a Swiftpro world recruitment software is here to help
= June 9, 2005, 2:57 am
Author = Swiftpro Ltd.
Industry = Human
Summary = Swiftpro CVPlus Visual advanced recruitment software resolves
the recruiter’s dilemma of being inundated by CVs/resumes
after posting job advertisements online.
Body = The explosion of Internet job boards has brought numerous
benefits to the recruitment market, such as reduced advertising
costs, enormous time savings and shorter time to placement. However,
just as job boards have solved many problems they have also created
new issues and challenges. It is true that online job advertising
is faster, cheaper and more responsive than the print-based
alternatives. In fact, on average, a recruitment agency can expect
upwards of 150 responses to an online job advertisement.
a substantial applicant database is central to creating a successful
agency, it is easy to see how consultants can find themselves inundated
by CVs/resumes that need to be screened and entered on to their
system. This can effectively cancels out many of the cost and time
savings mentioned. One way of resolving or mitigating the dilemma
is to place more targeted job advertisements on
niche rather than general job boards. Your applicant response rate
will fall, usually by two-thirds, while the quality and suitability
of candidates will rise. At the same time, you will still have 40
to 50 CVs/resumes to process.
recruitment software transforms imported CVs into fully skilled
new applicant records automatically, including name, address, employment
and qualifications. What’s more, each time the applicant sends
a CV/resume, it is saved in the original CV/resume folder and can
be viewed by date. Consultants can create up to nine versions of
a CV/resume ready to send to clients at a keystroke.
Because of the
overwhelming number of responses that job boards receive on behalf
of their clients, they are forced to rely on software to screen
applicants, which often use mechanical filters to cut down the number
of CVs/resumes. In most cases these applications perform adequately
enough for first round screening purposes. Nevertheless the use
of such software often ends up screening out a number of suitable
candidates unnecessarily, as it lacks the sophistication to make
such important recruitment decisions. Similarly, most high street
recruitment agencies use some sort of desktop software to search
and match candidates with jobs or
clients, often with the same results.
recruitment software offers a wide range of facilities to help recruiters
find the information they need quickly and efficiently. All of these
advanced search facilities can be used throughout the application
on all different
types of client, job and applicant information.
offers recruiters superior search and match capabilities that allow
them to search any combination of keywords, free text, post codes,
and random data fields using a single form. If a recruitment consultant
finds themselves pressed for time or they have a temporary job that
must to be filled urgently then they can use the Match function.
This instantly produces a list of applicants matched against the
job’s requirements by identified skills, and it does it automatically.
Having run a
search, CVPlus Visual allows consultants to save their results in
a shortlist folder of applicants. They can then work through this
shortlist folder, make some calls and flag those candidate records
they wish to reject immediately,
consider further, or send the applicant’s CV/resume to the
client. CVs/resumes can be sent to a client with the appropriate
cover letter by email, fax and mail directly from within the application.
For more information
visit www.swiftpro.com or download a fully functional evaluation
copy of CVPlus Visual at www.download.com and type in CVPlus in
the search field at the top of the page.
Web Site = http://www.swiftpro.com
= Charles Trumpess, Marketing Manager
2 Warner House
Harrovian Business Village
Middlesex HA1 3EX
Telephone +44 (0)870 873 1270
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