Here are some advantages of using an applicant tracking system:
Imagine if you have to sit and screen over 300 applications for one job opening. It would consume a lot of precious time and the results may not even be that accurate because of human errors. An ATS scans the CVs of the applicants and shortlists the best candidates for the job using algorithms. The CVs that don’t meet the eligibility criteria are eliminated and the rest are ranked according to suitability.
Since manual work is reduced a lot with an ATS, human working hours are reduced, making the hiring process cost-efficient. ATS maintains talent pools for the company, which ensures that every time a position is available, the recruiter has information on the potential candidates already in hand. ATS also lets the company know metrics about the best source of hire so that the talent acquisition team doesn’t waste time on other sources.
80% of recruiters say that the quality of hire has improved since they have started using an ATS for hiring. An ATS uses AI-powered match-making to match the qualified candidates with the job posts. This makes sure that only the best-suited people are being taken forward instead of wasting time on irrelevant candidates. Automation of tasks provides the recruiting company with time for engaging with the candidates a little more and knowing them better. Everything leads to a better quality of hires.
ATS reduces time spent on administrative tasks like emailing candidates, screening resumes, scheduling calls, posting jobs, personalizing the hiring process, etc, manually. A talented candidate won’t wait too long for a job because he has many other options too. This is where an ATS system helps the recruiter. It automates administrative tasks and speeds up the entire process so that the positions can be filled as soon as possible.
ATS helps to schedule and re-schedule interviews at the time that best suits both the employer and the candidates. Candidates’ experience gets enhanced when they experience advanced features of the applicant tracking system during the hiring process. The candidates of today will become the future of the company, so giving them an enhanced candidate experience with efficient hiring is important.
Besides all these benefits, an ATS also gives a boost to the employer’s brand by providing an engaging recruitment process to the candidates. With a good applicant tracking system at work, the recruiting company can attract, screen, and engage with a large number of candidates with ease. Features like attractive and branded career pages and job posts help the recruiter to enhance his image as an employer. An ATS is something every business needs to invest in as the business grows to improve the quality of hire efficiently.