ATS 2.0: Why an integrated Applicant Tracking and Talent Acquisition System is a game changer for recruiters and HR.

If you’ve been in HR or recruitment for a long time, you’ve no doubt witnessed the transition from a fairly straightforward process of posting a job and taking a candidate through simple steps, to a sophisticated and automated process that follows a bespoke recruitment workflow and has significant compliance requirements.

The technology available today is extensive. Many recruiters and HR Managers already use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), but one interesting evolution occurred with the introduction of the Talent Acquisition System (TAS). At Turbo, we’ve integrated TAS and ATS into one easy-to-use platform, and I want to talk today about some of the benefits of this additional functionality; something you might call ATS 2.0.


Find the best candidates for your role – wherever they are

Today, the right candidate for your role may not be scrolling through job ads – in fact, they might not even know they want a new role yet! It’s critical to leverage a multitude of channels to find the right person for your role.

With Turbo’s TAS functionality, you can leverage all your social media channels and use Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to get your role in front of the right audience.This is important today and is only set to become more so as the way people find job opportunities and engage with employers continues to change.


Enhance your recruitment workflow

An integrated ATS/TAS solution enables you to take your recruitment workflow to the next level and make significant cost and time savings in the process. Like a traditional ATS, with Turbo you can automate those tasks that are admin-heavy, like posting jobs, notifying candidates and scheduling interviews, but there are so many more benefits.

Take, for example, video interviewing. Many people were already using this as part of their recruitment process, but it really came to the fore in 2020. Some are using video interviewing to simply replace traditional face-to-face methods, but it can be about more than that.

Our video pre-screening allows you to send one-way video interviews to candidates, asking them to record responses to set questions so that you can review and compare answersbefore you’ve picked up the phone. Not only does this save you time on all of those phone calls, it allows you to ‘see’ the candidates, review and compare their responses and get a better sense of whether you want to progress them.

Video interviewing is also hugely beneficial for candidates, allowing them to personalise their responses and provide insight into their personality and skill set beyond a piece of paper.

Turbo’s platform also integrates with other software solutions across your recruitment process, like online reference checking and onboarding. We partner with locally owned and operated platform, Referoo, so you can collect references online and save them directly into your system. Referoo offers a wealth of security and compliance features, so it really takes the headache out of this once time-consuming and costly exercise.


Make better use of your data

When a candidate applies, you collect significant information about them, from their resume and cover letter, through to pre-screening questions, references and compliance checks. Having a system that collects your data in one place means you have it stored compliantly and at your fingertips whenever you need it.

With an integrated ATS/TAS, you can record all of your data in one place – from initial application through to reference checking and even compliance and onboarding for new hires.

Not only does this help with compliance, it also gives you a detailed database of prospects. When a new opportunity arises, Turbo will leverage its artificial intelligence technology to search through this data and identify whether you already know the right person.

You can also leverage this data to make better decisions around your hiring process, understanding where you’ve had success in the past, and making sure you are using your resources in the right way.


Streamline your onboarding process

Traditionally, when a new hire starts there are significant hoops to jump through before they can get started. The first day, if not week, is often dominated by admin tasks, from any required compliance checks, super, tax and payroll information to your employee engagement process. And of course, things can become more complex when onboarding in remote working roles.

WithTurbo, you can effectively get a new hire to complete all of these steps before they walk through the door, so they are ready to go on day one.


A system that grows with your business

At Turbo, we are passionate about user-led design. We don’t deliver an out-of-the-box solution – we design a system that meets your needs today and grows with your business. We continue to develop functionality as business needs arise, and that’s critical in a world where the only constant is change.

If you haven’texperienced what an integrated ATS/TAS platform could do for your recruitment process, get in touch to find out how Turbo could be a game-changer.