Your own applicant tracking system (ATS)
An ATS is a software application that enables the electronic handling of recruitment needs. An ATS can be implemented or accessed online on an enterprise or small business level, depending on the needs of the company.
Why do employers use applicant tracking systems?
An ATS simply helps employers become more organized. With applicant tracking systems, there is no risk of an employer accidentally deleting the email containing the resume of the applicant the company wants to hire. Through using the ATS you can keep track of the hiring process and communicate with applicants directly.
Applicant tracking systems also allow you to post jobs to numerous websites in one easy swoop. Just write your advert, then click on which websites you would like it posted to and that’s it. You never have to go to the individual websites again which is time consuming and monotonous, especially if in start-up or early growth mode when you have large volume recruitment.
Just as companies use software applications to keep track of relevant information on their customers, using similar software to organize information on prospective employees makes sense for employers. Applicant tracking systems make the recruitment process much more streamlined for recruiters and speeds up the entire recruitment process.
What ATS should your business implement?
That’s where our team of experts can advise, subject to what your essential requirements are, we would recommend a suitable ATS to implement for your business. We would initially sit down with you, get an overview of the current state of business and processes, then we would go over your recruitment projections for the year to analyse the type of people you will be looking to recruit, geographical area and then we would suggest the best ATS in our opinion your business should implement.
There are hundreds of Applicant tracking systems on the market so it can be overwhelming on which product you should choose. The final choice would always be yours and you would have a variety of options that falls into all price brackets, regardless of what budget you had in place.