Your business is reopening after shutting down in the pandemic. Good news! Your boss wants to hire a new work force in addition to the existing one. Good news too.
The major challenge you are facing is that you have less staff members in the recruiting team. This is making you to experience difficulties in managing the recruitment workflow. You know the success of the recruitment process is not guaranteed and this in turn is frustrating to you.
Could this then, be the right time to advise your company to invest in an applicant tracking system? Applicant tracking system are tools used in gathering and organizing candidates’ information hence helping recruiters to focus only on the profiles that best match the job requirements.
So, why is ATS an important tool to you as a hiring manager?
It Will Save You Time
ATS will save you a lot of manual work. CV’s submitted will automatically be imported into your software. The artificial intelligence in these softwares also shows you percentage of qualification a candidate has hence helping you spend more time productively on only qualified candidates.
Once integrated, the ATS will also help you to automatically post your job postings to different job boards you may be working with.
It Will Make You More Organized
Keeping an eye on a team of more than 5 is not an easy thing. The ATS helps to delegate tasks and prevents micro management.
Team members in your hiring team will be able to view and track incoming applications by themselves. This accessibility by team members will ensure no particular member is overwhelmed, no hurrying up the process and hence increasing the chances of keeping data organized.
The ATS will also help you create a standard in your recruitment process. As it standardizes candidate data in different categories like skills, locations and educational qualifications; it keeps the same data for all candidates.
It Will Lead To Increased Collaboration
Through the ATS also, you will be able to carry out different stages of your recruitment cycle in one place.
While you can post to several job boards, you can also facilitate communication with candidates from the same platform. The ATS has features that allow your team to share feedback among itself hence promoting collaborative hiring.
This therefore means that there will be proper decision-making process among individuals as a result of team work.
It Will Help You Match Right Candidates To Jobs
The ATS will help you identify candidates in accordance to the job descriptions given.
By matching quality keywords in respect to the industry and positions advertised, unqualified candidates will be screened out leaving you with the near qualified ones. Matching the job with the right candidate is the job. If done well, then it will positively impact your employee retention rate.
You Will Become Strategic to Your Company
While candidates come for job interviews, they have feelings and how you treat them could ruin or grow your brand.
Through job posts, application forms, career pages, email communications a lot goes on in this journey and at the same time the journey is viewed by many stakeholders. These people could be your bosses, fellow managers, workmates and even your own team. Successfully managing these people will put you in a strategic position in the company.
Having a modern recruitment process that is engaging clearly has value to both your company and the candidates. This has a direct repute to the company and your career.
ATS, as seen in the above points will help you perform better in your selection process. It will help you manage, organize your team and deliver overall improved hiring results. At Gap Recruitment services we consider ourselves an extension of your hiring department. Therefore, we would like to be part of your business growth through end-to-end recruitment, training and general HR consultancy. Write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +254 715 155 512. Goodluck!