About Austin Ries

Austin is the Small Business Correspondent at Zoho Corp. He writes about various topics concerning your small business from current events to helpful tips as well as how Zoho products can benefit you.

The Candidate Experience and How it Impacts Your Company

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Take a moment and think back to the last time you looked for a job. The last time you navigated a company’s career site. The last time you filled out an application and waited patiently for a response. (Okay, maybe you weren’t that patient).

How was the experience? Do you remember feeling frustrated or lost? Could you pinpoint the company’s career page? Did the application have more blanks than a Wheel of Fortune Bonus Puzzle without “RSTLNE” or more instructions than the board game “Risky Settlers Knights and Allies of the Lords’ Dominions of Earth: Pandemic Edition?”

Positive or negative, a candidate’s perception of a company can change based on the application and recruiting process. As recruiters, we can no longer ignore the candidate experience or treat it as an afterthought.

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5 Tips to Up Your Recruiting Game for 2015

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The new year is officially underway and the signs are everywhere.

There’s a signup sheet for treadmills at the gym, the produce aisle at your supermarket is bustling with people buying kale and other vegetables and your friends have all informed you they are quitting Facebook – “like for real,” this time.

Whether or not you are still committed to your New Year’s resolutions (hopefully you are), Zoho Recruit wants you to know it’s never too late to set and work toward achieving your professional goals in 2015.

So with that in mind, lets look at a few ways you can up your recruiting game in the coming year!

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The Ultimate Applicant Tracking System Holiday Wishlist

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Remember the days of writing a letter to Santa Claus? When you’d sit down with your computer or pen and paper and make a list of everything you wanted for Christmas.

Kids all over the world send letters to Santa ever year. In 2013, the Universal Postal Union expected to receive more than seven million letters from 192 countries addressed to Santa (or his cultural equivalents). That’s a lot of mail for one man.

As an adult the days of writing to Santa may be over, but that doesn’t mean you stop wishing. It just means those wish lists are more…practical.

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Announcing the First-Ever Zoholics Finance and HR User Conference

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After three great user conferences focusing on developers, sales and marketing and productivity and collaboration, it’s time to start preparing for our fourth installment of Zoholics for 2014.

Zoholics Finance and HR will take place November 6-7 at our headquarters in Pleasanton, California and will focus on five powerful Zoho applications — Books, Invoice, Recruit, People and Connect — and how you can use them to accomplish your daily tasks.

Sign up for Zoholics Finance and HR today and take full advantage of the following:

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Finding (e)Harmony between Candidates and Companies

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recruit_jobharmony_blog2For 14 years, eHarmony founder and CEO Neil Clark Warren has stood against a white backdrop on our television screens to discuss compatibility.

And while his white hair, suit, and glasses make him look a little more like Orville Redenbacher than a matchmaker, the proof is, well…in the wedding cake.

Since its inception in August of 2000, eHarmony has yielded 600,000 marriages with a divorce rate of only 3.8 percent – a fraction compared to the national average.

So what’s eHarmony’s next move? Matchmaking in the career space.

When eHarmony launches Elevated Careers this December, matching candidates with companies will be like finding soul mates. And like any serious relationship or marriage, Warren wants people to find companies they connect with on multiple levels. He wants candidates to find companies they will stay with for years to come. 

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Branding and Formatting Resumes Inside Zoho Recruit

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Branded ResumesIt was an amazing weekend. You spent time with family and friends, had dinner at your favorite restaurant and even caught a last-minute show from one of your favorite bands.

But now it’s Monday morning. You walk into the office — coffee in hand — open your laptop, log in to your email and there they are.

Dozens of emails from candidates applying to different job postings from each of your clients.

Your job? Look over the resumes, find the top candidates for each job posting and forward them along to prospective employers. However, before you can send off these resumes, you need to make sure each client knows which staffing agency that particular resume came from.

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Visit Zoho Recruit this June in London and Las Vegas

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June is a busy month for Zoho Recruit.

We’ll be taking part in not one, not two, but three recruiting events in two different countries starting Tuesday, June 3.

If you are a professional recruiter or HR professional looking for software solutions to source more candidates and a chance to network with other recruiting peers and professionals, take time to visit us at any of our three June events:

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Tuesday, June 3 — Recruitment Leaders Connect, London, UK

Thursday, June 5 Recruitment Technology and Supplier Showcase Event, London, UK

Wednesday, June 11 to Saturday, June 14 — California Staffing Professionals Annual Staffing and Recruiting Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada

All three events are a great opportunity to meet Zoho Recruit employees and talk about how applicant tracking and recruiting software can help you source more candidates and hire more people without draining your wallet.

Whether you already use Zoho Recruit or are looking for a software solution, we look forward to meeting and talking with all of you this month.

See you in London and Las Vegas!