cloud-based system that creates and stores job descriptions, initiates and tracks the approval of requisitions, manages the full workflow associated with recruiting and allows recruiters to easily communicate with candidates and hiring managers. As part of the solution, HRsoft creates and hosts the online career site for employers where candidates identify and apply for available positions via the Internet.

As part of the agreement, the companies will continue to leverage their respective expertise to provide integrated, value-added solutions to clients. “HR managers in hospitals are extremely busy and must deal with a host of regulatory issues,” Zach Daigle noted. “This solution helps save time through automation and gives the added benefit of assisting with compliance issues.”

“We’ve known the dedicated managers of PreCheck for a long time and are very excited about this new partnership,” added Ezra Schneier, Corporate Development Officer at HRsoft. “Attracting, hiring and retaining the right people are critical in healthcare. The integration of our solutions with PreCheck’s will be immensely helpful to our healthcare clients.”

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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: Peoplefluent Unveils TalentUnity

June 5, 2013

Peoplefluent Unveils TalentUnity, a New Workforce Acquisition Solution Giving Companies Unparalleled Access to Talent Pools to Support Strategic Hiring Decisions

 Peoplefluent TalentUnity Combines Recruiting and Contingent Sourcing Workflows to Enable Holistic Talent Acquisition

WALTHAM, Mass. – May 30, 2013 – Peoplefluent®, a leading social human capital management technology company, today announced Peoplefluent TalentUnity® , an enhanced version of its recruiting and contingent workforce management solutions. The unified solution combines common recruitment and contingent sourcing workflows into a single interface, giving business managers, HR professionals, and internal and external recruiters unparalleled access to a total workforce talent pool to support strategic, cost-effective decisions.

Companies across the globe are under pressure to compete for the best talent to fill existing and future skill gaps. To do so, companies must have a holistic view of all active workforce talent pools available in order to fill positions that require specific, hard-to-find skill sets. Companies that have seamless access to prequalified prospects for temporary, part-time and full-time roles can make faster, smarter hiring decisions and gain a significant advantage in the battle for talent, which has significantly heightened over the past year. Peoplefluent TalentUnity empowers business managers, HR professionals and recruiters to identify, attract and onboard the best candidates, whether they join the team as hourly, salaried or contract.

Peoplefluent TalentUnity also includes common business intelligence and analytics, combining data from recruiting and contingent workforce management systems. This creates a single source for all reporting needs delivering total workforce visibility for HR, Procurement and Executive leadership, and providing insight to make key strategic decisions.

Peoplefluent TalentUnity changes the way companies acquire talent. It is the only solution to enable hiring decision managers to look across recruiting and contingent workforce solutions, which is particularly important in the following scenarios:

  • Considering both contractor and full-time hire talent options: As workforce demands shift and more prospective employees prefer flexible employment, leveraging talent with specific skill sets on a contract basis could be strategic to a business’s bottom line as well as employee satisfaction. Peoplefluent TalentUnity enables companies to leverage vendor networks or talent pools to identify the best source of hire for a specific opening.
  • Transitioning a contractor to full-time employee: At the conclusion of a contractor engagement, companies may have a business need to hire the contractor full time. Peoplefluent TalentUnity simplifies this transition by sharing contingent management information with the recruiting portal, saving HR professionals time and resources spent acquiring a new full-time hire and also streamlining the onboarding process.
  • Direct Sourcing:  By utilizing the capabilities provided by the recruiting solution, companies can capitalize on their corporate brand to attract talent for contingent opportunities. Peoplefluent TalentUnity lets companies leverage their career sites to post contingent opportunities which can lead to additional cost savings.

“Our clients, many companies within the Fortune 100, look to Peoplefluent for solutions that will enable their HR and procurement teams to make strategic talent acquisition decisions, better utilize human capital assets and unlock workers’ potential,” said Jim Bowley, vice president, product management, Peoplefluent. “Our investment to tightly integrate recruiting and vendor management processes and bring Peoplefluent TalentUnity to market was fueled by industry demand and customer feedback, which confirmed companies are looking for a solution that considers the total workforce, including services procurement and contingent labor management along with employee recruitment.”

