Your ATS Isn't Enough

Most Applicant Tracking Sytems (ATS) have their own free scheduler, but it just isn’t enough to give your recruiting teams the support they need. Here’s why you need an Interview Logistics Platform (ILP) in addition to your ATS:

What is an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)?

Application Tracking System software provides an application that enables the handling of recruitment needs. ATS’s exist to help companies manage each stage of the recruiting process easier from application to hire. You can view an ATS as similar to using a CRM. ATSes are used to manage the candidate-side of your business while your CRM is used to manage client-facing relationships.

What is an Interview Logistics Platform?

An interview logistics platform software streamlines the interview process for recruiting, interviewers, and candidates by providing the following:

  • AI Scheduling
  • Interview Load Balancing
  • Diversity Hiring
  • Reporting Metrics

Now – Why do I need an ILP when my ATS includes a scheduler?

  • Have you noticed your recruiting team looking through 4-5 calendars attempting to schedule an interview?
  • Have you heard feedback from your internal team or managers saying they’re doing too many interviews on a daily/weekly/monthly basis causing burnout?
  • Are you looking to meet goals around diversity & inclusion?
  • Do you have visibility into metrics regarding your hiring process?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions – let me break down why you need an interview logistics platform:

Have you noticed your recruiting team looking through 4-5 calendars attempting to schedule an interview?

GoodTime uses machine learning to predict hard & soft conflicts to understand the availability of your interviewers.

For example, any events titled: “Hold”, “Lunch”, “1:1”, can be recognized as events that can potentially be scheduled over. Things titled “OOO” or “PTO” will be viewed as hard conflicts. All these details will be available from 1 Window using the GoodTime Platform.

Whether you are scheduling a simple screener call or a complex on-site interview that requires 5 interviewers – some being in-person, and others being in your conference via video-conferencing software – GoodTime’s platform understands your needs and will include everything needed (Rooms booked, Dial-in information, and time blocks).

Last point on this. – With seamless integration to your ATS & Calendar – Each interviewer will only be blocked off for their time slot of interviewing rather than blocking off the full on-site interview. Also – the interviewer will have direct access to the scorecard available from the ATS available directly from their calendar block.

This testing we did with one of our clients will provide further insight:

Have you heard feedback from your internal team or managers saying they’re doing too many interviews on a daily/weekly/monthly basis causing burnout?

We received a lot of feedback from our current customer base regarding employee burnout so we have a feature specifically for this.

You can limit the number of interviews an employee can take from a weekly/monthly basis to be sure evenly distribute the interviewing load. No more tracking this via excel spreadsheets or google docs. You set whichever parameters you prefer (or let the department manager set the rules) and start scheduling!

Are you looking to meet goals around diversity & inclusion?

Check out our other post on how Diversity & Inclusion are not the same!

A key point to this comes down to having a diverse interview panel to address both diversity and inclusion.

GoodTime enables you to tag certified interviewers based upon specific characteristics & create intelligent interview panels so you don’t have to! Having a wide variety of individuals with different backgrounds on a single panel helps to prevent unconscious bias!

Take a look at our customer story on Airbnb – https://vimeo.com/230420012/3a6a3cf7f8

Do you have visibility into metrics regarding your hiring process?

GoodTime’s Platform provides more insight into the following:

  • Interview Volume
  • Cancellations/Reschedules
  • Interviewer leaderboard
  • Interviewer Capacity
  • Funnel Analysis
  • Interview Lag Time

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About the Author:

Cesar works in Sales at GoodTime!