Things to Know About Applicant Tracking Systems

author Written by June 13, 2019

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Application Tracking Systems or ATS is human resources software that is changing the hiring process for business owners, recruiters, hiring managers, etc. The software helps find, track, hire or reject candidates through an automated process. ATS also helps save time and cut money.

Applicant Tracking System collects and stores resume in a database for hiring professionals to access. It narrows down the applications by using keywords and then the selected resumes are transferred from one part of the system to another.

Narrows down the Applications

When a company creates a job posting, many candidates start applying for the jobs and the data attained is huge which is stored in the central database as each candidate’s profile. These profiles are analyzed and filtered by specific keywords that are required for the job position. The keywords may include certain skills, certificates, degrees, experience, etc. If the candidate’s profile includes those keywords then this profile is forwarded to the HR managers or recruiters. So, in this way ATS narrows downs the applications for the companies and in turn saves lots of time.

One such tool provided by us is iSmartRecruit Resume Parser. It can take information from resumes, job boards, social networks or websites and automatically extract all the relevant data. It then checks that data for duplication and populates the appropriate fields in the database.

Helps with Laws

ATS helps you to comply with the rules and regulations related to hiring. The law involved with the hiring process can be complicated but ATS makes all this work easy for you. Also, it generates a report to protect your company from any legal challenge.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a major regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It helps protect personal data.

Saves Money

As ATS narrows down the applications and also provides with the basic legal help, it not only saves time but also saves you money. It makes the hiring process faster and better at a very minimal cost.

Job Postings at Multiple Sites

Applicant Tracking System allows companies to post listings to multiple sites and job boards with a single submission, rather than spending the time and money to post multiple times.

At iSmartRecruit, we provide with Integration with Career Website and fetch real-time vacancies.

Benefits of using an ATS System

Improve Collaboration

ATS provides with effective collaborations tools like calendar, chat, task, notes, email synchronization etc. As multiple stakeholders weigh in, it becomes easier to find high-quality candidates.

Personalized Job Postings

Applicant Tracking Systems can enable hiring managers to add notes and personalize the postings for the candidates so they can keep personal tabs on them. Also to have the automated screening, the hiring manager can configure the knockout screening questions.

Interview Scheduling

Applicant Tracking Systems can schedule interviews for applicants who make it through to the next round of the hiring process in an easy way.

A recruiter can perform a maximum number of activities like interview management, submit the candidate to the client, send email to the candidate and see all the candidates which come from external sources from our tool Visual Pipeline.

Other than these, our tools like Calendar and Task Management helps during a job application.

So, as you can see the Application Tracking System has loads of benefits and it is here to stay and even grown. If you are not using it yet, now is the right time to start and employ the best candidate of the lot.

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