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5 Superb Ways an ATS Is Reshaping Remote Recruitment
October 23, 2022
Remote recruitment isn’t exactly new. It’s been around for a while now. In fact, since Covid19, remote recruitment has reached an all-time high and almost every company started digitizing the recruiting process. Eventually, recruiters had to adapt to the new norm of sourcing, screening, shortlisting, and hiring candidates from the comfort of their own homes. However, many recruiters were still uncertain about it. There was a nagging question of “Are we doing this right?” and “How can we improve this process further?” As a result, recruiters today are rushing to adopt an advanced ATS that can incredibly reshape, optimize, and streamline their remote recruitment process like never before.
So how can an ATS ultimately help you hire remote-first teams and take your recruitment to the next level?
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers!
Eliminate all geographical barriers
When recruiters started working from home, communication turned into a real setback. Water-cooler chats and lunch break discussions slowly dissolved into a faint memory. Recruiters were no longer able to walk over to their manager’s office to ask questions. Recruiters were no longer able to chat with their coworkers in person. And most importantly, recruiters were no longer able to communicate with candidates face-to-face. Luckily, there’s always a silver lining. And by that, we mean an ATS! An ATS allows recruiters to centralize and automate communication with teammates and candidates alike. For example, recruiters can share comments, solicit feedback, rate candidates, and engage in discussions – all in one single place. Therefore, recruiters can expedite the remote recruitment process and make more informed decisions, even when they’re oceans apart. Not only that, but an ATS also streamlines communication with candidates as well. So once you move them from one stage to the other in the remote recruitment process, they will automatically receive an email updating them on their application status and progress. This way, recruiters can keep candidates in the loop at all times, despite the distance.
Keep collaborative hiring alive
Collaborative hiring is the secret sauce to remote recruitment success. An ATS enables the entire HR team to collaborate, communicate, and get involved in the recruitment process whether they are remote or not. Plus, it also allows different teams from different departments to support each other with the hiring process. Where they can all participate in the sourcing, screening, recruiting, and decision-making process. This way, recruiters can exchange notes, opinions, and what they think of each candidate. Which puts less pressure on recruiters individually and improves the chance of: ● Recruiting qualified candidates ● Improving the candidate experience ● Retaining top talent ● Limiting and mitigating bias Moreover, an ATS improves collaborative hiring efforts and reduces the burden of allocating and distributing tasks among team members.
Modify and create compelling job ads
Job descriptions play a critical role in attracting the right candidates for your company. And with remote recruitment in the picture – the challenge is real for recruiters. Since recruiters are hiring remotely, it becomes far more difficult to showcase their work environment to candidates, since they can’t invite them to the office. This is why writing compelling job descriptions is key to luring top talent remotely. On the bright side, an ATS can help with that. An end-to-end ATS like EVA-REC can help you write accurate, engaging, and relevant job descriptions that boost your chances of attracting top talent. Not sure what skillsets to include for a certain position? Worry no more. Our ATS will instantly autofill the skills section for you based on the latest and most recent job requirements for that position. This way, you can rest assured that your job description will not misguide candidates or promote false information.
Make job posting a breeze
In the midst of today’s talent crunch, sourcing qualified candidates can be a perplexing challenge for recruiters, especially with a remote recruitment process. Spending endless hours posting jobs manually, researching the best job boards, and tracking candidate sources is no walk in the park. This is where an advanced ATS comes into play. A comprehensive and intuitive ATS like EVA-REC enables recruiters to take their job-sourcing process to the next level. How? It allows them to post their jobs on 2,000+ job boards, channels, and social media platforms in one single click. Where they can centralize their sourcing efforts and say goodbye to posting jobs through endless open tabs. Not only that, but recruiters can even get smart job board recommendations to target the right candidates for the position seamlessly. And with a more targeted approach, recruiters can easily find and recruit the most qualified candidates.
Send electronic offers and documents fast
After finding the perfect fit remotely, it’s time to send them an electronic offer. With an ATS, you can create a customized email template and add documents to the offer you wish to send to the candidate. You can even tailor it to meet your company’s branding by adding your logo and the colors that represent your brand. So in one single click, you can send the electronic offer and spare candidates from the hassle of having to sign the document in the office. In addition, you can even kick-start the onboarding process before day one, and send any documents the candidate needs to sign virtually. This way, once the candidate signs them and sends them back, you’ll have one central repository for all the new hire’s documents and paperwork.
Reshaping remote recruitment is imperative if you’re striving to find and recruit the best candidates for your company. You need to make sure you’re armed with the resources, tools, and technology you need to optimize and improve your recruiting efforts – from behind the screen. So if you’re looking to take your remote recruitment process to the next level, don’t delay leveraging an AI-powered ATS like EVA-REC. EVA-REC is an on-demand ATS that automates and improves the hiring process with AI technology. From small businesses to industry giants – it offers fully customizable, world-class features that help create a rich and immersive hiring experience for recruiters and candidates alike. With EVA-REC, companies can drive merit-based, objective, and fair hiring practices that minimize bias without dehumanizing the hiring process. Request a free demo of our award-winning ATS today!
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A wordsmith, storyteller, and content strategist – Tima is an MBA graduate with 6+ years of experience in the world of HR. With over 2,000 blogs under her belt, Tima's expertise and insights have helped businesses across the globe take their recruitment to the next level and stay ahead of the curve.
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