We all know the story. HR department meets recruitment advertising agency - a match made in heaven. But what about when a new character, the applicant tracking system, comes on to the scene? He’s got a lot of attractive qualities that the staffing agency admires, like lean administrative processes, improved team communication, and a comprehensive overview of all applications. But the HR department isn't quite ready to break up with their recruitment ad agency, who they’ve been with for years. So, what should they do?
Well, we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to break up with your recruitment ad agency just because you want to start using an ATS. These two can actually go hand in hand.
While it is possible to post your jobs through an applicant tracking system, you can also continue to do this through your agency. You would still be able to view your campaigns and analyze your success within your ATS, even if the actual posting is done through your agency.
There are so many more valuable reasons to use an ATS and it would be a shame to miss out on them just because you use an agency. For instance, with an ATS, you have an overview of all your applications, campaigns, analytics, and more. It improves communication within the team and also allows for a simplified decisions making process. Ultimately this will save you time and money, by synthesizing all of your processes.
Another huge topic in recruiting right now is data privacy. Using an ATS can ensure that your data is saved and deleted according to the latest privacy laws, something a recruitment ad agency can't help you with.
As Neil Sadaka sang in the 60s, "breaking up is hard to do." But that doesn't necessarily mean it isn't the right choice. As much as you may want to stay with your recruitment advertising agency, and while it is completely possible to use both an ATS and an agency, perhaps you should also consider the alternative.
With an applicant tracking system, you can begin to publish jobs yourself, in an easy, efficient, and cost-reducing way. Publishing your jobs through an ATS can be done to multiple sites at the same time in the same system. And you will be able to see real-time data with results from your campaign, helping you to better understand which channel works the best for you.
Are you ready to learn more about how an applicant tracking system could help your recruiting process?
Talention offers an applicant tracking system with all the analysis and tools you need to find, reach, interest, and ultimately motivate your relevant candidate target groups to apply for jobs. We would be happy to show you what this process would look like in your case with a free demo. You can request a free demo here.
Check out our page "The Ultimate Guide to Applicant Tracking Systems" to find further resources on the topic of applicant tracking.