Advantages of Applicant Tracking Systems.

The move to more automation in the recruitment sector is gaining traction through the use of hiring tools like Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). What are the key benefits of an ATS to human resources recruiters in the recruitment and selection process? A good ATS lets recruiters manage the entire recruitment and selection process in one environment usually using a single easy to use intuitive interface allowing users to create search projects for any open position. Applicants can be managed through the entire process end to end saving talent managers time by avoiding unnecessary additional tasks. 


Saving Time and Increasing Speed. 

The technology used in ATS ensure that open roles are posted in relevant places and that resume sifting is automated to exclude any unqualified candidates saving time for recruiters who no longer have to perform these tasks manually. All communication can be done through the ATS including interview scheduling and feedback because most systems enable connections between hiring managers, human resources and candidates. There is no longer any need to use separate systems for talent management and associated processes.    


Simplified Job Posting. 

An open position can be created like an individual project where all processes are linked from creation to completion. Once a job description has been completed and approved it can automatically be uploaded to selected recruitment platforms and social media with response sifting and shortlisting automated. The data collected on each recruitment project can be used to determine the best performing recruitment platforms and selection criteria used for sifting and shortlisting.      


Improved Quality and Reduced Costs. 

By using the metrics provided by an ATS recruiters can get valuable insight into their talent pool enabling them to focus on candidates that are just right for any open roles. The building of a higher quality talent pool in a reduced timescale will ultimately reduce the cost per hire and is one of the key reasons employers are shifting their recruitment and selection to ATS.  


Candidate Experience and Recruiter Branding. 

Being a responsive recruiter can have huge benefits for the employer’s brand. An ATS allows email responses to be automatically generated in a timely manner and numerous templates can be created for specific circumstances. Whether a candidate has been successful or not ATS enables timely communication and notification. Unresponsive employers are still one of the top gripes made by candidates.    


An ATS is especially good for sectors that have hard to fill roles like the digital tech market where talent discovery can be time consuming and problematic. Processes can be faster and more streamlined by using an ATS making the recruitment process overall more efficient. In the digital tech sector qualified candidates are in demand from competing recruiters and the recruiter with the fastest recruitment process is more likely to be successful and ATS can help facilitate that speed. 


One such company who are game changing the face of recruitment by providing a robust process to deliver more efficient recruitment is Hire Digital. A start-up recruitment company with a global presence that has invested heavily in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to manage the digital tech recruitment process. Their talent management ATS software platform gives digital talent recruiters a strict criterion for posting job adverts and descriptions and their AI works in such a way that it generates a much smaller more targeted candidate list by using up to 40,000 attributes. They key to this is efficiency, recruiters spend less time generating job advertisements and trawling through hundreds of CV’s to get their shortlist, Hire Digital tech can rapidly access up to 1bn talent globally. 


Hire Digital is an AI technology with a human touch that is completely revolutionising the recruitment and selection process. It’s two times faster, 50 % cheaper and ten times more accurate than traditional hiring tech. To find out more speak to Robin Brohl at Hire Digital he is a real person and would love to engage with you and help you streamline your recruitment processes.