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ApeXbox

Just as we tested our new Web Based Recruitment Software – Apex, on the Raspberry Pi, we thought we would give it a go on Microsoft’s Xbox platform also.

ApeXbox

If you haven’t seen Apex yet, mosey on over to http://www.trisys.co.uk/apexlanding/ to find out more. (You Can Get A Free Trial Too)

TriSys Apex is a cost-effective on-line and on-premise recruitment CRM solution built for your success as a professional recruitment agency.

TriSys Apex is based on industry standard technology, enabling your recruitment agency to benefit from a secure, robust, fully customisable and highly automated recruitment software platform offering immediate benefits.

TriSys Apex is guaranteed to save you a tremendous amount of time and allows you to win more and better business with less overheads, streamlining your recruitment processes with immediate effect and enabling you to grow your business further.

Full recruitment automation built-in

With TriSys Apex you can run Actions which trigger specific recruitment workflows with a single click, allowing you to run processes end-to-end, such as
Run mass mailing campaigns
Parse candidate CV files
Send SMS messages
Send and read emails from within TriSys Apex
Run highly personalised email merges
Send automatically formatted candidate CV files to clients
Add notes and tasks to contacts, all showing in your calendars
Synchronise emails with GMail and Exchange server
Schedule meetings
Automatically arrange interviews and send confirmation emails
Send vacancy specifications to candidates
Publish vacancies to job boards and social media
Move candidates forward in the recruitment process
Automatically generate placements
Automatically send documentation
And much more.. all fully automated and based on ready to use templates
Actions are the key reason why TriSys Apex is the best solution for your agency. If you have been using Microsoft Excel or just a very basic and user-unfriendly recruitment software, you will know exactly how it feels having to constantly fire-fight whilst also being conscious that some software tools will simply never give you the extra capability your business requires.

TriSys Apex and a slice of Raspberry Pi

We love the new addition to our TriSys Software Family …. “APEX

If you haven’t seen it yet, mosey on over to http://www.trisys.co.uk/apexlanding/ to find out more. (You Can Get A Free Trial Too)

As we have done in the past, we have extensively tested on every platform we can, including Chromium on the Raspberry Pi.

Raspberry2

 

Raspberry3

TriSys Apex is a cost-effective on-line and on-premise recruitment CRM solution built for your success as a professional recruitment agency.

TriSys Apex is based on industry standard technology, enabling your recruitment agency to benefit from a secure, robust, fully customisable and highly automated recruitment software platform offering immediate benefits.

TriSys Apex is guaranteed to save you a tremendous amount of time and allows you to win more and better business with less overheads, streamlining your recruitment processes with immediate effect and enabling you to grow your business further.

Full recruitment automation built-in

With TriSys Apex you can run Actions which trigger specific recruitment workflows with a single click, allowing you to run processes end-to-end, such as
Run mass mailing campaigns
Parse candidate CV files
Send SMS messages
Send and read emails from within TriSys Apex
Run highly personalised email merges
Send automatically formatted candidate CV files to clients
Add notes and tasks to contacts, all showing in your calendars
Synchronise emails with GMail and Exchange server
Schedule meetings
Automatically arrange interviews and send confirmation emails
Send vacancy specifications to candidates
Publish vacancies to job boards and social media
Move candidates forward in the recruitment process
Automatically generate placements
Automatically send documentation
And much more.. all fully automated and based on ready to use templates
Actions are the key reason why TriSys Apex is the best solution for your agency. If you have been using Microsoft Excel or just a very basic and user-unfriendly recruitment software, you will know exactly how it feels having to constantly fire-fight whilst also being conscious that some software tools will simply never give you the extra capability your business requires.

Free 30 Day Trial

TriSys is currently offering free 30-day trials of the award-winning TriSys recruitment agency CRM software.

Whether you are looking to change your current solution or even considering starting up your own recruitment agency, our free trial allows you to get started immediately and includes a free introduction/demonstration which will take you through the impressive benefits of our recruitment agency CRM/ATS database.

To request your free trial today, get in touch here or call us on +44 (0)1223 451 021

TriSys Cloud Infrastructure Upgrade

As a direct result of the success of our customers' operations, the TriSys cloud infrastructure has grown year on year. By utilising the TriSys cloud, our customers benefit from a complete, always-on recruitment system available in the cloud, accessible anywhere, anytime and on any device. This is what's commonly known as SaaS or Software-as-a-Service.

