Deploying your first Applicant Tracking System
TribePad is the most feature-rich Applicant Tracking System on the market. If you are planning to deploy your first ATS, here are some things to consider.
An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is a piece of recruitment software used by in-house recruitment and HR teams as well as recruitment agencies. An ATS uses artificial intelligence to mimic the administrative tasks of a human recruiter, which enables thousands of CVs to be reviewed in less than a second, to find the perfect match for vacancies. This allows the human recruiters to focus on making the right hiring decisions, rather than managing administrative processes.
An ATS should deliver a much better candidate experience than traditional methods, by enabling better data capture through interactive, mobile device-ready careers webpages. Jobs can be advertised much more effectively to a wider audience, attracting higher quality candidates. When a candidate applies for a vacancy, the ATS allows the recruiter to manage and track their application throughout the entire recruitment process. They can engage with candidates on a regular basis, provide automated e-mail and SMS updates and allow candidates to self-select interview slots.
By automating the repetitive administrative elements of the process, recruitment can focus on adding value to candidate engagement, reducing time to hire and improving hiring outcomes.
Powerful reporting and transparency can enable significant savings in job board and recruitment agency spend too.
ATS recruitment often leads to reduced time to hire and increased efficiencies internally, enabling the recruiting team to deliver better engagement and customer satisfaction.
Most larger organisations have been using recruitment software for several years, but medium-sized companies are now benefiting too. Moving to an ATS can involve some significant change for HR teams and hiring managers; automating today’s process is not always the right answer. So it can be worth looking at recruitment process transformation as part of deploying an ATS.
Considering your existing data sources and systems integration requirements is an important part of scoping the recruitment software solution you need. Likewise a clear understanding of the success criteria and reporting requirements should be established. TribePad provides a suite of smarter analytics tools giving you powerful real-time reporting.
Clearly the functions of the ATS are the first concern; will it do what you need it to do. Most ATS providers offer similar core features, but some integrated HR systems may only have basic recruitment and applicant tracking functionality. Security of your data and compliance requirements should be a key consideration. The ability of the ATS provider to brand and configure the platform to your needs and, if necessary develop bespoke functionality to suit your business should be investigated.
You and your business will be relying on the system, so high quality customer service, account management and technical support before, during and after implementation should be high on your list of must-haves. To find out how we can tailor our approach to your needs, visit why TribePad.