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Responsive Recruitment Software on Mobile, Tablet and Desktop

May 23, 2014 Leave a comment

Hiring managers and HR personal can now enjoy the benefits of optimized web viewing on any device, thanks to Newton’s highly responsive Applicant Tracking System.

Newton has recently updated their version of the Applicant Tracking System which will allow users to experience high visibility of the product on any tablet, smartphone or internet browser without the hassle of procuring apps to use it.

The company gave the system a complete over haul giving it renewed user abilities. The real jumpstart is the utilization of HTML5 that is restructured to suit mobile use. This version of Newton is offered as an automatic upgrade for existing users and all customers will be included in the new system over a period of several weeks.

All web accessible information should be conformable to the screen size of a device, no matter how that particular device is designed. Newton created a user-friendly product for recruiters and hiring managers. Their product adjusts and re-positions itself to accommodate the size of the screen.

Newton’s Head of Marketing and Co-Founder, Joel Passen relates that restructuring Newton’s HTML5 was a challenging task which took more time and mental energy to create than any other program since Newton’s debut. He goes on to say that the genius behind the upgrade puts Newton – its supporters and staff as well – on a higher technological platform than its competitors. The re-architecture will be virtually impossible for vendors to imitate.

The HTML5 up-grade will be a platform that paves the way for new features and functionality every month and a half to two months for the rests of 2014.

Newton is an applicant tracking system specifically created for hiring managers and recruiters of small to mid-sized companies that optimizes their on base hiring program.

Trying to read, scroll and generally maneuver any web information on tiny screens has always been challenging for people who use devices, especially on the go. I can state that the remaining populace of tablet and mobile users is green with envy at the advantage hiring personal have with this program.

This is well said for the program in itself but, being realistic, it doesn’t completely make up for the full viewing advantage of a desktop or standard size laptop.

Resizing is a definite plus and great quick-referencing is better than having no alternative at all, however, it stands to reason that this is great for applicant profile reviewing and chat-style interviews, but the greater part of the hiring process would have to be performed in person, or on large screen as I mentioned earlier. I wouldn’t suggest relying on this completely; the internet system may give out at the wrong moment.

 

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Best Applicant Tracking System Getting Upgrades

May 13, 2014 Leave a comment

Best Applicant Tracking System Getting Upgrades

The newest version of Newton features an updated and modern user interface that will automatically make Newton universally available on any smartphone, tablet, operating system and modern browser without having to download any special apps. 

4 Common Corporate Recruiting Myths

May 9, 2014 Leave a comment

When companies are hiring, the ultimate goal is finding the top professionals and best talent. While there are some factors that can help set candidates apart, certain myths and misunderstandings have developed that only complicate the process. By understanding the myths associated with hiring, it is easier to find qualified and capable candidates who may not fall into a particular category.

Only Ivy League Candidates are Exceptional

An Ivy League education does not automatically qualify a particular person or suggest that the individual is better than someone who may have an education from a college or university that is not as well known.

Look for candidates from unexpected places. You may be surprised to find that some of the top professionals were educated in public schools or even trading schools. Education is only one factor to consider during the hiring process and some of the most exceptional individuals did not attend Ivy League universities.

Trip Them Up During the Interview

The trick question that interviewers sometimes throw out to candidates may provide some unexpected answers, but it does not always find that gem that is expected. Realistically, a hiring manager is more likely to find that gem by asking consistent questions and focusing on skills, education and experience during the interview.

Avoid questions that are designed to trick the candidate during an interview. It only throws off the pace of the interview, wastes time and eliminates individuals who may be better for the position than someone who came up with an interesting answer.

Avoid Contacting Candidates who are not Hired

A huge myth is to avoid candidates who are not hired for a particular position. By using the applicant tracking system, it is easy to keep in touch with candidates who may be better qualified for a different position than the one that they initially applied for. Stay in contact with potential candidates, even if the position was filled. It is likely that future positions will need talented professionals and staying in touch can make it easier to connect with those individuals.

It is important to separate the myths from the tools that work. The process of finding the top talent is more complicated than just looking for the top schools and ignoring the rest. It is a process that require technology and consistency.

Use Traditional Tools for Evaluation of Skills

The idea that a white board or a chalk board is enough to evaluate the skills of a candidate is not appropriate. Hiring managers need to use the most up-to-date tools and technology to find highly qualified candidates.

Use an applicant tracking system to connect with appropriate candidates and keep in touch after a particular position has been filled. Use computers and technological tools during the interview to test specific skills. Get rid of the white board and use updated technology.