During the month of October, a significant infrastructure upgrade has been completed by our cloud infrastructure team, as a proactive approach to the continuous growth of our client’s requirements. This upgrade also lays the foundation for the introduction of the newest Microsoft Office package, therefore allowing even higher levels of productivity by using the latest Microsoft technologies.

Due to the modular nature of the TriSys cloud service, upgrading the cloud desktop infrastructure has had zero impact on our customers' businesses: all services have remained fully operational, ensuring the highest levels of uptime in the industry. This modular nature also makes it possible to quickly resolve any issues for any users, as well as upgrading our clients to the latest edition of TriSys, quickly and free of charge upon request.

The TriSys cloud infrastructure is a global-scale array of virtualised servers running 24x7x365 offering the best levels of security and availability for recruitment agencies choosing to completely eliminate the cost of local IT support as well as hardware and software licensing costs. With TriSys cloud desktops, there is no need to worry about backing up your data either, as this is a fully managed service.

TriSys Customers are welcome to get in touch and request further information about the newest version of TriSys (version 2015).

Prospective TriSys Customers are welcome to to get in touch and request a dedicated TriSys demonstration.

Our HTML5 Browser Access to RDP now has Copy and Paste

 

I did a blog on our HTML5 Browser Access to RDP See:- HTML5-Browser-Access-to-RDP 
and one of the feedback we received was there is no Copy and Paste facility between the PC and the Desktop. 


Our new HTML5 access now has the ability to copy and paste to the desktop.

You can grab a document locally and drag the document to the web browser and drop it into the desktop.

You can then go to "Start", "Computer" and you will see a new drive called "Storage"





You can open the storage drive and grab your file from the storage location and drop into your desktop.

To copy from the desktop to your local PC, copy a file from the desktop to the "Storage" drive, and select the "Cloud" Icon.

This is the temporary "Clipboard" for the desktop. 


Either select the file you wish to download, or select the "Download" Icon



When you log off, the clipboard and storage will empty.

www.webPC.co.uk

Our new WebPC brand is now live. - www.webpc.co.uk





What is WebPC I hear you ask, well ....

The Web PC is your own personal computer running in the cloud, and is available through
your web browser from any device.

It is designed to be a virtual replacement of your local desktop PC, saving you the cost of
upgrading hardware and licensed software.
You can connect your Web PC to your favourite cloud data provider and run all your favourite
windows applications from anywhere.

Lower your IT Spend and have no more up-front costs by replacing capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale with your business. No need to plan ahead and wait for servers to be built
and individually configured, you can have as many preconfigured servers instantly available and
fully scalable whenever you need them.

With Pay-As-You-Go computing, you can Instantly deploy new applications and scale up or down,
depending on your current work load or demand, and you only pay for what you use.

How does this differ from the TriSys remote desktop ?

Application installation is unrestricted, so you can have your own personalised desktop and have this
backed up to ensure that if anything goes wrong, then everthing that you have installed will still be there.

You can set up a default desktop, configured exactly as you want it, then mass deploy the desktop to other employees.

Full scalability means that you can have your desktop configured as an average PC power today, then have the exact same desktop configured as a multi core server tomorrow for high data or number crunching, and scale back down when complete only paying for what you use at that scalbility level.


Have a look at our new service at:- www.webpc.co.uk

Don’t see anything that fits with your needs?

Then call us and we can discuss and provide any bespoke configurations to meet your specifications.


These Days, Recruiters Are Worth the Money

 

These Days, Recruiters Are Worth the Money

By Vanessa Merit Nornberg 


When it comes to sourcing the right interview candidates, I've never been keen 
to use recruiters. But I recently changed my mind.

My company, Metal Mafia, has an excellent candidate screening process, a super 
training program, and a very successful team of employees to show for it. 

But hiring has always been a difficult task for me because each time I get ready 
to hire, it takes me forever to find the right type of candidates to even 
get the screening process started.

Despite the fact that I carefully consider where to advertise for candidates--
I try to maximize the search dollars and get a good mix of potential 
applicants--it always takes me a long time to 
find people suited well to the company, and therefore, even worth interviewing.

I've tried everything from placing ads on large job boards like Monster.com, to 
smaller specialized job boards that cater to sales hires or fashion jobs, to 
local university boards where 
I can post for free (or close to it). Each time, I experience the same slow 
crawl toward finally finding the right person. It has taken me up to five months 
to find the right kind of hire in the past. 
So in November when I decided I needed to think about hiring for the 
new year, I was not optimistic. 

