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How to Create a Seamless Recruitment Workflow Plan

Posted by Megan Stollery

14-Mar-2016 16:21:01

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Every recruitment agency, in-house recruitment department or human resource office has a system for tracking applicants and candidates, which essentially is an applicant tracking system (ATS). An ATS can be made up of one of several disparate systems - a job board at the front end, your recruitment website and interviewing technologies in the middle, and an in-house database at the backend. Each one fantastic in their own right, doing exactly what they should, but are you making the most of them? Do they talk to each other? Are you utilising the technology available to you? An applicant tracking system brings the different technological elements of recruitment into one, seamless suite.

It is often the separation of systems that causes recruiters to miss the important details. If not careful, recruitment can be an expensive undertaking, how do you know if you’re maximising your return on investment? Which job boards are providing the candidates you place? Is it worth paying for social media advertising? An ATS will be able to tell you this and more providing tips and ideas for your recruitment workflow. These are questions you must answer if you’re going to operate a time and cost efficient office with a seamless recruitment workflow plan.

Applicant tracking systems are vast in their scope and innumerable in benefits. From streamlining your recruitment branding, tracking every aspect of your advertising, psychometric testing, to arranging interviews and every other aspect in between, but where to start?

It is the disjointed systems recruiters use that stifle good recruitment workflow plans. Stop-start functionality does not make for an efficient office. A seamless recruitment workflow enables better recruiting through time savings and better financial planning with clear, specific and real-time management information. Your ATS should mould to how you source and filter candidates, work perfectly with the testing platforms you use, allow you to arrange and monitor interviews (telephone, video, or face-to-face), ultimately allowing you to place the perfect candidates quickly with minimum spend.

But which ATS is right for you? There is a plethora of applicant tracking systems on the market, each with their own take on what a recruiter needs - what you need and how it works for you will be personal to your operation. In a crowded field it can hard to know where to allocate your budget, however whichever you decide, Broadbean integrates with just about every ATS on the market.

We are a company that understands how important it is to track every stage of your recruitment efforts. Our ATS integration provides you with real-time ROI, incredible recruitment efficiencies, and the data you need to make better hiring decisions.

To find out how you can get more from your recruitment process contact our Corporate Sales team on 0207 536 1667. Between them they know how Broadbean integrates with the leading ATS platforms, from Oracle’s Taleo to Cornerstone OnDemand, from Page Up to Workday.

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Topics: Recruitment Technology