Quick Guide to Applicant Tracking Services
The internet has made a huge impact in the way companies hire, track, and verify applicants for any given job opening.
In fact, outsourced vendors for recruiting, applicant tracking, and employee verification are using social media to great advantage.
Facebook and LinkedIn are two of the most popular places to track and verify job history or other applicant data.
These sites give so much more information than can be put on a resume that recruiters have started using them in CONJUNCTION with resume hunting to find ideal candidates for their clients.
Perhaps the BEST trend in applicant tracking and verification outsourcing is the improvement in the SOFTWARE involved in the tracking and talent scouting process.
KEYWORD searches have become more SOPHISTICATED, allowing for related terms and similar keyword phrases. With the newer software, recruiters and scouts are able to use many RELATED search terms to capture a larger number of candidates.
Of course, widening your candidate pool MAY mean having more applicants to sort through, but it is also true that you will have a greater number of qualified candidates for your selection.
Plus, if you have OUTSOURCED your applicant tracking and verification process, the recruiters will FILTER your choices to a SELECT GROUP of final candidates.
With flexible keyword searches, as well as the rise in social media for tracking and verification, companies who turn to talent management solutions for finding employees are able to recruit the most SUITABLE candidates for their company.