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How to make sure that every candidate is contacted on time

When we post a wonderful job offer, chances are that there will be many candidates applying – with the perfect one amongst them, we just don’t know who it is. Of course we want to contact him, but with so many candidates, an accidental error could happen and we wouldn‘t send everyone an invitation to interview. Lumeer will help us to add two more layers of protection against such an error.

Firstly, in table view, we want to highlight candidates that applied in, let’s say, last three days. This is done by adding a formatting rule on column with date of application. It says that when the date is older than three days, then the cell is coloured red and it’s easier to spot that row.
Also, there are other column settings: constraints, which determine type and format of data in the columns, and notifications, which we’ll explore later in the article.

The resulting table looks like following:

Secondly, we also want to get a notification which reminds us about applications that are more than two days old. Let’s set that notification to be send to Slack associated with our account. We can also add custom note so it is clear to everyone in Slack channel why the notification was sent.

And this is how it looks like when the notification is received in Slack:

That was just one example of how Lumeer can do for you in HR. Others include creating comprehensive overview of postings and candidates and displaying it in calendar or map view. There is much more that Lumeer can help you with, so your work is more efficient. If you were to choose one feature that would help you most, which would it be? Let us know via email or comments!



How to create a comprehensive overview of job postings

Managing information about two or three job postings at your company is easy and can be done even in some simple tool or spreadsheet. However, as the number of postings, candidates and other information grows, it becomes increasingly difficult not to get lost in the data and maintain a clear overview. There are candidates with their names, addresses and positions they are applying for. There are also job postings with salaries and managers who want to hire people for those positions. Those pieces of information are related to each other and we will show you how to effectively manage and view them with Lumeer. As Lumeer allows us to put similar data to collections, we will want to store information about candidates, job postings and company’s employees in separate collections. It’s the most intuitive way because candidates have similar attributes, e.g. name, address, phone number or the date they applied for a job at the company. On the other hand, postings have their names and salaries…

How to track and manage your suppliers

Whether it is construction, manufacturing or digital services, supplier management appears in every business field. You need to track your suppliers and orders either for materials, tools or office supplies, and it can surely become a mess. In this article, we will show you how Lumeer will help you store and see all the information in one place.

We will use a chemical laboratory as a model example, but don’t worry, you will see that the supplier management principles are the same across all industries. We identified three basic entities: suppliers, orders and inventory items. Let’s create a collection for each one of them (if it’s the first time you are creating a collection, First time in Lumeer article can help you with that):

Then we fill the collection with all the items that we obtain from our suppliers:

And also with our suppliers:

Now we have two tables, but they don’t give us a complete picture, because they are missing the information about which supplier to contact when ordering…

How to track tasks for employees?

When multiple employees work on multiple projects, even in a small company it can easily happen that you lose track of who is doing what and on which project. However, it is very important to have quick and easy access to this kind information: you want to know progress on a project to plan for the future release, or you want to see if employees have some spare capacity or are too overwhelmed by the workload. 
Maybe you feel that all that information is being lost in a pile of spreadsheets and emails. They are all there, but to access them means to spend precious minutes or even hours on searching the documents, every time. You wish to have everything in one place, with every question about current status or capacity answered within seconds and with just a few clicks. You want to easily make changes that are smoothly and automatically propagated to relevant people in the company. In this article, we will show you how to achieve this with Lumeer.
After we login into Lumeer, we create …