Your CEO wants a workforce that drives success. Hiring managers want qualified and capable team members. Coworkers want people who contribute and add value. The question is how to acquire the talent – or find the people – to enable your organization to meet these goals.
To recruit, hire, and onboard new employees, you need an applicant tracking system (ATS). An ATS is a software that enables organizations to:
From the job ads you post to the offer letters you send, applicant tracking software helps organizations manage every recruitment and hiring step. An ATS is the single system that enables organizations to attract potential talent.
Recruiters use the ATS to review talent profiles, screen applications, and engage with candidates. The software can also automate sending offer letters and process the hiring and onboarding of new employees. With these ATS-enabled efficiencies, there’s room for recruiters to make the hiring experience more personal.
The most basic applicant tracking software acts as a database to store candidate information. Of course, today’s systems and software have the power to do much more than store first and last names. Robust applicant tracking software allows you to make the most out of publicizing open positions on job boards. It enables you to build relationships with candidates who express interest. And, finally, a robust ATS streamlines search with automation and deploys AI to remove bias.
To meet high-volume hiring needs, enterprise-level organizations adopted applicant tracking software early on. However, it’s no longer just a system for large organizations. In recent years, smaller organizations have realized what an applicant tracking system can deliver. These platforms help large and small organizations alike tackle current hiring challenges.
Without a system to manage recruiting and hiring, recruiters and organizations suffer. Applicant tracking software relieves that problem. Rather than sorting through endless resumes and unorganized files, an ATS empowers recruiters. It’s the system they need to track and manage every aspect of recruiting, hiring, and onboarding new employees – with efficiency.
An applicant tracking system benefits the entire organization, not just recruiters. When you implement an ATS, you’ll find that:
The right applicant tracking system enhances the entire recruitment process – for the applicant who wants to find a great job, the recruiter searching for the best candidates, and the organization that needs top talent.
An ATS enables you to recruit a workforce that drives success. Organizations that want to streamline recruitment processes, and provide a employer-of-choice experience for everyone involved, should consider using an applicant tracking system.
Interested in learning more about how an ATS can help your organization? Download our Business Case for Focused and Inclusive Applicant Tracking Software.
Emily McMichael is a Digital Brand Strategist, responsible for overseeing iCIMS’ digital properties. A proud graduate of Northwestern University with a BA in Communication Studies, Emily has more than ten years of collective branding and digital marketing experience, both in-house and at creative agencies. In her previous role, Emily was responsible for iCIMS’ own recruitment marketing efforts, and helped the company win its first ever Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards, placing #1 and #4, respectively.
With a firm passion for all things recruitment, Emily served as a panelist at LinkedIn’s 2019 Northeast Talent Symposium for their “How to Recruit Like a Marketer” workshop, and was a featured columnist for RecruitingDaily’s five-part blog series, “How to Enhance Your Candidate Experience Strategy.” When not at work, she can be found lounging on the beach, backpacking through national parks, and hanging out with her husband and four-legged furry son, Bodhi.