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Applicant Tracking System (ATS) for construction

Why your construction company could benefit from an Applicant Tracking System

Whether you run an early stage construction company or a well-oiled enterprise, you know how difficult it can be to find and hire qualified workers. You’ve got bids to make, ongoing gigs to manage, and contracts to close—so hiring can sometimes feel like a distraction as opposed to a critical component of running a healthy construction company.

One way to ease the load when it comes to hiring is by investing in an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), which makes hiring easy by streamlining the job posting, screening, interview outreach process, as well as overall communication between company and candidate.

Here are 3 reasons why your construction company should consider an ATS solution.

#1. Hiring is time consuming.

It’s no secret hiring takes a lot of time and energy away from the day-to-day tasks that comprise your bread and butter. The email follow-ups, back-and-forth to schedule interviews, rummaging through piles of resumes and more can be a huge time suck.

Research by recruiting software giant Glassdoor found the average hiring process takes 23 days for companies, from start to finish.

In fact, research by recruiting software giant Glassdoor found the average hiring process takes 23 days for companies, from start to finish. And with the labor shortage we’ve seen in construction and the field services in recent years, it may take even longer for you to find quality talent.

Last, even after you think you’ve found the perfect hire, they don’t always pan out the way you expected them to. Many workers don’t back up the skills and accomplishments they boasted about during their interview, forcing you to have to start the process all over again.

#2. A large number of online hiring platforms.

Nowadays, there are a ton of job recruiting platforms your company has to choose from when it comes to posting job openings. From Indeed to Monster to LinkedIn, the list of sites is long—and creating an account on each of them just to post a job or two is a hassle that will consume more of your time.

Yet, with each platform having its own nuances and power users, skipping out on one or more of them could cause you to miss out. With an ATS, you can automatically post to multiple job platforms.

#3. Streamlines interviewer-interviewee communication.

Settling on a time and date that works for both you and the candidate, rescheduling, ironing out details, putting them in the calendar, drafting email responses, and more—interviewer-interviewee communication can get repetitive and mind-numbing. Plus, you can easily get sidetracked and forget to follow up for a day or two, which could mean that promising candidate has now flown away.

With an ATS, you’ll have access to pre-made email templates you can use for all qualified applicants. You can also automatically send invites and find out when works best for you and the applicant to conduct the interview. By automating this part of the process, you can rest assured that the process is moving along and good candidates aren’t feeling forgotten.

Why use our ATS solution?

At ExakTime, our award-winning ATS provides a great experience for the hirer and hiree. With the click of a button, you can post your job to a selection of over 1,300 job boards across the country. We provide you with winning templates to streamline and simplify communication between you and applicants.

With the click of a button, you can post your job to a selection of over 1,300 job boards across the country.

Our technology also automatically screens applicants based on the specific criteria you put into our system, allowing you to filter out unqualified candidates in an instant. We even have automated referral bonuses, making internal hiring easy when current employees recruit their peers to join your company.

On the candidate side of things, applicants won’t need to create an account to use our ATS, eliminating additional hoops they need to jump through to apply. They’ll also have mobile access, so applying to jobs on the go is possible—and resume parsing will shorten their application process even further. This ensures good candidates won’t be deterred by your process—and are that much closer to walking through your doors.

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