 

Peoplefluent TalentUnity features common recruiting, applicant tracking, contingent workforce management and business intelligence with similar user interfaces to improve and simplify the user experience. As a solution that delivers a cohesive view into the recruiting pipeline, talent pools, preferred vendors and current contingent staff, Peoplefluent TalentUnity is unique among all other stand-alone talent acquisition and management products.

 

Peoplefluent TalentUnity is now available. For information on Peoplefluent’s talent acquisition products or any solutions within the Peoplefluent Social HCM Software Platform, please visit: http://www.peoplefluent.com/solutions/overview.

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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: SilkRoad announced its 2013 SilkRoad Champions

May 31, 2013

Award Honors Progressive Customers for Dedication to Market Education

SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based social talent management solutions, today announced its 2013 SilkRoad Champions at the Company’s fourth annual global user conference, SilkRoad Connections. The program recognizes Life Suite® software solutions customers at the leading edge of HR that have served as industry thought leaders and championed SilkRoad’s product innovation.

“Our customers are advancing the HR agenda both at their own companies and on an industry level,” said Edward Vesely, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, SilkRoad. “Whether educating peers by appearing in industry publications, or serving as a case study that will help other HR professionals implement change and empower their own employees, the experiences and successes of our customers need to be recognized and celebrated. Champions is our way of saying ‘thank you’ for every time a customer goes above and beyond.”

For 2013, SilkRoad named Ulthera, a high-growth med-tech company, as its top SilkRoad Champion. Ulthera’s Vice President of HR, Stacie Mallen, drove the Company’s growth by integrating multiple SilkRoad Life Suite products for talent acquisition and development, including its HeartBeat® HRMS, which provided time savings of at least one hour per hire.

Other customers recognized for their dedication in the 2013 SilkRoad Champions Program include:

  • McLeod Health – a not-for-profit health system serving northeastern South Carolina
  • Amyx – a business offering Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance, Business Process Re-engineering, Information Technology, Software Design and Development and Program and Acquisition Management
  • Braun Intertec – a company providing geotechnical, environmental and testing solutions in the private and public sectors
  • Citrix – market-leading cloud, networking and virtualization technologies that are transforming how people, businesses and IT work and collaborate in the cloud era
  • Life Care Services – a senior lifestyle products company
  • Provident Bank – an independent community bank, dedicated to the delivery of quality financial products to its customers
  • Lee County Electric Cooperative – a company providing reliable, cost-competitive electricity to customers throughout Southwest Florida

“When you are a VP of HR, the software you select represents your department. It’s your face to the company,” said Stacie Mallen, VP of HR, Ulthera. “We did a thorough market analysis before deciding upon SilkRoad, a perfect fit for our organization thanks to its intuitive interface and easy integrations. Sharing the knowledge I gained to help other HR professionals understand what’s right for them is rewarding, and being named SilkRoad’s 2013 Champion is icing on the cake.”

The SilkRoad Champions Program is a point-based system that recognizes customers’ participation in activities like product co-creation and input; referrals and references; and thought leadership. For more information and to get started with the Champions Program, visit http://www.silkroad.com/Customer_Care/Customer-Reward-Program.html.

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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: MAD Greens Sees “Inspired” Results With PeopleMatter Platform…from PeopleMatter

May 17, 2013

If you are looking for a new Human Capital Management HCM System, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 16 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HCM vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

MAD Greens — Inspired Eats, a fresh concept on salads based in Colorado, and PeopleMatter, the only comprehensive HR Platform designed for the service industry, recently released ROI results from their partnership in streaming the company’s HR processes. In July 2011, MAD Greens selected PeopleMatter’s automated tools to streamline the entire hiring process into one online Platform. In nine months, the company tracked a 50 percent reduction in manager time spend while increasing data accuracy and ensuring 100 percent compliance.

Prior to implementing PeopleMatter talent management solutions, MAD Greens used paper-based hiring. The growing company struggled to complete required paperwork in a timely fashion. With a small executive staff the greater challenge was ensuring accuracy while tracking requirements, deadlines and updates. With PeopleMatter in place, the restaurant chain could use one central, online location to input, process and store information.

