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What Employers Must Know When Drug Screening Applicants

What Employers Must Know When Drug Screening Applicants

Did you know that the percentage of US employees testing positive for drugs has increased over the past 2 years? This includes an increase in usage across nearly all workforce categories and drug test specimen types, according to Quest Diagnostics. Drug screening is...

dog doorThere are times when we assume that bigger is, of course, better. A bigger house, a bigger car, a bigger office. Through experience, we come to learn that bigger is definitely not always better. Just like a bigger house isn’t necessarily the best fit for a single person, or a sports car the right choice for a family of eight, your Applicant Tracking System (ATS) isn’t necessarily the better fit, just because it’s the biggest option on the market.

In the world of Applicant Tracking Systems, there are three different profiles companies generally fit into:

Knowing where your business falls within these categories will better serve you as you navigate the available options. When determining which ATS is the right fit for your organization, there are several key factors you will want to consider:
Bigger Isn't Always Better

  1. Ease of Use – Your ATS needs to be easy to use, not only for recruiters and other HR staff, but for anyone involved with the hiring process who will be utilizing the system. A bigger ATS can be cumbersome to navigate, oftentimes having features irrelevant to your company that can complicate your processes. They also require considerably more setup time, and are limited with regard to making changes tailored specifically to your company. Consider the length of time your staff would need to spend in training. Time away from work is cost prohibitive and means lost productivity. Many applicant tracking systems are intuitive, and can have you up and running in no time. You’re also going to want to look for a system that is efficient at handling several tasks with a few easy clicks. Many of your potential candidates spend a considerable amount of time searching for jobs on so