The biggest part of a candidates experience takes place before even making contact with them. Oftentimes, this process begins the moment they find a job post from your company. Ensuring that this process is smooth for job seekers sets the tone for how they approach...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the employment marketplace, and one area which it has definitely impacted is that of the interviewing of candidates.
When states across the country first started implementing lockdowns in 2020, in-person interviewing was hard to come by. However, that didn’t mean employers didn’t still have hiring needs. Of course they did. What it meant is that employers now faced a greater challenge in their pursuit of top candidates for their open positions.
Video interviewing to the rescue! read more…
5 Tips to Know About Applicant Tracking Systems
Looking for an applicant tracking solution that can simplify your HR experience? With the right ATS, you can analyze, track, and strategize your talent acquisition processes better. Expect more than a system that helps attract and hire qualified candidates. You want a solution that can give you a competitive edge by helping you with the following:
- Connect Recruiters to Qualified Job Seekers
- Grow Your Pool of Candidates
- Seamlessly Integrate with Job Boards
- Customize Your HR Experience
- Create an Inviting Candidate Experience
1. Connect Recruiters to Qualified Job Seekers
Your company is typically hiring for multiple positions at the same time. Applicant tracking systems serve as a data bank for all your hiring processes, helping make searching easier by automated the process and avoiding human error – saving you time, resources and money. And more sophisticated solutions offer functionality beyond talent acquisition to provide for professional development and employee retention. The Application Manager (TAM) is a cloud-based, collaborative solution that lets users track job postings and actively engage quality candidates. TAM provides tool sets that allow recruiters to review, select and share applicant information within the hiring teams that are posting open positions with your organization.
The right tools help attract the right candidates:
- Job posting library
- Custom workflows
- Requisition approval
- External recruiter portal
- Custom user access levels
- Custom online application for employment
- Social networking integration
- Reporting tools
2. Grow Your Pool of Candidates
Hiring the right people helps create an attractive working environment. And the best candidates are often the ones that aren’t looking for a job. An optimized ATS solution will allow candidates to apply directly and be automatically added to your database. Look for a solution that grows with you and doesn’t limit the number of candidates you can add. And your career site should be fast loading and optimized for mobile so candidates can apply from their smartphones.
3. Seamlessly Integrate with Job Boards
The best ATS solutions offer customizable functionality like job board and career site distribution, candidate outreach, and applicant communications. You’ll find the ease of one-click posting to a host of free and paid job boards saves you hours of administrative time.
For example, TAM ATS software enables you to:
- Create Automated or single click pushes to over 100 Free Job Boards including Indeed, GlassDoor, Jobs.com, ZipRecruiter and Google
- Post to 1000’s of Premium and Niche Boards including Dice, Career Builder, Zip Recruiter, HCareers and Stack Overflow
- Post for OFCCP requirements through America’s Job Exchange and/or National Labor Exchange (NLX)
4. Customize Your HR Experience
Look for an ATS solution that can drive you HR goals. An ATS like TAM is designed to be intuitive and easy to use. There is no need for time intensive training or long implementation periods. You’ll find that TAM can easily integrate with the recruiting practices you already have in place. Access and easy-to-use system with an easy-to-edit dash that can adapt and scale to your most important processes:
- Collect and manage candidate data
- Match candidate information with career profiles
- Create notes to records
- Track all email interactions
- Update records in real-time
5. Create an Inviting Candidate Experience
TAM’s user-friendly interface makes it easy for candidates to find and apply for the right careers – offering a convenient, timesaving autofill option when they apply for positions. And systems like TAM offer important follow up with candidates. The biggest complaint job seekers mention is HR departments that neglect to respond to application submission status, or worse yet, interview follow up. With TAM, it’s built into the workflow and easily customized for each specific scenario.
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When it comes to choosing the right ATS match for your business needs, offers user-friendliness, and delivers reporting capabilities, flexibility, and the level of integration that work to support your operations. Attracting and hiring the right talent for the job is easier, faster, and more efficient with an Applicant Tracking System like TAM’s cloud-based solution. You’ll find that TAM streamlines job posting, candidate selection, and your onboarding processes. Look for an HR solution that can dramatically reduce your time – from posting and applications, to vetting, hiring, onboarding, compliance and reporting. Ask about ease up upgrades and access to tech support. And expect transparent, affordable pricing – no set up charges, no training fees, no hidden service charges. Find all of this with TAM – offering one of the most versatile features packages of any applicant tracking system available on the market today.
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Employees are the lifeblood of any company, which means finding the best talent is critical to your organization’s continued success. As we wrap up Q1 of 2021, it’s wise to ensure your organization is following the latest top trends in recruitment best practices. This expert guide will help revolutionize your recruiting practices through 2021 and beyond so that your competitors don’t leave you behind.
In theory, Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) gives companies the ability to pass human recruiting tasks on to automated tools. Not only does this delegate the prescreening process to a robot, it can also prevent would-be candidates from even becoming applicants. This would effectively reduce the need for “turndown” or rejection letters, at least within the initial phase of the recruiting process.
In an effort to decrease the high volume some recruiting teams deal with, A.I. tools handle prescreening questions, skills assessments, and even administer challenges or tests that a potential applicant would need to pass before being moved on to the next step in the process. The next step being the part where they deal with an actual human.
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 an effective way to screen out applicants with drug abuse problems.
Most private employers can decide whether to test for drug use at their own discretion. However, there are some exceptions. The federal government does regulate safety-sensitive industries. For example, companies hiring drivers have to follow drug testing regulations put in place by the Department of Transportation (DOT).