Posted Nov 02, 2017 at 16:02 ·5 min read
There is only one feature that matters when it comes to getting the best candidates to apply for your jobs. If you haven’t tackled that first, your recruitment marketing and ATS add-ons aren’t going to get you the results you’re hoping for.
An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a great investment. It’s not just useful—it’s essential to enterprise recruiting.
Yet most enterprise-class ATS offerings are less than perfect–and many are reviled by candidates and recruiters alike.
According to a recent study, the single most infuriating aspect of ATS for the candidate is user pre-registration.(1) User pre-registration turns off over 60-percent of candidates – makes them reconsider whether it is worth their time to apply for a job.
All candidates being equal, that would be a compelling statistic. But all candidates aren’t equal.
If we think of the profile of your very best candidates – smart, dedicated, high performing — they most likely already have good jobs, and are at best passive job seekers who are casually looking for new opportunities.
This is exactly the type of candidate who makes up the vast majority of the 60-percent of applicants who abandon their job application at the account creation step imposed by the ATS… And therein lies the problem.
User pre-registration is a double filter.
It’s going to prevent you from filling open roles quickly, and, it’s preventing you from getting applications from the best people. Instead, you’ll mainly be capturing applications from active job seekers who aren’t currently employed, or who continually hop from employer to employer.
So, what can you do about user pre-registration? All the major ATSs that enterprises rely on for scale have the same limitation – requiring the user to register up front before they can apply for a job.
And none of the third party enhancements to Taleo, Workday, SuccessFactors, etc. can do anything about pre-registration – until now!
How We Can Help
InFlight offers a solution that enables organization to get rid of user pre-registration in their job application process. With InFlight, candidates can complete your job application BEFORE they are asked to register, which removes a source of candidate drop off from your talent funnel. InFlight offers many other enhancements and optimizations for Taleo, SuccessFactors, Workday, and any other web-based ATS. InFlight customers are maximizing conversion through their candidate funnel by:
- Enhancing the application process itself
- Creating a modern, mobile friendly user experience
- Ensuring compliance with equal opportunity regulations
- Connecting to social networks and other channels
- Improving ROI on recruitment marketing and ad spend
A solution which will allow you to de-couple the candidate’s experience from the underlying application. A solution which achieves this without adding additional security risks or points of failure.
Book a demonstration today and find out how InFlight Aura can defer candidate registration and help you hire better candidates faster: