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What are the benefits of an applicant tracking system?

While large companies will often look to their enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to assist with the recruiting process, they should rather be considering the benefits of using a dedicated application tracking system (ATS).


Using Twitter to recruit in 140 characters or less

Twitter is one of the fastest-growing social networks in South Africa, expanding by 129% to reach 5.5 million users by August 2013. That is an increase of more than 250 000 new members per month over the last year. Looking at Twitter use across the African continent, 60% of people are in their 20s, 57% accesses Twitter via their mobiles and 22% trolls Twitter for job opportunities. This makes Twitter an increasingly attractive network for recruitment in Africa.


Local social media statistics insufficient to source top executive talent

The trend of recruiting employees via social media has emerged over the past few years, changing the talent search landscape. However, this channel should only ever serve as a tool and not replace the valuable human element of the employment process.


Facebook recruitment is here

Facebook recruitment

Facebook’s growing focus on recruitment will usher in a new era in online talent search as companies can now access more than 1.15 billion active users on the world’s largest social media site.


Non-negotiable: 4 areas your IT manager MUST focus on

We all recognise the stereotypical IT manager sitting behind a desk in the company ‘dungeon’, wearing a t-shirt sporting an obscure geek reference, and sighing into the phone as he tries to convince the marketing manager to use a password other than 'god'. 
Fortunately, we've come a long way since that was anything other than a misguided misconception, and savvy business leaders understand that a skilled IT manager can have a fundamental impact on business profitability. Unfortunately, IT managers are still being kept in a metaphorical dungeon as they spend time and resources managing IT infrastructure such as server rooms, hardware upgrades and software licensing.


WORDS are KEY when you design a winning LinkedIn profile

Google has revolutionised our lives, giving us the information we need 24/7. But it has also taught us to see the world through the eyes of others and not just ourselves. Google now provides us with accurate information about “what words people use when looking for information”. Those words are termed ‘keywords’.


The battle for quality over quantity in job applications

Recruitment management is shifting gears to favour the quality over quantity of CVs received as HR inboxes overflow with large numbers of applications that don't meet the minimum criteria stated in the job advert. HR managers are beginning to realise that they can do more with fewer but better-quality candidates.


Change your strategy for graduate recruitment

Let’s face it: recruitment strategies for traditional positions in business can still rely on traditional recruitment methods and job portals. However, when you are dealing with Gen Y graduates you need to adopt a whole new strategy.


The art and science of CEO selection: Egos masquerading as leaders

There are a few mistakes you don't want to make when selecting a CEO. While arguably not the most important person in the business, the CEO does have a disproportionate influence and power at this level can do significant damage. The science of selection would indicate that job performance is directly proportional to brain power.  Let me explain.