Get to your best candidates faster by leveraging Screening Questions

There’s no doubt that the Screening Questions module is one of the most powerful features contained in the Hirebridge platform.

Did you know that each job can contain its own screening questions, which allows you to deeply profile your candidates regarding their qualifications based on the position they’re apply for. You can tag specific responses as qualifiers and dis-qualifiers, as well as assign point values to each response.

This module provides you with a powerful “virtual assistant” that helps you segment out candidates that meet your minimum criteria, as well as being able to weight those that are most qualified.

Question Set

If you’re not leveraging the power of the Question Sets module, or need any help setting them up, send an email to support@hirebridge.com and we’ll be happy to assist.

Introducing Closed-Loop, Frictionless Feedback.

One the most common and frequent challenges we hear from recruiters is getting managers to review candidates and provide feedback to them. Often times, there is a breakdown in communication during this process, which becomes an obstacle to everyone involved.

We’ve been hard at work studying how to address this need from every potential angle, and to devise a solution that “feels” and “acts” natural — something that recruiters and managers alike will embrace to help them be more productive and reduce their workloads.

We call it, Closed-Loop, Frictionless Feedback.

Frictionless Feedback

It’s really quite simple in its approach, yet incredibly powerful, flexible and complex in its abilities. The key benefits are as follows:

  • Natural process that takes little to no training
  • Recipient does not need to log in to provide feedback
  • Feedback can be collected from single or multiple recipients
  • Point values can be assigned to specific responses
  • Specific responses can be tagged as qualifiers and dis-qualifiers
  • All activities are logged at the user and candidate level
  • Ability to automatically disposition candidates based on specified criteria
  • Comprehensive reporting and compliance tracking

We’re excited to help every company and organization leverage this incredible and unique component to streamline their recruiting process, so send an email to support@hirebridge.com and we will provide you with complete details.

Gartner Says Worldwide Software-as-a-Service Revenue to Reach $14.5 Billion in 2012

According to a recently released research report by Gartner, the SaaS industry is set to reach about $14.5 billion worldwide this year.

After more than a decade of use, adoption of SaaS continues to grow and evolve regionally within the enterprise application markets,” said Sharon Mertz, research director at Gartner. “Increasing familiarity with the SaaS model, continued oversight on IT budgets, the growth of platform as a service (PaaS) developer communities and interest in cloud computing are now driving adoption forward.”

Hirebridge has exclusively been providing its software as a hosted solution since the company’s inception in 2000 and has experienced  explosive  growth over the past three years.

Click here to read Gartner’s entire report >>

Why Talent Management Tech is Super Hot and Bound to Get Hotter

Tell us something we don’t already know!

Marshall Kilpatric’s addresses one of the hottest sectors of the software industry, namely, Talent Management. Hirebridge has been in this space for more than a decade and we’ve experienced explosive growth over the past 2-3 years, so we know just how hot it truly is.

Here’s an excellent quote from the article:

“We don’t have the right skills in the open market to fill the available jobs. The War for Skills is even more deadly than a war for talent because the only place to get the skills is from the competition. We now, more than ever, need to know what we have from a talent standpoint, what our competitors have, what we need and what it will cost to get it. The Knowledge Economy has finally caught up to the Manufacturing Economy in the need for Supply Chain Intelligence, just not of parts but of people and skills.” ~ Jason Averbook, CEO of Knowledge Infusion

Hirebridge is a key component to helping companies decipher the best talent from their applicant inflows and aids recruiters in their abilities to streamline the entire hiring process.

Click here to read the entire article >>

New LinkedIn Candidate Profile Look-Up Button

LinkedIn has become a popular choice of recruiters to cross-reference candidate profiles to review and verify information, as well as find common connections.

This process often requires toggling between web browsers, then copying and pasting information back and forth.

Hirebridge has taken that manual process and made it an easy, one-click action that can be performed directly from within each candidate’s details page.

A new button is now located to the right of each candidate’s name. Clicking this button opens a pop-up window containing LinkedIn search results for that candidate’s profile. You’ll be able to see all of the candidate’s public profile information, as well as any relationships you may have in common.

We are continuing to add more direct functionality with LinkedIn, as well as other social media sites, so be sure to share your comments and suggestions with us.

Resume & Document Forwarding

Hirebridge is excited to announce that we have added the ability to forward resumes and documents!

You can now attach each candidate’s resume in its original format when forwarding their information to others for review. Additionally, if you have the Multiple Document Manager, you can now attach them as well.

