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5 Useful Ways an ATS Can Future-Proof Your Recruiting Process
October 23, 2022
Attracting top talent is no easy feat, especially when you’re swamped with work on a daily basis. From finding top talent, winning them over, and sending the offer fast – recruitment may eventually feel like an insurmountable challenge at times. Recruitment by nature is quite reactive. Even if your star employee hands in their one-month notice period, it’s still not a lot of time to source, find, attract, and recruit top talent. Especially if you don’t have an advanced ATS by your side. So what can an HR professional do to future-proof the recruitment process? If this is a question that is keeping you up at night, then this blog post is for you!
Here are 5 simple ways an ATS enables you to future-proof your recruiting process to set you up for success.
Move the right candidates forward every time
On average, a single job posting can yield over 200 applications. Without the right ATS, a recruiter may spend endless days (if not weeks) trying to screen and shortlist candidates. On the bright side, an advanced ATS like EVA-REC enables recruiters to centralize their resume database and make it more accessible. Meaning, recruiters can seamlessly upload a mass number of resumes into the ATS and it will automatically parse the resumes and create a profile for every candidate. Then, from one single dashboard, the recruiter can see all the information related to each candidate. With the click of a button, recruiters can match candidates to open vacancies or any other job description that they have! Not only that, but recruiters can even filter through the resumes by either including or excluding keywords, to seamlessly find the right candidate with ease.
Create a qualified talent tool
Creating a qualified pool of candidates is no walk in the park. Stop us if this doesn’t sound familiar. Do you remember the last time you were recruiting for a position and came across more than one qualified candidate? Perhaps you were caught in a conundrum and weren’t sure which one to proceed with. Or, you knew exactly who had what it takes to exceed at the job, but you didn’t want to lose the other qualified candidates. When this happens, you can always resort to an ATS for help. Now that you know these qualified candidates can be perfect for a future position, you can always create a pipeline of passive candidates with an ATS. What exactly is this talent pool? It’s a database of all the candidates you know are in interested (and qualified) to work for your organization. This talent pool will monumentally help you reduce your time to hire since you’ll have a qualified pipeline of candidates that you can dip into when a hiring need emerges. This means that when a more relevant vacancy opens up, you already have great candidates available in your pipeline. Therefore, this saves you valuable time and effort that would have otherwise been wasted on sourcing, finding, attracting, and shortlisting candidates all over again.
Make data-driven decisions
Nowadays, it’s crucially important for recruiters to leverage data-driven insights and analytics. At the end of the day, honing their data analytical skills is a must if they want to future-proof the recruitment process. But how is possible to get easy access to advanced analytics and reports? One word: ATS. An advanced ATS allows recruiters to get access to analytical reports pertaining to the candidates and jobs. This way, recruiters can seamlessly collect and analyze data to identify any gaps or bottlenecks that exist in the recruitment process. It can also shed light on all your recruitment efforts and the success of your recruiting team. With this advanced feature, you can customize your dashboard to include all the metrics that matter the most to you. Perhaps it’s the total number of candidates hired, candidate sources, time-to-hire, or cost-of-hire. As a result, recruiters can modify, improve, and future-proof the recruitment process with ease.
Develop an exceptional employer brand
Creating a wonderful employer brand will play a critical role in future-proofing the recruitment process. Nowadays, top candidates take their time to research the company they want to join. And it’s not too hard for them to find information about your company online. Whether it’s from Google reviews, Glassdoor, or social media – there are a plethora of resources that they can check online. So if your employer brand doesn’t spark or pique their interest, they’ll drop out of the recruitment process without even batting an eye. Therefore, it’s crucially important to develop an exceptional employer brand through an ATS. An ATS like EVA-REC allows you to create a branded career page that is beautiful, modern, and compelling. It allows you to highlight your perks and benefits, vacancies, team testimonials, corporate videos, and so much more. All while showcasing the colors and look-and-feel of your brand! This way, top talent will be more inclined to apply to your open vacancies, especially since all the information they need is accumulated in one place only.
Rely on AI and automation to save time
Automation is the core and epicenter of an efficient recruitment process – especially in terms of saving time and effort. An AI-powered ATS enables recruiters to automate core recruitment functions to secure top talent fast and engage them at all times. By relying on AI and automation, recruiters can better balance their workloads and determine how to reallocate or distribute their tasks accordingly. Plus, with an AI-powered ATS recruiters can get access to advanced analytics and reports that show them at a glance where their recruitment stands. From one single dashboard, recruiters can easily track their time-to-hire, cost-of-hire, time-to-fill, candidate sources, and other relevant data. Ultimately, this ensures that important data will never be underlooked by recruiters. Instead, recruiters can quickly and automatically identify any bottlenecks that exist in the hiring process and take the right corrective action.
Keeping it short
Change is inevitable for every business – especially when it comes to the recruitment process. With the advancements in technology, future-proofing the recruitment process is crucially important for companies that want to stay ahead and gain a competitive edge in the market. So, are you ready to future-proof your recruitment process too? EVA-REC is a futuristic ATS that automates and improves the hiring process with AI technology. It arms leading enterprises with world-class features that help them 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. Contact us today to book a free and personalized demo of our ATS!
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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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