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ATS: What is an applicant tracking system and why do you need one?

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In an increasingly competitive market, finding the right people has become the Odyssey of modern recruiters. 

Companies are always on the lookout for the best talent, and the best talent is always on the lookout for truly incredible companies to work for.

The role of the recruiter is therefore crucial, and with that comes the importance of managing your applicants effectively so the best candidates never slip through the cracks.

When you’re busy writing and publishing job advertisements, hunting for top candidates, evaluating CVs, building and nurturing relationships, interviewing, negotiating, and onboarding, there is so much scope for missed opportunities.

Being a recruiter is very delicate work and requires considerable organization skills.

In the case of medium-sized and large companies, recruiters may find themselves having to look for new resources in an endless sea of candidates, whilst knee-deep in CVs, emails, and meetings.

Even the simple act of scheduling telephone interviews is no easy job: working around the schedules of potential candidates and meeting deadlines requires excellent focus and timekeeping.

So, how can you manage your applicants effectively?

While some recruiters manage their hectic day-to-day activities in Excel, top recruiters have found solace in technology to track their ever-increasing candidates, meetings, and activities.

Meet the ATS, a favorite amongst high-performing recruiters

An ATS (applicant tracking system) is a tool that allows you to manage all recruiter activities without losing your mind (or your best candidates!).

All within one platform, an ATS allows you to:

  • Publish job advertisements
  • Read & store CVs
  • Catalogue candidates
  • Plan interviews
  • Send and receive emails
  • Manage recruitment flows

The benefit of using technology to bridge together these recruitment activities is twofold:

  1. Less time wasted on repetitive tasks such as sending emails and reminders or posting ads on job boards.
  2. More scope to find those brilliant candidates that often get lost between various systems and activities.

Peace of mind? Check ✓

It’s not easy to quantify the time saved from using an ATS, but in some cases your speed can increase by up to 50%, making day-to-day recruitment more efficient, productive, and energizing.

Beyond that, recruiters have space and focus to find the best candidates who are truly aligned with the company’s culture, values, and mission.

Better candidates, motivated employers & more aligned teams

Exelero’s ATS tool allows you to manage everything directly in the cloud, without having to install anything on your PC, eliminating the risk of losing data while extending your workplace to any computer, laptop, or smartphone.

We built this with the help of real recruiters, integrating their needs and feedback to create a solution that helps them do their job better, without unnecessary and confusing features.

Our focus is on moving the needle, to help recruiters find and hire the best candidates without getting caught in a whirlwind of activities.

We believe this has a positive impact on their day-to-day lives, the experience of the candidates they interact with, and the companies they work for.

Here are just a few things you can do with our ATS that mean you don’t have to resort to pen and paper (or excessive Excel usage):

  • Quickly scan applicant resumés
  • Customize your applicant pipelines
  • Publish across a range of job boards with one click
  • Create personalized  “Work with us” pages on your website
  • Compile a database of unlimited candidates
  • … and many more!

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Written on December 4, 2020

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