Thursday, 20 December 2012

8 Important Tips in Recruitment :

Do you think you put all your efforts in sourcing the right fit but could not able to get your hands on hiring and on boarding? Do you struggle yourself multitasking like sourcing, screening, emailing, short listing, telephoning, interviewing, negotiating all at once? Couldn’t you figure out what is holding you back from going the extra mile? Do you wish to improve your Hiring effectiveness? Here are 8 awesome tips that help you get best at your recruitment productivity.


Tip 1: Be Clear About End Results – Asking questions gets you clear about your wants and end results. Whether you work for a corporate or consulting firm, asking these questions yourself and answering them will increase your recruitment productivity to multifolds.

·                     How many positions you got to close?
·                     What is the target date for each position?
·                     Do you already hold a job description or should you have to write one?
·                     Are you clear about the job profile of each vacant position?
·                     What should be the sourcing strategy for each position?
·                     Are you going to hire through consultants, internal references, job boards
·                     What are the screening and short listing criteria for each position?
·                     What is the interview process? How many rounds of interviews will be conducted?
·                     Who will be responsible for conducting each round of interview?
·                     How are you going to engage your potential candidates throughout Interview process?
·                     Who will be negotiating the salary, employment terms and DOJ?  
·                     What is your Induction (On-boarding) plan?

Tip 2:  Get Started – ‘’A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step’’ Should I say more? When you have your functional graph ready, just get started without second thoughts. Taking the first step is the most hard but crucial thing in successfully accomplishing even difficult recruiting projects.

Tip 3:  Prioritize your task – You have to be sure that you are not just active but productive. Getting great at recruitment comes with understanding and identifying the most important 20% tasks. Always go ahead completing 20% hard tasks first which will make the other 80% of your job easy. Hard working will yield results for sure but it takes time, you have to be a smart worker to achieve desired results within shorter time span. Task prioritization is an art; do develop it to become a productive recruiter.

Tip 4:  Write To-Do List For The Day – When it comes to note keeping, I love diaries and organizers. During start of the day, write your entire day’s work plan in a diary, organizer, sticky notes, excel sheet, g mail task manager, or any other online to do list keeper which you feel comfortable. Make sure to write attainable to-do list, stick to your to-do list and commit yourself to complete all the written actions within end of the day. Remember this saying: “Failing to plan is planning to fail”. So plan your day well in advance to become great at recruitment productivity.

Tip 5:  Multi-tasking Trap – Actually there is no such thing as Multi tasking. Research confirms that our intrinsic human minds could not do more than 2 functions at the same time. People are hardly good at multitasking but they will be good at switching tasks because multi tasking does not exist for humans. Avoid overloading yourself. Do only one task at a time and do it in the best possible way.

Tip 6: Set Target Time & Date – when you work without target date and time, you tend to drag/postpone that task unless you are committed and self motivated. Whenever you start working on a recruiting project, set target date to complete that particular assignment because goals pressurizes you, helps you stay connected to the job in hand, inspires you to complete it with desired results. Have a working plan for the entire hiring project, allocate fixed time frame for each and every recruitment activity depending on the magnitude of the project. If you wish to increase your recruitment productivity, set yourself realistic target and drive towards it.

Tip 7: Pat your back & Gift Yourself – Have you accomplished the task? Have you achieved an extra mile? Have you received “Effective Recruiter” award at workplace? Great, it’s time to party! It doesn’t require such great achievements to pat your back and gift yourself. It might be a simple job you might have done in a unique way or you might have received appreciation from your immediate boss or a potential candidate, pat you back for each and every simple triumph of yours. Cherish that moment and cheerfully gift yourself because gradually it improves your productivity and pushes you to do great things.

