With the economy suffering, choosing applicant tracking systems and other HR software has become more important than ever. Not only are hiring managers more concerned than ever about the cost of such programs because of the a lack of funds, but they are finding themselves overwhelmed with large bundles of resumes. Since there are fewer jobs to be had, employers that are currently hiring are receiving a greater than usual number of applicants, which makes ats programs vital to finding the right candidate.
Knowing this, Precision Resources, a nationwide staffing firm, recently selected Kenexa’s applicant tracking solution to assist with their various offices. The firm deals mainly with finding workers for employers in the engineering, construction and maintenance industries. According to a recent press release, Precision decided upon Kenexa’s as its provider of recruiting software solutions with hopes that the choice will enable them to have a better understanding of the hiring practices across their organization.
“We have a long-standing relationship with Precision Rsources’ parent company, Zachary Holdings, Inc,” said Kenexa’s CEO Rudy Karsan. “Now that Precision is using the same reliable Kenexa system, the two organizations will be able to track hiring metrics across all business lines. With an integrated and standardized database of candidate information, the companies can make better decisions on how to keep attracting the very best talent in the industry.”
Users of Kenexa’s software-as-a-service applicant tracking system are able to take their company’s Web site and turn them into interactive career centers. At the same time the program helps to reduce the amount of money spent per hire, which is extremely important in a time of tighter budgets. The ats also meshes with Kenexa’s testing and assessment programs in order to make figuring out which candidate is the best fit for the job in question much easier.
Other Features of the program include requisition creation, processing and posting, resume searching, sorting and filing, applicant workflow, interview scheduling and tracking, and candidate communications and reporting. This enables the user the monitor the entire hiring process much more effectively.
“We were looking for a solution that would offer not only the traditional candidate tracking functionality of a standard applicant tracking system, but that would allow our recruiters to mine candidates, create hot lists and separate information into the specific categories that are the primary drivers to our database,” said Jeff Roach, who is the director of field leadership/nuclear recruiting at Precision Resources. “With Kenexa’s system, we can do all of that, plus segment our database by client, allowing our recruiters to use information unique to each of our clients while still enjoying global oversight of the entire process.”