Screening Applicants – or, How to Find the Needle in Your Haystack

According to Wikipedia, a needle in a haystack is “a figure of speech used to refer to something that is difficult to locate in a much larger space.” Or, put another way, “to search for something that is impossible or extremely difficult to find, especially because the area you have to search is too large”.

If you work in recruitment, either as recruiter or an HR specialist, you know how this feels. It’s what you experience every time you post a new vacancy and in response receive dozens (or perhaps hundreds) of applications. Your job then is to find “the needle in the haystack” – the applicant(s) worthy of the open position, and qualified for round two of your recruitment process.

Screening Applicants

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Back to the Future (of eRecruitment)

Our last post, “eRecruitment’s Future Looks Bright. Pack Your Sunglasses!”, covered eRecruitment’s future, and the impressions and input we took from Zukunft Personal (which, if you recall, translates to “Human Resources’ future”) in Cologne, Germany, last month. We promised to further discuss some terms we’ll be hearing a lot about in the coming weeks and months: Terms like “online assessments”, “online interview tools” and “social media”, and the role that each plays in eRecruitment. Without further ado, let’s dive in!

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eRecruitment’s Future Looks Bright. Pack Your Sunglasses!

eConscribi recently attended the 16th annual Zukunft Personal exhibition in Cologne, Germany. Zukunft Personal is Europe’s largest Human Resources Management exhibition, and this show marked eConscribi’s fourth consecutive appearance. “Zukunft” is German for “future”, and “personal” means, well, “personal”, so “Zukunft Personal” essentially translates to “Human Resources’ future”. The three-day exhibition welcomes a global array of HR decision makers from a variety of organizations, including private companies, government entities and non-profits.

Our booth was busy throughout the show and we had the pleasure of talking with a number of interesting and inspiring HR folks. The only downside to this welcome popularity is that we didn’t have much time to listen to the show’s great speakers; however, while browsing the show’s program, we saw that buzzwords like “qualified employees”, “motivation” and “ROI” (Return on Investment) were common threads in several speakers’ presentations. Moreover, during our many talks with HR professionals of all titles and organizational backgrounds, we continuously heard key terms such as “online assessments”, “interview tools” and “social media”.

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SaaS (Software-as-a-Service): Why it’s Awesome

A recent study conducted by IDG Connect revealed that 53% of the respondents, which included IT executives working in organizations with 1,000+ employees, are still using outdated on-premise solutions for Human Resources. Thankfully, more than half of those respondents are planning to switch to a cloud-based SaaS solution within the next six months.

Gartner Group projects 2015 SaaS sales will reach $21.3bn. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is still SaaS’ largest market – however, HRM, ERP and CM solutions aren’t far behind.

SaaS is poised to revolutionize Human Resources. But what exactly is a SaaS solution? And why are SaaS solutions all the rage?

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eRecruitment Solution for Blue-Collar Positions

We’re often asked, “Is an eRecruitment solution applicable for hiring blue-collar positions where applicant information is typically transferred by hand/hard copy?”

The answer is a resounding “Yes!” In fact, it makes perfect sense for the hiring company and the applicants!

For any position, an eRecruitment solution is a better solution than receiving applications via email or post. There are several reasons for this:

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The eConscribi Blog Identity

Welcome to eConscribi’s blog! We’ll be posting something new every second Monday of the month, with topics covering everything eConscribi, eRecruitment and HR-related. Most posts will be the brainchildren of eConscribi employees, but periodically we’ll welcome a guest blogger with industry expertise and an interest in conveying his/her thoughts on a particular subject of interest/specialty.

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