Adding Tasks in Hireology: Making Your Hiring Process Easier

By Adam Robinson,
January 3, 2011

First off, here’s wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!  We hope it’s a great one for you, filled with lots of great hires.

There’s a lot to be excited about today at Hireology, because our 1.1.2011 release contained some new features that we think you’ll love.  Today we’ll focus on Tasks.

What’s a Task?  In Hireology, a Task is anything that you or another user ‘needs to do’ as part of your hiring process.  That could mean just about anything, and we’ve worked hard to give you maximum flexibility to create, assign, and schedule tasks while maintaining control over the process.  Here are some examples of why you’d add a Task:

  • Need someone to review your recently created Job Description?  Add a Task, and assign it to them.
  • Did you schedule that face-to-face interview with your Sales Manager candidate for next Wednesday at 9am?  Add a Task for each member of the interview team, and let them know what, when, and where.
  • Want to remind yourself to follow-up with that candidate for your Java Developer role?  Yep, a perfect candidate for a Task.

Adding a task in Hireology

Creating a Task in Hireology is a snap.  Just click the ‘Add a Task’ button and Hireology prompts you for the info it needs.  After describing the task, you’ll select when it’s due using broader terms (i.e. ‘Next week’), or you can specify a precise date and time.  After you’ve decided on a due date, you’ll assign it to a user.  Blam-o!  Task added.

Why did we create the Add a Task feature?  Lots of customers told us that they needed away to tell other users about things that needed to get done, or about interviews that had been scheduled.  Tasks were the answer!

There are some features that didn’t make it into this first release of Tasks, but will be included in the near future:

  • We know you’d like to see Tasks with a specific date/time to be downloadable in iCal format. (Release date: 2011 TBD)
  • How about a Task tab that allows you to see a complete view of tasks associated with a user?  (Release date: 1.15.2011)

We look forward to your feedback!

Will you be interviewing candidates soon? Make sure you brush up on your interviewing skills with our guide on the eight most common mistakes. 


About the Author

Adam co-founded Hireology with the mission to help growing companies make better hiring decisions through data and better technology. Adam is passionate about entrepreneurship, donating time to a number of organizations that support the entrepreneurial cause. Adam completed his undergraduate study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and received his MBA from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

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