How To Create And implement applicant tracking system

If you’ve applied for a job and everything went well, you probably received an awesome response; your application was almost perfect and your interview went off without a hitch. But now that you’re officially looking at a job offer, something feels different. You may have been interviewed by the right people, but chances are good that the rest of your application was knocked off course.

What are the benefits of an ATS?

Employees feel as though they’re being monitored — and perhaps watched — by the company: It feels fantastic to know that your current and new employees are on the same page when it comes to the company’s policies and Culture. Having this information also makes it easier for employees to communicate with one another, which can help boost collaboration and improve relationships. 

You can track employee activities such as when they get off the plane, eat lunch or head to the bathroom. When an employee is in the middle of something and a colleague helps, you can see how that assistance helped them progress. 

How to implement an ATS in your company

From the get-go, you’ll want to make sure you have a clear definition of what an applicant tracking system is. For example, is it a way to track who is applying for jobs or is it a way to make sure everyone who asks is being actively involved in the company’s culture? Once you’ve defined the boundaries, it’s important to implement the system in your company. 

To begin, you’ll want to create a digital product within your company. This could be a website, blog or app. It’s important to make sure this digital product tracks the actions of employees — for example, how long it takes them to make a decision, what questions they’re asking, and what actions they’re taking. Once you’ve got that down, you can begin the process of implementing an ATS in your company.

Why Use An Applicant Tracking System?

An applicant tracking system is helpful when you’re a company looking to expand or contract. For example, you might have an internal recruiting program, but you don’t want to go through the same events again and again without a system. 

With an ATS system, you can see at a glance who is applying for jobs and the applications they have saved. You can also see who is reviewing applications, focusing on the best ones or even hiring — all from your digital dashboard.

3 ways to use an ATS in your company

Here are ways you can use an ATS in your company: To better manage your team. Having a clear way to track who is applying for jobs and who is working towards a goal can help you better manage your team. Having the right conversations with prospective employees can also help you better teach future employees what to expect. 

To better prepare for interviews. Having a clear way to track who is applying for jobs and when they will be interviewed can help you better prepare for an interview. Knowing when to ask the questions, what questions to ask and how to frame them can make the questions feel more like questions. 

To receive greater consideration. Having a clear way to track who is applying for jobs and when they will be considered can help you receive consideration for jobs. This can help you stand out more aggressively and increase the likelihood of being chosen for a job.

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