Build a Guitar, or Be a Rockstar?

Imagine that you have decided to learn the guitar. At your first lesson, you think the teacher will show you how to strum the instrument and play a song. Instead, she says, “You’re going to learn the first step in building a guitar. Did you bring an axe? We need to chop down a tree.”

“Wait, what? I thought you were going to teach me guitar?”

“I am, but you have to build the guitar first. In two years, once you build a mediocre-enough guitar, we’ll start playing songs. It will cost at least $100,000 to build. Or maybe ten times that amount. Who knows!”


5 Must-Have Functions To Look For When Shopping For An ATS

As modern recruiters, we understand just how essential technology and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) can be to the recruiting process. Harnessing the power of an ATS can mean better quality candidates, more organized back office functions, lower recruitment costs and all around better experiences for both applicants and recruiters.


The Recruiter's Guide to a Good Follow-up

With LinkedIn’s new desktop redesign and all the buzz it has caused in the recruitment world this week, now is the perfect time to talk about contacting candidates. The new update makes it twice as easy to find what (and who) you need for your priority requisitions. We hear plenty of stories about candidates “ghosting” recruiters, or not responding after messages were previously exchanged, but what about when the recruiter fails to follow up with a candidate?


The Difference Between Hammers and Business Software

With business software, you’re not buying a tool – you’re buying a philosophy about how your business should run. The software has features and functions like a tool, but they reflect an opinion about the workflows, relationships, and data that lead to success.

The ‘tool mindset’ stifles business transformation because it assumes that software will cure problems without requiring a company to change. The ‘philosophical mindset’ of software embraces transformation. It makes software a blueprint for changing the company.


Is Your Recruitment Software Making You Less Competitive?

Until recently, recruitment software was the enemy of top recruiters. They all worked around databases because there was little point in using them. Why waste time manually entering candidates and data when you can’t ever find it later? For many recruiters, software is still just a barrier to making placements – but it doesn’t need to be this way.

So is your software slowing you down? Is it eating up time you could spend connecting with candidates and clients?

I would say there are seven sure signs your software is making you less competitive:


What Should You Expect from Recruitment Software?

Five years ago, recruitment databases were dumb databases. The better the recruiters, the less they used the database. You could do CV/resume searches, review contact records and that was about it, so plugging information into these glorified rolodexes consumed time and gave nothing back. Instead of spending time on data entry, good recruiters wanted to get on the phone and make the next sale or placement.


Protect your Staffing Company and Clients from Data Theft

Think your staffing company’s data isn’t of interest to hackers? Think again, warn the experts.

When it comes to cybercrime, “hackers thrive on opportunity” says Bill Carey, vice president of marketing for the Roboform password manager. “If hackers have the chance to get into your system, they will take it.”


[Infographic] The (Real) Truth About the Cloud

What’s the deal with all these “cloud” staffing software vendors out there now?


Modernizing the Staffing and Recruitment Software Industry

When talking with colleagues, friends, clients, or even potential employees about Talent Rover, I am always asked a fairly basic question with a somewhat more complex answer.

What led me to create and co-found Talent Rover?

I was frustrated with continually asking when there would be software that could solve the needs of the staffing industry and I was tired of being offered a solution in a pretty package full of promises and fancy buzzwords only to be disappointed in its lack of functionality and features.