Applicant Tracking Systems
4 Brilliant Ways an ATS Can Fix Your Biggest Recruitment Challenges
September 18, 2022
If you could name your biggest recruitment challenge – or headache – what would it be? Manually screening resumes? Shortlisting top talent? Posting jobs online? Soliciting feedback? Or maybe all the above? While it’s true that recruitment challenges may vary depending on the size of your company or recruiting team – there’s nothing that an ATS cannot tackle. An advanced applicant tracking system (ATS) helps recruiting teams streamline processes, automate their workflows, obliterate their recruitment challenges, and make the right hires in a fraction of the time.
So if you’re worried about filling positions faster, making the right hire, or even meeting your KPIs – here’s how an advanced ATS can help.
Attracting the most qualified candidates
It goes without saying a wonderful employer brand is the secret sauce to luring top talent. Great candidates are often attracted to companies with reputable names and employer brands. They want to become part of a company that is well-spoken of and helps its people thrive and grow. Therefore, you need to showcase your awesome employer brand on your awesome career page. Still don’t have one? No worries, an ATS like EVA-REC can help you build a modern and branded career page without even writing a single line of code! Through this career page, you can showcase your perks and benefits, team testimonials, open vacancies, corporate videos, and more. This way, you’ll attract high-caliber talent and entice them to join your company. Not only that, but through this career page, you can make it far easier for candidates to apply to jobs on the go. It won’t take them more than a couple of minutes to complete and submit the application form. But a branded career page on its own won’t be the only reason you attract top talent. To boost your employer brand and attract the most qualified candidates – you need to make sure candidates are happy with their experience. This way, they’ll only have great things to say about you on online review sites, which will further entice other qualified candidates to apply.
Spending less time screening resumes
In the past, recruiters had no option but to screen resumes manually. They used to spend so much time deciphering whether a candidate has what it takes to move to the next stage in the hiring process. Did you know that on average, it would take recruiters 23 hours to screen resumes per hire? Well, that time was yesterday. Today, recruiters can leverage an AI-powered ATS like EVA-REC to intelligently screen resumes at the speed of light. All recruiters have to do is upload all the resumes they have into the system, and it will automatically parse all the information and create a profile for every candidate. Then, the ATS allows you to match a large number of resumes to pre-existing job posts or job descriptions that you have. But that’s not all. The ATS will also provide a matching percentage for each candidate. This percentage dictates how closely the candidate matches the job requirements. Then, the AI-powered ATS will rank candidates from highest to lowest match to help you pinpoint top talent at a single glance!
Collaborating and communicating with teams
Teamwork makes the dream work. We all know that. But oftentimes, collaborative hiring is no walk in the park. Especially when recruiters are operating in a stressful work environment and communication becomes infrequent. This eventually leads teammates to feel uninvolved or unsure of who’s in charge of what. But just like a football team, recruitment is a team sport. Recruiters need to form a tight-knit team to achieve recruiting success. And an ATS is what they need to get there. An ATS offers recruiting teams and managers one single hub to collaborate, communicate, and work together. Where they can evaluate candidates, share comments, rate profiles, solicit feedback, and engage in discussions that flow in real-time. So, as a recruiter, you can invite your teammates to support you in the recruiting process. This way, managers can easily assign tasks, roles, and permissions for their teams to keep track of their progress. Plus, the entire team will get notified once you move a candidate from one stage to the other. This means that everyone will be kept in the loop automatically, so you can sidestep working in silos completely.
Creating an exceptional hiring process
Creating a spotless, engaging, and interactive hiring process is no easy feat for busy recruiters. In fact, if recruiters don’t pay special attention to the candidate experience, it becomes relatively harder to design an exceptional hiring process. Simply put, the way you treat candidates throughout the hiring process, mirrors the way you will treat them once they’re hired. Therefore, it’s crucially important to create a candidate experience that comes first. This way, you can boost your employer brand and keep top talent happy all throughout. So how does an ATS fit into all of this? For starters, an ATS allows you to keep candidates in the loop through automated communication. Through the ATS, you can even set reminders and use personalized email templates to update candidates on their application status. By contacting candidates regularly, you will boost the candidate experience simultaneously. But that’s not the only way an ATS can boost the candidate experience. An ATS enables candidates to sail through the application process fast, and in a couple of minutes only. Where they won’t need to regurgitate their entire resumes from scratch or spend over 45 minutes just filling in a resume.
Keeping it short
In this day and age, recruiting can be a tough challenge if you don’t have the right ATS by your side. You might be finding it hard to collaborate with teams, get back to candidates in real time, enhance the hiring process, or even screen resumes fast. You need help. We know. But have no fear! Our super ATS is here! EVA-REC is a multi-award-winning ATS that helps small businesses to enterprises build skillful workforces and hire top talent at scale. It makes it far easier for recruiters to find, attract, and hire the right people, every time. With world-class integrations and AI features, EVA-REC creates a rich and immersive hiring experience for HR teams and candidates alike. Request a free demo and see how our ATS can obliterate all your major recruitment challenges 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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