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Newton Adds Cloud Apply and Auto-Fill Employment Applications to Applicant Tracking System

October 10th, 2014

Cloud Apply and ZenApp provide employers with a competitive advantage by offering their job applicants the easiest and most flexible way to apply to jobs, from any device or computer.

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Newton, the leading provider of applicant tracking systems and recruiting software for small and medium-sized employers, announced today the release of their Cloud Apply and ZenApp solutions, functionality that empowers employers to provide job seekers with user-friendly careers websites. The new tools provide job applicants with the ability to apply to jobs using resumes stored in cloud services like Google Drive and Dropbox. Once resumes are uploaded, Newton’s new solution will also auto-fill the online employment applications for job applicants, creating an easy and expedient user experience.

About Cloud Apply:
These days not every job seeker is using a desktop computer to apply to jobs online. Newton leverages next-generation cloud-based file services like Google Drive and Dropbox, enabling job applicants to upload their resumes to employer’s careers websites with one click from any computer or smartphone.

“It’s no secret that job seekers have long been frustrated with the accessibility of employer’s online job applications. Now with the prevalence of personal cloud storage and the undeniable rise in mobile usage, the timing for Cloud Apply and ZenApp is perfect,” said Joel Passen, Newton’s Head of Sales and Marketing. “With this release, Newton continues to solve the real problems that plague both employers and job seekers. It’s a win-win.”

About ZenApp: Job Applications that Auto-Fill
In conjunction with Cloud Apply, Newton’s product team has significantly enhanced Newton’s smart document parsing capabilities. Available to employers now, the new enhancements will automatically fill out job applications in real time when job seekers upload a resume from any mobile device or desktop.

“You see a job. You upload a resume and the employer’s careers page takes the information and fills out the job application in real-time for you. As an applicant you can do this from a phone or computer. That’s meeting job seekers where they are. That’s making a first impression,” says Passen. “You don’t need to be a sophisticated technology company to use the best recruiting solutions these days. Newton is building smart, affordable solutions for any employer that wants to improve recruiting and hiring processes.”

Earlier this year, Newton released the first completely mobile, responsive applicant tracking system for employers. And now, with the release of Cloud Apply and ZenApp, Newton becomes the most comprehensive, fully-featured mobile recruiting solution for small and medium-sized employers of its kind.

About Newton: ?Newton is an applicant tracking system designed to organize and improve internal hiring programs for small and medium-sized employers (30-3000 employees). The company was started in 2009 by corporate recruiters with the goal of developing hiring software that improves recruiting processes by offering powerful products that are easy-to-use, easy-to-purchase and easy-to-activate. Today, Newton is used by nearly 1000 employers that enjoy great customer service, free support, an intuitive product and constant innovation.

The Keys to Hiring for Startups

November 1st, 2013

tips for hiringWhen you start up your own company, it seems like there is a never-ending parade of tasks competing for your attention. One of the most important things you need to take care of is making sure you have a good system in place for hiring new employees, as that will dictate the pace and psychology of your company moving forward.

Finding the right people for the right job is crucial, but it’s also very important that each person will be a good fit in your startup, culturally speaking, according to a recent post at The Next Web. Here are four key aspects of the hiring process that startups will want to take into consideration as they bring in more people:

1. Evaluate Outside of the Office Environment

Any experienced human resources professional can tell you that the credentials and skills listed in a resume will only tell you part of the story about your job applicants. You need to take the time to really get to know prospective employees, to truly gauge their capabilities.

One useful technique is to move your applicants from the office to see how they will react. For example, request a lunch meeting or ask applicants to go out and grab a drink. Putting them at ease in a more social situation can encourage applicants to speak more freely than if you were conducting their initial interviews in a stuffy conference room or your office.

2. Utilize Technology to Pick Your Needles in a Haystack

Your HR team is likely being inundated with applications from people who are eager to join your startup. What is the best way to determine who are the most promising candidates to bring in to speak with your team?

For example, if you are hiring a programmer, you can help narrow down the applicants with an online coding test. Similar tests exist for other job categories. The important point here is that once you get some initial results, you can follow up with phone conversations or bring them in immediately for further discussions.

In today’s hiring environment, utilizing applicant tracking software should also be able to narrow this task down. Although humans are great at many things such as communication and picking up on subtleties, software can definitly help a hiring manager’s job by sifting through data and bringing top talent to the foreground.

3. Get Everyone Involved in Finding Applicants

Make it clear to everyone in your company that they are involved in the process of finding applicants. Employee referral programs are an excellent first step. Your team members likely know qualified individuals who could make a real difference.  In addition, a proper referral program will provide incentives to those referring team members which will make them feel involved in the entire hiring process.

Remember to also harness the power of social media when you have a need for job applicants. Potential employees may run across your startup via Facebook friends or by reading tweets from your employees.  Of course, Linkedin is always a great source of hiring potential.

4. Make Sure Prospects Fit in Well in Your Culture

It’s crucial that you preserve your company’s culture, especially when you are still in the startup phase.

Even if applicants are a good fit on paper and meet all your technical requirements to do the job, you still need to make sure that they will get along with the other members of the team. A good way to get an indication about whether they are a good cultural fit is by letting them spend some time with your team during interviews and the evaluation process.

