So, I haven’t been blogging much recently, but I haven’t been living under a rock so I’m going to talk about something in tune with the current trends in social media.
I bet you’ve heard about “social recruiting” (definition by Wikipedia) strategy, software, anything.
Well Jobvite did a good job sometime ago publishing a survey on the matter and now everyone is talking about it. Well, at least everyone somehow involved in the HR sphere.
It’s no news that nowadays companies try to save few bobs there and there, while attempting to hire the best possible talent around.
It’s a known issue that the most amazing people are probably employed and might also be passively looking for a job, balancing their options.
Well, you need to be on top of your game to snatch these great people up before anybody else will do so.
In light of this, I’m sure you currently use some sort of Candidate management system or ATS (application tracking system). A lot of them I think would be quite similar in their offer and the choice would probably be down to personal preference. Leading ATS like Jobvite, include some social integration and employee referrals, which I assume, come connected to a hefty price tag, since there is no way to see their pricing on the website without registering or contacting sales.
That for me is already a major put off. I quite like The Resumator, they’ve recently revamped their website, which looks good, and also I like they’re quarky and funky approach and the fact that they show their plans and pricing. That said, the basic plan starts at 49$ with 3 jobs available. So it’s definitely not cheap, but you can try for free for 14 days.
So, you might be thinking now, what’s WordPress to do with this blog post? So far, nothing. But I’m coming to it.
One of the most innovative as well as seriously well designed app is Zartis. They’ve been in the market for a couple of years with their flagship product, HR Locker, a self service HR software solution to manage annual leave and employees details. Few months ago they’ve launched their latest – and coolest – addition to their SaaS portfolio, a social recruting software.
So, I obviously like their style and also I like their pricing plans. You can sign up for FREE and get 1 job with this plan or optionally, you can sign up for their PRO plan and get 20 jobs with it.
I think it sounds very reasonable compared to not knowing the price (and being forced to talk to sales) or the basic $50!!
Anyhow, another couple of points which will set the guys from Zartis apart from the rest of social recruiting software providers.
1. They offer a super easy to install widget for your website, fully customasible, which will sit on your site and show that “we’re hiring” and allow applicants to apply from it directly with either a CV or LinkedIn profile.
2.They seem to believe so much in what they’re doing that they’ve built a FREE jobs listing plugin for WordPress users. As far as I know, nobody else has anything similar on offer and knowing that are almost 60 million other WordPress sites, I’d say they can’t go wrong with this. A lot of business sites nowadays are made with WordPress and using this plugin will surely make the hiring process. According to Zartis you can “Easily add job listings and secure candidate management to your WordPress site.” It’s basically super simple and straight forward and lets you quickly and easily create your own jobs page and automate much of the recruitment process. One feature I particulary find useful and enjoyed is that it also allows you to automatically post your vacancies to Twitter and Facebook. If you want to see an example of the little widget you check out the Zartis website.
In case you’ve missed the link above, you can now download their free WordPress job manager plugin .
So these are my considerations. Are you a WordPress user? Are you using any tools, software, apps to streamline your recruitment process?
Have you joined the social recruitment revolution? I’d like to hear from you, whatever you’re doing!
May be of interest:
- Social recruiting, apps and cloud computing (hriscom.com)
- John Dennehy on the benefits of moving to the cloud (gamesindustryemployment.wordpress.com)
- Social recruiting survey 2011 results (hriscom.com)