The HR Manager Offers TAM - 'The Applicant Manager' Software System - with New Features

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Proprietary Software Now Enhances the Hiring Experience for Job Applicants

The TAM system makes it easy to navigate, sort through candidates and track the progress of recruitment at every step. As a result, our team is more accountable and more productive.

The HR Manager, a Bay Area consulting firm, has introduced new features to its proprietary applicant tracking system, The Applicant Manager. Known by its acronym TAM, the cloud-based software now integrates seamlessly with client websites and features capabilities to add images and video to job description pages, adding visual appeal and context for applicants.

Developed in 2010 and launched in 2013, TAM is the result of collaboration between The HR Manager veterans and experienced software experts who also have managed recruiting processes in U.S. companies. Designed to provide the highest level of client service, the system is intuitive and cost-effective for small to medium-sized businesses. Using cloud-based technology, TAM features an uncluttered, intuitive interface and incorporates recruitment “best practices” from the hospitality and technology industries. Using TAM, clients can recruit more quickly, free employee time to focus on higher-value tasks, and eliminate outdated hiring procedures. Job applicants find the TAM system to be more responsive, informative and user-friendly than many other career websites.

According to The HR Manager’s CEO, Edna Nakamoto, TAM streamlines the hiring experience for clients and enhances it for applicants. “Our hospitality clients recruit often, are inundated with applicants and resumes, and don’t always have the time or resources to maintain the career pages on their websites,” said Nakamoto. “TAM helps our clients save time and create a positive recruiting experience for applicants, hiring managers and HR staff. Moreover, the online visual elements give applicants additional information about the position and help align the client’s ‘employer brand’ with its hospitality brand.”

One key HR Manager client, Cavallo Point – recently ranked the # 5 Top Resort in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure magazine in the World’s Best Awards for 2013 – is enthusiastically using TAM to manage its talent recruitment process. Located in Sausalito, California, the luxurious, award-winning lodge has embraced TAM’s new features, which provide applicants with a welcoming experience that is branded and more visual, setting new standards for hospitality recruiting.

Commenting on the TAM experience, Euan Taylor, Cavallo Point’s General Manager, finds it to be a great tool for his hiring managers. In particular, he likes that applicants upload their resumes and applications into the system directly, thereby avoiding email; that screening questions can be asked of applicants upfront; and that extensive search options easily access the best-matched applicants. “The TAM system makes it easy to navigate, sort through candidates and track the progress of recruitment at every step,” explained Taylor. “As a result, our team is more accountable and more productive. Our managers now ‘own’ the process.”

Thanks to TAM, Cavallo Point has seen a dramatic increase in the activity on its website’s Careers page, which is now automatically updated as new job openings are added by the Human Resources department.

Positions are also automatically posted on selected job boards such as Indeed, Career Builder, and H Careers. In addition, managers can automatically follow up with prospects via email, effortlessly schedule interviews, and rank and track candidates throughout the hiring process.

To view examples of job postings using the TAM system, visit Cavallo Point’s Careers Page: http://www.cavallopoint.com/careers.html.

About The HR Manager
Based in San Rafael, California, The HR Manager LLC provides HR outsourcing, consulting, recruiting and compliance support to hospitality, technology and small business clients, with expertise in hotel turnarounds, acquisitions and mergers.

For more information about the company or the TAM system, please visit http://www.thehrmanager.com and http://www.theapplicantmanager.com, or contact Kathryn Peyton by phone at 855-254-1277 or email kathryn(at)thehrmanager(dot)com.

About Cavallo Point Lodge
Cavallo Point Lodge is an upscale and environmentally sustainable lodge set within Golden Gate National Parks at the foot of the famed Golden Gate Bridge. Once the Fort Baker military base, today meticulously restored turn of the century and sensitively designed new buildings reflect the site’s stalwart history and majestic natural setting.

Opened in the summer of 2008, Cavallo Point Lodge is a “base camp” where the city’s urban edge meets the rugged Marin coast. Since opening, it has earned much recognition, including LEED Gold certification, and was named one of America’s top new national landmarks by Travel + Leisure magazine.

A member of Preferred Hotels® & Resorts, Cavallo Point Lodge was developed by the Fort Baker Retreat Group LLC. Passport Resorts, LLC or its affiliated companies manage Cavallo Point Lodge and the award-winning Post Ranch Inn. For more information on Cavallo Point Lodge, visit http://www.cavallopoint.com.

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