Author: Doug Coull

How Companies Can Become a Magnet For Talent

05 December in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Best Practices, Brand Reputation, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Resources, Marketing, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Workplace

The tide has turned. What once was an employer’s market is now a job seeker’s delight. The unemployment rate is hovering around 4% which is something we haven’t seen in the U.S. since the 1960’s. This is great news for people seeking employment and has...

Showing Appreciation Goes a Long Way

01 October in Articles, Brand Reputation, Business, Customer Service, Engagement, HR Technology, Human Business, Innovation, Technology, Workplace

Showing appreciation for what I have plays an important role in my life and business. I have the good fortune of working with great clients, wonderful vendor partners and dedicated and hardworking employees. These three groups have helped me to build a thriving business, and...

The Intelligent Approach to Buying HR Software

05 September in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Technology

I want to disrupt the way many people go about selecting business software, and more specifically applicant tracking systems. I want to show people a way to choose, maintain and optimize their software investment by thinking of new ways to understand the process from start...

Recruiting in the Social Sphere

27 August in Best Practices, Careers, Engagement, Human Resources, Innovation, Marketing, Recruiting, SmartPractices, Social Media, Staffing, Training, Webinars, Workforce

Initially, many people believed social media to be a fad, but over time it proved itself to be a fact. It was created by a society demanding entertainment and information at lightning fast speeds, its growth is organic, and it thrives on societal energy. Social...

Optimizing Your ATS Software and U/E

13 March in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Metrics, Technology

Tactics to make your ATS U/E a great one. Wrapping your arms around expectations Appropriately managing expectations is a critical, but often overlooked, process when implementing new systems. Management needs to take hold of the system adoption process and work with end-users in a supportive manner to...

Your ATS and Vendor Relationship: Part 2

23 January in Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology, Uncategorized

Cost, true value and company culture (Part two of a three-part series) How do You Determine True Value? Current and future value for your business, value for the money paid and value for the end-users should be paramount in the decision-making process. In part one of this series, I...

Investing in Your ATS Purchase

03 January in Applicant Tracking Systems, Articles, Best Practices, Business, HR Technology, Human Business, Human Resources, Innovation, Jobs, Recruiting, Staffing, Technology

Part one Investing in a new applicant tracking system is a costly and time-consuming endeavor. It's important to understand what is motivating you to make this purchase. Is your current system inadequate? Does it lack the flexibility to grow with your on-going business needs? There are...

Employee Advocacy

11 December in Best Practices, Business, Engagement, Human Business, Innovation, Well-being, Workplace

Why Does Culture and Advocacy Matter? There is a lot of research out there that supports the direct correlation between employee satisfaction and its impact on customer satisfaction.  When employees are engaged advocates, they will go the extra mile for the customer, seeking out alternate and...