An ATS as Outdated as Your Grandpa's Phone

“Technology won’t change bad habits, cease professional grudges, make up for inadequate knowledge nor make bad managers great leaders.” - @LevyRecruits

Dealing with a cellphone like your traditional flip-phone, or your standard 1980s give-you-brain-tumors phone, isn’t easy in today’s technology age. Well, if you’re still using Applicant Tracking Software that’s older than the professionals using it… something needs to change.

You’ve been tracking all wrong. An ATS that fits the company’s recruiting needs allows recruiters to actually focus on recruiting. More importantly, it allows them to focus on the people who are the whole reason for the entire process. It was once thought that larger companies with budgets the size of Texas were the only ones who could have new software, but a new ATS isn’t out of reach for even the smallest organizations. 61.3% of organizations’ primary talent acquisition goal is to hire better talent. With an ATS, small businesses have the same opportunities to stay organized during the hiring process.  The unfortunate statistic about small companies and their ATS is that only 13% of them are happy with it.

Organization in Your Organization?

Becoming content with Applicant Tracking Software starts with organization. Good luck getting hyper-organized with software that can’t keep up with the fast-paced, modern hiring process. Considering companies receive an average of 250 resumes per open position, staying organized is crucial. Older ATS tend to be clunky and difficult to operate.

Don’t Worry, Get Happy

Like using cellphones that still have antennas, archaic tracking software leaves recruiters miserable. They don’t have the functions recruiters need to not only be more efficient, but happier. Not only is it important to have software that works best for the company, it’s also important to have a vendor that provides the advice and support you need.

Honestly, it ultimately boils down to how the candidates perceive the hiring experience. The reputation of the employer brand is dependent upon the candidate experience, as is the recruiter’s experience. Keeping an updated and streamlined ATS helps to keep candidates in the loop, and subsequently happy with the application process. Pay attention to the time a candidate spends on an application… spending a lot of time on an application can lead to application abandonment and a negative experience. During the candidate experience, 22% will recommend others to not apply for a company if they had a negative experience. Even more, 9% will express their distaste for even the products, not just the hiring process.

Advancements in Technology

New Applicant Tracking Software has the ability to post to job boards, social networks, and has the technical support companies need to get the most out of the recruiting and hiring processes.

76% of applicants prefer to apply for open positions through a career pageClick to Tweet.

Applicant Tracking Software can post the job to the career site for you, eliminating the extra time and frustration. So, since most jobseekers would rather apply online through a career site, it’s time to update your outdated software for something a little more robust.

Applicant Tracking Software isn’t just for the big companies. In fact, even the newest Applicant Tracking Software isn’t just for large corporations; small companies can afford to use them too. With options to purchase or rent, there’s no reason to not take a demo at the very least. Your organization can get past incompatible recruiting systems, with the right ATS. The ATS that keeps you and your candidates happy, and the software that keeps your recruiting division organized. After all, one of the essentials to entrepreneurial success is organization.

Bio: Sean Pomeroy, CEO

Sean has worked in the Human Resources industry since he graduated from Radford University with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. After working in HR as a generalist for a government contracting company, he moved to the HR Technology arena and began assisting companies in the selection and implementation of HR software.

While selling other companies software solutions, Sean worked with Michael Warden to design over a dozen applications for different organizations and industries over the years. Sean now focuses on the vision for the company, business development, and continues involvement in the software design of ATS and LMS: Cyber Recruiter and Cyber Train. Want to see what Visibility Software has to offer? Take a demo now.

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