Proven best practices have existed for decades. There are hundreds of books, newsletters and articles that explain them. But most companies don't follow them.
Chait's partner, Jon Stross, told William Tincup that there might be good recruiters inside a company but that makes no difference.
The bad habits are so entrenched that they can't get the staff they are working with to do the right things.
People come into interviews clueless and do such a lousy job at screening that good candidates wouldn't want to work there even if they got a offer.
Then they don't report their post-interview opinions promptly.
To solve this problem, Chait and Stross, who have a lot of experience in hiring, created an ATS that is more than an ATS.
It spoon-feeds managers with all the info they need to do the right thing all the way through the hiring process.
And, if the people who need help resist it, the software compares their results to people who are doing things right.
This public exposure will be a lever that frustrated corporate recruiters can use to launch a revolution in hiring in backward companies
Hiring is handled so poorly in most companies that it doesn't take much to stand out. "If you move candidates through the process quickly and give them a good idea why they'd want to work with you, you are differentiating yourself," Stross claims.