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Sprockets Releases Applicant Tracking Feature

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Sprockets, the leading Hiring Assessment Platform powered by IBM’s Watson AI, grew its capabilities, adding Applicant Tracking (ATS) to its platform. With time saving features that streamline the hiring process, Sprockets ATS automates a business’s recruitment process and provides the insights needed to make sound hiring decisions.

Hiring just one employee requires you to spend countless hours on the same steps. From sifting through resumes to scheduling interviews to comparing candidates. Sprockets automates these tasks so a recruiters expertise is spent on interviewing the right candidates – and the rest of their task list.

Sprockets customers can now sort candidates into hiring stages, record interview notes with ease, store resumes, and email candidates via pre-populated or custom templates. When coupled with assessments, recruiters and hiring managers have a clear view into which candidates are the best match for the job and where they reside in the hiring process.

AJ Richichi, CEO of Sprockets, laments, “Hiring is a full time job. Our customers can’t afford waste their thought power on tasks we can automate for them. Freed from these tasks, recruiters and hiring managers can spend more time utilizing their expertise. This includes reviewing the best resumes and interviewing the right candidates.”

The new features in the release of Sprockets ATS include:

Candidate Profiles – Know Who’s the Best Applicant

Sprockets ATS leverages the power of hiring assessments to evaluate each applicant, before you ever review their resume. Instead of scanning through hundreds of resumes, you’ll see which candidates are the best fit for the position. Focusing on the candidates with the highest likelihood to succeed reduces the number of screening interviews required to make a great hire.

Applicant Tracking – Eliminate Redundant Tasks

While Sprockets can’t save you from reviewing every resume that comes across your desk, the platform can automate the communication to applicants you want to interview. As applicants progress through the hiring process, you can select from stage specific email templates to reject applicants, schedule interviews, and ultimately hire your next top performer.

Hiring Stages, Resumes, and Notes – Ditch the Manilla Folder and Spreadsheet

Sprockets’ applicant tracking system keeps you on track. With Sprockets Applicant Tracking, you can track which stage of the hiring process each applicant currently resides. Plus, you can store resumes within their candidate profile and put in notes. No longer will you depend on the organized chaos of Excel or simply losing a folder of resumes.

Sprockets ATS Integrations – Connect All Your HR Tools

Sourcing applicants on a job board? Already using an Applicant Tracking System? Sprockets Boost allows you to connect applicants from any web-based tool to the Sprockets platform. This means you can invite candidates to complete an assessment survey and review their results without jumping from tool-to-tool.

This new functionality is available immediately to all HR professionals and hiring managers using the Sprockets Assessment Platform. It is the second major release since Sprockets first launched three months ago.

“The release of Sprockets Applicant Tracking furthers our mission to make world-class human resource technology available to companies of all sizes,” said AJ Richichi. “I’m truly excited about how Sprockets Applicant Tracking will make the hiring process more efficient for our customers!”


About Sprockets

At Sprockets, we help organizations recruit great people. We do this by determining the mental makeup of the highest performing people and comparing all applicants against them. We combine 80 years of scientific research with cutting edge artificial intelligence to provide assessments that predict performance and success. With Applicant Matching, Applicant Tracking, and Sprockets Boost, the result is better hires, a more engaged workforce, and less turnover.

Tom Brady

How Tom Brady Started Sprockets

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As Super Bowl LIII nears, Tom Brady (again) makes headlines. This time for willing his Patriots to another AFC Championship win and outdueling rising star Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs. It took Brady a full 60 minutes plus, but he’s back in the Super Bowl for the 9th time in his career. That’s more appearances for Brady than any NFL franchise.

To be clear, All-Time Super Bowl Appearances:

Tom Brady: 9

Steelers: 8

Cowboys: 8

Broncos: 8

49ers: 6

Packers:5

Brady, like him or not, is clearly in a league of his own.

So How Did Tom Brady Inspire Sprockets?

Sprockets was started as a recruiting tool for professional sports teams!

After watching a documentary about Tom Brady being selected 199th in the draft, our Founder researched hundreds of existing metrics that would explain how 32 NFL teams with all the resources in the world (salary cap $155 million per year) could pass on the greatest athlete of all time… 6 times. Five (#6 pending) Super Bowls later, NFL scouts credit Brady’s success to nebulous and overused sports terms like “heart”, “grit”, and a “winner’s mentality”.

Using those phrases only contribute to the problem as they require subjective and biased opinion. If they were useful, the best players in the league would also be picked first.

So how did Tom, four-time Super Bowl MVP, Brady fall to the 6th round? With the right predictive data could someone have foreseen his dominance?

