Simplicity is the goal of Jobscience design.

For staffing software, simplicity reigns supreme

Jeremy Products & Technology, Staffing

A software solution used by recruiting and staffing firms should help manage data, evaluate candidates and monitor activities. The last thing it should do is serve as another challenge professionals have to overcome. Unfortunately, this often happens when complicated interfaces and data management routines cause software users to make mistakes, perform redundant activities or get lost in a complicated network of superfluous features.

With this in mind, Jobscience designs its software interface and functionality around the core principle of simplicity. David Brooks, vice president of product development at Jobscience, focused on the importance of ease of use when describing the organization's new spring 2016 products.

"Recruiters enjoy talking to people. They love understanding if a person is the right fit for an opportunity. They don't want to get caught up in technology, to have to deal with a lot of complexity in the tools they use. They want to get to the end goal, which is generally talking to someone," Brooks said.

By utilizing Jobscience's software solutions, recruiters can focus on tasks that require their expertise and experience while software makes back-office activities and data processes easier. In the end, information systems should help users move forward, not get in their way.

Only the features you need
Software Advice said a lack of user focus during early implementation is often a core reason for CRM system adoption failures. Jobscience software is designed for and by recruiters. There's no needless graphics or toolbars and the entire system is intuitive to professionals searching for and managing particular candidates.

The CRM edition of Jobscience's spring product allows users to identify optimal candidates based on dictated criteria. The software possess tools to asses, engage and convert individuals into active candidates. With staffing company solutions like the Jobscience Business Development Engine, teams can use automated workflows to work with prospective clients efficiently and quickly.

Jobscience allows users to communicate and monitor candidates all around the world.  Jobscience recruitment software allows users to communicate and monitor candidates all around the world.

A single source for candidate information
One of the most exciting features included in Jobscience's spring 2016 products is the Sourcing Center. This is where the software's focus on ease of use is critical. The Sourcing Center brings all of the system's previous tools together into a single console.

"We recognize sourcing candidates from many different sources is important to recruiters, but the challenge is you're using a different user experience from every platform." Brooks said.

Instead of having to switch back and forth between multiple tabs, users can compare data from different candidates in a centralized location. This helps employees make informed choices about recruiting with as few clicks as possible. It hooks into a variety of sources with an applicant program interface, so users receive a consistent experience. With this feature, recruiters can perform all of their basic tasks in one location.

As Jobscience updates its products based on client feedback and industry insights, streamlining functionality is a major theme. The Resume Power feature makes it easier to import resumes thanks to software-as-a-service integration. Users can drop 50 resumes at a time into a candidate database. While the files load, users can continue working and even open a new tab to import more at the same time.

"The sourcing center consolidates information from platforms like Monster and LinkedIn."

Help recruiters recognize new opportunities
Removing the hassle from back-office operations and improving the simplicity of data processes not only eliminates common causes of frustration, but allows software users to explore opportunities. For example, a lack of clear understanding of new channels may prevent recruiters from properly utilizing data collected from online commercial job boards.

A streamlined solution that centralizes information allows companies to properly evaluate talent search strategies. A LinkedIn survey found nearly two thirds of recruiting decision-makers believe they can't efficiently recognize the ROI of candidate sources. Companies should explore how software designed for monitoring, managing and comparing candidate data can improve current strategies.

The Sourcing Center consolidates information from platforms like Monster and LinkedIn. When it comes time to evaluate and communicate with candidates from multiple sources, recruiters can use dependable, simple tools. The consistency allows for proper evaluation of individual merits instead of getting bogged down in switching between various sources.

Keeping up with expansion
Jobscience software products are built from the ground up with user convenience and success in mind.

"You simplify something by understanding deeply what the user needs to do at any given time," Brooks said. "With Jobscience, we have people who are recruiters, people who are able to relay to developers what's important to recruiting professionals."

The design team includes input directly from recruiters, and Jobscience constantly updates its products based on client feedback. For instance, the Spring 2016 product line includes improved language, currency and geographical features in response to recruiters expanding into global markets.

As future trends continue to alter the staffing and recruitment industries, partnering with a technology provider well-versed in a company's particular needs will only become more crucial.