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The Great CRM Hoax

Selecting an applicant tracking system (ATS) in today’s world is a tedious, time-consuming process that recruiters have every right to dread. In order to know whether an ATS will fit your needs, you have to...

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Job Posting Guidelines

CATS allows you to advertise your jobs on a variety of third-party job boards, all with just a single click. However, before a job post can be accepted, we must first verify your CATS account...

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New Integration: LinkMatch

LinkMatch is a Google Chrome extension for LinkedIn that automatically shows you which LinkedIn profiles are/are not in your CATS database. LinkMatch also allows you to edit existing candidate profiles in CATS without leaving LinkedIn....

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Feature Update: Email Importer

The CATS email integration feature that customers know and love has gotten even better. Previously, only future emails sent and received were automatically tracked in the corresponding candidate or contact profile. Now, the update allows...

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Leo Update: Candidate Preview

The new candidate preview in Leo is an exciting, time-saving feature that many of you have asked for. When you’re combing through candidate profiles in search results or checking new applicants in a job pipeline,...

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Spamming Recruiters Beware

There’s nothing wrong with cold calls and emails. In fact, it’s a great and proven way to get business. It builds essential skills and can lead to growing, cultivating and strengthening relationships — all wonderful...

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CATS Cartoon: CATS Can Help

Let’s face it, nobody likes filling out applications, writing resumes or coming up with unique cover letters. Arguably just as much, HR personnel find it draining to go through countless application materials (keep in mind...

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New Feature: Search Relevance

You’ve been asking for search relevance, and now it’s here. You’ll notice the relevance icon whenever you do a keyword search. Searches are automatically sorted by relevance to deliver the best matches, but you can...

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Lying Is Losing

Whether you’re recruiting or hiring directly, one of the worst things you can do is lie when interviewing the candidate. It may seem like something obvious to avoid but it happens.

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Easy Work History Tracking

Work history tracking is now available on candidate records and in the job application editor. This new feature allows CATS users to track candidate work history in a standardized and simpler manner, without needing to...

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CATS Has a New Name!

All those funny looks were getting to us, too. The tension reached its breaking point when our boss burst into the office in dismay over the funny looks he had received at the country club....

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New CATS intergrations

We have greatly expanded CATS by integrating with multiple third-party services. Each integration accomplishes different purposes and can be enabled in your account, today. Integrations allow you to seamlessly send data between CATS and other...

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The CATS Workflow

Candidates, job orders and other records in CATS have statuses. The workflow editor lets you customize these to match your unique process. Statuses can also automatically “trigger” events when a certain status is set, saving...

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CATS Gets Clicky

Tracking your website traffic, sources and interactions is crucial to any company that has any online presence. The more you know about where your visitors are coming from, what they searched for to find you...

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Pwning on Foursquare

One of our newest team members, Sean Ryan recently got a new phone and has been talking up a storm about one of the latest internet fads called Foursquare. It’s basically an app that allows...

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Recruiting: The Butler Did It

Believe it or not, there were some valuable recruiting lessons to be learned from this year’s NCAA Basketball tournament. National powerhouse Duke barely edged out Butler (a small, private university with 4,000 students in Indianapolis)...

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Quotas: The Messy Truth

Whether you support the idea of hiring quotas or not — they are a lightening rod issue. The problem they try to solve is legit: the representation of minorities, and in some cases, women, pale...

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Series 1: Office Pranks

Building office camaraderie can be fun process. What better way to do this than with office pranks? For me, the best office pranks are the simple ones that can make even the geekiest computer people...

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Our TwitBin Experiment

CATS problem was streamlining internal communication. We use GTalk to communicate unilaterally. But we use e-mail to communicate to the entire team. Problem: We get 100s of e-mails a day. How can we easily ping...

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Information Please...

I was sitting around with some of my friends last night talking about basketball (there’s this little tournament going on right now you might have heard about). We started throwing out questions like “Who holds...

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CATS Now in Europe: Press Release

CATS Software, Inc. (catsone.com), a leading developer of Web 2.0 HR and recruiting software solutions, is pleased to announce their debut into the European market with the official launch of a Netherlands-based CATS Applicant Tracking...

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Flakey Lunch Break

What does a designer do during her lunch break? Because I bring my own lunch to work, I usually heat up my lunch and take it into the back break room. Taking along my laptop,...

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A weakness in PHP

One of my biggest frustrations about PHP on Apache is that the PHP script does not start until the HTTP request is completely received. To make this a little more clear, I cannot read from...

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MySQL+PHP MeetUp Roundtable

Tonight, October 8th, Cognizo Technologies has the privilege of hosting this year’s first social MySQL+PHP MeetUp roundtable. We’re excited to represent Cognizo recruiters and CATS developers and to expand our knowledge and support of Open...

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Featured on Cheezhead!

So, one of the most respected HR blogs in the industry, Cheezehead, featured CATS. Asim, the Founder and President of the company and me, your humble blogger were on it. It was quite an experience...

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CATS Grid

At CATS we thrive to make your experience more fruitful. With this is mind, we have launched a brand new feature — the Data Grid. This is your one stop shop to searching for anything...

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Let CATS be your Resume Inbox

We’re proud to announce the availability of email inboxes for CATS subscribers. This long requested feature is another step to bolster our campaign of greater email integration. Both new and existing CATS users have been...

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Email your heart out

Today, we launched a pretty major overhaul of our email functionality. Once a “quick” fix for the growing needs of sending emails from directly within CATS, our existing Subject/Body fields were a little too minimal...

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