The SMB Guide to Getting Recruiters to Make the Most of an ATS

Kelly Barcelos on August 18, 2017 in Applicant Tracking System

More flexibility and less bureaucracy are clear advantages that SMBs have over big companies when recruiting top talent and if these advantages are combined with the convenience of automation, nothing can stop an SMB from becoming big.

But sometimes getting your hiring team to adopt applicant tracking software and ensuring optimum utilization of this new HR technology can create obstacles in the hiring process instead of proving a win-win for everyone.

Here are 5 solid points to help you convince your hiring team to leverage HR technology for attracting top talent while saving significant time, human effort, and funds:

Screening Time Can Be Taken From Hours to Minutes – Saying Yay or Nay Was Never So Simple!

Prior to deploying an applicant tracking system, recruiters typically spent hours sifting through applications but with an ATS, automated filters narrow down your search in seconds saving you ample time to stay focused on interviewing the shortlisted candidates.

When recruiters can reduce the clutter in their email inbox in a matter of minutes, they would never want to go back to the manual approach that leaves them lost in the screening process. With an ATS, hiring managers can also exercise complete control over user permission levels to keep things simple and streamlined across departments.

An ATS Can Be Accessed Anytime, Anywhere – No More Miscommunications!

Time slot mix-ups for interview schedules can be very frustrating especially when recruiters have bulk interviews. An applicant tracking system keeps the madness from getting out of hand by streamlining the entire interview management process for every single applicant without having to go back and forth on email threads.

With HR technology, the entire hiring team can team easily access the applicant portal from anywhere as long as they are connected to the Internet. It schedules multiple interviews, enables the candidate to select a convenient interview slot, sends reminders to both recruiters and candidates on upcoming interviews, and keeps the entire hiring team updated and involved.

Gives Instant Access to a Bigger Talent Pool – Saves a Ton of Time!

When social media recruiting is integrated with an ATS everything gets automated – from posting jobs on different platforms and communicating to candidates to segregating top talent and tracking the performance of every source.

Recruitment software automates every task from posting jobs and communicating with candidates to scheduling interviews and generating reports and a mobile optimized ATS expands your recruitment reach overnight. When recruiters can cast a much wider net and attract candidates on every platform, building a high-quality talents pool becomes speedy, simple, and stress-free.

Eliminates the Need to Maintain Spreadsheets – Takes the Biggest Hassle out of the Hiring Process!

If you are still checking at least 250 email applications for filling a single vacancy and listing shortlisted profiles in spreadsheets manually and then mailing them an interview schedule, you can speed up this tedious and time-consuming process with recruiting software.

HR technology not only lessens the screening time but also eliminates the possibility of delays and discrepancies while giving you unmatched freedom and flexibility to customize the recruitment workflow at every step. Reduce your work, maintain a paperless environment, eliminate manual data entry, automate follow-ups and turn all the odds in your favor with a fully-loaded applicant tracking software.

The Time to Hire is Accelerated – All Information at a Glance!

Do you often feel that finding the right fit for any given job role is almost like searching for a needle in a haystack? With ATS solutions, recruiters don’t need to opt for an orange when they actually need an apple. An applicant tracking system has advanced features that segregate top talent based on their skills, knowledge, experience, location, past employers, package, and also candidate notes and interview feedback.

All the information can be accessed in real-time from any location and by multiple users which makes the sourcing process faster, easier, and more efficient.

The easiest way to encourage your recruitment team to use HR technology to their advantage is to organize a training session that helps them understand how applicant tracking solutions automate the entire candidate management system and make manual and mundane tasks a total breeze.

Jobsoid can work with your hiring team and help them strike a perfect balance between the simplicity of using an applicant tracking software and the leveraging its rich features for improved efficiency and time savings.

Kelly Barcelos

Kelly Barcelos is a progressive digital marketing manager specializing in HR and is responsible for leading Jobsoid’s content and social media team. When Kelly is not building campaigns, she is busy creating content and preparing PR topics. She started with Jobsoid as a social media strategist and eventually took over the entire digital marketing team with her innovative approach and technical expertise.