This post was written by TalentWoo’s Jerel Cain. TalentWoo.com is a new AZTC member and focuses on helping technology companies scale quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively using its best-in-class, automated recruiting software and digital job marketing services.
Despite the high unemployment numbers, technology-based companies are exasperated by the lack of qualified applicants who apply for their job openings. This dearth of qualified technical talent has hampered many Valley companies, who increasingly find themselves unable to accept, engage, or complete key projects and initiatives due to resource constraints. Members of the Arizona Technology Council are all too familiar with these types of challenges. For example, at the time of this writing, a technology company in Phoenix who wishes to hire a .NET Developer of any kind would find their job post competing against 257 other .NET openings, listed by 141 other employers, who are all fighting over a tiny pool of only 18,000 developers (all of whom are gainfully employed). Are you looking to hire an IT Network Engineer? You would need to be prepared to wait for several months. Local technology companies need a solution that changes the game. And one of America’s “Best Small Businesses to Work for 2011” has found it!
Almost one year ago, Infusionsoft wanted to hire a director of sales, and needed to expand its search outside the Phoenix area candidate pool. They needed a quick and efficient solution, with maximum job marketing reach, using targeted screening, and at minimal cost. Within 24 hours, they were introduced to the person they eventually hired for the role. Five months later, they needed to hire a small business coach to work as a regional development manager in Silicon Valley, California where they had no presence – again, quickly and at minimal cost. Using the same solution, they were introduced within three days to the California-based expert that they eventually hired. And this month, they welcomed aboard their new demand generation senior strategist, using the same solution. He was introduced to them the day after they launched their search. So how did they manage to do the impossible?
Might we suggest leveraging the On-Demand Recruiting ARM (Applicant Relationship Management) Solution from TalentWoo.com? A Recruiting ARM is an automated recruiting platform that takes recruiting to a completely different level (ahem, “a HIRE level”). Instead of merely “tracking” applicants, TalentWoo’s Recruiting ARM solution helps Arizona technology companies with:
Maximum Online Marketing Reach for your Job Posting
Does your current ATS or recruiting solution come with job board postings to all the major job boards: Careerbuilder.com, Monster.com, Craigslist.com, Dice.com, Salesjobs.com, TheLadders.com? Does it allow for your job to be tweeted, shared, emailed, and reposted to hundreds of aggregator sites? Does it leverage and integrate easily with your existing employee referral programs? Does your solution include targeted email marketing campaigns to the world’s largest resume databases, as well as unlimited in mails to passive applicants on LinkedIn?
Many recruiting software packages offer rudimentary resume tracking, but almost none have built-in, intelligent decision-making systems. That means you still have to review hundreds of resumes AND conduct dozens of phone interviews to get to the applicant you’d like to bring in to your office for an interview. Consider a time-saving system that filters out applicants for you, and then ranks the ones that qualify, based on key competencies most important to the hiring manager.
Each and every time you, as an employer, post a job you are simultaneously marketing your brand. You must remember that job applicants are also future customers, vendors, suppliers, partners, prospects (at their new job), stock-holders, fans, etc, etc. They could also very likely be bloggers, tweeters and social media users, all with the potential to take their experiences viral. While we’re sure this is common sense to the reader, we do wonder why over 90% of job applicants never receive the courtesy of a “No Thank You” response from employers advertising jobs. Consider a recruiting ARM that handles this for you so that 100% of prospects that interact with your company receive closure.
A recruiting ARM will allow you to create and nurture leads, create and tap into referral networks, and create opt-in opportunities for candidates who want to stay in touch.
To find out more about how a Recruiting ARM can help your organization, as it has other Valley companies like TimeAmerica, Xhibit Corporation and Infusionsoft, please contact Talentwoo.com today by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me by phone at 480.413.9400.