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How to Provide the Best Candidate Experience

The biggest part of a candidates experience takes place before even making contact with them. Oftentimes, this process begins the moment they find a job post from your company. Ensuring that this process is smooth for job seekers sets the tone for how they approach...

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One Question That You Can’t Ask Job Applicants

One Question That You Can’t Ask Job Applicants

Overlapping Caution, Warning, Danger and Hazard Tape Background In an effort to continue working toward closing the gender wage gap, more states are enacting laws that prevent an employer from asking a candidate or applicant for compensation history.

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See How We Rank on Capterra’s Applicant Tracking System Cost Comparison Report

See How We Rank on Capterra’s Applicant Tracking System Cost Comparison Report

Business owner comparing the costs of applicant tracking systemsMaking investments to improve your business is an important decision. We get it – you have to be sure that the expenditure is cost-effective and proves a clear ROI. The same concept applies to improving your hiring process with an online Applicant Tracking System (ATS) –  you want to pick the right one so that you get the best value for your dollar.

But after a few hours of research, you may have found that nailing down exact costs of ATS software is a tough task. Don’t worry, that’s to be expected – every brand offers different pricing structures, implementation fees, monthly or yearly recurring charges, fees by headcount or users, and other factors that affect the cost. It all depends on the business model.

But the question remains: how are you supposed to know how much you’ll be paying for your ATS? 

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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…

Click Boarding & TAM Partner to Deliver an Easier Way to Recruit Candidates

Click Boarding & TAM Partner to Deliver an Easier Way to Recruit Candidates

Click Boarding and TAM Partner

Click Boarding, a SaaS provider delivering an easier new hire onboarding solution, and The Applicant Manager (TAM), a cloud-based recruiting software solution, today announced a partnership that will make it easier for HR to manage recruiting and onboarding. By delivering ‘easy’, it greatly increases the likelihood that new hires will be just as excited on their first week on the job, as they were getting that first phone call from the recruiter.

“The Applicant Manager and Click Boarding partnership makes perfect sense as we both build customer-centric solutions that focus first and foremost on simplicity to deliver better experiences,” says Christine Marino, Chief Revenue Officer, Click Boarding. “Now HR can recruit and onboard candidates with the greatest of ease, while candidates remain excited about the company they’ve joined.” read more…

‘Recruiting Daily’ Recognizes TAM Co-Founder, Edna Nakamoto

‘Recruiting Daily’ Recognizes TAM Co-Founder, Edna Nakamoto

rosieEdna Nakamoto, CEO and co-founder of The Applicant Manager (TAM), was recently named by Recruiting Daily as “One of 300 Women in HR Technology Worth Watching”.

TAM, started in 2011 by Edna and her co-founder Jim Garrison, is an applicant tracking system that was born out of a recruiting need recognized through Edna’s work as a human resources consultant. Prior to venturing out on her own, Edna spent over twenty years serving in various human resources leadership roles. read more…