Ready to up your remote interview game? Streamline and save time with Applicant Tracking
May 31, 2021Innovation
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Whether by policy or preference, remote work is here to stay! Payworks’ #HRFromAfar series leverages the insights of our in-house HR experts to help leaders, fellow HR professionals and Canadian business owners navigate the many unique facets of virtually managing a workforce.
For many organizations, one of several concepts that’s gone from “novelty” to “routine” over the past year is that of remote interviewing. As candidates who were remotely interviewed, hired and onboarded have evolved into engaged team members, confidence in the process has increased among HR professionals and department leaders alike.
While you may have the basics down, there are always opportunities to improve efficiency and gain back some much-needed time in your day! And Payworks’ Applicant Tracking solution is here to help – here’s how:
Rely on pre-screening to identify the best and brightest upfront
Some job opportunities can garner hundreds of applications! Within Applicant Tracking, employers can include pre-screening questions in their job posting. Based on responses received, pre-screening helps your team identify the candidates with the highest potential to make a positive impact in the role you’re looking to fill.
Better yet – these responses can be stored in Applicant Tracking and accessible to all users with permissions for the candidate’s file. This functionality covers video, audio and written responses, for whatever style of pre-screening serves you and your organization best.
Streamline both system and interpersonal communication
While relying on multiple perspectives to assess candidates typically leads to a better hire, it also means coordinating a lot of busy folks in one (virtual) place at one time – no easy feat. Thankfully, Applicant Tracking offers calendar integration to Google and Outlook.com. This means no more doubling of your efforts, and reduces the opportunity for scheduling errors while switching back and forth between systems. Learn more here!
Once the interview process is underway, all of those unique perspectives are most useful if they’re all in one place! Rather than sifting through your already-bursting email inbox, all those with the appropriate system permissions can collaborate and share their notes within each candidate’s file in Applicant Tracking – easy peasy.
Transition from applicant to employee with ease
Interviews are over and you’ve found the right fit for the role – congratulations! With Applicant Tracking, the transition from applicant to employee can be a breeze.
Applicant Tracking integrates with Payworks’ Payroll and Human Resources solutions, providing a seamless user experience. Name, contact info, resume, offer letter and more can populate across all of your Payworks platforms, giving you a head start on onboarding . How will you make use of your newfound time?
Payworks Applicant Tracking is just one of many workforce management tools that can be leveraged to better serve your remote or hybrid working team. To learn more or book a demo, please visit us at payworks.ca.