Bewertet am 29.12.2016
Employability - Skills everyone needs and how to identify, measure and develop them.
Kommentare: In 2013 I was employed by a Higher Education college to look at helping students develop employability skills. Having worked (30yrs) and recruited in a senior position within a footsie 100 company I was looking to introduce a more realistic approach. One that not only gave practical advice and feedback enabling students to gain confidence and importantly succeed but also one that students and employers alike saw relevant value in. With CVMinder I found, not only kindred spirits but also a practical, user-friendly, adaptable platform. It is internet delivered, robust and secure so perfect for use in or out of college. With CVMinder you have an individual and personal account of employment and employability. Its functionality has advanced beyond that, and is indeed still doing so, to encompass; self-assessments of universally acknowledged essential skills, sections for personal feedback on CVs, personal statements, and interviews. A portfolio of achievements both professional and personal. It also provides an invaluable section that enables advertising, allocating and recording work experiences. In an education environment, this gives students a real "job seeking" experience and takes a huge work load off tutors. Equally importantly if you are a college or school it provides a standardized easily accessible database that very conveniently ticks all those OFSTED and QAA requirements. To schools, colleges, teachers, personal tutors, careers advisers, and employability officers indeed to anyone who aspires to deliver positive outcomes to their students I strongly suggest you take a look at this product. It works for you and it works for them.
Vorteile: Easy to use, comprehensive functionality. The team is very responsive to requests for changes. Immediate service when there are technical issues. Input about requirements is taken from a variety of sectors and industries.
Nachteile: At present, the interface is a bit clunky and cluttered as it is still developing and adapting.
Bewertet am 15.12.2016
CVMinder ATS makes my life easier
Kommentare: I have been a recruiter and branch manager for over 30 years and I have used many of the usual suspects. The choice is endless, but in my experience, the biggest common problem with recruitment systems is that they can do many things, but those many things are pretty hard to find and use. By comparison, I have found CVMinder really easy to use and I haven't need any documentation or online help to be efficient with it. There is no prescriptive workflow, but there is a visible process. That means that I can do things in the order that I need to without messing up the system or having to do some additional admin just to keep the system tidy. I love the fact that automated alerts have resulted in placements and I like the fact that I don't have to upload CVs and create candidate records; the candidates do that for me. This is not a typical solution for a recruitment company and I would suggest that most would not consider this product. It is a system for internal recruiters, so don't expect candidate marketing functions in CVMinder. That works for me because Xperian doesn't send CVs out speculatively to prospects or batches of CVs to a client. It does help me to present my candidate details to an employer in consideration of their vacancy and it gives me their feedback. I can share the responsibility for parts of the recruitment process with others and I can get a top-down view of everything really easily. For instance, I really like CVMinder's employment checks and how that is shared with a trusted administrator here. She contributes and I can see how far we have got through the process. Also, when my boss asks me where our best candidates are coming from, or how we are doing compared with last year, I can show him. It's all very simple. Support is first class. I use it very infrequently, but it's a comfort that I can also send candidates to their support desk if they ever have an issue. The other thing is that they take suggestions for any improvements seriously. All in all, it's like my right arm and gives me the equivalent of another person in the office. I'd recommend it if you are in internal recruitment or HR or you have a search and selection company.
Vorteile: It really is simple to use. While training is provided as part of the implementation process, the system is intuitive, so can be used without training.
Nachteile: I can't think of any cons. Over the years I have suggested a few tweaks which have been included.
Antwort des Softwareanbieters
von XperiSoft an 15.12.2016
Thank you so much for the review, we are happy that we are helping make your work easier with CVMinder.
Bewertet am 25.4.2017
An Applicant Tracking System to support improvements to our recruitment and candidate management
Up until 1st September 2016 our HR function had in place a rudimentary and dated recruitment process. The volume of recruitment at Downside is fairly modest, c50-60 hires a year during busy times, but applications numbers are 500+. The roles vary from Nursing to Academic and Support through to Volunteers and Pastoral staff. With such a diverse range of vacancies and applicants we recognised that our hiring process needed to be more efficient in terms of administration, but also more effective in order to attract and engage with a wider pool of candidates and improve the candidate experience.
We conducted a search of 7 different vendors who supply applicant tracking systems. This search included information gathering, online demonstrations, functionality, fit with our Organisation and price. On the whole, most platforms offer the same tools and costs range, per annum. Given the costs, functionality and fit we chose to run a trial with CV Minder. Now, 8 months into using CVMinder we believe it meets with our objectives for utilising a more modern recruitment platform, namely;
Improving the candidate experience - portraying our employer brand and offering functionality that better suits a growing population of mobile device users.
