2012: The year of the Next Generation of Applicant Tracking Systems and Total Recruitment Technology.
So, what’s in your Applicant Tracking System? We’ve listed 5 “must-haves” when it comes to being equipped with the highest quality, most comprehensive Applicant Tracking System Technology.
- Advanced candidate search functions:
In a day and an age where searching (and easily finding) qualified candidates within your own database is just as important as the ability to easily search for and import new candidates into the system, is your Applicant Tracking System delivering on this function? Further, sourcers and recruiters must have the ability to tag, clone searches and create short lists for heightened efficiency. Why re-invent the wheel on every search. These features are included in TargetRecruit. Are they included in your ATS?
- Workflow and recruiting process configurability:
Does your current Recruitment Technology give you the ability to customize to your unique processes? Do you have the ability to easily configure each page, each dashboard and report so that your internal employees are consistently carrying out dependable best practices and are “in-the-know” with dashboards that are customized for their job function? Are you able to easily set permissions for different roles and responsibilities within your system? User permissions are necessary within a staffing organization to maintain data privacy between business units and departments. Because TargetRecruit is built on Force.com, it’s easy to set permissions within the staffing enterprise with just a few clicks. When workflow is interrupted by double entry or having to manually post job orders to multiple job boards (even more annoying), it’s time to consider a system with Job Board Integration. For example, TargetRecruit enables you to post job orders to multiple job boards with just one click. Which brings us to the next element of a Next Generation Applicant Tracking System:
- Application Integration:
Integrated Talent Acquisition Technology has become a buzzword because of the sheer amount of technology that is being developed to create a more efficient staffing and recruitment process. Leveraging and Integrating Social Networks adn Profiles, Timesheet Integration, Payroll Integration, Accounting and Finance, VMS, Reference Checking and Mobile Integration should be on your checklist of integration modules that may or may not be necessary for your staffing organization.
Does your Applicant Tracking System have what it takes to grow with the ever increasing demands of your own firm as well as the staffing industry at large? One of the strong reasons that you can depend on TargetRecruit as a scalable Applicant Tracking System is that the system is built on Force.com. There has never been a more scalable on-demand cloud computing environment.
- Centralized ATS & CRM:
The staffing enterprise, no matter how you break it down, has two major functions: Placing candidates and developing and finding new job orders. In the case of a corporate recruiting department, new job recs are continuously needing to be filled. In a third-party staffing firm or RPO- acquiring new job orders are necessary to placing candidates (REVENUE). So, that means that what is absolutely necessary in your Recruitment Technology is both a comprehensive and centralized system that contains an Applicant Tracking System to manage the flow of Applicants and Candidates as well as the entire search process, and secondly, the system must contain the ability to track sales and marketing functions of an organization. TargetRecruit is a single solution, end-to-end recruitment solution that contains both.
So, what’s in your Applicant Tracking System? As TargetRecruit continues to meet the demands of the staffing industry, we’d like to pose the following questions:
- Does your Applicant Tracking System contain the elements of a next generation Recruitment Tool?
- In what areas is your Applicant Tracking System lacking?
- Does your Applicant Tracking System make it easy for you to customize and configure to your unique processes and industry requirements?
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