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Applicant Tracking Software Saves the Hiring Process for Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay


Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay is a retirement community that used to suffer from the same hiring challenges as many HR organizations with manual hiring processes—wasted time, inefficiencies and hoards of unqualified applicants.

The company has 540 employees and hires about 200 people per year to serve its approximately 700 retired residents. Westminster-Canterbury needs staff across a range of positions, from receptionists and waiters to nurses and healthcare specialists.

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Topics: Applicant Tracking, Hiring, Applicant Tracking Success

From Craigslist to Qualified Applicants: How Club Fit Transformed the Recruiting Process with Hyrell


Club Fit offers comprehensive health and fitness programs to its members in two New York facilities. For more than 40 years, the company has been focused on enhancing the quality of life and physical well being for community members of all ages.

To achieve these goals and service a growing membership of more than 10,000 members, Club Fit relies on more than 600 employees in all areas of the business – fitness instructors, managers, lifeguards, massage therapists, janitorial staff and more.

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Topics: Recruiting, Applicant Tracking, Applicant Tracking Success

Wishes Can Come True: Small Businesses and Automating the Recruitment Process

hyrell_blogimage_automationwishesIf you work in HR at a small business, you know there aren’t enough hours in the day to handle all the items on your task list. Recruiting new employees is essential to grow a company, but the amount of paperwork and coordination required to conduct a thorough search for new talent can be overwhelming.

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Topics: Applicant Tracking Success, Applicant Communication, Automation

Feature Friday: Position Elements - Job Application Building Blocks

hyrell_blogimage_featurefriday_positionelementsAll jobs within a company are not the same.  Different requirements. Various qualifications. Diverse skill sets. So why do companies ask applicants for the exact same inputs regardless of the job opening it is trying to fill?

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Topics: Applicant Tracking, Applicant Tracking Success, Feature Friday

[Guest Blog] What to Expect From Pre-Employment Testing

hyrell_blogimage_assessment_9-5-15Administering pre-employment tests as part of the hiring process can drive meaningful improvements in your company’s performance. These bottom-line benefits of testing explain why more than 80% of the Fortune 500 now use pre-employment testing as part of their hiring process.

Personality, aptitude and skills tests, or a combination thereof, can yield valuable insights into a candidate’s behavioral tendencies, problem-solving ability, and job-related competencies. By using professionally developed, validated testing instruments you are adding objective, data-driven metrics to your hiring process. No test is a perfect predictor, however, and besides being aware of the benefits of pre-employment testing, it is just as important that you not expect that tests will eliminate hiring mistakes altogether.

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Topics: Applicant Tracking Success, Future of HR, Pre-Employment Testing

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