For me, recruiters have traditionally been out of the question because I figured 
they would be a waste of time and never be as good at sending me the right 
people for the job as I would be in reviewing resumes myself. 
They're also too expensive for my small budget. But as I got ready to place my 
job ads again, one of my senior staff members came to me and offered me the name 
of a fashion recruiter she knew and thought could help. 
I was skeptical, but I called her anyway, figuring listening 
would cost me nothing. 

The recruiter convinced me she would do a thorough job, but I still hesitated 
because of the price. I do not have large sums of money to devote to the hiring 
process, and by my calculations, 
when all was said and done, using the recruiter was going to cost me three times 
as much as my usual techniques. On the other hand, the recruiter would only 
charge me if she found someone 
I decided to hire, which meant I was risking nothing, and could always come back 
to my original methods. I bit the bullet and signed up, reminding myself 
"nothing ventured, nothing gained."

The recruiter sent me the resumes of 10 entry-level candidates. I screened six 
by phone, met three in person, and found the right hire--all in a month. 
The cost suddenly became much less, because I saved so much time in the process, 
and because I got a pool of applicants who were decidedly better to choose from 
than in the past. Even more interesting, perhaps, was an insight 
the right candidate shared with me during the interview process. When I asked 
why she had chosen to work with a recruiter rather than post on job boards, 
she said "because recruiters make sure your resume gets seen, while submitting 
via the Internet is like sending your resume into oblivion."

If most people these days are thinking like my new hire, the recruiters will 
clearly have the best selection of candidates every time. Looks like I've got 
an essential new hiring strategy.

Original Page: http://www.inc.com/vanessa-merit-nornberg/recruiters-worth-money.html

Are Recruiters Really Bad People ?

 

ARE RECRUITERS REALL BAD PEOPLE

By Andrew Fairley

I remember a day some time ago, early in my career. 
Another normal day in the office; making calls, arranging interviews etc. 
What made this day particularly stand out in my memory was a call I made to a 
prospective client. 

I found a lead for a design agency looking for a Web Developer. 
I specialised in resourcing for the Digital and New Media industry, and gave 
them a call straight after researching who the Decision Maker was on LinkedIn.
“Hi”, I said, introducing myself and my company. “I’m looking for 
[decision maker's name].” “Can I ask what the call’s regarding?”
“Sure, I was calling about the Web Developer vacancy – I specialise in these 
roles and wanted to have a chat about a great candidate who could be 
of interest”.
“OK,” the chap replied, warily. “He won’t take any recruitment calls, he hates 
agencies and won’t work with them.”

I started asking for an email address to send through details, when he 
interrupted and said his boss was there and wanted to speak to me. 
Great! I thought to myself. Must want to see what we can offer.
I was hit with a tirade. “I don’t know where you’ve found out about our vacancy 
but I have zero interest in using you. 
As far as I am concerned you’re little better than pimps, selling people for 
profit. Your whole industry is filled with thieves and is despicable.”
His rant continued for another 15 seconds or so, calling me worse 
and unprintable) names, before slamming the phone down.

My first reaction was shock; I hadn’t experienced anything like that, most 
people at least stay civil. My second was indignation – when I googled their 
company the second listing was a complaints.com entry filled with complaints 
about that agency’s pushy and rude salespeople. 
But mostly it got me thinking: why does the industry have such a bad reputation, 
and is it deserved?

There’s little doubt the industry has a bad rep. Everyone has a horror story 
about a terrible recruiter and there are regular scandals about recruiters 
behaving badly, from posing as candidates to gain leads to sending snide emails 
to candidates – in one example the recruiter lost his job due to the backlash. 
Recruiters are often compared to second-hand car salesmen; slimy, greasy and 
pushy fibbers who are completely sales-driven and don’t care about their 
customers, only their next sale.

The first issue contributing to the negative image of the industry is the nature 
of agency recruitment itself. 
Most recruiters work on a contingency basis, and only get a fee on candidate 
placement. 
If you play it as a numbers game, you need X amount of candidates to interview 
(across a range of active roles) to get 1 placement. 
For every candidate that interviews, you probably spoke to 3. 
For each of those 3, you probably reviewed 15 CVs. 
So, our equation is 15 x 3 x X = 1 placement. 
The value of X depends on the industry and role – if it is 10, then you probably 
spoke to 30 candidates in total, and looked at 450 CVs. 
Most recruiters are expected to make a minimum 2 placements a month.
As a result, we work hard and work long hours, but based on the number of CVs we 
look at and candidates we speak to, we have to prioritise our time, spending as 
little as possible on candidates who are unsuitable and focusing on our 
‘winning tickets’; the candidates we have most confidence in placing. 

