Mapping all over the World

Posted by Dr Glyn Brokensha
1 Nov 2019

One of our wonderful Expr3ssors! shared this awesome image with me this week… Can you spot the map pins? They show applicants from all over the World looking for work with one of our seasonal employers. The pin colours signify the progress of the applicant to interview via one-way video and SmartShortlist TM. Another customer uses mapping to identify people close to the worksite so as to offer them casual work that’s ideal for students fitting shifts around school. What could you be using Map Applicants for? Collect an address from any applicant and see a map like this. Look…  Read More

I’ve got Friday on my Mind

Posted by Carolyne Burns
9 Sep 2019

The Easybeats were right, we do have Friday on our minds. And why not? The end of the week finally gets here, with fun to come and the whole weekend to do what you want. Everyone loves Fridays, it’s playtime! And everybody includes your applicants! They want to have fun on Fridays too. They would rather think about the fun ahead, not looking at job ads. They do that on the boss’s time.So why do we still place job ads on Fridays? Our data here at Expr3ss! tells us that there is a remarkable fall off in the number of…  Read More

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

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

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

Think Widget! Are your website career pages working for you?

Posted by Dr Glyn Brokensha
14 Oct 2017
Spendless Shoes, recruitment, software that simplifies staff selection, predictive hiring technology, says, hrtech, ats

Q: Are you missing out? A:  If you don’t have the Expr3ss! widget on your website career pages, you probably are. Q:  What’s the Expr3ss! Widget? A:  It’s a few lines of code you can copy/paste into your website that display your current Expr3ss! jobs right there within your website in real time, always up-to-date. Q:  Why is it important? A:  We’re seeing an increasing trend for job applicants to look for jobs on your company website.  Even if they find the job on a job board (like Seek) or a free Job Aggregator (like Indeed or Jora), they’ll navigate to…  Read More

Take talent : what does success look like?

Posted by Carolyne Burns
6 Jun 2017
High-value jobs

If you already know what success looks like in a specific job based on the characteristics, behaviours and attitudes of people who’ve done well in it, why not use that to inform your next recruitment for that very same job? It’s all data and information that you already have within your Expr3ss! service anyway, so why not put it to good use? The idea is not to hire carbon copies of the people already successful in role but to help you provide a more diversified shortlist for the job. By using an applicant’s rating within Expr3ss! to pinpoint applicants already…  Read More