Archive for June, 2010

Applicant Tracking Software Videos: Why They are Important

June 9th, 2010

There are said to be at least 150 applicant tracking software vendors in the market place today. While this presents many options for buyers, it also creates a ton of confusion.  One of the things that used to frustrate me as a buyer of ATS systems was the lack of information available on most company’s websites.  Equally annoying are cliche white papers and poorly developed case studies. That’s another story.

Do you ever wonder why ATS vendors refuse to put videos and screen shots on their web pages? I have some suspicions.

When were buying a product, we like to do a little research too.  Recently, our development team was looking for a tool to monitor Newton’s performance.  We had heard of New Relic.  When we visited their site, there’s a product video on the front page. Perfect.  We got the facts.  We signed up for a free trial.  And, we’ll likely convert to a paying customer.  This is how it’s supposed to work.

One of the things that we vowed to do at Newton Software was to make information about our product readily available.  Potential buyers want answers and they want to get them on their terms.  People are used to getting information about products before talking to salespeople. That’s the way it works these days. That’s the beauty of the internet; you can research things. Here’s our latest product applicant tracking video that we published to YouTube.

Interesting podcast on June 18th: Can Social Recruiting Cause Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Employment Issues?

June 8th, 2010

There’s been a ton of hype around social recruiting lately. But, there hasn’t been much talk about compliance and the OFCCP and EEOC are so far behind the times that they’re not going to be quick to set any sort precedent in the near term but, they’ll get to it. Clearly, social recruiting should be a part of every company’s recruiting strategy and for the most part, it has.

So, how is social recruiting going to impact compliance? Find out on the June 18th NED podcast when Joel Passen will be interviewing Dr Stephanie Thomas, the Director of the Equal Employment Advisory and Litigation Support Division of Minimax Consulting.

When: Friday, June 18th at 8:30am PDT


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About NED: NED is a series of  web-based discussions sponsored by Newton Software, makers of Newton, popular, easy-to-use applicant tracking software. Instead of creating boring white papers and hosting ho-hum webinars, Newton chose to create a radio program that  showcases recruiting industry influencers and innovators who share their tips, tools, techniques and knowledge with the recruiting community.