“At MAD Greens, we all wear a lot of hats and it is hard to find time for everything,” said Marley Hodgson, MAD Greens CEO and co-founder. “Taking care of your staff is a full-time job but we don’t always have that luxury. PeopleMatter essentially acts like another team member and that’s critical.”

One of the staffing challenges MAD Greens faced early on was assessing applicants to ensure consistency in hiring decisions. It was a time issue, managers didn’t have time to do the process efficiently. The entire hiring and onboarding process could take up to two weeks. PeopleMatter HIRE™ cut the processing time down to three days and the managers’ time spent on hiring in half. The software also allows the “MAD” company to put a little of its culture into the online onboarding process. Hodgson actually took the time to film a welcoming video for employees to be introduced to the MAD Greens mission.

“It’s a consolidated Platform, helping increase operational efficiency and providing a place our company culture can reside as much as possible on the Internet,” said Hodgson. “It’s really nice when I walk in a store and a new hire says, ‘Hey, I just watched a video of you welcoming me.’”

For MAD Greens, the number one benefit from using PeopleMatter solutions is the accuracy of the data. The “scary proposition” of company audits are in the past. Now the simplicity of the Platform ensures that the restaurant chain’s information is 80 percent more accurate and in an easy-to-access location.

“The PeopleMatter Platform is designed well and clearly thought out,” said Hodgson. “Lots of systems say they are simple, this one actually is. And simplicity is where it is at in our business.”

“Working with exceptional people who believe in your corporate mission is what makes serving our clients so satisfying,” said Nate DaPore, PeopleMatter president and CEO. “MAD Greens is really using the software the way it is meant to be used.”

For more information on PeopleMatter, please visit www.peoplematter.com

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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.


HRchitect’s HRtechnology Vendor News: Diverse Organizations Select Ultimate Software’s UltiPro for Business Advantages of Unified HCM

May 15, 2013

WESTON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ultimate Software (Nasdaq: ULTI), a leading cloud provider of people management solutions, announced today that three companies — Advanced Health Media, Credit Union of Texas, and Karl Strauss Brewing Company — have chosen Ultimate Software’s cloud-based UltiPro solution to consolidate HR processes, deliver better and faster reporting, improve accuracy of workforce information with one master system of record for employees, and increase overall efficiencies.

Many organizations rely on multiple systems, paper forms, and disparate databases to manage, track, and plan a range of vital HR and talent management functions. Some businesses also use external services and payroll service bureaus, which can add additional levels of complexities and difficulties. Frequent business challenges include redundant effort; cumbersome and often inaccurate reporting; inconsistent or incomplete data that requires reconciliation; and confusion among stakeholders about which source of information is truly accurate. As a result, the productivity of HR declines, systems administration takes precedence over strategic initiatives, and the lack of efficiencies impacts the overall business.

Many organizations are using UltiPro’s comprehensive HCM functionality and capabilities to address these issues as well as expand the strategic contributions of their HR teams.

Advanced Health Media, LLC, is the leading global provider of technology-enabled services designed to manage compliant interactions with healthcare professionals for the highly regulated pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. The service provider had been using multiple systems provided by a payroll service bureau, but often experienced issues with a lack of integration, inaccurate or delayed reporting, as well as extra costs. The company selected UltiPro in March 2013 so that its information related to recruitment, onboarding, payroll, benefits, performance management, succession management, and time management will be in sync, easily reportable, and immediately accessible to all.

“We need one solution to efficiently and effectively manage our HR and payroll,” said Renée De Franco, senior vice president of human resources at Advanced Health Media. “UltiPro provides the right strategic HR, payroll, and talent functionality for our business — without requiring the administration needed to transfer data back and forth among multiple systems. We’re really looking forward to the ease of use, the instant access to information, as well as the cost and time savings by not having to double-check information and fix problems when we had multiple systems for HR management.”

Credit Union of Texas, with over $1 billion in assets, is ranked as one of the top 10 credit unions in the state of Texas by asset size and serves more than 142,000 members. The nonprofit’s HR processes had been distributed across six separate systems — each with its own software, log-in, and database. Because the interfaces between these systems were limited, the same data had to be manually entered into the multiple programs and spreadsheets. The credit union selected UltiPro in March 2013 to solve its HCM challenges.

