Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Applicant Tracking System Thoughts

Nowadays even small organisations use applicant tracking systems to process the enormous numbers of applications they receive in response to job advertisements. It therefore pays to know something about these systems themselves, their strengths and weaknesses, and about the attitudes, knowledge and beliefs of the people that use or provide advice about them.

Sean Carruthers, the 'Global Hermit,' recently made a programme for CBC radio about this topic. You can listen to the complete interviews he did for the programme, and the programme itself here.

Here's what I want to know: One of the people interviewed says that job sites are on their way out, and that social networking will replace them. Has anyone seen any good statistical evidence for this statement?