An insight into ATS selection

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A useful presentation from Peter Gold which gives recruiters an insight into the various ATS solutions, who to choose and how to choose them

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An insight into ATS selection

  1. 1. Welcome toWebinar‘An Insight into ATS Selection’2nd June 2009<br />
  2. 2. Webinar IntroductionGary Franklin<br />
  3. 3. Webinar Housekeeping<br />Phones on mute!<br />Questions to be submitted online via Q&A. section on Live Meeting.<br />Verbal questions – please wait until end of session.<br />Introducing Peter Gold – ATS Guru.<br />
  4. 4. Welcome to An insight into ATS Selection.<br />Learn how to buy the right ATS and avoid/plan for the pitfalls.<br />
  5. 5. Agenda<br />About Hire Strategies.<br />Planning for your ATS.<br />Planning your project. <br />Process, process, process.<br />The functionality matrix.<br />Avoiding the pitfalls. <br />
  6. 6. We help employers attract and hire great people directly.We save employers money by reducing reliance on agencies and job boards.<br />About us<br />
  7. 7. Brief history<br />Recruiting since 1987, online 1996.<br />Built ATS in 1998 – web-cruit.<br />Debenhams, Mothercare, Tesco, Boots…..<br />Vurv, Taleo, iGRasp, Brassring, Jobpartners<br />Buy, implement, manage, fix!<br />
  8. 8. Planning for your new arrival<br />Know your business objectives.<br />Know what outputs you need.<br />Ask your customers what they expect.<br />Have a functionality wish list.<br />Define your objectives (for the ATS).<br />Long term Vs short term – be pragmatic!<br />Share your assumptions.<br />
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  10. 10. Planning your project<br />Under promise, over deliver.<br />Two implementation phases.<br />No one pays attention until it’s live!<br />Spend more on people than technology.<br />Involve your customers.<br />
  11. 11. Process, process, process<br />Map what you think it is.<br />Get others to map it.<br />Compare notes – don’t be scared of paper!<br />One process is never enough.<br />Assume no one will follow it.<br />Document, communicate, train, update.<br />
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  13. 13. The functionality matrix<br />Remember the wish list?<br />Be clear about reality Vs insanity.<br />Do you really need a Ferrari?<br />Essential Vs desirable – think ROI/value.<br />How good is today Vs what you NEED?<br />Document it.<br />
  14. 14. Want Vs Need!<br />
  15. 15. Supplier credentials<br />
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  17. 17. Avoiding the pitfalls<br />More go wrong than right.<br />Vendors will not be much help.<br />Agencies will flip the process.<br />Line Managers will flip the process.<br />Your boss will flip the process.<br />You will not be on the project in a year.<br />If you inherit it go back to slide 1.<br />
  18. 18. Summary<br />Planning: What is driving the need.<br />Project: Two phases.<br />Process: Drives the functionality needs.<br />Functionality: Need Vs want.<br />Pitfalls: There will be some so plan for them.<br />
  19. 19. More information<br />Blog: blog.hirestrategies.co.uk.<br />Twitter: /petergold99.<br />Free reports:<br />Buying an ATS. (www.hirestrategies.co.uk/buyATS) <br />Low cost recruiting. (www.hirestrategies.co.uk/lowcost) <br />A.C.E.R. Workshops: <br />Recruiting technologies.<br />Social recruiting.<br />Social career sites.<br />
  20. 20. Questions?!<br />
  21. 21. Close of Session<br />Further questions?<br />Feedback survey.<br />Next Breakfast meeting – 23rd June.<br />“How to Identify and Develop Talent Within Your Organisation” <br />PWC/ SHL<br />

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