Archive for February, 2010

Newton Software Releases Newton RPO: Recruiting Software Designed for Recruitment Outsourcers

February 24th, 2010

Newton Software has released Newton RPO, a cutting edge technology platform that enables recruitment outsourcers to strategically manage and analyze their client’s recruiting programs
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San Francisco (PRWEB)

February 24, 2010 — Newton Software, an innovative recruiting software
company, launched Newton RPO today, the first complete applicant
tracking platform designed specifically for recruitment outsourcers
(RPOs). Newton’s web-based technology is designed to complement the
consulting services RPOs provide, not only giving them the capability
to offer their clients a true end-to-end recruiting solution—but
enabling them to manage their clients’ entire recruiting programs more
efficiently and effectively.

Newton RPO
Newton RPO

To date, most recruitment outsourcers do not offer complete recruiting solutions. RPOs primarily provide consulting services, and most do not provide technology to their customers: they tend to rely on outdated and homegrown systems, legacy ATS solutions that weren’t designed to provide outsourced recruiting services and various cobbled together solutions using email and spreadsheets. The release of Newton RPO gives recruitment outsourcers the opportunity to leverage cutting-edge technology that was built specifically to optimize the business processes associated with outsourced recruiting.

Over the last few years, the recruitment outsourcing
industry has experienced dramatic growth, which stems from an
ever-expanding market demand for scalable, on-demand recruiting
programs. Today, new clients not only expect RPOs to fill seats but to
help them build better process along the way. Newton RPO is a
technology platform specifically designed to address the latest
challenges faced by recruiting services providers, enabling them to
easily attract new customers, manage existing accounts better, as well
as increase their overall customer retention rates.

Originally developed to run a recruitment services business, Newton RPO has been under development since 2004. The developers of Newton had the unique opportunity to use the product in a production environment for 4 years, offering it to clients, testing the product and optimizing its features. To date, Newton has been deployed to hundreds of companies, thousands of recruiters and hiring managers and has processed hundreds of thousands of applicants (from small start-ups to multi-billion dollar corporations).

“I’m really excited that we can now make Newton available to recruitment outsourcers with Newton RPO”, said Steve Hazelton, Newton Software’s Head of Products.

Hazelton continued by describing how Newton RPO can help recruitment outsourcers: “Having run an RPO, I know that they’re hard businesses to manage. You have to monitor the activity of dozens of recruiters,
thousands of jobs, hundreds of hiring managers and hundreds of thousands of candidates. We’ve lived these challenges and we’ve built RPO Software that addresses the major issues that we faced as outsourcers years ago. This is software that I’d want to use if I were still managing recruiting programs.”

Availability:
Newton RPO is now available. For more information contact a Newton RPO specialist at newtonsoftware.com.

About Newton Software:
Newton Software is a leading provider of innovative applicant tracking and recruiting software solutions. Newton software delivers an easy to use, fast-to-deploy, affordable solution for creating, managing and improving corporate recruiting programs with no hardware to buy or software to license. Featuring the most modern, intuitive application on the market, Newton is not only pushing the boundaries on how recruiting software is designed, it’s also changing the way business software is delivered and purchased.

Contact:
Newton, Inc.
415-593-1192
http://www.newtonsoftware.com

Podcast: Recruiting Software Trends and Best Practices

February 18th, 2010

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In this installment of The Proactive Employer with Dr. Stephanie Thomas we’ll be discussing recruiting technology with guest Joel Passen. Joel is the Vice President of Marketing with Newton Software. Topics include: Recruiting software best practices, EEO and OFCCP compliance, and statistical analysis of recruiting and hiring practices.

About Newton: Newton Software is a leading provider of on-demand recruiting software solutions. Newton software delivers an easy to use, fast-to-deploy, affordable solution for creating, managing and improving corporate recruiting programs with no hardware to buy or software to license. Featuring the most modern, intuitive application on the market, Newton is not only pushing the boundaries on how recruiting software is designed, it’s also changing the way business software is delivered and purchased. Newton is not just another recruiting tool-kit.  Rather, it’s an application that works like recruiting works from day one- no massive customization required. Requiring very little training to get started, Newton can be activated in less than 48 hours and implementation is always free. Tiered pricing, no long term contracts, no hidden costs and free seats for standard users all make purchasing Newton hassle-free – a unique experience in the HR Technology space.

I Used to Run Lousy Staffing Meetings

February 9th, 2010

I’m gonna be real honest here. For the 10+ years that I was a corporate recruiter, I ran lousy staffing meetings.

If you’re anything like me, you’d rather be talking to people about jobs, fixing problems, or best yet, filling jobs rather than playing with spreadsheets. I loathed entering data on Friday afternoons just so I could get a report to my boss. The data was accurate, right? Sigh.

