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5 Key Reasons Why Your Company Needs an ATS in 2019 - Guest article by Kelly Barcelos

With a key focus on developing an efficient and metric focused recruitment process, Kelly Barcelos highlights the key advantages to utilising an ATS.

An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a recruitment tool that helps execute your recruitment strategies. It helps you hire better and faster. It doesn’t just receive and screen applications; rather, it helps you manage the applications efficiently. It enables easy and quick candidate communication and fast-tracking of information. Read on to know more.

5 Reasons to Implement an ATS

  • Improves Inter-Departmental Communication

Hiring is not a one-man job. A lot of people from different departments are involved. A common problem that hinders efficient hiring is poor communication between different departments. Your company would benefit if the concerned departments are aligned in their thinking and use of technological tools.

By adopting recruitment software like an applicant tracking system, you can streamline the hiring process. It will unify the HR teams, hiring managers and department managers. Everyone with permission to view the role can see the candidates and leave feedback notes. You can run a full audit trail and activity log that enables you to see the status of candidates and what action you need to take next.

Enables Better Reporting

You can make better HR and recruitment decisions if you have easy access to high-quality data. In fact, data can help you elevate your career.

When all the candidate information is logged digitally, you can make accurate reports of critical metrics. This includes the number of applicants received for each role, sources of applications and the different stages of the hiring process.

Without ATS, you would have to manually gather all this data and collate it. This can be time-consuming, unproductive and there would be a high probability of human error.

Improves the Quality of Hire

ATS has AI-based automation of candidate screening. It identifies the best candidates for the available job role and filters out unqualified applicants. This allows you to focus on the best candidates and hire the best of the best. An ATS helps in improving the quality of hire and increase the employee retention rate.

The benefits of an applicant tracking system include helping you build better talent pools. When you have a vacancy that needs to be filled out immediately, you can look into your own talent pool. An ATS will provide instant access to candidates who previously applied for specific roles with your company.

You can search for applicants based on the required skill-sets, experience and qualification. This saves you time and money as you wouldn’t have to wait for applications to come in.

Offers a Better Candidate Experience

One of the things that frustrate candidates is the lack of communication from employers. ATS helps you offer a better candidate experience.

The ATS allows you to give a simpler and mobile-friendly application process to the candidates. If the candidates apply through an ATS, they will receive an application confirmation status. They will also receive regular updates of the progress of their application.

ATS offers an end-to-end journey to the candidates – right from the initial application to completing their on-boarding. With ATS, you can deliver a modern, candidate-centric, organized and engaged recruitment process.

Boosts the Employer Brand

You can greatly strengthen your company brand by using an ATS. It offers you customization and branding options for job posts, career pages, application forms, and email communications.

It is possible to integrate ATS with the company’s career page. You no longer have to manually post the jobs on the company website as ATS will do that.

An ATS helps recruiters and HR managers save time and money. It also frees them from administrative tasks and allows them to focus on more important hiring tasks. But the most important thing it offers is the ability to find the right candidates and hire top talent.

Kelly Barcelos is a progressive digital marketing manager for Jobsoid – Applicant Tracking System. She is responsible for leading the content and social media teams at work. Her expertise and experience in the field of HR enables her to create value-driven content for her readers – both on Jobsoid’s blog and other guest blogs where she publishes content regularly.

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