After the successful completion of Phase 2, you'll have tons of applications to sort through. According to a survey, resume screening is the most time-consuming part of the hiring process, and it is estimated to take up 23 hours for just one hire.
Resume screening and shortlisting of candidates
You can begin shortlisting the candidates based on these parameters:
- Work experience
- Skills and knowledge
- Personality traits
The below how-to guide focuses on how you can use technology to screen and shortlist candidates.
The biggest challenges of screening resumes: volume and quality of hire.
Automation helps solve these two significant challenges. There are various tools and software available which have a shortlisting algorithm that enables you to shortlist candidates on various data points, thus making your job easier. One of the hiring technologies is an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).
94% of the organizations that use ATS say that it has improved their hiring process.
An ATS organizes all the resumes received for each job role and makes accurate recommendations about which candidates should move forward to the next stage, thus increasing the quality of hire too.
Advantages of Using an ATS
- Organize all applications received for an open role
- Automate resume screening through knockout questions
- Track candidate source as well as other recruitment metrics
- Allow searches for candidates in your existing resume database using keywords or Boolean searches.
- Rank candidates through keyword matches