Feb 16, 2018

Talent Propeller’s Top 5 product updates in 2017

It’s full steam ahead for 2018 so now’s a great time to make sure you’re taking advantage of all the new features your Talent Propeller candidate management system can offer you. From tech updates such as ROI tracking and hiring approval, to a powerful new Executive Insights service, we’ve been busy!

Here are the top 5 new tools that helped organisations all over Australasia to reinvent their recruitment process in 2017.

Tech Updates

Real Time recruitment ROI Reports

You want to make sure your recruitment dollars are being spent in the right place, but it’s hard to do that when you have lots of campaigns running across multiple media.

Talent Propeller’s updated Reports tab now tracks your recruitment spend across ALL media, from print to online and social, matching it against your applications. This is powerful stuff!  How your candidates are finding you, what you’re spending on advertising and which media is working for you is critical return on investment data that HR Managers and Financial Controllers alike are loving.

The tool also shows your average time to hire, allowing you to track how long it’s taking your organisation to fill vacancies. With good talent getting snapped up fast, this tool can also help HR Teams to identify which Hiring Managers and departments may need extra support to move fast. 


A transparent Hiring Approval process that integrates with your Talent Propeller system 

If you’re still living with clunky email chains between HR, Department Managers and the CEO when you need approval to hire, it’s time to step out of the dark ages.    

Earlier this year, we launched a plug-in that deals with the pain point before advertising: approval to hire.  Integrating seamlessly with your Talent Propeller system, hiring requisition requests can be placed, approved and then turned into advertising bookings.   It’s maximum convenience and transparency across all key players in your team, in a fraction of the time. Simple.


New Services

Executive Insights is a better way to find management talent

Talent Propeller customers who don’t have time to coordinate recruitment but don’t want to pay exorbitant agency fees either, have jumped onto Shortlisters. This is truly where technology meets human connection: your advertising, screening and shortlisting is handled by real people, all the while giving you full transparency to transcripts and commentary via your Talent Propeller portal.  

Late 2017 we launched the Executive Insights package, which really gives expensive recruitment agencies a run for their money when it comes to recruiting at mid management level and above.  Including personality profiling, interviews and reference checks for a low fixed package price, this service helps you find leadership candidates and use the latest tools for an in-depth, 3 dimensional view of their potential for success.   


Triple the impact of your recruitment ads using video

  There are many reasons why advertisers are flocking to video; not in the least that we live in a visual world and that video increases online click through by up to 3 times.

In 2017, we launched a video production service, creating short and snappy recruitment videos that supercharge clients’ employment ads from just $250. Video is a great way to tell your story; it’s more engaging, sharable and it doesn’t hurt that search engines like it.  With dozens of videos produced last year for over 350 Facebook ads and client careers websites, it’s fast becoming an essential tool in the battle for talent.   


Exclusive IT skills tests show you the best IT talent, fast

Until now, when it came to hiring IT talent, you had to take a candidate at their word.  There was no fast and cost effective way to tell whose programming skills were outstanding, vs those who were just average.

With 2017’s introduction of Talent Propeller’s exclusive IT skills tests, Hiring Managers can now assess proficiency in Javascript, HTML, C++ and more.  IT is a unique space in that there’s a shortage of specific skills – but no shortage of applicants.  In 2017, organisations such as Temp Market who embraced our IT skills tests, have slashed the time it takes them to hire.  They can now quickly pick the cream of the crop from a flood of applications.  

From just $95, if you’re hiring IT talent, we think it’s a no brainer. In addition, our aptitude tests help you understand their strengths and how they’ll respond to training, whilst personality tests establish their fit for the role and your team.

At Talent Propeller, we’re here to help you with as little, or as much of the recruitment process as you need. From applicant tracking to effective job ads, we are a genuine pick and mix solution, with real people, great recruitment technology and tools to make hiring easy.  

Whatever your plans for 2018, let’s talk about what we can do for you.