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CareerBuilder Releases its 2003 Recruitment Technology Resource Guide

CareerBuilder's New Solutions Consulting Group Provides Independent, Objective Ratings of Top Applicant Tracking System

CHICAGO, April 3, 2003 - CareerBuilder, the smarter recruitment resource for finding better candidates and jobs, just released its "2003 Recruitment Technology Resource Guide" at www.careerbuilder.com. CareerBuilder's new Solutions Consulting Group, which specializes in recruitment technology analysis, designed the guide to help Human Resource professionals choose the most efficient and cost-effective Applicant Tracking System (ATS) for their hiring needs.

"Applicant tracking systems have gained popularity over the last five years in companies of all sizes," said Farhan Yasin, vice president of Business Development for CareerBuilder. "With more than 70 different systems on the market, identifying the right system for one's business requirements can be challenging and time-consuming. CareerBuilder offers objective, expert advice to help companies evaluate and implement a recruitment technology program that works for their specific situation."

ATSs streamline, automate, and enhance the recruitment process for employers and the staffing industry. Systems vary, but can include centralized job requisition management, automated job posting, online pre-screening, structured workflow features, self-service for hiring managers, metrics, and integration with human resource management systems.

CareerBuilder profiled thirteen of the top ATS vendors, including company information, a general analysis, and a detailed functional analysis. They include Alexus, Brass Ring, Deploy Solutions, Hire.com, HRSmart, PeopleClick, Recruiternet, Recruiting Solutions, Recruitmax, Recruitsoft, Virtual Edge, Webhire, and Webrecruiter.

CareerBuilder assessed each company based on the ATS Functionality Indexä. The nearly 300 functional requirements contained in the index cover current best practices, features commonly requested by ATS customers, and emerging trends in recruitment technology. CareerBuilder incorporated the use of detailed vendor questionnaires and scorecards, feedback from customers obtained through CareerBuilder interviews, and conversations with vendor executives to determine quality levels.

"Because of the nature of our business, CareerBuilder interacts with virtually every ATS provider on a daily basis," noted Yasin. "We know their products and we don't partner exclusively with any providers or accept commissions when we recommend solutions to clients. This makes CareerBuilder the only truly independent resource for information on the ATS industry."

Companies can reach CareerBuilder's Solutions Consulting Group via email at careerbuilderconsulting@careerbuilder.com and can purchase a copy of CareerBuilder's "2003 Recruitment Technology Resource Guide" by calling 773-867-7186. For more details on the guide, companies can go to www.careerbuilder.com/JobPoster/Products/2003rtrg.htm.

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