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Free Job Boards (and other money saving ideas)

A look at the role of free job boards and other money saving ideas for getting the most from your online recruitment system.money picture resized 600

As HR and recruiting budgets continue to tighten, it’s important to ensure that your organization is spending the money that is available for marketing your open positions in the right ways. Here are 5 questions to ask when evaluating your job posting expenditures… 

  1. Are you fully utilizing free resources? Your company career site is the most efficient and most economical way to advertise an open position. Many organizations have all of their approved job opening automatically post on their career site for that reason. 

  2. Are you taking advantage of employee referrals?  There may be no better way to find great candidates than asking the employees you already have.  In many cases they really know what you’re looking for and can accurately convey that to a prospective candidate.  Offering employee referral bonuses is a great way to motivate employees to submit qualified referrals.

  3. Is your social media strategy providing the best candidates?  Social networking sites, like Facebook, can be a great way to attract highly qualified candidates.  Make sure the people in your social network have the ability to “like” a job opening you have available.  Social networking sites can also be a great place to post jobs at a minimal cost.  

  4. Are your job postings key word optimized so you can be found easily job seekers using search engines?  Search engine optimization is a great way to drive candidates to your career site without spending additional money on job boards.  The trick is, making sure that the jobs your are filling can be found easily those who are searching.  To do this, make sure your job descriptions have the search phrases job seekers might use when searching for jobs on the internet.

  5. Are the paid job boards you’re using providing the biggest bang for your buck?  Here, the key is proper measurement.  Be sure you have the right reporting in place to be sure your paid job postings are giving you the best ROI for your investment.  And make sure that you are taking advantage of any free job boards available for your location and industry.

With Cyber Recruiter’s robust job posting features and reporting capabilities you can ensure that your organization is spending its job posting dollars in the right places.  For more information on how Cyber Recruiter can help you attract the best candidates and get the most out of your recruiting dollars, join us for a free demo clicking the button below.

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Can a Recruiting Software Comparison Make you a Hero?

Your boss just dropped a pile of resumes on your desk with firm instructions to fill his administrative position the end of the week!  Inside you chuckle just slightly but then realize his serious tone is NOT kidding! Does he really think you can sort through hundreds of paper resumes, prescreen them, interview, seek feedback and extend an offer all within a week!  Often times management has unrealistic expectations primarily because they don’t have a clue as to what you do or even how to start.  It’s our job to inform them why you can’t fill a position in a week but more importantly you have to give them an explanation whyIncredibles resized 600

Better yet, the “why” should have a solution when you present it.  Imagine two recruiter (Bob and Kim)in the same situation.  Bob does exactly as he is instructed and begins sorting through resumes, scheduling interview and finding a candidate (job tracking).  Bob meets with his boss at the end of the week and request more time to fill the position. Kim decides to think slightly outside the box and takes an altogether different approach.  Kim presents to her boss a request for an Applicant Tracking Solution.  She documents current processes, company requirements, cost savings and significant time to fill advantages.  Kim receives a promotion and begins heading up the project to find an ATS. 

Recruiters should seize opportunities to think creatively and not be scared to offer suggestions for the overall betterment of the company.  Be the next Company Hero and start your search for  Applicant Tracking Software.  Take advantage of our Recruiting Software Comparison and get started today.  After all, it’s exactly what your boss wants you to do. 

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Training Management Software – Top 3 things to look for in a system

If your organization is struggling with tracking training for your employees, you may be in the market for training management software.  Here are a few things to look for when evaluating training management software solutions:

  • Make sure your students can enroll themselves in the training they need.  This enables your students to take ownership in the training process and research shows that students who manage their own training schedule are more likely to attend their scheduled classes.
  • Give managers and department heads the information they need to stay on top of the training requirements of the people in their groups.  This helps managers and students/employees to work together to ensure essential requirements are met on time.
  • Effectively report on training activities, so you can proactively alert students and managers that requirements with upcoming due dates are met.  On time, email driven communication is a great way to ensure students/employees know they have a requirement or credential that is about to expire.

We know that evaluating training management software can be an overwhelming process, so we’ve created this great tool to help you manage all of your requirements and ensure that you get the best solution for your organization.  To access this tool, click on the button below.

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Resume Database Software – Top 3 reason you need it!

Is your current system making it difficult for your recruiting department to find the applicants you’re looking for?  If so, you may need a more robust, full service recruitment software instead of just a database of resumes.  Best of breed, full service recruitment software should include the following:

1)      Configurable screens and workflows that adapt to your company’s policies and procedures

2)      A strong, feature rich reporting tool to ensure you not only remain in compliance, but also measure your recruiting activities for effective business impact

3)      A career website that can be managed non-IT staff so that recruiting and HR maintain control of what your applicants experience when they apply for jobs and how the information is displayed to them in the best possible manner.

For a complete list of features of what great recruitment software should include, click here.

Cyber Recruiter is more than just resume database software.  It is full service, best of breed recruitment software that can make your recruiting efforts more efficient and more effective.  For more information about what Cyber Recruiter can do for you, join us for a free product demonstration clicking on the button below.

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Training Tracking Software – Buying vs Renting

A perfect question to consider when evaluating training management software is do I buy or rent a system?   While most training management software available today don’t even offer the option to purchase a solution there are still some companies out there today offering you choices.  How do you determine which is best for your business? 

Much like the similar debate of buying versus leasing with an automobile, you have to make the choice that makes sense for your budget.  An obvious answer would tell you that when you rent, you won’t have anything to show for your money when your lease is up.  Does this hold true for training management software as well?  One might believe that software is less tangible than a car and more frequently interchangeable.  Still the argument holds true when the software term is up.  If you’re not paying, you no longer get to use the software and the investment you’ve made in implementing the new system is gone. 

Here are a few advantages that might help you decide:

The Buying Advantages:

  1. Data flexibility.  The software resides on your internal servers giving you full control over your data allowing you to manipulate and convert as you see fit.
  2. Fully own the software.  Once you buy the software it is yours forever.  Assuming you did the due diligence in your buying decision, most companies maintain software for at least two years before looking for something new.  Do a price comparison and see which gives you the biggest bank for your buck. 
  3. Better long term investment.  Typically the price of the software usually equates to a two year rental commitment with a company.  Usually the best budget decision if you have the money up front.

 The Renting Advantages:

  1. No technical resources necessary.  The software is stored in an offsite facility so there is no upkeep from your IT team or the need to take up storage space on internal servers.
  2. Lower payments.  If your company does not have the financial bandwith to support an upfront payment for software, renting allows you to get a solution you might not have otherwise been able to afford.
  3. Easier company buy-in.  Because of the lower monthly/quarterly payments and minimal contract terms, many companies make quicker decisions with rental software.  Biting off less upfront  regardless of the long term savings sometimes makes more sense. 

Overall, be sure to check with the training management software company to see if they offer options for software.  Weigh your pros/cons and do what makes the best financial decision for your company.  Better yet, hear from the experts.  Here at Visibility Software, we welcome potential clients the opportunity to talk to current customers.  Finding a reference that matches size, industry and to hear from those owning and renting helps to make a final decision.    Best of luck!

To learn more about the buying vs renting options we offer, please join us for a product demo clicking on the button below.

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