Why Do You Need To Use An ATS?

Discover why you should start working with an ATS now

The ATS market has grown consistently over the past number of years because ATSs are an intuitive answer to a genuine need for better and faster recruitment. Every company faces this need at some point in time and, if not handled correctly, it can lead to a number of critical setbacks.

1. Losing CVs, candidate profiles and other crucial information

A major challenge that recruiters continue to face today involves ensuring an effective management of information. Using Excel to navigate complex spreadsheets can be a headache and may cause you to lose precious time, data, and therefore candidates.

Any well-designed ATS should house an advanced database that is efficient and easy-to-use for tasks such as uploading resumes, and searching for and applying filters to candidates and jobs. In essence, they exist to make data management a seamless process.

2. You spend too much time on repetitive tasks

Recruitment can be frustrating and you might spend hours sorting through resumes, or searching the web for information on a candidate.

ATSs were created to automate these tasks and the heavy-lifting associated with them. For example, Manatal’s enrichment tool conducts a full web search and extracts social media data for each new candidate profile created in a matter of seconds. Time saved on processes such as these can mean a world of difference for the performance of your recruiters.

Another key function of a good ATS is to consolidate your recruitment tools so that you don’t have to source them externally — another major time drain. Such tools may include interactive calendars, interview kits, data analysis software and so forth.

3. The quality of your hiring process does not meet your current standards

A good ATS can lead you to better candidates. This begins with finding and sourcing candidates using a range of different methods, which may include job portals, referral systems and browser widgets such as Manatal’s LinkedIn Chrome Extension. The process continues with more objective approaches to application management that will provide you with a clearer idea of how to match candidates to your open jobs. There are many ways that ATS solutions help to accomplish this. For example, Manatal features an intuitive AI-driven recommendation engine that makes the matching process incredibly easy.

4. Your candidates accept other job offers

It might happen more often than you would like. You finally find your ideal candidate after searching for days or even weeks, only to receive that dreaded email or phone call: your candidate has accepted another job offer. In some cases, you may not receive a response at all.

An ATS attempts to reduce these occurrences by freeing you from the repetitive tasks and enabling you to focus on retaining that ideal candidate. Tools such as pipelines make the recruitment process much easier. More importantly, they make it easier for you to be more responsive to your candidates so that they are not driven away by delays in the recruitment process.

5. You lack critical data about past recruitment decisions

ATS solutions offer many different kinds of reporting mechanisms, which can help you to better measure the actions and efficiency of you and your teammates. They help you to drive your decisions with objective metrics that propel you toward achieving the best possible outcome. In this sense, reporting enables you to know what works and what doesn’t so that you never have to make the same mistake twice.

Applicant Tracking Systems serve an important purpose. Adopt one, harness its power, and let it carry your team forward.

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