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Is your company’s hiring experience streamlined? July 28, 2014

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Advances in information technology have changed the way many industries work, and the same goes for human resource management (HRM). One of HRM’s most notable functions is recruiting, and today’s software packages like the applicant tracking system (ATS) helps make the process easier for both head hunters and candidates. Here are some of the perks of using an ATS that help HRM staff put the human back into the HRM recruiting function.

Quickly Locate And Sort Able Job Seekers

The web-based ATS software is able to sort through many applications to locate possible job seekers based on key words and phrases. The ATS also streamlines the application process for job seekers and head hunters by asking them some basic questions to weed out people who are not a good fit. A key feature of these software systems is the ability to extract data from an uploaded resume to quickly fill out an application. Even in a sour job market, the best candidates expect worthy companies to use modern technology to make job search and recruiting functions more user friendly.

ATS Connects With Main Online Job Boards

Many job seekers have a presence on career platforms like Monster, Career Builder and LinkedIn. Even so, connecting to the right people through manual searches is like finding a needle in a haystack. ATS software allows HRM staff to conduct custom search and data import from these job boards based upon resume information that job seekers have posted there. HRM staff can now quickly locate job seekers with the right skill sets no matter what platform is used. These time-saving ATS features allow HRM staff to make contact, convey facts about the company and give feedback to select applicants.

ATS Helps Head Hunters Build Brands

Using ATS tools that streamline HRM processes helps staffing agents present their companies in the best possible light. Today’s job seekers have less leverage in the hiring process because of the surplus of people looking for work. Even so, wise head hunters still interact with them in a professional manner. They realize that some of these candidates are customers in disguise.

Conclusion

No one usually thinks of HRM professionals as marketing agents for the companies in which they work. However, that is exactly what they turn out to be as they represent their companies to potential candidates. Qualified candidates apply to positions at companies for a variety of reasons. Some applicants are simply seeking a good paying position with health care benefits. Other candidates carefully consider the company’s culture and values before doing serious job searches. By treating job seekers in the latter group with little respect, recruiters can inadvertently tarnish a company’s brand.

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A New Age of Applicant Tracking Companies July 14, 2014

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Recruiting and hiring employees can be a time-consuming and laborious job for employers. If not done efficiently, it can also create unnecessary expenses for the company. These are just a few of the reasons more and more human resources (HR) departments are utilizing Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

We live in an ever-evolving world that requires companies to stay up to date on state of the art technology which includes recruiting and hiring methods. These types of modern technology, including Applicant Tracking Systems, are crucial when it comes to finding and cultivating talent. ATS software enables companies to meet all of the HR needs including collecting and storing potential candidate’s job related information while tracking their progress throughout the hiring process. Employers are finding that ATS can be used for so much more than this, though. Employers looking to hire the perfect employee can also post job openings, screen resumes and generate interview requests all the while reducing the amount of paper used in the hiring process.

Due to the many companies who are now utilizing ATS as a more cost-effective and convenient method in hiring, the number of companies who make this high-tech HR software has grown considerably these past couple of years. In fact, according to theWall Street Journal, 90% of large companies use some kind of ATS.

Currently companies are debating what type of ATS to use and are questioning if it is best to go the IT route or go with the cloud. Most are finding that to stay on top of the latest and greatest technology, much of this finding, hiring and cultivating talent should be done through cloud-based HR applications. As more people become confident in the security of using cloud technology, these applicant tracking systems are quickly becoming a multi-million dollar business for which investors are jumping in with both feet to get their piece of the pie.

It seems that there is no getting away from modern technology in order to successfully run a business. It is almost unheard of for a company to succeed without using the Internet in some form or fashion, whether it’s marketing via social network or keeping in close contact with co-workers on the other side of the world. If businesses are not currently using the Internet, they best jump on board or they will soon be left behind. Companies who used to hire employees by first reading through every resume they received will also be a thing of the past. If they don’t start using ATS, they will be missing out on finding and hiring some great candidates.