Stacy Chapman: The ATS, Sourcing and Data

Stacy ChapmanI was connected with Stacy early this year and all I can say is that she is a force to be reckoned with. Passionate, knowledgeable and honest, Stacy is the CEO of SwoopTalent and has more than twenty years’ experience in talent strategy, data, process and systems, including work with some of the world’s leading employers. Stacy founded Aruspex in 2003 to tackle the huge challenge of strategic workforce planning and leads SwoopTalent to leverage social networks and big data for really effective talent sourcing and hiring.

Stacy ran both a workshop – about bringing sourcing into your business – and sat as a panelist on the Future of HR & Recruiting Technology session at The Job Board Summit 2015 – Europe. Both were great and her passion and commonsense came through loud and clear.

I was delighted to interview Stacy and it’s safe to say no punches were pulled: Continue reading “Stacy Chapman: The ATS, Sourcing and Data”

John Bell, reThinkData: Pushing the ATS candidate abandonment agenda

One of the hot topics at The Job Board Summit 2015 – North America was the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) issue and we all know the story. “When a job candidate applies for a job on a recruitment website, it shouldn’t be a nightmare to complete the registration and application forms on the client’s applicant tracking system website—but most often it is”, says John Bell, Founder and CEO of reThinkData.

A staggering percentage of job candidates abandon online applications before completing the process. Recent surveys and white papers have found this abandonment rate to be upwards of 90% for many companies. How can this be a good candidate experience? Continue reading “John Bell, reThinkData: Pushing the ATS candidate abandonment agenda”

The Job Board Summit 2015 – North America: Our three takeaways

We’ve had two weeks to think about The Job Board Summit 2015 – North America; after seeing some the delegate feedback and talking to a few of our speakers and it seems our big takeaways from the event are very much aligned with others.

Some of our attendees have put together some fantastic blogs summarising the event; Recruitics can be found here and The Job Board Doctor can be found here. Continue reading “The Job Board Summit 2015 – North America: Our three takeaways”