HR Analytics: To a hammer, everything is a nail

HR Analytics: To a hammer, everything is a nail Spoiler alert: I’m a skeptic. HR Analytics: What is it? HR Analytics is also known as People Analytics, Workforce Analytics or Talent Analytics. (I’m already nervous about this because the only group of people who think we can accurately quantify “talent”…continue

Applicant Tracking System (ATS): Knock-out questions, Part 2

Welcome to the fourth blog in this series on Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). These blogs detail the elements in these systems that “auto-eliminate” jobseekers, based on the document that they upload into the system. The last blog identified six filters that commonly known as “Knock-Out” questions. Here they are again….continue

Applicant Tracking System (ATS): Knock-out questions, Part 1

We know that the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is the first line of filters used by businesses to screen applicants. These systems have evolved into sophisticated tools used by hiring entities. Their development has escalated and there is now an entire market of choices. Consequently, price ranges to accommodate a…continue

Applicant Tracking System (ATS): Do file extensions matter?

If you can’t get through the Applicant Tracking System, then it’s all over. It is common knowledge that these systems review your uploaded document and follow technical algorithms to determine whether your application will be accepted or rejected. Have you been KO’d by the ATS? (KO – Knocked Out. Originally…continue

Résumés: Fonts, an update…yet again…

Fonts… can’t live with them and you can’t live without them. They seem to give us control of certain aspects of our résumé handiwork that we didn’t have before computers. Wait…it’s hard to remember “before computers.” Font History and the ATS We have learned to leverage technology to appease our…continue

How to stand out and fit in —hidden résumé secrets

There are two characteristics that potential employers use to seriously consider a candidate. Oddly enough, they may seem to be at odds with each other. I’m referring to the ability of the jobseeker to first, stand out from the other résumés. Once that has been achieved, another unique characteristic comes…continue