ATS: What is Applicant Tracking System – And why 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 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 scheduling of telephone interviews is not an easy job: working around the schedules of potential candidates and meeting deadlines requires excellent focus and timekeeping.

So, what can you do about this?

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 (Applicant Tracking System), a favourite amongst high-performing recruiters

ATS (Applicant Tracking System) is a tool that allows you to manage all recruiter activities without losing your mind (or your best candidates!).

Within one platform, 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 post 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 is not easy to quantify the time saved from using an ATS platform, but in some cases your speed can increase by up to 50%, making day-to-day recruitment more efficient, productive, and energising.

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

Better candidates, happier employers & harmonious teams

Exelero’s ATS function 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, by 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 place 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 a few of the things you can now do, without resorting to pen and paper (or excessive Excel usage):

  • Quickly scan applicant resumés
  • Customise your applicant pipelines
  • Publish across a range of job boards with one click
  • Create personalised  “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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