Stop Waiting for Your Cat to Bark

Stop Waiting for Your Cat to Bark

Posted on May 6, 2020, by Devyn Hinchee


Image of a cat pretending to bark symbolizing expecting an ATS to do something it can't do

The ATS is designed to do one thing: hold and track your applicants. As we mentioned in a past blog post:

The problem arises when users want to extract and search that data. That’s just not what ATSs are built for. After endless hours of searching, you end up with a shortlist that doesn’t unlock the full potential of your data and your team is too exhausted to provide a positive candidate experience.

Make Your Black Box a Glass Box

When it comes to picking the right technology solutions for your team, you need to consider what sort of roadblocks you’re running into. (We have a whole episode of The HireCast dedicated to picking the rights tools. Check it out here!) Only by truly understanding the problems can you make sure to get the right solutions.

Getting the Right Return on Investment in Your ATS

When you buy a tool for your team, it needs to bring in more value than it cost. How you calculate your tech stack’s return on investment (ROI) is a personal choice, but the important thing to do is to make sure that you’re always thinking in terms of how to get the most value out of your tools.

Before deciphering the ROI of a tool, you have to consider what the expectations of the tool are and what the system limitations are. If you’re running into feeling like your ATS isn’t up to par, consider what you’re asking it to do. Are you asking it to do anything beyond holding onto candidate data? Then your expectations are probably out of sync with the system capabilities.

By making sure that your expectations are in line with the capabilities, then you can accurately judge a tool and calculate the ROI.

When More is Better

While it’s natural to wish there was a one-size-fits-all solution to the roadblocks in your recruiting process, sometimes you need to add more tools in order to perfect your flow.

Consider the role of expertise in your workflow: You hire the best people to do the job that they’re the best at, right? Of course! Do you apply the same call for expertise to your tech solutions? You should be bringing in tools that are the best at what they do.

Don’t Be Afraid to Try Something New

We wrote an entire post about the common problems that we see when it comes to HR tech adoption which you can read here. It can be stressful to bring new technology into your existing tech stack. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that you’re working with experts. You need to make sure that you’re asking a lot of questions during the buying process.

Ask for proof that the tool works. Check in about what sort of customer support is offered. Ask for an in-depth demo of the tool so you can understand exactly how it will fit in your team’s process.

When was the last time you took stock of your tech stack? Today is a great day to do that! If you’re wondering how to optimize the ROI on your ATS, CRM, or HRIS. We can help.

We know that HiringSolved is the talent intelligence and searching platform that you need to unlock the power of your ATS and CRM.

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