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Sage Summit 2012 Recap

With Sage Summit 2012 behind us, we can all stop and reflect on the week we had away from the office.  We have all officially returned, recovered and reenergized ourselves after the big show.  You know what I am talking about if you have ever planed, participated or attended a tradeshow.  The set up is exhausting but the reward/payout during and after the show is amazing.  We are all looking back at the new relationships we made and existing relationships we solidified.  It is such a thrill to meet face to face with customers and partners and have some valuable strategic conversations.  We are still reflecting on the success of the event and are so honored to be a part of such a well orchestrated week of activities.  We had an opportunity to connect and share with so many customers and partners and left tired but excited about all the new adventures we have with the Sage team, our partners and our customers.

So many exciting things happened for Visibility Software while we were at Summit this year.  We received an award and were honored at one of the sessions during the show.  Visibility Software was named a Sage Endorsed/OEM Partner of the Year for 2012!  This award solidifies our relationship with Sage and shows their commitment and appreciation for all our continued hard work on our products and services.  We are so excited about the success we have had which continues to prove our recruiting solution repeatedly delivers an optimal solution that perfectly aligns with customers and market needs. 

We want to be sure to thank all of our partners and customers that came our booth and to Sage for hosting such a successful event!  We hope everyone had an opportunity to learn more about Cyber Recruiter (applicant tracking software) and Cyber Train (training management software).  Our goal is to continue to deliver high quality products and services.  If you didn’t come our booth, don’t hesitate to contact us to hear all about it.  We are happy to share our memories from the week!  See you at the next show!

Sage Summit 2012 Recap

With Sage Summit 2012 behind us, we can all stop and reflect on the week we had away from the office.  We have all officially returned, recovered and reenergized ourselves after the big show.  You know what I am talking about if you have ever planed, participated or attended a tradeshow.  The set up is exhausting but the reward/payout during and after the show is amazing.  We are all looking back at the new relationships we made and existing relationships we solidified.  It is such a thrill to meet face to face with customers and partners and have some valuable strategic conversations.  We are still reflecting on the success of the event and are so honored to be a part of such a well orchestrated week of activities.  We had an opportunity to connect and share with so many customers and partners and left tired but excited about all the new adventures we have with the Sage team, our partners and our customers.

So many exciting things happened for Visibility Software while we were at Summit this year.  We received an award and were honored at one of the sessions during the show.  Visibility Software was named aSage Endorsed/OEM Partner of the Year for 2012!  This award solidifies our relationship with Sage and shows their commitment and appreciation for all our continued hard work on our products and services.  We are so excited about the success we have had which continues to prove our recruiting solution repeatedly delivers an optimal solution that perfectly aligns with customers and market needs.

We want to be sure to thank all of our partners and customers that came our booth and to Sage for hosting such a successful event!  We hope everyone had an opportunity to learn more about Cyber Recruiter (applicant tracking software) and Cyber Train (training management software).  Our goal is to continue to deliver high quality products and services.  If you didn’t come our booth, don’t hesitate to contact us to hear all about it.  We are happy to share our memories from the week!  See you at the next show!

Do You Have the Best HR Software?

Human resources is an intricate part of any business, no matter whatdescribe the image services you provide or what kind of content you offer. Having the ability to not only monitor but directly communicate with all of the workers, applicants and previous employees is essential in creating a welcoming, fully functioning company. Of course, to make life a whole lot easier, there is HR software, used in most spectrums of the work day. Chances are you already have some sort of program installed on the business network, but you probably have other facets of HR that still must be done hand, such as rummaging through applicant records, checking through backlogged databanks, and other such tasks that, although easy to perform, are tiresome and time consuming. This is why utilizing an applicant tracking software and training management program that not only works with the business, but is fully interpretable with the rest of the HR software is such a valuable addition to your HR software. So, before you check to see if you have the very Best HR Software, you need to see if you have options for add on features like Applicant Tracking and Training Management. 

HR has many different aspects you need to monitor, and although there are some programs that function for a specific task, most programs do not oversee everything your department must handle.  Sometimes this requires you to have multiple software titles installed on the computer or network. However, many of these titles do not work hand-in-hand, causing problems during the interaction process.  Be sure to find add on software that offers free integration and allows you to quickly and easily move from one program to another and transfer information when need.

Full and complete integration is necessary whenever several programs must be used inside the work space. This saves time, allowing you and the team to be more productive. Imagine navigating through thousands of resumes and trying to find the best applicants.  Chances are, you want to do a quick search against available jobs to locate the perfect match. Then should the company hire the particular applicant, it is possible to then move the information seamlessly to your HR software minimizing the amount of data your HR team needs to duplicate.  Envision your team saving significant time not rekeying information into your HR database.  Let the software do it for you in addition to enhancing the overall recruiting process.  While you’re on the improvement path, take it a step further and secure Training Management software as well.  Continue sharing information between your HR software and start tracking your employees training requirements and monitor individual’s progress.  It is the complete package. 

With everything completely integrated into one system, your HR future is looking bright!  A true sign of having the Best HR Software installed is having a full package of all the best pieces.  Don’t settle on good HR software and average Applicant Tracking or Training Management software.  If you can get the best software that interfaces easily and for free start looking today! Starting now will save you time while doing your daily tasks and while updating the HR information. The Best HR Software is available and you get to create the perfect package.

Check out Cyber Recruiter and Cyber Train at www.visibilitysoftware.com.  Free integration with your HR software and a top rated solution.   

