It is, by all accounts, a job seeker’s market right now.
In the modern, connected world, job seekers rely on many different strategies to find work. The Internet, of course, is key, but it’s now accessed more and more often through mobile devices.
Recruiters can stay productive on the go with a mobile app.
Staffing companies and recruiting departments need to invest in software that users consider to be the industry’s best.
That some positions are harder to fill than others is common knowledge, but the extent to which this is a serious issue in the talent economy is hard to overstate.
Recruiters have skills they’ve spent time and effort developing. The best technology for their roles enhances those skills rather than attempting to replace them.
Jobscience president Miranda Nash recently spoke to Talent Management editor Frank Kalman about trends in recruitment technology.
Research from The Aberdeen Group found the majority of human resources professionals “spend too much time on day-to-day tactical activities,” many of which have no direct benefit to their positions or their companies.
No matter how skilled a recruiter is, there are always areas for improvement – and there are also always things to worry about in the small hours of the morning.
Many times, HRMS and HRIS are used interchangeably, but in fact the two are not quite the same. It’s important to understand the difference if you’re shopping for software or productivity tools so that you get what you really need. Take a look below at the differences between the two, the merits of each and then consider whether you need …
SAN FRANCISCO – Salesforce.com Dreamforce Conference – Aug. 31, 2011 – Jobscience, a leading Talent Relationship Management provider on [Force.com](http://www.force.com), today announced Jobscience Mobile, the industry’s first mobile Talent Management app leveraging [Force.com](http://www.force.com), [salesforce.com](http://www.salesforce.com)’s social enterprise platform for employee apps. The first release of Jobscience Mobile extends the efficiency, personalization and compliance benefits of sourcing prospective employees to networking events, campus visits, and informal recruiting interactions in the field. The announcement was made today at Dreamforce 2011, the cloud computing event of the year. Jobscience will be in booth #315 in the Dreamforce Expo.
“Paper resumes are a thing of the past – top talent job seekers today expect companies to find and interact with them online,” said Ted Elliott, CEO of Jobscience. “With Jobscience Mobile, job seekers can stop bringing printed, one-size-fits-all resumes to networking events and campus recruiting visits. Recruiters can start every application process out digitally – eliminating time consuming scanning and data entry processes.” Recruiters can use Jobscience Mobile from a smartphone (Android, BlackBerry and iPhone) or Internet tablet (Android tablet, iPad) to kick off the job application process by inviting just-met candidates to reply with their resume. Job seekers can personalize their resume and job application. Additionally, this communication thread helps recruiters track the quality of sourcing events in the field.
Resumes submitted to Jobscience Mobile are parsed into the Jobscience TalentCloud application, which leverages the Salesforce CRM best practices to enable companies to gain, retain and grow employees through the full TRM lifecycle for talent optimization. Hiring managers can also use Jobscience Mobile to quickly provide feedback on applicants after interviews – no matter where the interview occurs. HR professionals can use Jobscience Mobile to speed the on-boarding process by utilizing smartphone and internet tablet cameras to take photos of passports and driver’s licenses – required for citizenship verification on an employee’s first day.
“Customers coming to Dreamforce will have the chance to see some truly innovative approaches that partners like Jobscience have taken in leveraging the capabilities of the [Force.com](http://www.force.com) platform,” said Ron Huddleston, vice president, ISV Alliances, [salesforce.com](http://www.salesforce.com). “Apps like Jobscience Mobile continue to push the social, open, mobile and trusted capabilities customers expect from the [salesforce.com](http://www.salesforce.com) ecosystem.”