Accurate and compliant record keeping effective records, full compliance with the Data Protection Act and ensuring fairness and consistency in approach.
Improving efficiency - by removing unnecessary administration and time-consuming tasks that can be automated.
Easy to use simple system that is easily customisable and easy to use for all users.
Better reporting mechanisms - being able to quickly and effectively report on the recruitment process including tracking applicant sources and time to hire.
Ability for remote access flexible workflow management for hiring managers and HR.
Cost effective - reducing cost per hire (including the hidden administration and printing costs) and providing value for money.
Improved branding - building and nurturing a talent pool and engaging with candidates in a competitive marketplace. Overall, it is a good solid ATS that offers excellent value for money and great customer support.
Bewertet am 22.12.2016
Great product which has become an integral part of our workplace
Kommentare: As a service that works both internally within a large FE College, and externally within the local community, CVMinder has become a tool that is essential for us to achieve our targets and goals. CVMinder allows us to manage different advertising board, both internal, and external, and ensure that the right vacancies are being posted and seen in the right places. The advertising and posting process is an easy, simple one that all staff has been able to quickly learn, and which allows us to get on to the important part recruiting! The shortlisting, employability tracking and assessments available within CVMinder are great for ensuring that all candidates and employers are handled quickly, appropriately and effectively. Alongside the core essential functions of CVMinder, there are seemingly small things which improve our daily working and effectiveness, such as automatic Outlook Calendar Entries for interviews. As a manager of a team, the reporting and management tools available ensure I can easily view, analyze and report on statistics, activity, and further evidence the way that we support our College, as well as the local community. CVMinder Support is impressively responsive, and they have created a dynamic and vital product which they are not afraid to adapt to ensure that it remains the best product available. CVMinder has supported our needs as an organization by working with other organizations and arranging compatibility across other Job Boards, both national and regional. This has further ensured that CVMinder is our desired product and will continue to be.
Vorteile: Management and ease of use
Bewertet am 31.1.2019
Technical Support and Development has been incredible
Kommentare: CV Minder have worked closely with us to develop an ATS that is meets the needs of both the candidate and the recruiting manager. The technical support that we have received is fantastic and invaluable, it has enabled us to bring our recruitment processes into the 21st Century. Being able to talk to real people at the CV Minder team rather than just online help systems is great and the team then either provide solutions on the spot or you can be confident that they will take it away and see what they can come up with. As a customer you are made to feel extremely important and prioritised. I cannot praise the team enough.
Adaptability to suit the needs of an in increasingly candidate led market and the complexities that come with recruiting in the educational environment.
Clear dashboard to quickly assess the current situation.
I love the fact that the CV Minder team are continuously looking for new and innovative ways to make the system even better and listen to the users to understand what the needs are.
Nachteile: The software is continuously evolving as you would expect in todays VUCA working environment, I know the team are working on the reporting side and the data that CV Minder is capable of providing. I would say currently it is as bit limited however I get updates of changes the CV Minder team are introducing all the time so I am sure this is on the horizon.
Bewertet am 7.4.2018
CV Minder was the first ATS that we introduced at C&K and it's helped manage our recruitment since
Vorteile: The number one pro has to be the invaluable customer support, the team have always been available at the drop of a hat to help resolve and technical challenged and explain new features. They are keen to work with us on new ideas and are constantly reviewing our needs. The software is very user friendly and easy to navigate unlike more complex (and expensive) ATS systems that I've used in previous companies. This has been really beneficial when training new members of the recruitment team and hiring managers. One of my favourite elements is how clear the shortlisting of candidates is and it's easy to see what stage they're at within the process. Posting and closing adverts is straightforward process that doesn't require too many steps.
Nachteile: There are some additional features that would be beneficial, which I believe are being developed Agency/Offline candidate submissions and Social Media distribution.
Bewertet am 25.1.2017
CVMinder ATS at MidKent College
Kommentare: After moving from a manual, paper-based system, CVMinder was adopted at the College over 2 years ago. It has streamlined our recruitment processes throughout and its sharp and slick appearance has created an easily accessible and professional application process for our candidates. The system itself manages our recruitment end-to-end and runs direct reports to help us monitor our recruitment approach and strategies.
Vorteile: Managers now have more responsibility for their own recruitment whilst the process can also be monitored by HR in a live environment.
Nachteile: The system as a whole works well, however some features that have potential to save even more time are not yet fully developed (e.g. 1 click referencing).
