At the very start of this year, we had shared a post on the perks of using an Applicant Tracking System and how it is proving to be a great advantage to businesses that want to save precious time, energy and most importantly money. Now that the year is coming to an end, we thought it necessary to update you on the latest features and recent advances of the ATS landscape if you still haven’t invested in one.
But before we explore new ATS features, let’s quickly recap the major benefits of using an ATS:
Search, sort, store, and share candidate profiles based on unique requirements and get the best talent in the industry faster than your competitors.
Evaluate and track the performance of your employees in real-time so you are able to scale and build a staffing system in no time.
With a cloud-based system, you don’t need a server or an IT team. All you need is access to the internet and a computer system for logging into the ATS.
Keeps you Updated
Cloud-based ATS is constantly updated to make sure the system you use is the latest version of the software available.
Eliminates time-consuming admin tasks like organizing data, sorting candidate profiles, making calls, updating recruitment status, and sending emails.
Decreases the risk of recruitment mishaps like lost resumes, slot mix-ups, listing the wrong candidates, and missing out on the right candidates.
Apart from easing your workload, reducing the recruitment spend, improving the quality of hires, alleviating your compliance concerns, and improving the candidate experience, an ATS now also incorporates some pretty awesome features like
Website Integration Plugin
It is now possible for recruiters to meet the ever-growing recruitment needs of the company with a website integration plugin that is directly channeled to the company’s LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. This feature makes it super easy for recruiters to update openings, enables potential candidates to connect with employers, eliminates redundant applications to save time, supports resumes in every format, and converts unstructured formats into standard candidate profiles to save screening time – all this so you stay focused on growing a quality workforce.
Facebook Careers Tab
This incredible feature publishes every opening to the company’s Facebook page to generate more referrals and helps you find your ideal candidate faster. Your job seekers can apply directly without visiting your website and also share your listings to increase your closing rate overnight.
Bulk Resume Uploads
An awesome feature that gets your recruitment process right from the very start by automatically parsing every resume format and eliminating all the time you spend looking for your right fit in a huge collection of resumes. Even if you receive hundreds of applications for different openings every day, this feature will compress your time-to-hire in a single click and keep you sorted.
With more than 70% job seekers using mobile jobs search apps, an ATS lets you create a mobile-responsive careers site that shortens the application process and in return improves the application experience. Candidates can also apply for jobs directly via social media, cutting your time to hire. It also delivers a great candidate experience by sending instant notifications to candidates as they proceed through the recruitment funnel.