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How to Get the Most out of your HR Software

How to Get the Most out of your HR Software

Many recruiters make use of an applicant tracking system, otherwise known as recruiting software. This investment in a software can help keep track of candidates, job orders and even help make the placement process much more efficient.  Along with it are features that...

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The Top 5 Applicant Tracking System Features For Your Candidate Search

The Top 5 Applicant Tracking System Features For Your Candidate Search

Woman using an applicant tracking system's features to streamline her candidate search Here’s the harsh reality: not all applicant tracking systems (ATS) are created equal.

Applicant tracking system software is a valuable tool for businesses of any size, but selecting the right one for your specific recruiting needs isn’t as simple as you might hope. Each and every ATS out there has been built by different development teams and offers different features as a result. If you’re looking for a tool to help you in your candidate search, how are you supposed to know where to start? 

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How We Find the Best Clients for our Recruiting Software Business

How We Find the Best Clients for our Recruiting Software Business

TAM Co-Founder Edna Nakamoto Discusses Her Process to Find the Ideal Customer

The Applicant Manager CEO Edna Nakamoto headshotOver the past 5 years, The Applicant Manager has grown into one of the world’s top applicant tracking systems available today. A large part of our success is due to Co-Founder Edna Nakamoto’s dedication and hard work. But, as any business owner can tell you, a client-based company is only as good as the clients themselves. So, how do we recruit the best recruiters?

We could say it starts with TAM’s features — after one demo, most prospects can see we’ve built an applicant tracking system that meets their needs. But it’s rarely that simple. It starts before that, with the initial conversation.

In this interview, Edna details her approach to sales, how she vets the best possible clients, and her thoughts on client relations.
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3 Surprising Ways an All-In-One Solution Will Disappoint You

3 Surprising Ways an All-In-One Solution Will Disappoint You

Let’s say that, for your next date-night, you choose the new fancy steakhouse in town. Their chef is world-famous, and you’ve never seen such stellar reviews for a pricey steak dinner. They promise to cater to your every need for the evening, and the meal does not disappoint. That is, until your dessert arrives. Where the rest of your dinner thrilled, your bland, boring soufflé falls, literally and figuratively, flat.

Sure, you might go back for that killer steak, but the next time the waiter asks if you’d like a dessert menu, you politely pass, despite your insistent sweet-tooth. Why would you settle for a lackluster lava cake, when the best bakery in town is right down the street? The bakery staff are experts in their craft, and their passion and expertise are reflected in their unique creations and uncompromising service. You know that their meringues and macarons will never, ever disappoint. Dessert is important! Why would you compromise? read more…

The Applicant Manager Announces Partnership with Verified First

The Applicant Manager Announces Partnership with Verified First

The Applicant Manager Streamlines Hiring Through Partnership With Verified First
In-house screening tools will improve efficiency of hiring process

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Verified First, the premier background and drug screening company in North America, announced that their screening tools are available through integration with The Application Manager (TAM), a customizable, cloud-based applicant tracking system. As the premier pre-employment screening provider, Verified First brings a wide variety of background verification services to companies who utilize TAM’s system. The SaaS applications offered by Verified First and TAM are integrated via a patent-pending technology developed by Verified First. read more…

How Google for Jobs is Changing the Job Search Game

How Google for Jobs is Changing the Job Search Game

Job MazeWhen job sites like Monster and CareerBuilder hit the scene, employers and job seekers alike were excited about how much easier posting and searching for new positions was going to be. And it was. Then, Indeed and LinkedIn came on the scene, and because their sites scrape data from the Monsters and CareerBuilders of the world, it made it even easier to search for jobs when, rather than checking several different job boards, one could find all of their postings in only a few places.   read more…

5 Strategies to Effective Recruiting in a Candidate Driven Market

5 Strategies to Effective Recruiting in a Candidate Driven Market

This is part five of our five-part series about effective recruiting in a candidate driven market.

By: Edna Nakamoto and Jessica Barrett
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This week wraps up our five-part series on recruiting in a candidate driven market. We’ve covered strategic planning and determining need, and internal and external recruiting. In our previous installment, we looked at external assessment tools. As promised, today we’ll be talking about the final step in the recruiting process: Making the Final Selection.

Making the Final Selection

There is one key thing that that should happen even before the prescreening process begins, and that is for you to remember that you are the expert on market conditions. It is your job to educate your hiring managers on what is going on within the landscape of a candidate-driven marketplace. Don’t expect them to already be aware of that, especially those managers who rarely do any hiring. This will make the expectations going in to the interview process clear, and the process that much smoother. read more…

External Assessment Tools: Part Four of a Five Part Series on Recruiting

External Assessment Tools: Part Four of a Five Part Series on Recruiting

This is part four of our five-part series about effective recruiting in a candidate driven market.

By: Edna Nakamoto and Jessica Barrett
external-assessment-toolsIn part three of our series on recruiting, we discussed internal screening. Today, we’ll be looking at some of the assessment tools available to us when our search for talent takes us outside the organization.

With the average cost of recruiting, hiring, and training being $4,000, and the cost of turnover being $16,000 for entry level employees and $120,000 for mid-level associates, it’s easy to see why employers care so much about making the right hire the first time. When putting candidates through the assessment process, having the right tools is critical for employers. read more…

Internal Screening: Part Three of a Five-Part Recruiting Series

Internal Screening: Part Three of a Five-Part Recruiting Series

This is part three of our five-part series about effective recruiting in a candidate driven market.

By: Edna Nakamoto and Jessica Barrett

help-wantedIn part two of our five-part series on recruiting, we took a look at resources, strategies and processes. We’ve already briefly touched on the topic of internal screening, but today, we’re going to further unpack this important topic.

All too often, as soon as an employee gives notice that they are leaving, organizations quickly post the open role to fill the vacancy as soon as possible. It’s a natural reaction as losing someone means lost productivity, lost revenue, and a heavier workload for their colleagues. However, taking a step back and examining your current talent pool may prove to be the best first option.

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Resources, Strategies & Processes: Part 2 of a 5-Part Recruiting Series

Resources, Strategies & Processes: Part 2 of a 5-Part Recruiting Series

This is part two of our five-part series about effective recruiting in a candidate driven market.

By: Edna Nakamoto and Jessica Barrett

resources-strategies-and-processesTwo weeks ago we started our five-part series on recruiting, where we began by examining how we determine recruiting needs and establish strategic processes. This week, we’re going to take a look at recruiting resources, specific strategies, and more on processes.

Recruiting Resources

Obviously one main focus of every recruiting team is where and how they will find candidates. In today’s recruiting climate, the opportunities for sourcing are significant. Let’s take a look at some of the tried and true, and some you may not have considered.

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