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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Applicant Tracking Provider Adds Keyword Search Functionality

When designing software for the employment industry, functionality and usability are two of the most important considerations. Recruiters and hiring managers known that time is money, therefore, if a software option takes too long to master, they are losing money. Because of this, recruiting software must be designed in a way that encourages easy use. In hopes of increasing the ease of locating new clients, applicant tracking software company Catch the Best has recently announced the addition of a new keyword search feature.

This feature enables users to type in various keywords that summarize what they are looking for in a new employee. Their system them electronically skims their resume database and locates the job seekers who are fit the criteria the best. This enables hiring managers and recruiters to decrease the amount of time they spent locating potential employers.

"We are always striving to enhance the hiring process for our current and future customers by incorporating requested functionality that aligns with out vision of a simple, effective applicant tracking and resume management solution," said Mike Wagner, who is the company's Vice President of Marketing & Business Development.

Since the best employees are often in high demand it is important for an employer to be able to locate them quickly. This enables a company to snatch these individuals up before another workplace can. Because a business is only as good as its workers, this ability can make or break a company.

The addition of keyword search to the company's service goes along with the their pre-existing tagging search capabilities.

"Now users have tools to quickly search through their repository of applicants. One by keywords and the other by tagging the resume for a more abstracted search," said Wagner.

Catch the Best was founded in 2007 and is located in Seattle Washington. It serves both recruiting and non-recruiting professionals who are involved in the hiring process for their companies.

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