Think of it: the mountains upon mountains of paper. Forms, resumes, paper applications, paper records, all those huge mountains of paper that are lurking somewhere in your HR department. Do you ever think how many trees worth of paper is represented by all those forms and records? Over 72 millions tons of paper are used in the United States each year—that’s equal to the weight of 9 million elephants. How many elephants worth of paper does your office use? Imagine how much space you’d save if you switched to a paperless HR system.
And that’s not even including the green pieces of paper—the money you spend on it all! Did you know that the average cost to maintain a 4-drawer file cabinet is $1,500 per year? Think about it this way: paper is cheap, but it’s expensive to use. Statistics show that each piece of paper used by a company, though it may only cost a fraction of a cent, ends up costing between 13 to 31 times its original purchase price. For a $5 ream of paper, that’s between $65 and $155. So when you look at it that way, can your company afford not to switch to paperless HR? A company with only 8 employees, on average, saves $10,000 a year by being paperless.
Check out the gatherDocs applicant tracking infographics page for more information on these and other numbers statistics that you need to know—like the fact that using paper for information management costs increases company overhead by an average of 31%. In a changing world, is your company keeping up? Do you have the right applicant tracking system (ATS) for your retail or hospitality service-based business?
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Who wants to stay chained to a desk, anyway? Wouldn’t you rather be on-the-go, with fresh air and a change of scenery? Many young people agree, hopping among coffee shops, checking their email on the subway platform, or Tweeting from a bar. Now, more than ever, in 2013 the writing is on the wall. It’s a mobile world, with iPhones, Android, iPads, and Kindles dominating the future. But the good news is that your company can be part of it! Chances are good that many of the people that apply for your jobs won’t be using traditional desktop or laptop computers. And that’s why your company should have a mobile career page.
Have you ever tried to use a smartphone to navigate a website that wasn’t customized for mobile? Wasn’t it frustrating—didn’t it make you want to throw your smartphone at the wall? Well, the same is true for mobile job applicants. The statistics show that 40% of them will give up on a job application if it isn’t optimized for mobile. And with small screens and cellular data connections, who can blame them? Imagine the fast-moving, technologically advanced candidates out there that you’re missing out on if you don’t have a mobile career page.
Check out the gatherDocs infographics page for more information on these and other fascinating statistics that you need to know—like the fact that 10% of companies with mobile applications say that at least half of all their applications come from mobile devices. The world is changing—is your company keeping up? Do you have the right applicant tracking system (ATS) for your retail or service-industry company? If not, you need to see the gatherDocs applicant tracking benefits page to learn more about how you can streamline your company’s recruitment process.
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You’ve seen them everywhere. The people whose hands are glued to their smartphones. They can’t go to a bar, dinner, or even a movie without that screen in their palm. And though it’s easy to see how sometimes they use their phones too much, guess what? That “smartphone generation” is where your next employees are coming from. If you think about it, most younger people are beginning to use their phones or tablets more than traditional laptop or desktop computers. So, what’s your mobile-optimized recruitment strategy look like?
It’s gotten to the point that 1 in 4 mobile job seekers won’t even apply to a company that doesn’t have a mobile-optimized site for their job postings or applications. Think about that. How many forward-thinking, on-the-go potential employees are you missing out on if your mobile page isn’t optimized for iPhones, iPads, Android, and Windows Phone? Here’s another number: 3 out of every 5 job seekers used their phones for job searching in 2012—a number that’s only going to keep going up in 2013 and beyond.
Check out the gatherDocs infographics page for more information on these and other fascinating statistics that you need to know—like the fact that 68% of smartphone users say they couldn’t even live without their smartphones. In a changing world, is your company keeping up? Do you have the right applicant tracking system (ATS) for your retail or service that allows your applicants to easily apply from their mobile devices? The world is going increasingly mobile, and your recruitment strategy can roll with the punches and keep up with the next generation of job applicants. Visit the gatherDocs recruitment infographics page to learn more about how the recruitment landscape is changing, and how your company can keep up with the latest trends.
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Though the United States is right now still feeling the aftereffects of an economic recession, with unemployment still high, experts are saying that the jobless statistics are looking better for women than for men. And this trend is especially true among service and retail industries. Things are still looking a bit bleaker for men, possibly because men haven’t traditionally been as involved in the service and retail industries. But don’t write off men! Contrary to stereotypes, men can do just as good a job as women can in these areas. Read on
There’s a common misconception out there that many retail and service-oriented businesses have been moving to mostly part-time labor in an effort to cut costs in their employee overhead. But hold up! The numbers tell a different story. According to statistics published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, seven out of 10 retail employees in the United States are actually full-time workers. And further numbers from the Current Population Survey shows that the proportion of full-time employees among the labor force has remained mostly stable in the past several months. Yes, the full timers aren’t going anywhere. Read on
To all the hiring managers, HR workers, recruiters, and anyone else involved in hiring: there’s good news for you! Right now you own the job market. With unemployment at high levels, and several large retailers announcing hiring cuts for the holiday season, more and more people are in need of a job. And that’s where you step in. With so many candidates to choose from, you’ll really have the pick of the litter when it comes to filling your open positions. It’s a little like going house shopping in a buyers’ market—you’ve got the advantage right now. Read on
You know the drill. Your company needs to fill an opening—whether from growth, reorganization, or replacing a trusted employee. You brace yourself for the inevitable: the piles of paperwork, the sorting through resumes, the endless interviews, the sheer headache of it all. As you begin to draft your help-wanted ad, you think, “There must be a better way.” Well, there is a better way! You can save untold time and money by simply switching your hiring process to software-based recruitment management—an Applicant Tracking System.
An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) offers so many benefits for any HR department. By switching to digital, you’ll no longer have to deal with the mess of paper applications and resumes—you can set up online applications that are easier for you and the applicants! And state-of-the-art analytics offer more useful data than you could generate on your own. Read on
Solution Optimized for Retail and Service Industries
PHILADELPHIA – September 10, 2013 – gatherDocs, a leader in mobile recruiting software, today announced its mobile applicant tracking system. Specifically designed for the retail and service industries, the mobile applicant tracking system provides a seamless solution for both job applicants and HR departments.
With the increase in smartphone usage, job seekers today look to use their phones for everything, including applying for jobs. However, many retailers and service organizations dealing with high volume and turnover are not equipped to offer mobile applications. The gatherDocs applicant tracking system, though, streamlines the application process for candidates, and the tracking and interviewing processes for HR departments. Read on