Barriers separate us from the next level, they prevent us from reaching our desired achievement, and they can be downright scary. Thankfully, all those negatives can be translated into a special brand of motivation that can help us reach that next milestone. We can even use that fear of the unknown to fuel our success as we take a leap of faith into uncharted territory.
I know how unsettling it can be to try something new and put your livelihood on the line to do so. As I sit at my kitchen table to write this blog, it is only my seventh day at ExactHire. There is no way to tap dance around the fact that I was intimidated by this technology, as I have never worked with an ATS (Applicant Tracking System). I know how to provide customer service and I certainly know my way around a computer, but this industry is brand new to me. As natural as it is to have some concern, I would have never imagined that I would already feel confident in my knowledge base of this software. At best, I thought it would be a month before I felt acclimated to these systems.
Luckily, my new position is here. I have learned more than I could have imagined in such a short period of time. Is it because I am a genius? Is it because I am the fastest learner known to mankind? Is it because ExactHire knows exactly who to hire? No, no, and getting closer. ExactHire definitely ‘walks the walk’ and utilizes the technology we provide to staff internally. But, the real reason I am confident enough to start correspondence with our customers is the same reason our clients love us. We strive to improve our business by regularly reviewing our processes, adding to our knowledge management system, and providing unprecedented customer service. The support system at ExactHire is comprised of a tight-knit network of dedicated employees, a vast electronic library of ‘Tip Sheets’, and culture that breeds customer advocacy.
So, you have never used Applicant Tracking Software before. It is expected that you find yourself asking, will you be able to master this new system? Will it be helpful or be the cause of your undying pain? I can assure you that it will improve your manual logging processes and increase the speed of your current methodology for making hiring decisions. Better yet, you are going to improve your business by hiring the RIGHT employee.
Breaking down barriers to new software and technology can be difficult. Make it as easy as possible by choosing an ATS vendor that can support your business needs and wants to help you succeed. If you need to hire the right people, start with the right software and add a dedicated support system. Barriers to being better have never been this easy to break.