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Applicant Tracking Systems

How to Hire Great Candidates Using an Applicant Tracking System

May 27, 2022

Tima Rassool

Tima Rassool

Content Writer

If you ask any recruiter what they want this Christmas, nine of ten will tell you that they want a painless, easy way to recruit top talent. After all, their ability to hire the best candidates makes them feel like they’re on the right track. With remote hiring in the picture, it means that the excuses are over. With viable resources, advanced technology, and an applicant tracking system at your fingertips – nothing should stop you from hiring the right people, from the first time. We know you’re probably reading this on a busy day. So In the interest of saving you as much time as possible – let’s jump straight to the point.

Here’s how an applicant tracking system can help you hire the best candidates for your company.

Expand and improve your job posting reach

recruiter improving job posting with an applicant tracking system Believe us when we say this, we know how debilitating it is to spend endless hours on job posting, only to get no qualified candidates to apply to them. It’s why we know that an applicant tracking system is an essential tool to add to your recruiting tool-belt. An ATS allows you to automatically post your jobs on a variety of job boards, channels, and social media platforms in one click. For example, an applicant tracking system like EVA-REC enables you to post your jobs on 2,000+ job boards in one single click! Allowing you to recruit the world’s best talent, by barely lifting a finger. But that’s not only it. These job boards can be free or paid. And once the applications are received, they’ll be instantly funneled into a single location. Allowing you to turn your disorganized database into a more centralized one! So ultimately, an applicant tracking system gives you a cloud-based database to store and access all your resumes, at any time. Even better, you can easily check and filter out what you’re looking for based on keywords. Then, the advanced ATS will automatically provide you with a list of existing candidates that are potentially a great fit for the role. So say goodbye to existing spreadsheets, old notepads, and endless threads of email. And say hello to the modern way of sourcing top talent faster than ever.

Collaborate with recruiting teams in all capacities

recruiters hiring fast with an ATS The average time to hire stretches anywhere between 24 to 50 days, depending on the industry, and well, team collaboration. When teams work in silos and recruiting turns into a one-man job, hiring great talent fast, can pose a big challenge. Simply because any extra time left with an open vacancy can cost your company money and loss of productivity. Especially if the majority of your team has to work overtime to make up for the time lost. On a bright note, an applicant tracking system reduces your time to hire and helps you innovatively find the right candidate for the job. It automates communication, streamlines processes, cuts back on administrative tasks, and ultimately gives recruiters their time back. Plus, it centralizes communication between teams. Where teams can easily sync their emails with Gmail or Microsoft outlook and communicate effortlessly in one centralized place. So you can me back-and-forth emails a thing of the past. So instead of waiting 17 hours to solicit interview feedback, an applicant tracking system allows you to engage in discussions that flow in real-time. Where in seconds, your teammates can see your feedback, comments, or thoughts regarding a specific candidate – and give you their feedback too straightaway. So instead of having a never-ending email thread or relying on water cooler breaks to speak to a teammate – an applicant tracking system allows you to discuss candidates with teammates on spot, with no delay. Helping you recruit the right talent sooner and without the hassle!

Shortlist top talent with ease

A recruiting team shortlisting candidates through an applicant tracking system It’s easy to get a lot of candidates to pour into your talent pipeline. But it’s not easy to shortlist them. This is where having an applicant tracking system can spare you from that headache. An ATS can help you narrow down your talent pool and shortlist the most qualified candidate through innovative filtration tools. For example, an ATS like EVA-REC helps recruiters zip through the screening process fast, by assigning weights to the criteria most important to them. So perhaps you want to hire a candidate who has extensive experience, lives close by, and owns a car. Simply adjust the weights to the criteria, and our applicant tracking system will instantly provide a matching percentage for each candidate. This percentage signifies how closely their qualifications match the job requirements. And for the cherry on top, the applicant tracking system will rank the candidates from highest to lowest match for you with the click of a button. Not only saving you more than 17 hours of work a week but also helping you find the perfect fit with a single click! So, by saving a large amount of time on shortlisting you can easily make more time for what matters the most: finding and recruiting the right candidates for every position.

Keep candidates engaged and informed

recruiter using an ATS to communicate with candidates When candidates are left in the dark, hearing dead silence, they’ll be more likely to accept another job offer without even thinking twice. If you’re not treating them right during the hiring process, they’ll find someone else who will. And that’s the crux of your recruiting efforts: losing top talent to competitors! But by adopting an applicant tracking system, you can keep candidates in the loop every step of the way and keep them engaged at every touchpoint. Even if you have to be the bearer of bad news, the candidates who didn’t make the final cut will still appreciate your transparency. So here are a couple of ways that an applicant tracking system keeps candidates engaged all throughout:
  • Build a strong career page that grips candidates from the very first glance.
  • Create a seamless and easy application process that takes only a couple of minutes to complete.
  • Automatically send follow-up emails to candidates as soon as they move from one stage to the offer.
  • Personalize communication with candidates to add a more human touch.
  • Allow candidates to self-schedule their own interviews for more flexibility.

In a nutshell

To wrap it short, yes, an applicant tracking system can help you hire the right candidates for your company. In fact, it’s the quickest hack in the book that is proven to bring you excellent hiring results. From seamless team collaboration, engaging candidates, and shortlisting candidates fast, to exponentially improving job posting – an applicant tracking system can have a significant and mind-blowing impact on your recruiting. EVA-REC is an on-demand applicant tracking system that automates and improves the hiring process with AI technology. From small businesses to industry giants – we aim to offer fully customizable world-class features that help create a rich and immersive hiring experience for recruiters and candidates. 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 today, and see how our award-winning ATS can help you crush all your hiring goals today!

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Tima Rassool

Tima Rassool

Content Writer

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