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19 July 2021

Why Applicant Tracking Positively Impacts the Hiring Process

Posted by Meg McCormick

Why Applicant Tracking Positively Impacts the Hiring Process-1

Today’s job market is all about automation. Companies using automated solutions are getting ahead of the curve and advancing faster than ever before––leaving manual practices in the dust. Applicant tracking systems are increasing in popularity as they are leveraging company recruitment strategies. 

In summary, applicant tracking, or ATS, automates the process of finding and hiring candidates. Aligning the needs and requirements of the job with each candidate, applicant tracking software aids decision-making, forming confident action towards the selection process, and greater overall success and retention rate. 

Applicant tracking specifically handles tasks such as managing job postings, applicant screenings, communication, etc. Applicant tracking offers the ability to take a deeper dive into each step of the hiring process to pinpoint obstructions, absence in communication, and where candidates drop out.  

This article focuses on the advantages of applicant tracking and how to better your recruitment process using the system’s features. 

Decrease time spent with administrative tasks 

Applicant tracking speeds up the recruitment process, giving administrators more free time for priority projects. Manually publishing and contacting prospects is no longer necessary as an ATS covers all the recruitment bases internally and automatically.  

Provides Better and Faster CV Screening 

Screening applicants can be challenging and is often a task no one wants to fulfill. Applicant tracking streamlines this process by screening all applications, using algorithms to match candidates against job requirements. Those that do not meet minimum requirements are rejected and the rest is ranked according to qualification indicators. 

Supports Collaborative Hiring 

HR teams can easily share notes and reviews on every candidate and create a collective decision-making process, in which every recruiter has a say. Collaborative hiring has major benefits for companies, such as allowing to assemble more diverse and successful teams, with recruiters coming to common agreement on future employees.  

Improving Quality of Hire 

Improve the quality of hire using applicant tracking. For instance, thanks to the initial automated matching of candidates, recruiters only engage with the best candidates in the applicant pool. 

Also, with the automation of administrative tasks, recruiters have more time available to engage with candidates in the selection process. This means that they can gather more information and make more complete assessments of the candidates before making a hiring decision. 

Speeds up the Recruitment Cycle 

Having all candidates’ information organized in one single platform gives recruiters faster access to fully assess each prospect. Automated communication features also increase the recruitment cycle, making it quicker to provide general follow up and to move candidates for the next steps. Overall, an applicant tracking system allows recruiters to develop and execute a more efficient workflow. 

Enhances Candidate Experience 

Besides building a more efficient hiring process, applicant tracking enables an enhanced candidate experience, which is key for the success of your hiring process. After all, candidates may become future leaders. 

Applicant tracking systems are an important piece of the digital era of recruitment. There’s no doubt that companies need to adapt their strategy and implement tech solutions that enable better and faster hiring. 

VCS Intelligent Workforce Management  

Visual Computer Solutions creates intelligent workforce management software that reinvents how you work and scales as your business grows. Compatible for all private businesses, government organizations and public safety agencies, VCS software simplifies employee scheduling, time & attendance, human resources and payroll for today’s modern workforce. To learn more about our products, visit https://www.vcssoftware.com/solutions/  

Partnering with JazzHR 

VCS Intelligent Workforce Management’s partnership with JazzHR provides customers the ability to optimize their recruiting process with applicant tracking. JazzHR is a powerful and user-friendly recruitment and applicant tracking software (ATS) that scales a business’ ability to find and hire great talent. 

JazzHR helps you automate and optimize the entire hiring process so you can save time, make the best hires, and cut overall recruiting costs. Fuel your recruiting efforts with JazzHR’s award-winning hire power. 

Visit https://www.vcssoftware.com/solutions/jazzhr/ to learn more about or partnership. 

 

About VCS 

VCS provides public and private sectors with ultramodern workforce management tools that better manage their most complex workforce management needs and tedious business processes. Backed by 20 years of experience, VCS’ platform boasts industry-specific products and services, carefully crafted to make employee management, time & attendance, human resources, and payroll easier for the entire workforce.