Rapid advances in business technology mean Human Resource professionals continue to be challenged when it comes to adapting to change in their departments. However, these advances also mean HR is able to adopt new technologies to better manage and save time when performing many aspects of their jobs.
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) are an example of a new technology that is impacting Human Resources, and more specifically, today’s hiring processes. An ATS is a software application that is designed to support processes from recruiting to applicant screening to new hire paperwork and more.
There are several benefits of an ATS for Human Resource professionals who decide to adopt them into their hiring process.
An Applicant Tracking System is a Time Saver
How much time do you spend reviewing resumes? If 75 percent of an organization’s applicant pool is reduced by the use of an ATS, how much time would that save your HR department?
Applicant tracking systems are, simply, masters of automation. In addition to screening applications, these systems automate other aspects of an HR professional’s job including:
Application completion and submission
Screening submitted resumes
New hire processes
Online form completion
By making some or all of these hiring processes automatic using an ATS, Human Resource professionals are able to focus on other important job tasks, saving them time.
An Applicant Tracking System is HR Budget-Friendly
HR departments are often held accountable for the expense of hiring.
One of the biggest expenses HR departments face is related to how long it takes to fill a job opening. Sometimes hiring delays are due to a company’s policies and procedures. But more often, delays are due to the volume of work that needs to be completed to recruit, hire and onboard employees.
Another major expense for HR departments is staff. Having an ATS is like having an extra set of administrative hands in the office but is often less expensive than hiring another individual.
94 percent of hiring professionals say an ATS improved their hiring processes with 20 percent reporting a reduced hiring time.
By providing valuable support and reducing the time-to-hire ratio, using an ATS can save your HR department precious budgetary dollars.
An Applicant Tracking System Reduces Errors
Finally, it’s also important to note benefits that an ATS can also reduce the number of errors an HR department might make during the hiring process.
The ATS can be set to complete the hiring steps outlined by your organization the exact same way every time. This reduces the potential number of missed steps that can be made during the hiring process. Additionally, the loss of important hiring documents can result in legal issues.
ATS’s use cloud technology to securely store applications, resumes, new hire documents and more for easy access and reference in the future.
Inconsistencies and lost documentation can result in costly legal consequences. An ATS help prevent these.
An applicant tracking system is a tool that provides Human Resource professionals many benefits that result in a more streamlined hiring process, saving them from wasted time, lost money, and risky hiring errors.
Triton is now offering professional integration of its background screening services with applicant tracking systems. Are you considering adopting an ATS to automate some of your hiring processes? Contact us today to learn more.