I’m proud to say that all the candidates I have placed have thanked me for the 
time and dedication I gave them. On the flip side, there were plenty of 
candidates who got far less of my time. It may not be fair, but as my client is 
the one paying me, I have to remember where the money is and dedicate my time 
accordingly.

The second issue is how saturated the industry is. Clients regularly receive 
dozens of calls from recruiters and large companies have PSLs with hundreds 
of agencies. 
It is better to be first than it is to be better – there are a limited number 
of candidates and the first recruiter to speak to the candidate for a role 
gets ‘ownership’. Hence, speed is often prioritised over service and candidates 
may get bumped to large numbers of roles, even if they aren’t right for them, 
simply to get them in first before someone else can. 

Unfair on the candidate, annoying for the client, but that is the nature of 
contingency recruitment. Clients who enjoy working with agencies usually 
have a small PSL of trusted agencies with a long-standing relationship, and 
won’t accept candidates (without very good cause) from other agencies to 
maintain that relationship.

The final issue is the industry’s entry requirements. Easy to get into, requires 
few qualifications, high reward. I’ve yet to meet a recruiter who didn’t fall 
into it – I don’t know anyone whose lifelong ambition has been to be a 
recruiter! Cowboys are always going to be drawn to the industry but don’t last 
against those who act with integrity. Most recruiters quit within the first 
year, and those who make it through are those who see beyond the lure of the 
quick buck and recognise that to build a career takes a heck of a lot of time 
and dedication – the antithesis of a cowboy recruiter.
Every industry has its share of bad apples and recruitment is no different. 
There are bad recruiters out there, but to tar them all with the same brush is 
to do a multi-billion pound industry a disservice. 

The industry exists because it is necessary, and provides a genuine service to 
the vast majority of clients. Most recruiters are nice people, working hard to 
put food on the table and a roof over their families’ heads. And believe me, 
we hate cowboys just as much as you! 

If you still aren’t convinced, ask yourself this – is it the recruiter 
who is to blame, or the industry?

Original Page http://theundercoverrecruiter.com/are-recruiters-really-bad-people/

More Snow, Pi Revisited And The Death Of Starter Edition

Hasn't the weather once again challenged us

Deep snow hit again over the weekend, so I thought I would revisit the Pi for a while

When Garry saw the last Pi blog I did, he went out and brought a Pi case





What my altered iPod case did show was the relative size of the Pi

And after taking some stick for my tablecloth (Whats wrong with my tablecloth?)

I wanted to test with a standard Microsoft Desktop (Tablecloth Not Included)






 

 

 



Windows 2008 R2 Small



Disclaimer: No Tablecloths were harmed in the making of this blog



The breaking news over the weekend was the end of life of our Version 10 Starter Edition

Version 10 starter edition is dead, "Long live Version 10 Starter Editon"



The developer guys have been hard at work over the last 18 months and Version 10 is now an Enterprise product, and is being released as "Smart Client"

We will still support our current Version 10 Starter edition customers, however new customers will now get "Version 10 Smart Client".


Garry's blog explains this :-

TriSys Version 10 is now available as a 'smart client', which is downloadable and installable on a windows desktop computer, however all data is held in the cloud at either Amazon, Microsoft or Google. TriSys V10 Smart Client is highly integrated with Microsoft Office and performs very responsively, even where broadband speeds are mediocre. No web browser, security restrictions or complex add-ins are required. It just works.

That explains it in a nutshell.


For further information and videos on our "Version 10 Smart Client", see:- http://www.trisys.co.uk/

To download the trial version click here

To view the release notes click here

Were all excited at the features included in Version 10 Smart Client and we hope you will be too.

TriSys-Berry Pi







Which One Is The Raspberry Pi





Its The One On The Left





The Basics:- Keyboard, Mouse, HDMI Cable, Network Cable,
USB Power Cable, Raspberry Pi, 4gb SD Card





The End Result:- TriSys V10 on the Rasberry Pi





ScreenShot





ScreenShot






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