Why your ATS matters less than your HR tech stack and integrations

 

 

These days our mobiles serve many purposes. They allow us to have conversations, navigate, access the internet, download apps and more. Similarly, Applicant Tracking Systems offer different functionalities and serve a number of critical purposes in our organisations. 

Lacking the right recruitment systems is akin to being stuck with an old-school flip phone. You’ll struggle to manage the ever-expanding data you collect from candidates, and switching between systems and processes makes things complicated. Organisations with goals of growing and scaling need an ATS with the ability to integrate to build their tech stack – much like the multipurpose smartphone giving you infinite capabilities in the palm of your hand. 

As Beamery shares, no matter how good your ATS, it’s only really as powerful as its integrations. Traditional Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) focus on requisitions, job posting and managing the hiring transaction. However, large, competitive organisations can’t win the best talent with disjointed recruitment models and limited reporting metrics. An ATS with the capacity to integrate frees up your precious human efforts for more strategic endeavours, allowing your team to be more proactive and relationship-focused. 

Whether your goal is to manage candidate data in one place, maximise resources, or incorporate new recruitment tools to improve your processes – integrations are all the apps you can download on your smartphone to achieve your objectives. It’s also far more cost-effective, reducing the time your team needs to spend on manual tasks. 

Here are some of the benefits you can expect by building your HR tech stack with the right integrations. 

 

Flexibility and freedom

In the same way no one has identical apps on their phones, your organisation has its own unique requirements. Integrated systems allow you the flexibility and freedom to tailor your recruitment process to suit your needs. 

Using integrations means you can choose “best-of-breed” solutions. These specialised solutions are built fit for purpose; superior to single-vendor solutions. You can change parts of your systems and process as your organisation’s needs change and grow. This also allows you to scale, as and when required. 

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Efficiency 

It’s a scientifically proven fact, people hate waiting! Top talent won’t wait around if your recruitment process is slow and disjointed. 

Integrations increase efficiency in recruitment by gathering data in one place and reducing manual data entry. This breaks data silos so you can leverage systems to perform more efficiently. Also, these process can be automated, allowing your recruiters to focus on what they do best: executing campaigns, having meaningful interactions and providing a great candidate experience. In addition to reducing their workload, this also facilitates better communication, often leading to increase satisfaction. 

What integrations can you use to make your recruitment team’s job easier and more efficient? 

One-way video interviewing software can be a huge timesaver. You can establish a set of pre-recorded questions to help candidates highlight their unique skills and personality, and allow them to record their interviews at their convenience. This reduces scheduling challenges, improves the candidate experience and streamlines and decision-making process for hiring managers.  

 

Data flow, accessibility, and integrity 

Lack of real-time data can put your recruitment process in jeopardy. If hiring managers can’t access the information they need when your systems aren’t connected, they may run into problems viewing duplicated, inaccurate data. Real-time visibility is key to making accurate, timely decisions. When you and your team are informed of all new developments, this aids your decision making. 

While you may think the worst-case scenario could be not gaining insights – viewing data in different forms can actually give you the wrong insights! (Imagine trying to accomplish a task by switching between your old-school flip phone, desktop and a notepad.) Integrations enable smooth data flow and real-time syncing, reducing overlap and data errors. It makes data easier to analyse, gathered in one central platform. 

To compete for top talent, your ATS must have the capacity to integrate. Go for the smartphone with flexible functionality and the ability to download your own “apps.” There are countless benefits of building your HR tech stack with integrations, including increasing freedom and flexibility, improving efficiency, and maintaining better data integrity and accessibility. This allows your team to focus on what they do best and your organisation to continue attracting top talent. 

 

Discover how Alcami Interactive’s video interviewing technology can integrate with your ATS. Find out more and request a demo. 

 

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