Posting jobs on social media and job portals and gathering candidate details from these sources is the biggest challenge for every recruiter that consumes a major part of his recruitment activities and is also expensive as you have to buy a hot vacancy in every job portal you use to advertise your job vacancy.
Recruiters go in for Boolean Search on the web and social networking sites to find their potential candidates but its time consuming .
Cutting on the use of job portals and social media for recruitment won’t be justifiable as these have become the part and parcel of everyone’s life be – it a recruiter or a job seeker.
So what is the option ? You can’t leave these sources neither you can use them to full potential as they are consuming your time and money.
THE ONLY SOLUTION to this challenge is using an Applicant Tracking System that is embedded with following features to help you manage your entire recruitment business with ease :
- Social media Integration to help you advertise your job vacancies on them in just a single click. In fact , there are still certain recruitment agencies that do not utilise social media like Facebook , Twitter and LinkedIn to make a connection with potential candidates and that too just because of lack of time on their part.
It is my suggestion to all recruiters to utilise these social media channels to their full potential to keep their talent pipeline full . A complete Applicant Tracking System will help you in this by allowing you to advertise job vacancies on them in just click of a button and simultaneously you can gather candidate details into the database of the software .
2. Importing candidate details from social media and job portals in just a single click. This feature allows you to extract the details of your candidates from social media like Facebook , Twitter , LinkedIn or any job portal directly into the dashboard of your Applicant Tracking System and that too in a single click. So you need not enter your candidate details manually and all your data is stored in a Centralised Location in the Dashboard with full security.
3. Automatic Parsing of Resumes. This feature allows you to extract not only contact information but also details about work history, educational background, skills and other desired information about candidates from resumes stored in PDF , HTML or Word Format directly into the ATS
4. Integration of Dashboard with your mail box allows all information of candidates who apply to your mails to be stored within the centralised database.
Investing in such an Applicant Tracking System is like “ Icing On The Cake “ as you reap full benefits of social media and job portals in sourcing your potential candidates and also bank upon your time and money.
Take a look at How to source candidates from Job portals and Social Media ?