Tip 8: Practice & Stay Focused – What is the point in reading oodles of productivity improvement techniques and forgetting them next moment? We live in the age of information overload. We see results when we put something in to regular practice. If you wholeheartedly wish to improve your recruitment productivity follow these tips, keep practicing, stay focused and motivated to increase your recruitment productivity to multi folds.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Dash Board : 

99ATS- New Feature Release

A new version of dashboard is launched. You can figure out “Candidate Status, upcoming interviews, upcoming joining’s etc. 99ATS Dashboards is very easy and intuitive to use and being cloud based, users will be able to log on from anywhere in the organization for more information. 

Friday, 20 July 2012

Version Release on 20th July 2012

  • Job Health Report – This report will help user to isolate work priorities among the list of jobs available
  • User Activity History- Now a user can understand more about their activities on 99ATS - Daily, Weekly ,Monthly and so on.
  • Now with a click a user can share Jobs to Social networks like Linked IN, Facebook etc. from Jobs page – For instance, please check

Friday, 13 July 2012

99ATS- New Feature Release


Now, 99ATS is allowing a user to identify candidates with a note (DONOT CALL/DONOT EMAIL)  to make sure your valuable time doesn’t get wasted connecting to a wrong source.

Monday, 9 July 2012

99ATS - White Papers- Web-Based Vs. Web-Enabled Software

Disadvantages of Web- enabled Software:

  •   Slow and complex
  •   Outdated Technology
  •  Can’t be integrated with other applications

Before we set out to discuss which works best for your business, let us figure out the similarities and differences!

What is web-enabled software?

Like the name suggests, web-enabled software has to be enabled” to be used over the internet. Web- enabled applications are primarily written to become desktop applications, which are only modified to be accessed over a Web browser. Most vendors just add a new layer to the existing software to enable their software to function over the internet. The system remains the same underneath and performs the same functions as before with the only difference that the program input and output is now accessible on the web. This adaptation in most web-enabled software solutions makes it slow and complex.

Vendors who own older generation software only enable the software to be used over the web to sell their product. To avoid risks and expense associated with writing new software from scratch, vendors mostly modify their older generation applications and sell them as web-based software. However this does not change the old engine of the software. Customers who invest in such software applications continue to get outdated technology performing the same functions as before underneath a new layer that is written so that the application works on a web browser.

When a vendor offers to web enable its software, it indicates that the application is old and the vendor is willing to only invest in modifying the same old application. Most web-enabled software applications cannot survive the test of time. In case you have already invested in web-enabled software, ask your vendor the time that it would take to completely rewrite the software to make it truly web-based.

Advantages of Web-based Software:
  • Extensible
  • Up-to-date technology 
  • Future Proof 
  • Flexibility
 What is Web-based Software?
On the other hand web-based software is designed from the very beginning to be accessed over the Internet. Web based systems are written as per the latest design and technology standards that we are accustomed to. Web based applications are also future proof since they adhere to the latest Internet standards. They offer a lot of flexibility for future changes.

Web-based systems are highly scalable. Multiple users can access the application simultaneously without facing any performance issues.  Web
based systems are far more maintainable than web-enabled.

Web-based applications have built-in security features and can also be integrated with other applications and platforms. Web based applications are also much more user-friendly than web-enabled software applications.

To decide between web enabled and web-based is like deciding between Intel I or Core 2 Duo for your PC. You cannot expect superior performance, scalability and reliability if you have chosen a web enabled software.

In conclusion

Technology is constantly upgrading itself and it is important to be cognizant to leverage it at advantage. Software development, to keep pace with changes has shifted towards web-based solutions instead of desktop applications.

To get the best out of your software in this competitive economy, get software that is leading edge.

99ATS-Applicant Tracking System (Client Version)

99ATS - a web-based Recruitment Management and Applicant Tracking Software that organizations like yourself can use to streamline and manage their recruitment processes and candidate database at an affordable cost. 

Salient features of 99ATS:

-       Full life-cycle requisition management
-       Interview Management System – Engage your Hiring Managers and Interviewers effectively
-       Vendor Management (including empanelment and dis-empanelment)
-       Adding resumes from various sources (Job Portals, Outlook etc)
-       Career Website – Post your jobs for the world to see and apply
-       Robust Duplication check to keep your candidate database clean