Applicant tracking systems help employers do many of the activities that an average employer is too busy to do well (and often). Beyond those tasks, an advanced ATS provides a whole support system to improve and simplify the entire recruiting process. Your ATS should make life easier!
Job marketing lets you advertise your position to people all over the internet. Your ATS will make arduous advertising easy, because you can create the job ad once. The ATS will post it to job boards and social networks all at once. You just need to pick the sites you want.
Pre-made questions to evaluate applicants
When people apply, set up questions to quickly get the information you need. Common questions will get the information from their resumes, experiences, education. You don’t need to spend hour after hour reading unqualified resumes and irrelevant cover letters.
Your initial questions can be as simple as:
- What is your degree?
- How many years of experience do you have?
- Can you work weekends?
- Do you have a drivers license?
Create custom questions
These ones can run the gamut, from the applicant’s feelings on workplace attire to their knowledge of the CEO’s last name. You can learn about the applicant’s softer skills without wasting valuable time in the interview.
- Do you like wearing neckties?
- Would you rather work at a table or in a cubicle?
- What is your favorite movie?
Make objective questionnaires
Your questions can have right or wrong answers too. Make questionnaires that test your applicant’s knowledge and understanding. Each question has a correct answer that you can then use to filter applicants.
Set up specific scores
Applicant tracking systems will make the early screening of applicants for technical positions seamless in your process.
Quickly learn the applicant’s knowledge of:
- Whatever other program you want to test!
Applicants won’t make it through the screening if they can’t first demonstrate their knowledge in the particular field. A score can be assigned to each applicant so that you can then compare applicants with tangible differences. Group discussions and decisions just got much, much easier.