Ready or not, the holidays are here and people are ready to begin their holiday shopping. If you work in retail you know the seasonal help is coming. If you manage a retail shop, the stress is real this time of year; the task of finding holiday help is not easy, but there is a tool you can use to help. Applicant tracking is a lifesaver, especially when you need to hire a mass quantity of individuals at once. The organization component alone is worth it’s weight in gold, but we’ll get into that later. So, if you’re on the edge of ‘I can handle this...maybe’ and ‘I can use some help..finding help’ this might aid in your decision making.
Automate Your Hiring Process
Arguably one of the biggest annoyances when looking to fill a position is keeping all the resumes and applications straight. Where do you store them, how you do keep track of who is qualified, and how do you organize who is at what stage of the hiring process? Needless to say, it can be a total and complete mess - if you’re not using an applicant tracking system that is. A proper ATS will not only host all applications, but it will allow you to mark applicants you like, dislike, and manage the hiring process all from your computer. Move candidates through to the next stage of interviewing with the click of a button, or send out rejection letters just as easily. Whatever it is you need, your applicant tracking system is your go-to tool for everything hiring.
Moving a candidate further down the hiring funnel is simple with ATS. You can program preset emails to send out to candidates inviting them back in, or send tasks for your colleagues to respond to an applicant. Having the right ATS in place allows for everyone on board to gain a snapshot of who is where in the hiring process. This saves you from having to thumb through the pile of resumes on your desk and send out individual emails to each person.
Hire That Person
Once you find the right candidate you can accelerate their start date by cutting out all the traditional onboarding paperwork. Candidates who were hired using the applicant tracking system won’t have to go through the rigorous paperwork process that those who did not use an ATS have to endure. For example, a candidate who already has a registered user name for your ATS will have that information automatically populated in their new hire forms. Spend less time filling out processing paperwork and more time training employees.
For more information on applicant tracking and how it can ramp up your holiday hiring watch a demo below.