“Multiple systems create much more work than is necessary,” said John-Paul Morgante, vice president of human resources at Credit Union of Texas. “The inefficiency and lack of quality for reporting was an even higher concern. For example, with these systems, three people had to compile data just to generate companywide HR reports. With different log-ins and passwords, employees and managers also get frustrated when using a half-dozen different systems. UltiPro’s intuitive platform will provide a smoother, more enjoyable experience for our end users. By automating our processes in one single solution, UltiPro will deliver significant benefits to our teams, managers, employees, and the overall business.”

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is a San Diego-based craft brewery, ranked #44 on the list of top craft breweries in the U.S. In addition to being available at the company’s seven Brewery Restaurant locations, its beers are sold at over 3,000 restaurants, bars, and retail stores across California. According to Molly Brooks, HR director at Karl Strauss Brewing Company, the primary driver for seeking a unified HCM platform was healthcare reform. With its previous system, the HR team and managers could not address companywide reporting needs related to new and upcoming legislation. The company chose UltiPro in April 2013.

“With an expanding workforce and more locations, we needed a single, easy-to-use HCM solution to centralize employee data so we can generate accurate reporting quickly and ensure compliance,” said Brooks. “With the right technology in place, we can make a significant impact on our organization. We’re looking forward to having UltiPro as our one system of record, and business benefits will include better reporting, more operational efficiencies, and improved communication.”

“In addition to automating and streamlining processes, UltiPro’s unified HCM provides organizations with end-to-end functionality that delivers strategic data to upper-level executives and managers that can strengthen decision-making,” said Chris Phenicie, chief sales officer for UltiPro Workplace at Ultimate Software. “With our cloud-based technology, diverse organizations — across all industries and of all sizes — can see business benefits very quickly. We’re very pleased that UltiPro will support Advanced Health Media, Credit Union of Texas, and Karl Strauss Brewing Company as each organization builds an efficient, people-centric environment and, as a result, becomes better positioned to meet its unique business goals.”

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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’s HRtechnology Vendor News: Talent Acquisition Enters New Frontier: iCIMS’ Latest Release Reflects the Changing Dynamic of the Job Search

May 13, 2013

-Talent Platform 13.1 enhancements reflect desire of employers to not only recruit for open positions, but promote their employment brand and build relationships with potential candidates-

MATAWAN, N.J. (May 6, 2013) – iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, is announcing the launch of the latest version of its core product, Talent Platform 13.1. This release is a standout; it features progressive new functionality that reflects the growing desire of companies to utilize technology to not only help in advertising jobs but to build relationships with potential candidates and increase brand awareness.

“Talent acquisition has become so much more than just tracking applicants,” said iCIMS Chief Marketing Officer, Susan Vitale. “It’s about building relationships, creating brand awareness, and communicating your company culture and values. This convergence of marketing and recruitment is exciting at an industry level and helps build interest on the candidate side, which ultimately assists employers in recruiting and onboarding great talent. That’s what our suite of solutions strives to do.”

Enhancements to iCIMS Talent Platform include optimized career portal branding, new bidirectional email, comprehensive metrics dashboards, and an upgraded Onboard solution.

“The talent acquisition lifecycle really starts on a company’s career portal, where both active and passive candidates search for job openings and research companies,” said Vitale. “This is where a company needs to put its best foot forward. Our 13.1 release allows clients to create a public-facing career portal that has a clean, modern look configured with brand assets that give not only candidates, but the public at large, a look into a company’s culture and brand.”

One of the most highly-anticipated new features of the Talent Platform is Bidirectional Email.  This new feature, which came directly through customer feedback, allows recruiters, hiring managers, and HR professionals to send email communications from the platform to candidates, while automatically recording the two-way conversation in the platform for historical data tracking. The communications interface has also been modernized across notes, appointments, and email composition. As a foray into Big Data, iCIMS is also now offering a new Metrics Dashboard, which allows users to view and drill down into insightful data across products, including key stats around career portal activity, candidate sources, and high level workflow summaries.

