Outsource your HR recruitment department

By David Essex, ITworld.com |  Career

The next generation of recruitment ASPs will likely include support for wireless
handheld devices and multiple languages and currencies, predicts Mike Hadad, vice
president of worldwide sales at Alexus
International
, an ASP in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Hadad's company recently signed
Lucent to a major contract for a broad range of features covering the company's entire
recruitment effort. "It'll be rolled out in almost every time zone in the world," Hadad
says. GTE is another client.

Lange says the cost for BrassRing Systems' main products, HireSystems and Joboo,
varies from $25,000 a year to $500,000, with the price determined by complexity of the
configuration and the volume of applicants processed.

Most analysts agree that these Web recruiting services have demonstrated their ability
to streamline the hiring manager's workflow, and a couple of the vendors cite studies
that show them shortening the hiring process. "These tools get rid of the
administrative nightmares and broaden the reach," says Boyd. "But," he emphasizes, "it
really comes down to who fits and who doesn't." He cautions against being mesmerized by
glitzy dot-coms. Make sure that a vendor has a history of employment expertise, he
adds.

Aberdeen's Jones concurs: "When everything fits together, it's great." Of course, that
could be said about everything.

Additional Resources

Web-based recruitment software vendors

  • Alexus International
  • BrassRing Systems (formerly
    HireSystems)
  • Deploy Solutions
  • Hire.com
  • HotJobs.com
  • Icarian
  • Personic
  • Resumix
  • Webhire
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