Recruiters today face a plethora of challenges. In labor markets around the world, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have made it difficult to hire people hesitant to return to the workplace. The pandemic’s effect on the labor market piles on top of the other challenges recruiters typically already face, such as organizing meetings, consolidating information related to candidates and applications, screening candidates, data entry, and so much more.

The difficulties of recruiting are why Makati-based human resources solutions firm Recruitday recently announced the launch of the Recruitday Applicant Tracking System (ATS), an adaptable and scalable recruitment solution powered by Microsoft Power Platform that helps manage an organization’s entire recruitment process from beginning to end. 

With the launch of Recruitday’s ATS on Microsoft AppSource, businesses now have access to an easy-to-use, low-code/no-code platform that can be fully adjusted to suit their individual needs. The ATS, for example, can be customized to add specific fields, forms, business rules, and more that a business needs when recruiting. 

Of course, the ATS comes with a number of default, out-of-the box features that help streamline the recruitment process by itself. 

First, the ATS comes with task and activity trackers meant to help recruiters stay organized. When putting together a meeting, for example, the ATS offers an activities timeline accessible to everyone in the organization and encourages schedule coordination. A task management system also notes which meetings between team members are ongoing and if any notes regarding the meeting have been modified.

To help consolidate information related to candidates and applications, resume parsing,tagging, candidate search, and screening questions can all be found as defaults in Recruitday’s ATS. In one fell swoop, recruiters can also access a candidate’s file on the ATS to easily see details like the candidate’s job application, when they applied, when the next appointment with them is scheduled, any notes made on the candidate, and so much more. 

Employee referrals are also made easier with Recruitday’s ATS. Employees using the platform can easily view openings and make referrals through Microsoft Teams, where they’ll get real-time updates on the status of their referral. Employees are assured of transparency regarding their referrals from the interview stage all the way to the onboarding process. With referrals then widely acknowledged as one of the best ways for employers to recruit, a smoother referral system enabled by the ATS promises a great return on investment. 

According to Recruitday Founder and CEO Joel Garcia, the ATS promises to play a crucial part in transforming businesses to become more dynamic and productive. “The ATS essentially takes away the pains of recruitment and allows for greater focus on business-critical functions,” Garcia said. “The ATS system can ensure that they recruit the best talent with minimal effort.”

The arrival of Recruitday’s ATS solution and its accessibility through Microsoft AppSource is especially timely considering the hiring challenges brought on by the pandemic. In many industries, employees are hesitant to risk returning to work especially if it’s an on-site position. In other industries, there can be such a glut of talent flooding the market that recruiters will have a hard time sifting through all of them to find the right person. 

Fortunately, Recruitday’s ATS gives businesses an easy way to not only survive the challenges of recruiting in today’s market, but possibly even thrive.

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