Survey Forecasts Most Promising U.S. Hiring Outlook Since 2008, Increasing Need for Online Interview Scheduling Software at Corporations, Enterprise Businesses

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A ManPower Group survey reveals that 14 percent of 18,000 surveyed employers expect an increase in hiring in first quarter 2012. This steady momentum makes online interview scheduling software from Appointment-Plus a necessity for human resource departments, recruiters and support staff at corporations, enterprise organizations and large and medium-sized businesses looking for an automated method of scheduling interviews for pre-screened applicants.

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A simplified scheduling solution is the answer, which is why more and more organizations are choosing Appointment-Plus for this important task.

A recent survey by employment service provider ManPower Group shows that the U.S. hiring outlook in first quarter 2012 is the most promising since 2008, which makes Appointment-Plus online interview scheduling software a valuable addition to Fortune 500 companies, corporations, enterprise organizations and large and medium-sized businesses seeking a more efficient way of scheduling interview appointments with pre-screened applicants.

As experts in online scheduling solutions and creators of the scheduling industry’s most flexible and feature-rich application, Appointment-Plus online interview scheduling software can completely automate and streamline the interview-booking process by letting candidates self-schedule their own appointments online, without having to phone them in. This results in a more effective scheduling process that saves time and money, as organizations can better manage their human resource departments, recruiters and staff resources previously devoted to this time-consuming and tedious task.

“Scheduling interviews can be a burdensome process, especially for those organizations, corporations and businesses that routinely schedule a large number of interview appointments for each of its open positions,” says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “This is especially true in today’s economy, when greater numbers of candidates are applying.

“A simplified scheduling solution is the answer, which is why more and more organizations are choosing Appointment-Plus for this important task.”

The leader in online interview scheduling software since 2001, Appointment-Plus has the experience, features, services and support to completely transform the way an organization schedules its candidate interviews. Over 5,000 organizations worldwide rely on the software to book around 2.5 million appointments monthly, which is the equivalent of one appointment booked each second. Among the standard functionality included with the software is: online self-scheduling, whereby an employment candidate can schedule his or her interview at any hour of the day; automated e-mail and text message reminders, which can dramatically reduce the number of “no-shows” who fail to make their scheduled appointment times; and robust record-keeping and reporting capabilities.

Among the immediate and measurable benefits organizations can expect when using Appointment-Plus interview scheduling software to book their candidate interviews are:

  • A reduction of 70 to 80 percent of a recruiter or interview coordinator’s time to schedule interviews.
  • A 25 to 40 percent increase in applicant screenings.
  • An elimination of multiple and redundant applicant tracking systems (ATS).

Appointment-Plus is especially suited for corporations, enterprise-level organizations, and large and medium-sized businesses, as it offers a special suite of services unmatched in the world of cloud-based scheduling technology. Included in this suite are:

  • A highly scalable system that allows organizations to easily accommodate increases in workload, users and growth.
  • Web services, including integrations with existing software systems.
  • The most configurable scheduling software system available.
  • 24-hour support from its headquarters in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Dedicated business and support contacts.
  • “Turnkey”, existing solutions that are instantly ready to go live.
  • Custom graphic user interface (GUI) development.
  • Robust reporting capabilities.    

Integrating an interview scheduling software application with existing and commonly-used software programs is an important consideration when choosing a scheduling provider, which is why Appointment-Plus is proud to house the industry’s largest growing collection of plug-ins, syncs and modules to help organizations run more efficiently and effectively. Included in the Appointment-Plus Marketplace are syncs for QuickBooks and e-marketing service providers Constant Contact, iContact, MailChimp and Vertical Response, as well as online payment-processing through Merchant Warehouse. Future releases include a Microsoft Outlook Calendar sync and an enhanced mobile Web app.

“Scheduling interviews for pre-screened candidates need not be a daunting task for human resource departments, recruiters and support staff,” La Loggia continues. “Let Appointment-Plus simplify the scheduling process and help your organizations operate more efficiently and effectively.”

To learn more about Appointment-Plus interview scheduling software, click here.

About Appointment-Plus: Appointment-Plus is the worldwide leader in online scheduling solutions for growing businesses, enterprises, higher education, government and logistics. With over 15 million end-users and 75 million appointments booked since its inception in 2001, Appointment-Plus is one of the fastest growing cloud-based services in the world. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., organizations ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses use Appointment-Plus to book an average of 2.5 million appointments monthly.


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