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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Defining HR Software Solutions: Nobody said it was Easy!

Do you know your HRM from your ATS and your TMS? If not, don’t worry. Even people like us, who’ve been around the HR software solutions business for years, get them mixed up sometimes.  To eyes both trained and untrained, these three solutions appear to cover the same ground – but in actuality, there’s a world of difference between them. And so for your edification as well as ours, we decided to peel away the gray and set things in black and white once and for all. Without further ado, here are eConscribi’s official definitions of the three most common HR solutions:

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