The utility of an applicant tracking system (ATS) depends much more on what lies beneath the surface than what meets the eye. From robust tracking to strong reporting capabilities, a successful ATS is built up on layers that enhance productive output on different levels. Today, we discuss three critical ATS features that can add value to your business processes.
Automatic Data Capture
To enhance recruiters’ productivity it is essential to remove hindrances from their core tasks. Individuals are increasingly swamped with administrative tasks, losing sight of efforts that actually add value in the process. Instead of sourcing, screening and placing candidates against available jobs, recruiters are busy completing tedious jobs.
To rid recruiters of this, ATS come with the ability to automatically capture data and utilize it to automate redundant tasks. As data from sales and recruiting activities is automatically captured and parsed, more time becomes available for recruiters to focus on their core tasks.
Another less obvious benefit of data capture functionality is that it allows understanding of on-going workflow. With high statistics of employee turnover being registered in the current decade, this helps an incoming recruiter to start from where his predecessor left off.
As discussed in the previous section, proper understanding of workflow management can go a long way in improving productivity. It helps if the processes are distinct and comprehensive; otherwise mistakes are bound to impact recruiting activities every now and then. An ATS can help give structure to process workflow and ensure mistakes are far and few.
With the help of an ATS, the recruiting process can be managed with distinct comprehension of the necessary steps, ensuring nothing is overlooked, from job submission to candidate placement. For instance, RecruitBPM has an existing workflow in place for agencies to follow, which allows users to leverage industry best practices.
API and Integration Support
An ATS allows recruiters more productive by staying in the system, without the need of leaving the environment to complete related tasks. RecruitBPM allows this with the help of API support and integrations.
Recruiters can view or send emails directly from the ATS, or search candidates from different databases. RecruitBPM allows candidate search from Indeed.com, resume parsing through Sovren, has Hotmail and Gmail support for email, and allows you to contact candidates on phone through RingCentral. The different API integrations available ensures that you remain productive and save time without leaving the ATS environment.
If you want to learn how to streamline your company’s business by efficiently managing candidates, jobs, and placements, check out RecruitBPM’s ATS features.