By getting your employees involved in finding potential job prospects and taking the time to get to know each applicant, you will be well on your way toward ensuring the future success of your startup.

Infographic: SIMPLE. SMART. SAFE Applicant Tracking Software

November 26th, 2012

Newton Applicant Tracking Software Infographic

Newton® is cloud-based applicant tracking software designed to manage recruiting programs for small and medium-sized employers.

Mobile Recruiting Coming To Newton’s Applicant Tracking Software?

July 31st, 2012

Hiring Sciences has been following Newton Software and other #HRtech vendors lately watching for announcements, new functionality and releases. Summer is typically a slow time for HRtech with most vendors heating up for the annual HR Tech Conference.

Apparently, applicant tracking software vendor, Newton Software isn’t waiting around for the lavish events and hype machine that is HR Tech to release a mobile version of their popular ATS.

We’ve obtained some screen shots and have calls in the the folks at Newton to learn more about the new mobile recruiting offering.

Stay tuned.

Newton Applicant Tracking Software Going Social

July 15th, 2012
Newton Applicant Tracking Software Goes Social

Newton Applicant Tracking Software Goes Social

Who knew that Newton Software, the creators of popular corporate applicant tracking software, have a skunk works lab outside of the Bay Area churning out new features? A source tells that there are at least two (likely more) developers working full time on Newton’s new social suite.

Dubbed Newton Labs, the team is gearing up to release the first of several features that will fulling integrate with Newton’s recruiting software and empower employers to engage and attract applicants through mainstream social channels.

Follow Newton on Facebook for updates.

5 Simple Ways to Make Job Advertisements Work Better and Improve the Job Seeker Experience

November 22nd, 2011

NOW HIRINGJoel Passen, Head of Marketing at Newton Software, describes 5 ways that corporate recruiters can improve their job postings and online application process.  Read the full post here and learn more about Newton’s award winning cloud-based applicant tracking software for corporations.

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Review: HR Tech 2011

October 17th, 2011

HR Tech

Joel Passen, Newton Software’s Head of Marketing, likens the annual HR Tech Conference to what the “Speech From the Throne” must have been like during the middle ages when the reigning monarch would lay out the condition of the nation and decree the agenda going forward.

Read more about Joel’s fear and loathing in Las Vegas, what he thinks of schwag and his thoughts on the current state of HR technology.

Click here for the full post.

About Newton Software:
Newton is modern, easy-to-use applicant tracking software designed to organize and improve internal recruiting programs for small and medium sized businesses (30-3000 employees). Newton features best-of-breed dashboards that create unparalleled visibility and transparency. And, Newton is the only ATS designed to drive the decisions that drive hiring taking into account all users in the corporate recruiting workflow. Industry leading adoption rates (+90%) ensure easy collaboration and powerful performance driven metrics allow HR and Recruiting users are in control.

Attention Alabama Employers: How does the latest legislation impact your Affirmative Action and OFCCP requirements?

October 11th, 2011

Alabama Employers: How does the latest legislation impact your Affirmative Action and OFCCP requirements?

Attend a regional seminar led by National and Regional experts regarding the often challenging and confusing AA / EEO / OFCCP requirements.

Participants will receive 3 hours of CE credit for your PHR or SPHR certification

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.


6800 Governors West, NW Huntsville, AL
T 256-428-5425    F 256-428-2001

Meeting Room – Mediterranean V & VI

Ticket price: $25

Seating is limited – RSVP today!

Parking available

Register for this seminar HERE

Here’s what to expect.

  • How DOL and the U.S. Congress have woken the sleeping ADA giant, and why plaintiffs’ attorneys and the EEOC are excited
  • What impact the Alabama immigration law will have on your business, and which provisions are likely to withstand judicial challenges
  • Your company’s obligation to solicit race and gender data
  • The proposed OFCCP guidelines on compensation analyse
  • Guidelines for self-evaluation of compensation practices for compliance with EO 11246 with respect to systematic compensation discriminatio
  • How to leverage Applicant Tracking technology for compliance, data tracking and storage

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Webinar: Recruiting Analytics That Matter

September 4th, 2011

Join Newton Co-Founder, Joel Passen for a free webinar devoted to recruiting performance metrics. During his web-based presentation, Joel will present a guide to assist HR practitioners and recruitment outsourcers in making sense of recruiting analytics and the steps to take to get started capturing your own valuable recruiting performance metrics. With a focus on best practices, Joel will highlight the vital metrics that must be gathered as part of any successful corporate recruiting program and how to get started in your own environment.

When: September 9 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM ET
Where: (click here)

Joel Passen is the Head of Marketing and a Co-Founder of Newton Software, a company developing corporate applicant tracking software that helps organizations improve hiring. A self-described recovering corporate recruiter, Joel has been involved in the talent acquisition industry for the past 15 years. When Joel is not thinking about recruiting, he’s either thinking about food, cooking or pretending to write a food blog. Check out Joel’s profile on LinkedIn.

Video: Applicant Tracking Software, Time to Switch?

August 22nd, 2011

Are you tired of your applicant tracking software? Take the quiz along with the avatar in the video and see if it’s time for you to switch!

Applicant Tracking Software: Is it time to switch – the quiz
by: newtonsoftware