Job Candidate Communication
Beyond applicant text recruiting and email mentioned above, employers can also ensure consistent, accurate communication with candidate interview guides. With this ATS feature, hiring managers can create a list of interview questions to ask job candidates. This guide not only ensures that the interviewer asks the same questions of each candidate, but it provides the interviewer with the ability to record answers, notes, and private comments from within the ATS.
When the time comes to make a job offer, hiring managers can attach or link an offer letter and send it to the candidate through the ATS. This ensures that a complete thread of candidate communications and activities is included with the applicant record and available for subsequent reference.
Finally, when the candidate accepts a job offer, employers can quickly move to launch the new hire into the employee onboarding process. This is accomplished with an ATS that features integrated employee onboarding.This valuable feature helps keep candidates engaged as they prepare to begin employment.
Pre-Employment Assessment Tools
An ATS with integrated assessments is often only seen as a feature that supports candidate screening. However, ATS assessment tools are also valuable in candidate engagement. Employers can present (and use) candidate assessments as a means to learn how a job candidate can thrive as an employee. In this way, candidate assessments not only inform hiring decisions, they ensure that employers have the data and insight required for effective employee onboarding.
True job fit requires both candidates and employers who are willing to adapt; pre-employment assessments provide a guide as to where those adaptations should take place.
Integrate Background Checking
It is often standard practice for employers to conduct background checks after a candidate has accepted a job offer. This formal, legal driven process certainly doesn’t add to the candidate experience. But, if not executed properly, it can certainly make a bad impression on the new hire.
A great ATS will allow you to order a variety of pre-employment screening packages and instantly launch a background check request to your job candidate from within the software. This helps ensure a seamless pre-boarding experience for the new hire.