The following four questions lived on our whiteboard for 10 months:

  • What makes an athlete great?

  • Why aren’t the most physically superior athletes the most successful?

  • Can we identify an athlete with the “x-factor”?

  • Can we identify which athletes will fail?

So, we went to work developing technology that could effectively measure an individual’s mental makeup, determine the shared characteristics of the best athletes in the world, and create predictive algorithms to help teams with prospecting.

In two short years, college and professional sports teams that used our software doubled (from 31% to 63%) their win percentage. The Denver Outlaws, as an example, just won the Major League Lacrosse Championship. Congrats, team!

Sports-Selection Tool to Hiring?

As we started to scale, we engaged with a few really smart human resource professionals at big companies… and the results were better than expected. We always had confidence that the technology would work in sports, but the case studies in “the business world” far exceeded our wildest expectations.

  • Sprockets reduced the turnover of our customers.

  • Sprockets accurately predicted the success rate of 94% of the employees observed.

  • Sprockets cost 250X less than competitors in the space.

  • Every company that we worked with saw an increase in sales, employees, and engagement.

  • Sprockets helped companies that previously could not use assessment technology.

Whether you are searching for the next greatest QB of all time, a CEO, or a cashier, Sprockets provides you with all the data you need to build your best team.

The interface of Slack, a free HR tool

5 Free HR Tools

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HR is difficult, but technology can make it easier. These tools weren’t necessarily designed for HR leaders or professionals in mind, but they can help your department.

What tools did we miss? We’d love to hear from you in the comments!

1. Slack

Slack is a communication tool that will replace emails, phone calls, and text messages at your company. You can chat with other employees privately, create a group for your internal department, and/or send announcements to your entire workforce… all on one platform. You’ll also be able to host phone/video calls as well as seamlessly share files.

2. Hunter

Hunter is a service that searches the internet for valid email addresses. Simply place the company URL into their search engine and you’ll be able to find the correct email format and, more often than not, the individual’s email address. Whether you’re looking for your local SHRM President or a developer that dazzled at the last Startup Weekend, Hunter will help you make the first contact.

3. Hubspot

Hubspot is a platform that historically markets to sales departments. If you’re willing to get crafty, however, it can be a create tool for you! One feature sticks out: tracking emails. With Hubspot, you can track emails to see if, when, and how many times your messages are opened by the recipient. You’ll be able to tell if someone is opening your emails and ignoring you, or if they genuinely have not opened them. Spend less time wondering and more time executing!

4. NeverBounce

When you send too many unsolicited emails to candidates/recruits, you run the risk of being reported. NeverBounce is a great tool that you can use to stay out of “Spam”. It cleans your emails to make sure they are valid, not going to bounce, and not catchall.

5. Google Hangout

Video conferencing should be easy, but it seems that every company uses a different interface that requires another download or program. Google Hangout is free, easy to use (just send a link to meeting attendees), and does not require any special programs. And, as an added bonus, a Google Hangout link is automatically created whenever you create a meeting on Google Calendar. You can show your face, turn off the cameras, or screen-share.


Sprockets helps companies hire more top-performing people. Our assessment discovers the shared characteristics of your best people and uses that information to predict a new hires likelihood to succeed in a position before they’re hired.

Sprockets decreases the number of screening interviews you conduct, allows you to conduct candidate assessments for 50 cents per person, and reduces turnover through increased employee engagement.

Start predicting employee success with a free account today! No credit card required.

A Guide to Sprockets ATS

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Sprockets, the leading Hiring Assessment Platform, offers applicant tracking functionality.  With time-saving features that streamline the hiring process, Sprockets ATS automates a business’s recruitment process and provides the insight needed to make sound hiring decisions.

Sprockets customers sort candidates into hiring stages, record interview notes with ease, store resumes, and email candidates via pre-populated or custom templates. When coupled with Sprockets’ predictive assessments, recruiters and hiring managers have a clear view into which candidates are the best match for the job and where they reside in the hiring process.

If you are interested in Sprockets assessments but need a different ATS solution, please do not hesitate to reach out. We have great technology partners that offer solutions that will fit your needs. 

 

Sprockets ATS CURRENT FEATURES

Tracking Your Candidate Pipeline

With Sprockets ATS, you can track which stage of the hiring process each applicant currently resides by sorting them by “Stages”. When a candidate completes the Sprockets survey, you will be prompted to designate them as either “screening”, “on-hold”, “hired” or “rejected”. Candidates will appear in your dashboard by their stages, making it easier than ever to manage the tedious hiring funnel.