When using the Forward Candidate feature, you’ll notice new Include The Following Documents section, which provides you with a list of the documents that you can attach to the email:

Simply check-off the documents you want to include and they will be attached to the email. It’s that simple.

Looking to automate your job postings to social media sites? Hirebridge has you covered.

Most recruiters are well aware of the need to promote their open job positions to social media sites, especially Twitter and Facebook.

Unfortunately, this process requires a number of manual steps including copying and pasting urls, using link-shortening services, logging into to separate social sites, etc. In short, it’s a bit of a pain, but well worth the time.

There are services that can reduce the number of steps involved, however, they are costly and require contractual obligations that are unfavorable to many companies. Their ROIs are unknown as well.

Hirebridge is always looking for ways in which we can help make recruiters’ lives easier, especially when it comes to reducing their workloads and cutting down on manual, repetitive tasks. We’re also always looking for ways to help companies reduce their expenses and gain quick returns on their investments.

That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce Hirebridge SocialPost, which fully automates the process of posting jobs to Twitter and Facebook (and more coming soon), further allowing recruiters to focus on doing what they do best: recruit!

It’s currently in beta testing, so if you would like to try out, send an email to sales@hirebridge.com or call us at 1-954-688-3854 ext 2, and we’ll fill you in on the details.

Indeed Slips Past Monster, Now Largest Job Site By Unique Visitors

One of the major benefits that Hirebridge provides to its clients is that we automatically submit each company’s public jobs to Indeed.com, SimplyHired and Google. We call this service, “ExpressPost,” and it greatly helps extend job postings well beyond a company’s website to bring a large amount of highly qualified candidates directly into their Hirebridge system.

Today, tech blog TechCrunch published a piece regarding Indeed.com’s recent announcement that it had achieved the status of becoming the largest online job search site:

In October, Job search engine Indeed.com slipped past Monster.com to become the largest job site in the U.S. According to comScore, 12.3 million people visited Indeed in October, up 19.6 percent. Monster.com attracted 12.1 million people, and CareerBuilder.com came in third with 11.3 million job seekers. It is still pretty close, with Indeed just barely edging out Monster. But this could very well be a turning point for leadership of the online job search category.

These are pretty impressive numbers for Indeed.com and we’re thrilled that we’re helping our clients get their jobs in front of so many candidates free of of charge.

Click here to read the entire article on TechCrunch.com >>

HIREBRIDGE DEBUTS NEW UNLIMITED ATS PLATFORM

‘Hirebridge Unlimited’ Delivers Applicant Tracking Without Limits

CORAL SPRINGS, FL (February 1, 2010) – Hirebridge LLC, a leader in applicant tracking solutions software, has debuted Hirebridge Unlimited. The novel, flat-rate pricing program is the ATS industry’s first plan that removes limits on the number of users, access or accounts. Hirebridge’s new pricing model allows customers to maximize their use of the industry leading online applicant and talent management software.

“An applicant tracking solution should be designed to fit the customer in both functionality and price,” said Jeff Kasten, Hirebridge Vice President and Director of Business Development. “Our new pricing model does just that. Everyone else charges per user. We don’t. We’ve thrown away the status quo and expect this will improve how our customers use and benefit from Hirebridge.”

The new Hirebridge model does not charge per user, essentially removing limits to the number of customer employees who can use or access the application. This empowers anyone in an organization to benefit from Hirebridge’s industry leading functions, like job posting, resume and candidate search and processing, recruitment and staffing tools, and overall recruitment and talent management. Pricing begins at $250 a month. Other ATS providers often base pricing on the number of users or the size of the customer. This can translate to annual contracts that can run $30,000 a year or more for “enterprise” plans.

“The industry’s standard ‘unlimited’ plans come with a hefty price tag that is both unaffordable to small- to mid-sized users and wrong for their individual needs,” Kasten says. “We’ve thrown away the need to pay for each user. Hirebridge is right-priced for any organization. We’ve redefined ‘unlimited everything.’ It’s applicant tracking without limits.”

About Hirebridge

Hirebridge LLC, (www.hirebridge.com) located in Coral Springs, FL, is a provider of web-based Applicant Tracking and Hiring Management Solutions. Its products and services include Hirebridge Recruiter, a powerful, web-based applicant tracking and candidate management system that provides businesses with easy-to-acquire and easy-to-use tools to reduce costs and streamline business operations. Hirebridge has successfully deployed solutions for more than 350 leading companies, including GoDaddy.com, Chicos, White House|Black Market, Snowbird Resort, Dressbarn, Menards, Maurices, and Campus Management.