For nearly two decades, database software has been available specifically for the purpose of helping recruiters create and organize the information they need to do their jobs.
Different terms have been applied to database software products designed specifically for recruiters. Today, the most popular search terms used in Google to find software of this type are:
- Recruiting software
- Applicant tracking software
Although these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, it can be useful to assign specific meanings to each term. Doing so helps to understand exactly how current generation software can help a recruiter create, manage, and exploit information for the purpose of finding and hiring qualified candidates to fill open positions.
In this regard, it makes little difference if the recruiter is a full time, professional recruiter working for a search firm, or an HR person who, among other responsibilities, is charged with filling positions (or simply making recommendations to hiring managers) within his or her own firm.
Applicant tracking software is any PC program whose primary purpose is to create and maintain a searchable database of candidate records.
Here at the RESUMate website, applicant tracking software refers to the RESUMate Lite version. RESUMate Lite includes the two basic functions of applicant tracking software:
- It creates searchable database records automatically from text resumes, by extracting name, address, phone, e-mail, and keyword data directly from the resume itself;
- It provides a powerful search function that makes it possible to find all candidates who match any profile, (such as some combination of job title, previous employers, city, state, zip code, area code, etc.)
Recruiting software is any PC program that goes beyond the simple creation and searching of a candidate file, and adds functions that track the candidate through the interview and hiring process. Recruiting software also maintains comprehensive records for clients, jobs, and hiring managers.
Here at the RESUMate website, recruiting software refers to the RESUMate Professional version.
A few clicks in the Pro version “cross-files” a candidate record with the record for an open job, reflecting the fact that the candidate’s resume has been forwarded to the hiring manager for this job. These same few clicks automatically update four different record types: the candidate record, the job record, the client record, and the hiring manager record.
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