 

Collect Resumes

In addition to our predictive mental makeup reports, applicants are prompted to submit their resumes with their survey. Without leaving your dashboard, you can quickly download it and have access to their work history, education, and contact information. 

 

Notes

Whether you want to leave your comments to another hiring manager or jot something down during your interview, Sprockets stores your notes inside the applicant’s report. Say goodbye to word documents and paper notebooks! 

 

Schedule Interviews and Email Candidates

While Sprockets can’t save you from reviewing every resume that comes across your desk, the platform can automate the communication to applicants you want to interview. As applicants progress through the hiring process, you can select from stage-specific email templates to reject applicants, schedule interviews, and ultimately extend an offer letter to your next top performer.

 

WHAT Sprockets DOES NOT DO: 

Candidate Sourcing 

Sprockets offers integration tools that you can use on existing job boards (Indeed, Career Builder, etc), but we do not have candidates coming to our website looking for a job. 

Payroll

Sprockets does not offer any employee on-boarding or financial services. 

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About Sprockets

At Sprockets, we help organizations recruit great people. We do this by determining the mental makeup of the highest performing people and comparing all applicants against them. We combine 80 years of scientific research with cutting edge artificial intelligence to provide assessments that predict performance and success. With Applicant Matching, Applicant Tracking, and Sprockets Boost, the result is better hires, a more engaged workforce, and less turnover.

Plus, check out these four reasons why clients love Sprockets.

Charleston Based Company Launches Sprockets Boost

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Sprockets, the leading Hiring Assessment Platform powered by IBMs Watson AI, grew its capabilities, adding the Sprockets Boost app to the Chrome Web Store. With in-demand features that make assessing and hiring new employees easier, Sprockets Boost is the first app to connect all web-based HR and recruiting tools into an assessment platform.

Sprockets Boost is designed with both HR professionals and hiring managers in mind, further streamlining the hiring and assessment process. Throughout the hiring process, managers are forced to bounce from tool to tool in order to make a hire. Boost removes these steps by connecting a company’s HR tech stack to the Sprockets platform.

Customers will no longer need to have the Sprockets platform open to get access to their reports. Simply download Sprockets Boost, go to any webpage on the internet, and send out the Sprockets survey or review current candidates with two simple clicks.

“The current job market is tight and recruiting top talent continues to be a challenge,” said CEO AJ Richichi. “Our customers can’t afford to waste time jumping from one recruiting tool to the next, so we have done our part to eliminate that headache through the development of Sprockets Boost. As long as you’re in a web-based tool, you can send candidates assessments and review their scores without ever leaving the page. This gives our customers the flexibility to choose what HR tool works best for their business, without sacrificing the insights generated by Sprockets Assessments.”

The new features in this release of Sprockets Boost include:

  • Boost Your Application Tracking System – Invite individual candidates from inside your web-based ATS to the Sprockets survey instantly.

  • Boost Your Job Boards – Invite and analyze multiple candidates from job boards and spreadsheets with a single click.

  • Boost Your Insights – Quickly review candidate scores without leaving your webpage.

  • Boost Your Hiring Process – Efficiently integrate Sprockets into your hiring process to have better insight into your candidate pool.

The new app is available immediately to all HR professionals and hiring managers using the Sprockets Assessment Platform, and is the first major release since Sprockets first launched three months ago.

Sprockets Boost is compatible with any web-based platform:

Applicant Tracking Systems

  • Including Taleo, Greenhouse, JazzHR, iCims, Workable, Workday, Newton, Ultimate Software, Bullhorn, Jobvite, and SAP.

Email Services

  • Including Gmail, Outlook, and Yahoo.

Job Boards and Recruiting Software

  • Including Careerbuilder, Linkedin, Indeed, Monster, and Craigslist.

Candidate Lists

  • Lists compiled on tool like Google Sheets, Google Docs, and other web based platforms.

Social Networks

  • Including Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Instagram.

Onboarding and Post-Hire Tools

  • Including ADP, Paychex, Paylocity, and Cornerstone on Demand.

“The release of of Sprockets Boost furthers our mission to make world-class human resource technology available to companies of all sizes,” said AJ Richichi. “I’m truly excited about how Sprockets Boost will help make the hiring process more efficient for our customers. Stay tuned to see what we have coming later this quarter!”


About Sprockets

At Sprockets, we help organizations recruit great people by determining the mental makeup of the highest performing people, discovering what they have in common, and using that as a benchmark for all future prospecting. We combine 80 years of scientific research with cutting edge artificial intelligence to provide assessments that predict performance and success.