The world is run by the ‘people’. Any firm, organization or business’ potential of successful growth or failure depends upon how efficient its employees are. From one point of view, who you employ and how, is the most important, if not the most sensitive step any employer has to take. With the recession at our doorsteps, most Businesses today are doing their best to employ less and only if need arises. But need does arise. The best and those occupying the higher offices in any Company though indispensable, could be retiring and the age factor in the workforce means that each year, a business requires better, more qualified, more diligent people to fill the much-needed space in the company. Choosing the wrong candidate is costly, both in terms of your company’s future and time/effort you put in to recruit that candidate. Recruiting is hence, a function which is crucial in a Human Resource of a company and needs to be done intelligently.

The company’s willingness to employ (wanting to save time and effort and avoiding employing an HR manager) and their need may both be speaking two different languages. While the former would deem going through a number of applications and shortlisting a few of them and calling them for an interview sufficient, the latter identifies that the process needs a bit of tweaking. The concurrent lack of qualified and skilled workers requires a company’s resources to be employed in searching for the ‘best’ candidate.

For a small business enterprise, the human resource department is usually short of funds; which would rather be used somewhere else in the business. The only effective way to recruit, saving both the monetary cost of recruiting and the extra- staff time and effort is to employ people online. An automated recruitment tool works fast and produces satisfying results. It provides a job board with a list of jobs available, their deadlines and other information for applicants all around the world to apply.

Because the system reaches far and wide to any place with an IP address, the quantity of applicants is high. You can set a criterion to the incoming applications which would enable you to only go through those resumes which fall under said criteria. How easily you can navigate through this system depends on the software you are using. The features in an application tracking system are provided and explained to you before you buy this tool. They provide a demo so you could use it and get familiar around this virtual department of recruiting.

It’s effectiveness lies in the fact that everything is just a scroll or click away. You can stay in touch with applicants, contact them through the integrated email system in the software. And while you are shortlisting, you can keep the rest of the data in the system as long as you want or .. until the next job comes along. For more information on href="http://www.simplicant.com/">applicant tracking system, you could visit Simplicant and take a free demo while you are it.

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