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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.

JobLark, Joins the Flock of Employee Referral Tools

February 4th, 2013

JobLark joins the growing flock of employee referral management products that have landed in the market over the past 18 months. Very similar to Zao, Goood Job, Sticky, Select Minds (Oracle) and dozens more Joblark leverages social networks to enable referrers to discover and refer job applicants. And like Zao, Joblark also allows employers to track and reward all the people that help make successful hires, whether they work for the employer or not. Joblark (like Zao) makes money by charging a fee once a hire is made.

Headquartered in Utah, JobLark appears to have around twenty or so employees and claims to have taken 1 million dollars in funding with 9 million more committed by Apple Tree Capital. Not much else is known about the company, the management team or active customers.

The Hiring Sciences Hunch

The employee referral management space is white hot but the space is getting crowded. The editors here at Hiring Sciences agree that ERM is an interesting niche in the HR Tech landscape but the window may be closing quickly for small upstarts like JobLark. Competition from applicant tracking software vendors, many of which already offer integrated employee referral management modules, will force standalone solutions like JobLark to focus on smaller employers with smaller budgets. Also, user adoption will pose challenges for the likes of JobLark as employees are inundated with tools and a standalone ERM solution may not carry the weight of other more mission critical systems. Overall, we believe the ERM space is very interesting and solutions like JobLark are making great use of social networks but it’s still unclear if a majority of employers are ready to adopt these new standalone tools.

If you are interested in learning more about JobLark visit the site at

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.

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.

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
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Applicant Tracking Software: It’s Time to Switch

August 16th, 2011

It’s 2011. It’s time to lose that old ATS and choose one that was designed to work the way recruiting works.

Applicant Tracking Software: It’s time for a switch
by: newtonsoftware

Ten Questions to Tell if You’re Ready to Switch Applicant Tracking Software Solutions

August 9th, 2011

breakupApplicant Tracking Software is a very polarizing topic. Most of us know from first hand experience that you either love your ATS or you want to throw it out the window and start over. Many of us are just stuck in a rut. We use what they give us or we inherit what was bought by someone who is now long gone.

Well, it’s 2011 and things are changing in the world of applicant tracking software. Progressive vendors make switching smoother than ever with software that’s easy to install, easier to use, and get this, it’s even affordable. Most vendors won’t even expect you to sign long, over-complicated contracts. They’ll provide fast, friendly, free support and they’ll import your legacy data. The bottom line is that you’re not stuck anymore.

Is it really time to make the switch? Maybe you’re just too hard on your current platform. See if it’s really time to ditch that zero and get with a hero.

We’ve created this simple quiz for you to see if it’s time to switch from your current ATS provider.
Simply jot down the number of times you said “no” to the questions in the quiz and compare your results with the key below.

  1. When you contact support, does a person actually answer the phone and help resolve your problem?
  2. Does your current ATS vendor provide free training and support?
  3. Could you have started using your current ATS with virtually no training?
  4. Does it feel like someone with real life corporate recruiting experience designed your ATS?
  5. Do your hiring managers use your ATS regularly without being constantly begged?
  6. Can you go to your current ATS and see exactly what’s happening with your jobs without having to click around or run a report?
  7. Can you click on a ‘dashboard’ and get meaningful recruiting performance metrics at a glance?
  8. Do you love the careers page that your ATS provides as part of the system?
  9. Do you sometimes say to yourself “I’m so glad that we have this ATS”?
  10. Do you feel like your ATS vendor listens to your complaints, comments, and suggestions and tries to improve their product?

Now count the number of times you said “No”:
0-3 – Congratulations! You’re in good shape. Gold star for you.
4-7 – It’s time to admit you have a problem. You should start lobying for a new platform. It’s time to get serious, see what’s out there.
8-10 – Time to blow this popsicle stand! When’s your contract up? You need a change now.

Score higher than a 4? It’s okay. Stay calm and breathe. Go directly to a browser and visit: They’ll free you.

Video: Job Requisition Approval Management

August 2nd, 2011

Newton Software just revealed another feature aimed at assisting organizations in the creation or improvement of their job approval process.

They made this process flexible and it can be customized to assist an existing approval process or start an entirely new automated approval process. Once the requisition is created, the administrator has the option to select their choice of email driven approval processes. This provides the user with the ability to change and adjust the process as necessary.

Newton also delivers transparency with the recruiting dashboard, which lets users see where all jobs are in the approval process, in real-time. This gives users the power to identify the bottlenecks that are slowing down the requisition approval process and fix them before they create larger problems.

Automated Job Approval Done Right

July 28th, 2011
Newton Software continues to find ways to improve their applicant tracking software by adding an Automated Job Approval Process. This new feature falls in line with the rest of Newton’s easy to use, intuitive system. They took nearly a year to make this complex process both flexible and transparent. Taking that time allowed them to make something that worked great, rather than just another feature to add to the list.

Administrators can oversee the approval processes in real-time and address bottlenecks before they become jams. Newton also created this feature to allow users either to simply facilitate their current approval process or to completely start over and create a new automated process. Newton takes another one of the things users do 80% of the time and made it into a feature that works really well.

Approval Dashboard

Check Out Newton’s Blog Announcing The New Feature.

A little background to Job Approval:
Job approval is a process which allows hiring managers and supervisors to request approval for a requisition. The requested job is then put through either a paper or email process before it is activated, and only then will the company begin to look for applicants.

Companies use job approval for a variety of reasons. It ensures that a consistent process is implemented every time a position is opened. It gives human resource teams the control to complete the appropriate audits before resourcing the recruiting process. Finally, the approval process provides recruiters the ability to see what requisitions are coming up in their recruiting process.