A large part of the function of the Human Resources department in any business has to do with employee recruitment. In some work spheres, new staff needs to be acquired either due to turn over or due to growth. Whatever the reason, it becomes necessary to handle the application process and all associated documentation with the greatest efficiency.
Advance Systems’ Applicant Tracking Software offers any business, large or small, the opportunity to raise the standard of performance of their HR systems. What sets an efficient HR system apart from others when it comes to keeping a handle on the application process is this: the ability to keeps tabs effortlessly on the process at every single stage.
How important is Applicant Tracking Software within an HR System?
The solutions for applicant tracking within an HR system have become quite crucial in this highly technological age. It raises the efficiency of Human Resource departments and markedly reduces their burden. Businesses in Ireland are starting to get on board since their work force generally tends to be quite diverse. There are many reasons for this shift towards recruitment software amongst Irish Businesses. The key features of Applicant Tracking Solutions which make them critical to a successful and efficient system are the following:
The matter of job posting to various media sources and platforms is only the beginning. The cost and convenience become factors as companies try to scout for the best potential candidates and get the best reach. Applicant tracking solutions allow jobs to be posted on multiple platforms with a single advertisement and at the same time ensure the maximum exposure. This makes applicant tracking systems a more cost effective method of advertising than traditional methods, with their much broader reach.
Resume Collection, Ranking and Matching
This feature allows for resumes to be collected, ranked and matched according to the requirements which each company would have established. This makes it possible for the most suitably qualified candidates to be sifted out for consideration to be interviewed. This step in the process saves much of the time and effort which would normally be required to go through individual applications. Some of those applications would not have been relevant as well. It also saves resources and finances in the long and short term and spares the Human resources department wasted time in speeding up the hiring process.
Organization of the Recruitment Process
During this part of the process, the software allows for additional information which will be used to consolidate the interview process. This feature thus allows for the creation of a profile for each applicant so that all the information relating to them can be collated there. Once the applicants interface with the company’s database, the system conveniently creates a profile for each. The unneeded profiles at that time can be included in future candidate searches.
Tracking and Scheduling Interviews
Since the sheer number of applicants can become so great, this feature allows for a streamlining of the applicants of interest. Those of interest can be contacted through the system’s emailing system to set up interviews and to request additional information as needed.
The Applicant Tracking Software makes it possible for interviews to be conducted via video. Questionnaires can also be developed and administered via this medium to support the interview findings. The use of a questionnaire further helps to streamline the process for each applicant. A more complete picture of the applicant can thus be formulated in a hassle free process, as this is done remotely. This is a convenient option, although some companies still prefer to utilize the traditional face to face interview format.
This feature is such that applicants of particular interest can be shortlisted for further action to be taken. The comparison can easily be made to see what gave one applicant an edge over the other. It propels the decision-making process forward expeditiously.
The overall result is a highly efficient and cost controlled process which is streamlined and tidy. The addition of applicant tracking solutions to HR Systems allows for the HR team to be highly organized. The shortlisted applicants can be decided on in a significantly reduced period of time, speeding up the entire process remarkably.
Beyond the Recruitment Process
These are the key functionalities offered by the Applicant Tracking solutions from Advance Systems. The scope of solutions which can be utilized under a business’s HR systems also extend into other areas beyond recruitment. These include Employee Performance Management, Payroll Management, Management of All employee details and Documentation. After having made the best hiring decision enabled by the applicant tracking solutions, these additional solutions continue to serve. The best candidates for the job can be monitored and managed by all to the best interests of the company. Businesses in Ireland can benefit from the expanded ability to run a tight ship with this applicant management solution.