Staffing meetings were the bane of my existence (other than “turn downs” of course). I always felt a little defensive during staffing meetings. The quality of my work wasn’t the issue. Rather, it was my inability to show the quantity of my work that bothered me. Did the VP of Engineering know that I’d picked through 250 applicants before sending her those choice 5? No, this wasn’t on the staffing report. Did my boos know that I collected 185 profiles of product managers that had knowledge of some obscure security protocol, called them all and got one to send me their resume. No, the report just showed that we only had one candidate interviewing. Double sigh.

I have a friend that says, “recruiters either make hires or make excuses”. I believe this. When I wasn’t making hires, I was forced to make excuses because I didn’t have the data to back me up to do otherwise. I didn’t want to be seen as a whiner, complaining about hiring managers not reviewing candidates or not giving me feedback or how many hours I’d spent to find that one person. I’d just say that I’d work harder. This was a vicious circle, one that I’d seen burn out the best recruiters.

So, a couple of years ago when I was given the opportunity to provide some input into a new tool that would help recruiters show all of their work and actually run a valuable staffing meeting, I jumped at it. Early on, I even used the tool to run a couple of recruiting programs at a recruiting outsourcer. And eventually, I went to work for that very same company that that great tool for recruiters.

This is how I’d run them today…..

Have You Tried Creating a Document With Issuu.com?

February 5th, 2010
Issuu is the leading digital publishing platform delivering exceptional reading experiences of magazines, books, catalogs, reports, and more. In just a few seconds users can create beautiful digital editions simply by uploading their publications. It’s our mission to empower individuals, companies, and institutions to publish their documents across all digital platforms.
Issuu is also a popular destination site visited by millions every month. It’s a dynamic library where people are drawn to and engaged by great publications and where publishers find and build targeted audiences. Issuu is free to use though professional publishers opt for our Issuu Pro solution with enhanced customization.

If you’re into digital publishing, it’s time to check out Issuu. Issuu is a digital publishing platform that delivers exceptional reading experiences of just about any sort of digital document. In just a few minutes you can create beautiful digital documents by simply uploading them to the Issuu.com site.

Issuu is also a popular destination site visited by nearly 6 million visitors a month. The basic Issuu service is  free but, they charge for their  Pro solution with enhanced tools and distribution options.

Here is an example of a Issuu document that I created in just a couple of minutes for Newton, a provider of easy-to-use recruiting software

Choose Recruiting Software that Facilitates OFCCP Compliance

February 2nd, 2010
I published a blog post today “How to Choose Applicant Tracking Software to Ensure OFCCP Compliance”. As a former corporate recruiter, I was often asked to investigate ways to capture, store, and analyze an employer’s EEO/AA information. Over the years, I evaluated dozens of applicant tracking systems without much luck. Most vendors either ignore EEO/AA data collection or worse, offer incomplete systems that expose employers to risks they weren’t even aware of.
With the Department of Labor and EEOC slated to receive a record amounts of new funding in 2010, there will undoubtedly be an increase in employment litigation and thus, more focus on how companies are collecting EEO data. Also, as a result of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act, there’s going to be a record number of new government contractors in the market, many of which unaware of their OFCCP obligations.
But there is good news. Tracking the information that can help your company stay in compliance, perhaps even reduce hiring discrimination, has really never been easier as long as you choose the right recruiting software.
So, I’ve written a guide reflecting what I’ve observed over the past couple of years with some helpful advice for those trying to get their arms around managing EEO and OFCCP compliance.
Uncle Sam and OFCCP Compliance

Uncle Sam and OFCCP Compliance

Ever been through an OFCCP audit?  They’re not fun especially if you’re not prepared.  The biggest part of being prepared for any sort of OFCCP “event” is capturing and tracking the right data – all the time.

Recently, I wrote  a blog post titled “How to Choose Applicant Tracking Software to Ensure OFCCP Compliance“. As a former corporate recruiter, I was often asked to investigate ways to capture, store, and analyze an employer’s EEO/AA information. Over the years, I evaluated dozens of applicant tracking systems without much luck. Most vendors either ignore EEO/AA data collection or worse, offer incomplete systems that expose employers to risks that could have been avoided.

This year the Department of Labor and EEOC are slated to receive a record amount of  funding. There will undoubtedly be an increase in employment litigation and thus, more focus on how companies are collecting data to ensure OFCCP compliance. Also, as a result of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act, there’s going to be a record number of new government contractors in the market, many of which unaware of their OFCCP obligations. But there is good news. Tracking the information that can help your company stay in compliance with the OFCCP and perhaps even reduce hiring discrimination, has really never been easier as long as you choose the right recruiting software.

Interested in reading more about OFCCP Compliance and how to choose recruiting software to keep you out of hot water?  More….