Automated screening brings top candidates to the fore

Posted by Liz van Zyl
27 Mar 2019
Automated screening questions, HR, HRTech, Human resource managing, recruitment, hiring, staff selection, predictive hiring technology, automation, benchmarking, AI

A national retailer has slashed its recruitment advertising spend by 95% and vastly improved its candidates’ cultural fit since automating its screening and selection processes. Spendless Shoes national store development and marketing manager Jaimee Charlton has become an advocate for selection software Expr3ss! since her company introduced it 10 years ago, but says she still encounters many Talent Acquisition teams fearful of using technology to streamline their functions. “There is a bit of nervousness about, ‘well what’s my job if it’s not reading resumes?’, and I just think there’s so much more important work you can do.” The employers likely to achieve the greatest…  Read More

Difficult to fill roles “not so difficult after all”

Posted by Liz van Zyl
4 Mar 2019

According to recent research, two major industries are experiencing high-demand for talent. In fact, half of Australia’s 20 most difficult roles to fill come from the Healthcare & Medical and the Education & Training industries.  Not all companies with difficult to fill roles  experience this. LifeFlight, SACARE, Royal Freemasons, AusHealth, McClean Care, Trinity College and PEER strategically use predictive hiring technology to simplify their staff selection and find cultural fit. Avivo, a leading NFP home care services provider for almost 50 years, works with people in their homes and communities in disability, ageing and mental health.  “Expr3ss! offers Avivo the ability to…  Read More

Winner: Ferrython 2019

Posted by Carolyne Burns
14 Jan 2019

Congratulations! Our Ferrython VIP 2019 winner, is Melanie Pollock from West HQ “I see my colleagues use Expr3ss! on a daily basis, it has changed their lives in that they no longer spend so much time going through applications and meeting with candidates who just aren’t suitable. I am responsible for the company rostering of 600 employees so it is great to find the right people with the right skills and experience to fill our complex rosters. Best of all, the candidates we have been hiring since using Expr3ss! have been such a great match for their role that we…  Read More

Santa Simplifies Staff Selection

Posted by Liz van Zyl
6 Dec 2018

With absolutely awesome staff in every role, Santa gets to stress less about his gifting business and work on his tan.     See how he does it in a Web Tour here. Learn more about the benefits of Expr3ss! by checking out our White Papers here.        

Iconic retailer Spendless Shoes recruitment results a step above

Posted by Liz van Zyl
9 Nov 2018
Predictive Hiring Technology, SaaS, HRTech, HRIS, ATS, Staff Selection, Recruitment Technology

If I told you about a retail company that processed more than 354,000 unique job applications in 10 years, would you believe me?  What if I told you this same company hired applicants within 10.2 days of their application being made across 225 stores with only one recruitment manager?   In an article by Shortlist about how “Automated screening brings top candidates to the fore” they discuss how our customer, Spendless Shoes, “has slashed its recruitment advertising spend by 95% and vastly improved its candidates’ cultural fit since automating its screening and selection process.”   Spendless Shoes has been developing…  Read More

Resume Lies on the Increase

Posted by Liz van Zyl
3 Sep 2018
CVs & Resumes contain lies

  Four out of five resumes fail the test Resumes are supposed to be an accurate, factual document detailing work history, education and experience.  But research from respected source Risk Advisory Group shows us that four out of every five resumes fail that test: “CV lies continue to pose a problem in recruitment. The Risk Advisory Group’s annual study on ‘CV Lies’ identified that 80 percent of the 5,000 screening cases sampled contained one or more CV discrepancies. The greatest number of CV discrepancies relate to candidates’ academic background (57%) and employment history (59%).” “Eye-gaze” research has shown that recruiters rely…  Read More

Time-to-Apply – new research and surprising data

Posted by Dr Glyn Brokensha
6 Aug 2018

Just how important is “Time-to-Apply”? Talk around the traps is that applicants are unwilling to spend more than a very few minutes on job applications?  But is this true?  New research about Time-to-Apply from Kantrowitz, Tuzinski & Raines of SHL strongly suggests it is not… ” HR staff understand what candidates are looking for … mostly but… … HR respondents tend to be more extreme in the extent to which they believe candidates prefer short, novel, technology-enabled hiring tools, compared to actual candidate preferences.” SHL Global Assessment Trends Report Tracy M. Kantrowitz Kathy A. Tuzinski Justin M. Raines So just…  Read More

#MythBusting: How screening questions really affect applicant experience

Posted by Liz van Zyl
26 Jul 2018
Applicant Experience, Screening Questions, ATS, Applicant Tracking System

We keep hearing about the war for talent… “Today it’s not just challenging, it’s downright hard and complex,” says Jacob Morgan on Inc.com. In this article published on Harvard Business School’s website, Ed Michaels, Helen Handfield-Jones, and Beth Axelrod – authors of The War for Talent – are quoted as predicting that “the crucial force that will make or break firms in the next two decades will be their ability to attract, develop, and retain managers at all levels.” Clearly hiring talented professionals is more competitive than ever (not to mention the significant costs associated with staff turnover).  Not just…  Read More

HR & Finance – An Unlikely Power Couple

Posted by Liz van Zyl
26 Jul 2018
HRIS SaaS HRTechnology

As CFOs at the helm of two high-growth HR tech organisations, Xref’s James Solomons and Kristie Langley-Gliddon from Expr3ss! – Software that Simplifies Staff Selection, are perfectly placed to discuss the evolving relationship between finance and HR. Here they share their views on everything from the financial implications of hiring decisions, the hidden costs of a bad hire and how they ensure their finance team is seen as more than just bean counters. How have the financial implications of hiring decisions changed? Kristie: “The more things changed, the more they stayed the same…” This was my experience prior to joining Expr3ss!. Ever…  Read More

How Expr3ss! and Xref Practice What We Preach

Posted by Liz van Zyl
26 Jul 2018
HRIS ATS SaaS

As competition for talent reaches an all-time high, the rush to get the best candidates through the door can often overshadow the focus on doing hiring well. Technology providers globally now all claim to offer the solution to balancing speed and insight but, for an industry that has operated in much the same way for decades, accepting that there’s a better way to do things can be a bitter pill to swallow. The disruptors that will get organisations on board with the tools they offer, will be those that lead by example. We asked Expr3ss! founder and managing director, Carolyne Burns, and…  Read More