Hiring processes have changed drastically over the past few decades. Gone are the days when candidates submitted paper resumes and awaited indefinitely for responses. More than 70% of the world’s companies have changed their recruitment processes. Today, efficient applicant tracking systems are used to hire candidates. These systems work with online applications and job portals. These portals allow candidates to search for jobs and fill profiles from anywhere and at any time. A lot of people are unaware of how the ATS solution works. If you are new to ATS systems, the next few lines will help you understand more about the electronic way of handling recruitment.
With respect to the hiring manager, the online recruitment system saves both time and money. It helps firms find ideal candidates from a huge pool of talent. On the other hand, job seekers are expected to make clean applications that can be understood by the machine or complex algorithm. The application should be comprehensive and easy to evaluate. Technically, the application tracking system is not meant for lazy job seekers who don’t appreciate organized job profiles! The application tracking system looks for the following details:
- First & Last name
- Addresses both physical and email
- Education details
- Social security number and contact number
- Previous employment details
- Details of past salary along with salary preferences
- A comprehensive cover story
- Pre-screen answers and assessment scores.
How does the ATS Work?
By default, the application tracking system helps candidates figure out if they are fit for a specific role or not. It is identified as the first cut where applicants can verify if they have the basic attributes for a job profile. Pools that survive the application tracking system can be considered for further hiring processes. Hiring managers have the freedom to key in requirements and pre-requisites. The ATS solution filters candidates based on these requirements. When compared against traditional methods, the applicant tracking system proves to be accurate and reliable. It doesn’t push candidates out or into the system. This is why most hiring managers rely on the final results of the ATS software.
Automated recruitment is an interesting journey. The process has crossed several decades and has come a long way. Modern companies have many positive experiences with automated recruitment. This includes smooth hires and potential cost savings!
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