In a Swiftpro world recruitment software is here to help

Released on = June 9, 2005, 2:57 am

Press Release Author = Swiftpro Ltd.

Industry = Human Resources

Press Release Summary = Swiftpro CVPlus Visual advanced recruitment software resolves the recruiter’s dilemma of being inundated by CVs/resumes after posting job advertisements online.

Press Release 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.

Although building 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.

CVPlus Visual recruitment software transforms imported CVs into fully skilled new applicant records automatically, including name, address, employment history, skills
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.

CVPlus Visual 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.

CVPlus Visual 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 or download a fully functional evaluation copy of CVPlus Visual at and type in CVPlus in the search field at the top of the page.

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Contact Details = Charles Trumpess, Marketing Manager
2 Warner House
Harrovian Business Village
Bessborough Road
Middlesex HA1 3EX
Telephone +44 (0)870 873 1270

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