ATS software is extremely varied in most aspects of the price. The price, feature, and amenities of the product vary widely from company to company and software to software. That’s why we think it’s important to give a breakdown of the most common feature in ATS software to give you a list of things to look out for your company. With a basic understanding of the features of the product you can develop an opinion on what you feel would benefit your company most in the hiring process, so when you go to start looking for ATS to use, you’re ahead of the game.
To give a comprehensive list of every feature that ATS’s offer would be a comically long list of features, instead we’ve opted to go over the most common, and important features that you will come to see. If however you feel your company has a niche problem then please contact a team member to talk about solutions to your issue here.
Automated Job Posting
This feature allows you to access 25,000+ job boards. The software will then give you placement recommendations, then you can automate your job posting to multiple different job postings. Often this process can be done in just a few clicks. In addition to this great ATS allow for programmatic job advertising. This allows their algorithms to post and place your jobs on relevant sites at the optimal times to get you the most qualified candidates as possible.
Mobile recruiting allows for job seekers to easily apply from the convenience of their phone. A great ATS converts your already existing job application to a mobile version seamlessly. This further aids in the convenience of applying for your position, allowing for more candidates to choose from.
Easy Apply to Multiple Jobs
Once you get a user applying to a position for your company, A great ATS will then allow applicants to use that same information seamlessly to apply for other positions at your company. This further aids in the ability to get more candidates applying for your jobs.
Integrate employee assessments and job skill tests to identify key traits of high performers, then use screening questions to select candidates who possess those traits. This endures finding high quality, qualified candidates .
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.
Track Applicant Status and Disposition
what good is a wealth of candidates with no way to track them all or find the qualified ones? With Great ATS software you can Customize your own list of applicant status codes and easily assign dispositions to one or multiple job candidates at once.
A great ATS is seamless and easy for the HR staff to use. It should allow for unlimited user logins so you can Create as many user logins as you wish and choose between administrator, manager and assigned user permission sets for each one. It should also include manager roles and permissions so you can Create separate user accounts for hiring managers to provide them with easy access and involvement in requisition management, applicant tracking, and candidate interview documentation.
HR Compliance Reporting
Another key aspect of a great ATS is its ability to integrate affirmative action as well as equal employment opportunity reporting. Great ATS Simplify compliance reports and applicant flow log requirements by automating tasks related to affirmative action plan reporting. They also include A standard EEOC Compliance Report which allows you to effortlessly collect, organize and manage EEOC-required applicant data.
Lastly, if you can’t communicate easily with desirable candidates and applicants, then what is the point of putting your job posting up in the first place? A great ATS solves that problem by including unlimited text recruiting so you can Meet job applicants where they are…on their phone. Unlimited text messaging provides you with quicker responses that lead to early hiring decisions. Your ATS should also include things like interview scheduling so you can Simplify the process of scheduling candidate interviews and other events by integrating your calendar with you ATS. It should also have message templates and email attachments so you can Create and save as many communication templates as you need for use with email and text recruiting and attach additional documentation to an applicant’s record such as offer letters, reference letters, school transcripts, interview notes and thank you notes.
This is a quick list of some important features that we would recommend looking out for. Mid to low tier ATS services will have some of these features where the best-in-class systems should have all of these features and more.