LinkedIn fatigue and AI – the future of recruitment?

April 25th, 2017 | Industry News

Effective recruitment – how not to waste anybody’s time

According to Recruiter, there’s an increasing weariness in excellent candidates who are sick of being ‘targeted’ by recruiters who bombard them with ill-thought-out and often time-wasting pitches. It’s not just those who are on LinkedIn who find themselves on the wrong end of a badly focused communication from a recruiter whose employment software hasn’t kept up with the candidate’s current situation. ‘LinkedIn fatigue’ as it’s known is causing many top candidates to try to hide themselves from inept recruiters and one measure of the sophistication and application of recruitment software in the future will be the way that it uses the applicant tracking system to contact candidates only when a truly interesting opportunity arises.

Is AI the future of recruitment software?

Start-ups around the world are claiming that they are heralding a new future for recruitment platforms by incorporating large amounts of AI (artificial intelligence) into each newly-launched recruitment system.

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The latest from Global Recruiter UK Summit

April 11th, 2017 | Industry News

Shake up in recruitment in 2017

The recent Global Recruiter UK Summit opened with a headline talk about how technology is changing the workplace, and therefore how the operation and focus of many recruitment businesses will need to change too: the ‘human cloud’ and increasing workplace automation are both expected to lead to different ways of packaging recruitment; uncertain economic situations will lead to shorter lead times for recruitment; and talent platforms like Recruit so Simple are likely to be delivering $2.7 trillion to the global economy by 2025 according to one speaker. Where ‘human cloud’ resourcing operates, online recruitment software is an essential component of a realtime recruiting policy and cloud-based Software As A Service will be vital to managing complex workflows in real time, often at a geographic distance.

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Brexit, budget and building… three key areas for March recruitment

March 17th, 2017 | Industry News

2017 budget and recruitment

In a week where a budget U-turn created a lot of heat in the recruitment industry, we thought it would be a good time to bring some light to the Chancellor’s budget decisions, and how they affect recruitment, both permanent and temporary.

The U-turn was on NICs, of course and was welcomed by many lobbyists for the self-employed, but increasing National Insurance wasn’t the only impact that the 2017 budget had on recruitment, and a couple of less headline-worthy issues may definitely change the way the UK recruitment industry operates.

The Chancellor announced that the dividend tax allowance of £5,000 per annum will be cut to £2,000 from April 2018 and this applies to every taxpayer, not just single directors of shareholder companies. This was the only firm conclusion from the government’s announcement that the 2017 budget would include consultations on employee expenses and the taxation of benefits in kind. While these consultations are still up in the air, it’s certain that recruitment agency software will need to demonstrate high transparency to ensure that problems do not arise with HMRC in future.

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Recruiting Trends in 2017

March 7th, 2017 | Industry News

Technology is projected to be the big trend in recruitment in 2017 and recruiting volumes in this area are predicted to rise. In 2017 the UK alone is looking at a 58% increase in hiring.

Industries experiencing recruitment pressures

Wireless technology markets are experiencing a degree of change – while industry regulation in the USA is still allowing operators to charge higher prices that permit capital to be raised for network upgrades and innovation, in other markets commodification is well advanced, changing the nature of the offering and requiring a different approach to basic delivery. Increased pressure as telecoms operators fight for subscribers means that focus is moving steadily from brand identity to delivery metrics with broadband speeds, customer service responses and reliability changing the nature of recruitment in the industry and reducing out top end positions such as marketing and strategy whilst increasing demand for temp and fixed contract professionals working in the infrastructure, engineering and customer service areas.

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New Year, New Features!

January 4th, 2017 | Company News

To start the year off with a bang, we’ve released the following improvements to Recruit So Simple:

  • Added full integration with the Idibu job board aggregator service
  • 2-Step Verification can now be enabled for users to add extra security to their login
  • New reporting to show detailed information about interviews in the system
  • Additional questions can be specified that candidates should answer when applying for jobs online
  • New XML data feed v2 to make integrating your jobs with your website even easier

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Improvements To Our Recruitment Software

July 13th, 2016 | Company News

Our development team has just launched another update which includes these improvements:

  • Improved email templates to save you even more time when sending regular emails.
  • New built-in HTML editor for fancy job descriptions.
  • Improved pipeline makes it easier to edit multiple candidates at once.
  • It’s now easier to enter a candidate’s social media when adding their record.

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Latest Improvements Released

May 28th, 2016 | Company News

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes on improvements to Recruit So Simple which have now been released to users, they include:

  • Job titles are much easier to enter in the system, they are now free-text fields that will additionally prompt you with suggestions as you type.
  • Security has been improved by increasing the complexity requirement for user passwords.
  • Interface and performance improvements to make the system even easier and faster to use.

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Applicant Tracking Software – questions we wish our clients would ask

May 5th, 2015 | Industry News

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:

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Why some recruitment agencies fail – and others thrive

April 16th, 2015 | Industry News

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.

Multi-tasking

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.

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The Spring Update Continues

April 7th, 2015 | Company News

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.

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