ATS, what is it good for? Absolutely Somethin’!? 2014 BuyerView Report

ATS 2014

Knocking it out of the park, Erin Osterhaus and the crew over at Software Advice have released their 2014 Applicant Tracking System Buyer Trends Report and it is absolutely packed with data! Compiled from the randomly selected opinions of thousands of purchaser interactions, the highlights include:

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Is Your Recruitment Advertising Campaign Providing Optimized ROI?

Erin Osterhaus over at Software Advice has released their 2014 Job Board survey of a 150 recruiters in cooperation with Recruitment Process Outsourcing Association (RPOA) and the National Human Resources Association (NHRA). 
It has some really solid and actionable data on the effectiveness, specifically the ROI, associated with posting jobs to the larger national boards including: LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, Indeed, Monster, Craigslist & Glassdoor.

Study highlights include:

  • Overall LinkedIn Delivers the highest combination of Quality and Quantity of applicants at a median cost
  • Indeed Delivers the Highest Quantity of applicants of any of the boards
  • Indeed is the most useful for Entry-Level positions while LinkedIn leads for both Mid & Senior-Level jobs
  • Craigslist Is the Least Expensive by a good margin and tied with CareerBuilder for second place when it came to delivering entry-level candidates

View the complete study at Software Advice

7 Tips for Working With People Who Are Smarter Than You

einsteinpan_33911A bang-on read from Jessica Stillman, on the triumphs and struggles associated with hiring the smartest employees that you can get your hands on.

  • Fly your own flag and be confident enough of your tune, to toot your own horn
  • Ask, ask, ask questions – chances are good they know the answer
  • Set the pace (pssst… one that you are comfortable with)
  • Keep perspective – working with the alternative is considerably less enticing
  • Accept the things you cannot change, have the courage to change the things you can and the wisdom to know the difference
  • Become immersed with your peers – look at/listen to/read everything you can get your hands on to better identify with their headspace
  • Don’t compete – contemplate

Read the complete story over at Inc.