To start the year off with a bang, we’ve released the following improvements to Recruit So Simple:
As usual, all of these improvements came from user feedback. Our development team has already started working on the next lot of improvements to our online recruitment software. Let’s see how many recruitment agencies we can help in 2017 by making it easier for them to get business done!
Our development team has just launched another update which includes these improvements:
Feedback so far has been amazing, all of these improvements had been requested by our customers. We always listen and base our development of the recruitment system around what you need to make your job easier.
Our team is now busy working on the next improvements to our recruitment software which will be released shortly.
We’ve been working hard behind the scenes on improvements to Recruit So Simple which have now been released to users, they include:
Our development team has already begun on the next lot of improvements to the system which are due to be released in the next few weeks. Changes to our recruitment software are driven entirely by user feedback, which is so important in helping us make Recruit So Simple even more feature-packed and easier to use.
When we sell applicant tracking software (ATS) to customers we spend a lot of time making sure they get exactly what they need – our combined decades in software development give us a lot of insight into what clients need from applicant tracking.
They always have questions about how our applicant tracking software will speed things up and the answer is twofold – first it’s an efficient system for finding evaluating and interviewing talent, second it improves the experience for candidates, making you a popular company to apply to. In the long term, ATS gives you a better profile as an organisation as well as a better chance of sourcing and bringing on board the best talent.
Then there are the questions we need to ask them:
Funnily enough, there are a few questions that we would love our clients to ask, but they rarely do. Maybe they think such questions would be silly, or that they aren’t important, but neither of those things are true – here are the three questions we wish everybody would ask of their provider before investing in an applicant tracking system for their business:
Complicated software should be a contradiction in terms, but it’s not. Far too many software designers think that complicated = good. We don’t. We think simple = good, and we work hard to ensure our software is simple, intuitive, straightforward and easy. Isn’t recruitment complicated enough, without increasing the hard work with a layer of demanding, difficult software?
Okay, it won’t take inches off your hips or deal with a beer belly, but Recruit So Simple has always believed that software should look good as well as do a good job. We make sure that the design is intuitive and the layout stunning, so that from the moment you sit down at the screen, you instinctively know how to use our system. From there it’s just a step to falling in love with our software and we’re sure you will … because you’re going to get on so well together!
This is the question that separates us from our competition. Because we have a one word answer. None. Or, if you prefer, a two word answer, absolutely none! Every feature is included in the price and we don’t expect you to pay for any additional features or upgrades. Not now, not ever.
We spend a lot of time designing software for recruitment agencies – and as a result, we know a lot about why some recruitment consultancies thrive and others barely make a living, or even fail, and that’s why we design our software to ensure that we’re contributing to the success of our clients.
Recruitment is a challenging industry and the demand to multi-task is one of the most complex challenges of all. Moving from candidate to candidate, handling phone calls and social media, getting out on the road to understand what your clients want, billing, checking contracts, searching resumes, managing payroll … when you write it down, it’s pretty daunting! Software should make this kind of challenge easy, by being available on the move, on mobiles and online, so that your consultants can find the right balance between candidates and clients, billing and interviewing, responding and initiating. We’re proud to say we’ve got a handle on multitasking that rival recruitment agency software systems can’t begin to match.
Whilst dealing with clients often gets priority (and we’re coming to that) candidate experience is vital to success in the recruitment industry. In a hirer’s market, the best candidates can easily pick and choose what agencies to work with, and they always choose the ones that treat them well and provide good opportunities. That means your recruitment agency software has to offer CV parsing that’s second to none, because sending candidates for interviews where they don’t match the job spec is a sure-fire way to lose their loyalty. It also means keeping in touch with them regularly, so they know they are important to you – a social media component to your recruiting software is vital for this. At Recruit So Simple we build all our software with engagement at the heart, not off to the side, so nothing could be simpler than connecting with your candidates where they are most likely to be found – on social media.
Whilst candidate handling is pretty touchy-feely, let’s be honest about the cold hard facts of the recruitment industry. There is only so much candidate talent to go around – and every agency is competing to get the talent to the client. An effective Applicant Tracking System and a state of the art Customer Relationship Management function will combine to ensure that you can prove when you sent a CV to a client and when you contacted a candidate to tell them about a vacancy – it means the results of your hard work don’t end up in the pockets of some opportunistic agency that’s poached into your territory. We know it’s the agencies that stay on top of their ATS and CRM that get the fees … and we make it easy for them to be the winners.
Nobody ever doubts that clients are the life blood of a recruitment consultancy. Every recruitment agency needs clients that come back over and over again. What makes them do that? They need to have a superb client experience – the best candidates for each position, presented as comprehensively as possible, in a timely fashion, and with simple billing is just the beginning. Beyond that, managing the client relationship is crucial to success, and staying in touch and monitoring social media are also essential. Keeping in touch with clients using an inbuilt calendar means you can offer them the support they need before they even think they need it – so that you’re not the agency of choice, but the agency that does the choosing.
Part 2 of the Spring Update has finally arrived. This update contains various small improvements to the system, but the main purpose is to roll out huge backend changes to support the new reporting system.
Some of the highlights include:
We’re currently in the process of developing the third and final part of the spring update. We’re committed to maintaining Recruit So Simple as the UK’s leading online recruitment software product.
Here’s a question we get asked a lot. ‘Why does my agency/my department need specialist recruitment software?’ There are a dozen different answers, and these are just the top three:
But there’s an additional consideration, which has just been reported on by Cambridge University’s Psychometrics research centre. Computers may actually be better at predicting personality than individuals. Yes, this study claims that Facebook likes can be used by specialist software programmes to create a more accurate picture of an individual’s personality than friends can produce!
So, what does this mean for recruitment? Well a couple of things:
The ability of software to predict candidate matches is undoubted – the speed with which it can do so is impressive – so why do we need recruitment consultants/HR personnel?
That’s easy to answer – there’s one thing that no software, no matter how sophisticated, can yet do. It can’t assess the intuitive nature of what makes two individuals click together. That requires something that no computer yet possesses, and may never possess, the amazing ability to know that despite all evidence to the contrary, an individual is just right for a position. The human capacity to form these intuitive judgements is based on knowledge – of the client or company, of the individuals involved, and of the broad nature of the industry, region and competitiveness of the position.
Providing this perfect blend of sophisticated and responsive software to support intuitive broad judgements is our job – we focus on ensuring our clients get the best software to allow them to recruit the best people … it’s that simple!
We’re really excited to launch quite a big update to Recruit So Simple today. Some of the highlights include:
The full list of improvements can be viewed by logging into the system.
So far the feedback has been amazing, and we’re already hard at work on the next set of updates to the recruitment system. We’re committed to maintaining Recruit So Simple as the UK’s leading online recruitment software product.
We just wanted to take the time to wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. We look forward to working with you in 2015 as we continue to grow Recruit So Simple.
Our Christmas opening times are as follows:
Wednesday 24th December – 10am to 1pm
Thursday 25th December – Closed
Friday 26th December – Closed
Monday 29th December – 10am to 1pm
Tuesday 30th December – 10am to 1pm
Wednesday 31st December – 10am to 1pm
Thursday 1st January – Closed
Friday 2nd January – Closed
Monday 5th January – Back to normal
Our customers are waking up to a load of new features and improvements this morning. These have all come from customer feedback and include:
The full list of improvements can be viewed by logging into the system.
Unfortunately, there’s no rest for the wicked – the development team are already working full steam ahead on the next batch of updates. We’re committed to maintaining Recruit So Simple as the UK’s leading online recruitment software product.Next Page »