Sponsors Webcast Presenting Best Practices in Applicant Tracking System Selection

February 07, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Detroit, Mich. - Feb. 7, 2008 -, a premier provider of applicant tracking and hiring management systems, will sponsor a webcast presented by Zach Thomas, senior analyst with Forrester Research, and Ann Morgan, vice president of human resources for AutoZone. The webcast is titled "Best Practices in ATS Selection" and will be broadcast on February 19 at 11:00 a.m. PST (2:00 p.m. EST).

Thomas will present Forrester's four-phase approach to selecting an applicant tracking system (ATS). The unique process helps companies organize, narrow, evaluate and decide on the best vendor to meet their specific needs. Thomas' primary research areas include hiring automation, performance management and human resources management systems. Prior to Forrester, Thomas designed and implemented applicant tracking and performance management products currently in use by multiple Fortune 500 companies across several industries including retail, financial services and healthcare.

To illustrate a best practice, Ann Morgan, vice president of human resources for AutoZone, will present the company's experience in selecting an ATS. In 2007, AutoZone completed an implementation of a new enterprise-wide applicant tracking and talent acquisition system from nowHIRE.

"AutoZone had complex requirements in choosing an applicant tracking and hiring management system provider," said Ann Morgan, vice president of human resources for AutoZone. "We needed to dramatically streamline the hiring and recruitment process across multiple business units, including over 4,100 store locations. Our goal was to find a single vendor with a 'true' enterprise solution that supported recruitment from the boardroom to our stores. nowHIRE was that vendor. They have been outstanding in meeting our needs and providing a smooth implementation."

In addition, the webcast will cover the importance of choosing a system that is configurable to allow adjustments as the company's needs change and that caters to the applicant experience, whether for hourly or salaried candidates.

To register for the hour-long free webcast, visit

About nowHIRE

Since 1998, nowHIRE has been the premier provider of applicant tracking systems for companies of every size and in every vertical imaginable. Their industry-defining solutions feature fully integrated, Web-based recruiting and applicant tracking software modules that allow companies to configure the software to their specific recruiting needs-whether it be for hourly, salaried, internal, contingent, recruitment-based or any combination thereof. nowHIRE's solutions give clients what they call "Zoom"-the competitive edge.

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