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6 reasons why your company should use an ATS

In today's article we will continue exploring the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) world. We’ve already clarified that an ATS is a software that manages the recruitment process. It consists in a tool that gathers and organises the candidates’ information and provides recruiters with an initial screening of all incoming applications, so that they can optimise their time and focus only on the profiles that best match the job requirements. We also mentioned how, despite its major benefits for recruitment, many companies still perform recruiting activities manually, driving inefficiency towards their recruitment strategy. In order to help companies to understand READ MORE

Pre-employment Assessments: Normative vs Ipsative

Pre-employment assessments are very important when it comes to identify top talent as well as to avoid the cost of potentially bad hires, helping recruiters to make better hiring decisions. As discussed previously, if well-designed and scientifically validated, tests can actually be one the most objective ways of assessing candidates and predicting job performance and company fit. Pre-employment assessments are extremely efficient as they can provide recruiters additional data about their prospect talents, in order to truly assess the candidate’s fitness for a specific job. So, it’s of the utmost importance to understand which type of pre-employment assessment READ MORE

ATS: everything you need to know about Applicant Tracking Systems!

Before the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATSs) entered the scene, recruiters kept candidates’ applications in filing cabinets or stacked up in piles on their desks. ATSs were introduced to the market in the 90’s and even though the first versions were very basic, it symbolised a turning point in the management of the recruitment process across the companies that integrated this solution into their processes. Mainly, because it allowed recruiters to keep a track record of the applications and better organise the information regarding each applicant. HR tech has evolved a lot since then and so did the recruitment process READ MORE

Why and How to Create a Winning Candidate Experience

Providing a poor candidate experience costs a lot more these days than it did 10 or 15 years ago. Why? Mostly because social media and employer review sites can easily amplify negative feedback, damaging your employer brand and putting your company on a less attractive position in the job market. Moreover, candidates nowadays do their research before applying for a job in a company because they want to be sure it’s a good opportunity and they want to be prepared for the recruitment process. For the past seven years Talent Board has done intensive research on candidate experience, providing READ MORE

5 Steps to Improve Candidate Experience and Attract the Best Talent

Candidate experience has been a hot topic in the recruitment industry for a while now. But watch out, because it surely is a lot more than just a buzzword or trend. As a recruiter one of your biggest challenges and one of your top priorities is to keep the talent pool filled with the best candidates. Well this is not as simple to accomplish as it used to be. I’m sure you’ve heard about the “war for talent” that is going on. The competition is fierce and there’s a shortage of talent in the market, making it READ MORE