With AmericaâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s jobless rate the highest since Swatches and hammer pants were popular, it seems strange to write about a site that aims to help business with just that: Recruitment. But armed with less time, people and money to throw at recruiting, companies need every edge they can to staff more cost effectively than ever. Especially small companies.
Within the recruitment industry, power players like Monster.com, CareerBuilder and YahooâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s HotJobs cater to Fortune 500 companies and mega-hirers looking for bulk human capital transactions. And behind the scenes, other big companies you havenâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t heard of help employers track and manage applicants, forge tactical recruitment metrics and optimize recruiting protocols.
But as someone with experience in the industry, I can say without stirring up controversy that many of these companies are looking for big ticket sales, not necessarily mom and pop grocers, savvy new start-ups and an under-staffed corner delis.
So lucky for Simplicant, a new D.I.Y. Applicant Tracking System (ATS) aimed at small and medium-sized businesses, there is a ripe (and lonely) demographic waiting out there.
With Simplicant, small business HR folks owners can manage resumes, measure application flow, track interview times, and message candidates and colleagues. Heck, you can even create your own job board. The Web-based application follows a familiar Web 2.0 feel thatâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s easy to pick up even if you arenâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Ã€ÃºNet savvy. And a glace through SimplicantâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s blog shows theyâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢re receptive to feedback and constantly adding new functionality on the fly since the beta site went live in April.
So if youâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢re a small biz owner feeling the economic pinch, and need an HR app that’s simple yet sophisticated, check out Simplicant.