Applicant Tracking System

3 Tips for Picking the Right Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

In many ways, the success of your business overall boils down to the people you have on your team. It’s safe to say that the right employee in the perfect position can make a palpable difference– but it’s also safe to say that the opposite is true. If you hire the wrong person for your team, the effects can be disastrous and lasting.

One of the best ways to streamline your hiring process and find the perfect people to join your team is by using the right applicant tracking system. Simply put, an applicant tracking system is a piece of software that allows you to screen resumes efficiently and easily rather than trying to manually review countless resumes by hand.

Let Talent Acquisition Software do the Heavy Lifting

If you’ve posted a job listing lately, you’ll notice that applications come flooding in. Some of them have read your posting, others haven’t– but yet you’re staring down the barrel of 567 resumes on the first day, and your task is to find the most qualified applicants– much like trying to find a  few needles in a haystack.

When you think of an applicant tracking system, think of it more as your ‘Talent Acquisition Software.’ You’re looking for those perfect candidates, and this is the tool that will help you find them without a ton of clerical work and wasted time.

So how do you know the perfect Applicant Tracking System for you? Follow these tips, and you’ll be in the clear.

1. Know Your Needs and Work Backward

When you’re looking for the perfect recruiting software, it can be tempting to look at solutions that have a lot of features, bells, and whistles. Remember though: think of your needs first, and then choose the best talent acquisition software based on how well it can handle exactly what your hiring process will require.

2. Talk to the People Who Do Your Hiring

In our experience, you should absolutely include your hiring managers in the search for your talent acquisition platform. You’d be surprised how many higher-ups within companies choose their talent acquisition software without involving the actual people who do the hiring. You want to involve your entire talent acquisition team because they will have the boots-on-the-ground experience when it comes to your actual hiring process.

3. Keep Compliance in Mind

With an applicant tracking system, be sure that it is 100% current and compliant with the way that it works. Security is also a huge factor. When you fail to verify compliance, the sad fact is the consequences will fall on you and could result in fines and tons of red tape and clerical work. This is especially true when trying to capture WOTC (work opportunity tax credit) information, which has a direct financial impact on your business.

Quentelle is the Leader in Applicant Tracking Systems

No matter what you’re using to hire great talent, the last thing you want to be doing is managing multiple job boards and dealing with job seekers who aren’t a fit for the position.

Here at Quentelle, we are the leader in HR software and recruiting solutions. We’d love to show you a demo of how we can provide easy access to data-driven insights that will help you maximize and retain your workforce.

Our software is smart and simple. Schedule a demo today by filling out a form, or giving us a call.

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