Bewertet am 16.5.2017
A great product, good value for money, great customer service
Vorteile: We process a large number of vacancies and CV Minder has significantly reduced the amount of time spent on data entry and the posting of vacancies on job boards. It has also improved the candidate experience, given us greater visibility on the recruitment journey and reduced non-committed applications. You don't need a lot of training to use the system and it is pretty self-explanatory even for the non-technologically minded. We find the level of customer care and engagement with Xperisoft to be excellent and would have no hesitation in recommending the system.
Nachteile: If I were to be really picky I would say some of the navigation is a bit quirky but there aren't really any negatives.
Bewertet am 21.4.2019
Kommentare: Being a recruiter I need to track and find the applicant for required job which is very easy through CVMinder. It allows me to access the personal account where I can manage the record of every applicant. Overall experience is very great and I would recommend this software to everyone.
Vorteile: CVMinder is the best and low cost applicant tracking system which allows recruiters and users to find suitable candidates and to track their status. Candidates can also find the matching job and can also take some help assessment. It provides variable features and functions for better and smart recruiting.
Nachteile: I have not found any cons as such. Only a strong network is needed and also sometimes it buffers due to inappropriate activity rest is all good.
Bewertet am 30.5.2018
An Excellent ATS , with ease of use, good quality and very personable customer support
Kommentare: Increased candidate attraction , through the software's integration with major job boards. Improvement in recruitment and staffing numbers. Quicker and compliant pre-employment checks process.
Good ease of use
Simple yet sophisticated, and very tailorable features and functionality. A really good and personable customer support team. As a medium-sized health care provider , CVMinder works perfectly for us and is rightly fit to our recruitment needs, pre-employment checks needs and our general compliance needs.
Nachteile: None at the moment- this is because the product is always in continual development and we also have the opportunity to provide our input into its development.
Bewertet am 22.12.2016
JobShop CVMinder Review
Kommentare: CVMinder is an excellent recruitment tool which enables us to advertise part/full time/apprenticeship vacancies and manage and monitor all candidate applications and registrations in one area. CVMinder is easy to use tool, which has various additional functions built in to manage all aspects of recruitment from the initial advertising stages to shortlisting, arranging interviews, assessing employability preparedness through to final appointment. The CVMinder system provides a variety of reports to enable the user to analyze trends, record outcomes and avoid duplicating work on other systems. The customer service and support team are highly responsive, helpful and experts in their field. The team have adapted and added new functions and features to their system to make it even more attractive and streamlined for our business.
Vorteile: Ease of use
Bewertet am 6.6.2017
a bespoke system that has allowed us to work much more efficiently
Vorteile: If I have a problem or I would like to see about any changes that could be made, the team always make us feel like we are a priority and sets about helping us with concise direction and communication.
Nachteile: when an appointment is made and shared with colleagues changes cannot be made to the diarised appointment
Bewertet am 17.5.2018
Great system, easy to use, great tracking and messaging tool. Support is immediate if ever needed.
Vorteile: CV Minder is easy to use. Is a great workflow tool. Provides audit history. Great control to have in place and so easy to organise my day and work load.
Nachteile: There are no cons for me. The only thing that would add to the pros would be for the adverts to be displayed fully from a mobile device.
Bewertet am 15.11.2017
Amazing product and service
Vorteile: I like that it is easy to use. I like that any question asked is answered and dealt with almost straight away, and that no question is s 'stupid' question. When we have asked for a function to be changed to help support our process it is done, or another option is given. The customer service for us and candidates using the system always has a personal touch and is second to none. I would highly recommend.
Bewertet am 5.4.2017
Easy for compliance
Kommentare: I use CVMinder to manage on-boarding and employment checks as people start their new contacts or full-time employment with our customers. I can upload insurances, certificates and other information and complete all pre-employment checks with the recruiter. I have verification authority for those checks and I can print them off if I need to. CVMinder is incredibly easy to use and it does everything I need.
Vorteile: Very easy to use
Bewertet am 20.3.2019
Vorteile: CV Minder is an easy to use platform, it has an extend variety of tools that you can use, depending on your needs. Good quality/cost. CV Minder team is very approachable and supportive.
Nachteile: I like everything about the software. No cons to mention
Bewertet am 30.11.2016
An excellent product
Having used CV Minder for a year now, I can highly recommend this product, It meets all of our recruitment needs. Managers have adapted well and have found no difficulties in using the system. Candidates are communicated with in a timely and appropriate manner.
We have found the customer support second to none with queries being dealt with quickly and adjustments made to ease use.
Antwort des Softwareanbieters
von XperiSoft an 30.11.2016
Dear Alison, thank you so much for your positive review and we hope you continue to enjoy the product. The XperiSoft Team