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Hiring Trends for Q3/Q4 2012…are you ready?

According to the latest mid-year hiring report from Careerbuilder, (2012 Mid-year Hiring Forecast), 44% of employers nationwide plan to hire within the last half of this year.  The question is, if you are one of these employers, are you ready? 

Here are some tips to ensure that you can attract the best candidates with the right skills to get the job done:

    • Make sure your resume database is up to date and easily searchable so that you can find candidates you may already know.  If you haven’t reached out to your applicants in a while, now is the time to contact them and request that they update their applicant profile within your resume database software.  They may have gained additional experience and participated in training/career development since you last entertained the idea of an interview with them.
    • Check out your career site and go through the application process as an applicant.  Ask yourself, is the process too cumbersome?  Is the branding and text on my career site displaying up to date, attractive information to new candidates?  Am I projecting the right image to new candidates?  Are my job descriptions up to date with current skills and lingo?  If not, make sure you update these areas.
    • Evaluate your job posting resources.  A robust reporting tool can show you if you are getting the most out of the dollars you are spending with the paid job boards.  There are tons of free, industry specific job boards available.  You just have to find them.  Also, evaluate your social networking strategy to ensure that you are fully utilizing these tools for referrals.    

Cyber Recruiter’s world class resume database software can make sure your organization is ready to hire the best candidates.  For more information on how Cyber Recruiter can help you attract the best candidates,
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Top 3 Online Recruitment System Mistakes

Using your online recruitment system to attract the best candidates…

Are you struggling to find superior quality applicants for the jobs you have open?  Perhaps it’s your online recruitment system that’s holding you back from attracting the best job seekers.  Too often we spend so much time focusing on our internal processes and forget to think about the experience our applicants have on our career site.  A great applicant experience can be the key to attracting the right candidate to get open positions filled faster.  Here are the top three don’ts we hear from job seekers…

Don’t make me repeat myself!  When applicants invest in putting together a winning resume, don’t ask them to re-type or copy and paste their professional highlights into your career page.  Instead, have them upload their resume to your career site and pre-populate the fields on your application with that information.

Don’t act like you don’t know me!  If an applicant has submitted their information to your company before, don’t treat them like it’s the first time you’ve met.  Instead allow them to log into your career site and pick up where they left off.

-Don’t keep me in the dark!  Applicants who take them time to provide the information your company is after, deserve to be kept up to date on what’s going on with the open position they applied for.  Give them the opportunity to see where you are with your hiring process and communicate effectively to them as things progress.

Cyber Recruiter’s world class online recruitment system can make sure these mistakes aren’t made your company.  For more information on how Cyber Recruiter can help you attract the best candidates, click here.

Is Your Training Management Software Ready for Summer?

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Most business are getting ready for Summer implementing a summertime business strategy.  This includes summer hours, casual dress and even flexible work schedules.  Summer is often thought of as a time to relax and unwind and maybe not work quite as hard because you have more freedom than usual.  Often times vacations are planned and employees start working from home more frequently, leaving the office early and scheduling more “outside” appointments. 

This is not necessarily a bad thing for businesses.  After all, most employees would argue that it rejuvenates them and allows them to get caught up on things like organizing our email inbox!  (who doesn’t need time for this!)  What I am saying is to take this time to focus on an initiative to make a business improvement.  For instance, ask yourself some questions about your training software.  Is your training management software or LMS working for you?  Are you able to track training for your staff easily?  Are you tracking employee training the best way?  If you find you are not satisfied, spend some time seeing what else is “out there”.  Do a little comparison research/shopping to ensure you have the best.  As it relates to training software, have you completed an LMS comparison chart?  

As you begin digging in, you may find that your current provider has incorporated upgrades that you might have missed or that you find a solution that offers more for less.  Really what’s the harm in looking.  Take advantage of summer, research some LMS Vendors and find the perfect fit.   Feel free to use our LMS Comparison chart to get you started.  Don’t be scared to work a little harder this Summer, it might actually help you find more time to relax as you become more efficient in your job.  Don’t forget your sunscreen!

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Does Your Career Get the Job Done?

Winning resized 600The most important thing when hiring an applicant is to make sure that you get the most qualified candidate that plans on sticking around.  But before you can get there, you need to take a step back and figure out how to find them first. Now that we’re in the digital age, it seems like that should be easier than ever. But there are a lot of applicants out there, and it’s hard to tell if they’re all really qualified.

Why not create a memorable experience with your career page, one the candidate won’t forget.  One that will make them want to apply and revisit over and over.  Get your applicants excited with something innovative but more importantly something that is easy to navigate and takes the monotony out of completing an application.  Ask compelling questions, relevant questions to the position and even out of the box questions.  Wondering how you can customize your career site and your applications? That’s where Cyber Recruiter comes in.  Visibility Software creates your entire career page and allows you to create as many applications as you and your organization need.  Therefore you can truly customize the questions you ask, create a customized experience and not bog down applicants with an application that is not relevant to a position.  More importantly, as a recruiter, you won’t have to slog through profiles of people who may or may not be qualified. Cyber Recruiter streamlines the process of finding the perfect applicant. Get the best applicant experience while getting the best applicant for the job.  It’s a win win!

So ask yourself these questions: Does your career site get the job done? Does it have an applicant friendly career page, custom applications, and the best applicant experience? Does your career site allow you to ask your potential employees the questions you need to know? Does your career sight bog down your hiring process?  Start thinking about Cyber Recruiter as your answer today!  Pick a winning solution that gets the job done!

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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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