The company’s 13.1 release will also coincide with the much anticipated release of its upgradedOnboard solution. Onboard allows HR professionals to automate the transition from candidate to productive new hire, which is key to new hire retention. According to a 2011 Aberdeen Group report on employee productivity, the right onboarding process has been found to increase new hire retention by 50% and double the level of new hire engagement. iCIMS’ configurable Onboard solution provides options for companies to house dynamic content, like tailored welcome messages, pictures, and onboarding videos. This greatly enhances the transition experience, giving new hires the ability to engage and learn about the company while completing important online forms before their first day.

“Along with enhancing our core Talent Platform, we have also improved our integrations with background check solution providers,” commented iCIMS Chief Technical Officer Paul Melici. “It is so important companies ensure they are in line with state and federal mandates when bringing on a new hire. Our new standard integration package in 13.1 automates the process so background checks are easy, repeatable, and scalable.”

The iCIMS Talent Platform can be integrated with over 125 different service providers, likeSterlingOrange TreeFirst AdvantageAuricoTalentWise, and Accurate, to facilitate a company’s recruitment initiatives. All of these enhancements are expected to strengthen iCIMS’ already stellar customer service, which recently garnered two coveted industry awards including the Bronze Stevie® Award for “Customer Service Department of the Year” in the Computer Software category and a top three ranking in HRO Today Magazine’s “Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings” in the Talent Management Software category.

To find out more about iCIMS’ suite of talent acquisition solutions, visit http://www.icims.com/.

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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


TalentBrew Adds Location-Based Job Functionality; First of Several Enhancements to TMP Worldwide’s Industry Leading Recruiting Platform…from TMP Worldwide

September 16, 2012

 

First-to-Market Functionality in TalentBrew Recruitment Platform Improves the Way Job Seekers Find Relevant Jobs by Leveraging Location Information and Displaying Related Content

 

If you are looking for a new Talent Management System, or any HR system, don’t rely solely on “recommendations” or published reports. Do yourself a huge favor and talk to HRchitect first. After 15 years, HRchitect has unparalleled knowledge of the HR and Talent Management vendor community and can save you time and money in selection and implementation. Simply put, do not invest in any kind of HR technology without consulting with the experts first. HRchitect is always available to help!

 

TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, LLC, a leading global technology-enabled talent acquisition company  that leverages software, advertising and creativity to deliver award winning products and services, announced today details of the latest release of its TalentBrew recruiting platform. Recent enhancements include a first-to-market focus on street address and office locations, providing TalentBrew users with an improved candidate searching experience and the ability to view information beyond the job description on either a desktop or mobile device.

TalentBrew enables job seekers to do more than just find a job; it empowers them to concentrate on building their careers by matching them to the most pertinent positions. With the latest release of TalentBrew, TMP has further enhanced the way candidates are presented with job opportunities. TalentBrew can now include unique information related to the hiring employer’s specific location such as maps, commute times and images that allow job seekers to see additional content about each opportunity before they apply. A key component of the new location features is that it does not require a client or their applicant tracking system (ATS) to send an address for every job description; using the latest technologies and drawing from its significant innovation, TalentBrew generates and delivers the address mapping.

The new release also empowers job seekers with an advanced search function that enables them to search for jobs based on their proximity to a certain zip code or city. Using TMP’s updated global city and zip code database, job seekers can search for opportunities within a maximum distance of either miles or kilometers, ensuring they only receive results for positions within that designated radius. Such advancements save job seekers time, as they can consider positions only in their desired location and preferred commuting range. Employers also benefit, as they can be sure they attract applicants who already live in, or are willing to relocate to, their specific areas.

“TMP is dedicated to being at the forefront of the latest trends in technology and to offering the best possible candidate experience. We do this by continually enhancing TalentBrew to provide our clients with tools and improvements that connect them to a higher level of talent across the web,” said Matt Lamphear, senior vice president of Interactive Products at TMP Worldwide. “Location information is not what is next – it is now. Employers can improve talent acquisition strategies by leveraging location-based and location-aware tools more often, and this enhancement is a major step.”

For more information about TalentBrew, please visit http://www.talentbrew.tmp.com

 

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) and Talent Management 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 15 years in business working on over 1800 successful engagements for more than 800 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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