Finding quality talent is a multi-faceted challenge. With hundreds or even thousands of candidates flocking to job applications at any given time, it’s impossible to filter through all of them manually. This is where Applicant Tracking Software (or System), or ATS, comes in.
ATS utilizes AI and other automation methods to streamline the recruitment process for HR professionals and hiring managers. ATS offers screening tools and other features like chatbots to answer applicants’ job search questions upon pulling the answers from dedicated knowledge bases. They save countless hours for recruiters and human resources departments while trying to find the best match for a role.
ATS is very customizable and scalable for organizations of all types, and ASAP Payroll’s ATS features provide employers with several resources for building talent pools and pipelines and narrowing down candidate selection.
Collaboration Across Departments
It’s easy to create a seamless hiring process with ATS since it facilitates communication across departments and with the candidates. After a job listing is posted and the AI narrows down a candidate list, hiring teams can communicate with one another. Resumes, work samples, and other messages can be exchanged within the platform, and candidates can also tell if their application has been viewed.
All candidate communications can occur within the ATS instead of clunky email chains. It eliminates all the guesswork on the candidate’s part since they can see where they are in the application process.
One-Click Job Postings
ATS makes job postings easier to manage. HR professionals and hiring managers no longer need to repost the same job ad on multiple job boards manually. ATS enables one-click job postings across several different job boards.
Recruitment data easily gets siloed, especially if recruiting candidates across multiple job boards. External applications, internal applications, spreadsheets, and countless email chains start piling up, making it challenging to filter applicants.
In deciding which candidates are considered for the role, moved to the talent pool, or ignored, a centralized view of all the recruitment data is essential. It prevents conflicting data sets from causing bottlenecks in the hiring process. ATS organizes all of these data points into one dashboard so that hiring managers, recruiters, other departments, and even the candidates themselves get a 360-degree view of the organization’s process.
This increased efficiency and transparency inspires higher trust and more informed decision-making at all levels.
Creates Compelling Careers Pages
Building a solid employer brand is crucial in order to attract and retain the best employees. Being branded as a desirable workplace is a process that takes time, but one of the most effective means you have control over is careers page optimization.
The careers page needs to resonate with and appeal to candidates. Not only does pertinent information need to go here, like compensation and benefits policies that differentiate your workplace, but how it’s presented plays a significant role in whether a candidate will submit an application or close that tab.
From a functionality standpoint, your careers page must be easy to navigate so that candidates can easily find suitable roles from any device. Vacancies should be easy to sort and browse. ATS can make open and incoming vacancies searchable by keywords, departments, job type, location, and other criteria.
Aesthetically, it should be consistent with your organization’s brand voice and graphic styles. It should also depict what the company culture is like and how a typical day at your organization goes: how would applicants best be able to see themselves working there? What does onboarding look like?
Career page optimization has both technical and artistic elements that ATS can vastly assist with.
Enhancing the Candidate Experience
There are countless memes and social media posts about how much applicants loathe uploading their resumes, only to be prompted to paste the same information on the next page. They have a point: simplifying the hiring process with ATS and creating a strong employer brand also means that you need to make job applications easy for future employees.
Candidate portals should be easy to access and allow them to see where they are in the application process. ATS all-in-one systems can simplify applications and remove onerous tasks that leave candidates with negative experiences.
Ready to transform your careers page into a recruitment powerhouse? Explore the unique features of our Applicant Tracking Software and see how it can optimize your hiring process. Discover More at ASAP Payroll!