Team Dalmatian are pleased to announce the release of version 1.3.150 onto the platform. This new version includes significant changes to the employer job creation journey, after valued and constructive feedback from users.
Employer Job List
The first thing you’ll notice is the new standard colour scheme of dark blue header and footer bars used throughout the employer PROServer site for jobs created by the employer. The PROServer dashboard, job list, simple job add/edit and advanced job add/edit pages all carry this new colour scheme.
The second thing you’ll notice is that the jobs list page now features the same powerful keyword search as the normal job boards and will allow you to find your jobs using partial word matches and multiple keywords. The search results are ranked by keyword matching and word proximity. In addition you now have the ability to filter the results by status (draft/approved or published), order the results by the date they were created (descending), the date they were published (descending) or alphabetically by job title/name (ascending).
The job list search results show the logo assigned to the job profile used for the job advert, the job name, employment type, salary and location. In addition there are new icons to show job type (simple or advanced), job status (draft, approved, published or fulfilled) and the time since the job was published (where applicable).
The third and most significant change is the new add job buttons for simple jobs and advanced jobs. Advanced jobs are basically the same as the existing job creation journey but the simple job creation journey is all new. It is a vastly simplifed job creation process that requires virtually no system configuration or data setup before you can start adding jobs. You no longer need to create lots of locations because simple jobs geocode your jobs on the fly.
Clearly the slimlined simple jobs journey has to compromise and it is not possible to use the PROServer Smart Selection Engine with simple jobs. If you wish to utilise the power of the Smart Selection Engine to vastly reduce the number of applications you need to manually review then you’ll need to continue using the advanced job creation journey.
For those employers happy to manually review all their job applications and who want to spend the bare minimum of time setting and maintaining their data, this is the ideal solution. Simple jobs also suits vacancies that have very few requirements for skills, qualifications or experience and where Smart Selection Engine would be overkill.
If you click on the existing new job option on the side menu (within jobs menu area) or the add job button in the job list page you’ll get taken to a selector page where you are reminded of the differences between the two job advert types and the options to select whichever best suits your needs.
This page can be avoided if you instead go to the job list page and click directly on the add simple job or add advanced job buttons at the top of the page.
If you click on add a simple job then you’ll be taken to the brand new job creation journey.
The job advert details section is kept as simple and minimal as possible. There is no data setup required, You can paste job descriptions into the description field, which will automatically resize and can handle 4000 characters. Salary types have been simplifed to just the most common used for the jobs that this form is best suited for. There are no qualifications or experience parameters to define. You don’t even need to enter a postcode to geocode the job, entering a town name or even a county name in the town name field will suffice and the system will automatically use your town or county name in lieu of a postcode for geocoding. However be aware this will result in less accurate mapping and could mean your job falls outside of the narrow search radius used by many job seekers.
Unlike advanced jobs which remain pubished until fulfilled, with simple jobs you can strictly limit the days the job remains published for, from just 7 days to 14 or 30 days. This can be automatically extended at any time by going back into the job, editing it and saving again which will auto extend the pubished days by the selected amount.
You can even choose to brand your job advert on behalf of a client, using their business name and branding. To achieve this you can choose to display the clients name on your adverts wherever they appear on our job boards. In addition you can select a job profile with bespoke branding that you must have previously setup using your clients corporate colours and logo.
Simple jobs gives you further options for specifying the interview location and contact details as well as choosing which of our preset items the candidate will need to bring with them to the interview. eg. Proof of address or NI Card.
You also have the option to send yourself an email or SMS notification whenever a new job application is submitted for the job. Note that SMS notifications are only available on Advanced and Enterprise plans.
Employer Job Dashboard
The job dashboard has been revised to include better statistics. We now include the number of days published, the number of advert serves (impressions), the number of views (click throughs) and the CTR (click through rate %). In addition we show the total number of applications, the number approved through the Smart Selection Engine and the number manually approved/shortlisted as well as stats for your interviews.
NOTE: If you are using PROServer Smart Selection Engine and you notice that your adverts appear to have a very low auto approval rate, this could mean that you have set too high a pass rate in your rule settings or that your job advert stipulates too high a level of mandatory qualifications or experience. This will need monitoring and review. Of course it could simply mean that the Smart Selection Engine has done its job correctly and saved you the time in reviewing applications that did not meet your criteria!
Clone Job Function
At the top of the job dashboard you will now see a new clone button. Clicking on this will clone and create a new job, taking you straight to the edit page of the new cloned job, ready for you to publish as a brand new job. The clone function will copy all the data including qualifications, experience, skills, criteria and benefits.
NOTE: The cloned job will always inherit the job type of that from which it was cloned. It is not possible to clone an advanced job and convert it to a simple job or vice versa.
We hope you find the latest changes useful. As always, we welcome your feedback so please do not hesitate to let us know your thoughts on these changes or if you are experiencing any problems. You can contact us through this blog or on our social media sites.