Processing candidates and related recruitment administration in a suitable software solution is a cornerstone of all effective hiring campaigns; not only should an ATS provide you with data-secure systems, they should also take out time and labour in processing candidates and more! There are different recruitment software options to consider, so is an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) the Recruitment Software for you?
“Applicant Tracking System” – as it says!
An Applicant Tracking System can provide with you a comprehensive ecosystem in which candidates, hiring managers and recruiters can co-exist in a navigable portal and interface that provides all parties with the ability to track applicants, process stages, candidate throughput and more.
Having the visibility and oversight of applications and candidates at the click of a button means hiring managers and recruiters/HR can have a real-time overview of how successful a recruitment campaign is, and whether any action needs to be taken to improve the efficacy of the campaign itself to, ultimately, secure a hire!
One System, One Truth
The benefit of having all stakeholders in a hiring process using one Applicant Tracking System is that everyone is working to the same process and structure, which in turn ensures a more consistent candidate journey from applicant to applicant.
An additional benefit of one system, one process being implemented is there should be no candidates being lost in between different ways of working, which additionally provides more surety in the security of how candidate data is being stored and disseminated within your organisation.
One central Applicant Tracking System, with all candidates being processed within one software platform, will provide you with a data-rich portal from which you will be able to pull and create reports that can reflect the success of your campaigns, as well as how your selection process works at each stage.
An ATS could also support with specific reporting needs, such as those related to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion; for example, you may wish to report on backgrounds, gender, etc. of applicants in a way that anonymises individual candidates, in turn meaning you can report on the diversity within your hiring campaigns and whether you could take actions to increase said diversity.
An additional benefit of an Applicant Tracking System is it provides you with a central repository for all your recruitment administration, with many processes being automated and/or streamlined so you can put time back into your diary to focus on other tasks.
This also removes the need for multiple folders in multiple locations, as all recruitment related information can be stored within one system; this makes it easier for individuals to access the information they may need, without having to go searching for it.
A further time-saving consideration for having an Applicant Tracking System is the ease through which you can communicate with candidates regarding what stage they are at in their application, as well as comms related to organising a telephone interview, assessment centres and more.
By not having to manually create individual emails, you not only get timesaving but will also be able to guarantee more consistency in your candidate-focused communications as candidates will receive similar templated comms, at the click of a button. This also means that you can communicate on mass, giving you peace of mind that all candidates have received appropriate comms.
Does an Applicant Tracking System sound like the Software solution that can support your hiring needs and fulfil your recruitment processes? Webrecruit ATS offers a market-leading platform through which you can make a real difference to all aspects of your recruitment efforts – Book A Demo today to find out how Webrecruit ATS can help you!