March 2020 Feature Release Notes

Learn more about our March 2020 release!

Ian Remington avatar
Written by Ian Remington
Updated over a week ago

Welcome to another exciting release of Crelate Talent. This release sees the launch of improved client engagement capabilities: enhanced submittals, and our new Client Portal! These two improvements make it easier to share candidates with your clients, gather feedback and keep those clients engaged. We are also making improvements to Text Messaging with enhanced reliability, UX improvements, a new Text Messaging plan and bulk sending capabilities. Additionally, this release adds the ability to post jobs to Facebook Jobs, adds new External Resume Search providers (Dice and CareerBuilder) and improvements to our Resume-Library integration. Finally, we've improved our Placement export feature to make it easier to get raw placement data out of the system.

A Note About Release Schedules

We also want to share changes we are making to our release schedule. It has been six months since we did a major release. This doesn't tell the full story. Since our September 2019 release, we have actually completed over 20 releases. These have all been smaller and unadvertised. This work included a number of engineering improvements, tweaks to existing features and a beta of our Client Portal, to say the least.

Going forward, we are going to do a better job of promoting our releases and releasing them on a more regular schedule. Major releases will be announced every two to three months, with an accompanying What's New dialog, pre-release Webinars and an Upgrade Impact Guide (where required).

We're thankful for our wonderful community of growing businesses and are always open to your feedback! If you would like to submit a feature idea, please click here. If you would like to see what we are working on next, be sure to check out our Product Roadmap. Your continued support and suggestions help us make Crelate better every day.

- The Crelate Team

NEW - Client Portal

Impact: Optional actions required

We are very excited to announce the release of Client Portals. Client Portals make it easier to collaborate with clients, share candidates and gather feedback in a secure, configurable and trackable manner. Customize your Client Portal to match your brand and recruitment process. You are in control of what gets shared, with whom and when.

The new Client Portal is available to all Business level and higher customers at no additional cost. Customers may also upgrade to a higher-level Client Portal License to unlock additional limits and functionality.

We're helping recruiters create relationships! With Client Portals, recruiters can:

  • NEW - Present Candidates - Create executive briefs per candidate, share candidates, resumes and then gather feedback from clients via a fully customizable client portal.

  • NEW - Weekly Reports - Save time building weekly reports. Use the Client Portal to create custom, branded reports for your clients automatically.

  • NEW - You're in control - Take control of who can see what, when and how by customizing your client portal and controlling what data is presented and what clients have access.

  • NEW - Keep Clients Engaged - Know when your clients are engaged with alerts of new candidate feedback, and the ability to see which clients are logging into the portal and clicking on links that you share.

Client Portal UI open jobs
Client Portal UI notification
Client Portal UI dashboard
Client Portal UI feedback

NEW - Enhanced Submittals

Impact: Optional actions required

Our latest release features a new way to submit candidates to your clients. In addition to submitting via Client Portal, recruiters may now "submit via link". This new capability gives you much more control over who has access to your submissions and even allows you to see who views your submissions. This can help you reduce backdoor hires.

Submit by Link is available now to all Business level and higher customers.

  • NEW - Submit via Link - When using a submittal template, users can now select to send via link instead of via attachments. You can even configure what Candidate fields to display when the link is clicked.

  • NEW - Submittal Link Tracking - When using the new Submit via link feature, you can now see when and how many times a link has been used.

  • NEW - Link Controls - Control how many times a Submittal Link can be used and how long it is valid for. This can help you keep better control of your data and submissions.

Enhanced Submittals

IMPROVED - Text Messaging Enhancements

Impact: None - Informational Only

Texting is more important than ever. With improved response rates, lower response times, if you are not engaging with your candidates and clients via text; you're missing out. Crelate's Text Messaging capabilities are getting a number of reliability improvements, a new high limit plan, UX improvements and a new Bulk Texting capability.

  • NEW - Bulk Texting saves you time when you need to communicate with multiple candidates at the same time. This feature is not intended for spamming and may only be used to communicate with candidates you have permission to text. This feature is available to all Text Messaging L2 and L3 users as well as RingCentral Connector users.

  • IMPROVED - When searching for contacts from the Text Messaging area, we now show additional contact information so you can differentiate between contacts with the same names.

  • NEW - L3 Text Messaging Plan is now available and includes increased texting limits at a even greater value.

  • CHANGED - We are renaming Text Messaging Standard to L1 and Text Messaging Professional to L2. This aligns Text Messaging naming with our standard add-on naming convention.

NEW - External Resume Search

Impact: Optional actions required

Save time by searching for candidates across three of the largest resume databases in the world. In addition to our existing Resume-Library integration (available to all customers), we've added Dice and CareerBuilder resume search for our Business level customers and higher. Dice and CareerBuilder search allows you to connect to your existing Dice and CareerBuilder subscriptions, search resumes from within Crelate and seamlessly import the candidates that you want to unlock all with just a few clicks.

  • NEW - Dice - Connect your Dice subscription to Crelate and search, unlock and import resumes with just a few clicks.

  • NEW - CareerBuilder - Connect your CareerBuilder subscription with Crelate and search, unlock, and import resumes with just a few clicks.

  • IMPROVED - Resume-Library search is improved with additional filter options (job type, education level, work experience, driver's license, and search mode)

  • IMPROVED - Resume-Library search results now show additional data, which makes it faster to find the right candidate.

NEW - Facebook Jobs

Impact: Optional actions required

Crelate to Facebook Jobs

Helping you get your jobs in front of even more potential candidates, our Facebook Jobs integration was soft launched in December, but is now ready for prime time. This feature allows you to automatically share your published jobs with Facebook Jobs. Different than posting jobs to your timeline, Facebook Jobs is Facebook's own job board where anyone can search for jobs within Facebook. Candidates can apply to your jobs directly from Facebook. You'll see those applications in Crelate, and they'll be marked as having come from Facebook.

To learn more about Facebook Jobs, click here:

Facebook Jobs page
Facebook Crelate page
Facebook Job application

NEW - Placement Full Data Export

Impact: Optional action required

Many customers often use Placement data to calculate commissions, send candidates to their back office systems or enable other processes. Because of this, we are making it even easier to get Placement data out of Crelate Talent. Business level and higher customers may download a comprehensive export (500+ fields!) of their organization's placement data to a CSV file. From here users can use Excel to enable a variety of business scenarios.

Note: Only Administrators may request Placement Exports. Export requests are audited.

What's Next?

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