Having a regular presence at recruitment events can be immensely useful for your company in more ways than one. It enables you to connect with target candidates in a very real way, face to face. Those who may be interested in working for you will first be able to get to know you directly, in a relatively low-pressure environment for everyone.
However, you might not have thought much about the considerable added value that the right ATS providers can bring to your company’s recruitment event activity.
Here are just some examples of what we mean, citing our own proprietary applicant tracking system here at Webrecruit, the fully-featured and continually updated Webrecruit ATS.
Mobile optimisation for on-the-go applications
Once a candidate has found out more about your brand and the opportunities that you are presently offering at your recruitment event, they don’t even need to wait until they get home to follow up on that interest. That’s because our own software is mobile-optimised so that the candidate can immediately and easily apply for your role through their smartphone.
You can add candidates to your talent pool for later
The compilation of the right talent pools – to which your hiring team can refer whenever a vacancy comes up – can be vital to your company’s success. After all, it may enable you to drastically shorten your time-to-hire – and you may be approached at a recruitment event by promising candidates that you simply don’t have an opening for right now. It might be a rather different matter in six months’ time.
A great ATS helps you to swiftly narrow down candidates
Attending recruitment events can be good for getting ‘up close and personal’ with possible future hires and getting a sense of whether their personality would make them a good fit for your company. But you can’t do absolutely everything informally, and statistics must still play a role. ATS providers like Webrecruit can give you the solution that will help you to search for and narrow down candidates on the basis of such factors as skill-set and qualification score.
Make informed decisions with in-depth data
Continuing with the statistics theme, Webrecruit’s ATS can assist you in determining precisely what results your recruitment event attendances are delivering for you, compared to other advertising sources. Good recruiters realise that they can’t properly assess such factors as candidate behaviour, or how well they are doing with their diversity efforts, without referring back to the metrics that ATS providers such as ourselves can enable them to easily view.
Higher-quality hires are possible, faster and at a lower cost, when you draw upon suitably sophisticated applicant tracking systems that don’t just help you to manage candidates, but also to build fruitful candidate relationships – much as recruitment events can do.
Book your demo of Webrecruit’s ATS today to see, at closer quarters, just how significantly it could enhance your hiring efforts in 2019, especially when used alongside our other recruitment services.