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For hiring teams new to recruitment software, the terminology can be confusing. Here’s a brief introduction to the terms and abbreviations you’ll see while you’re familiarising yourself with your new technolgy:-
Applicant tracking software (ATS) : Your applicant tracking software lies at the core of an effective recruitment software system, managing your entire hiring process. Your ATS does exactly as it suggests, it screens your candidates based on your criteria and identifies those most closely qualified for your vacancy. Additional features include automated updates to candidates via SMS, personalised e-mails, self-scheduled interviews and mandatory background screening requests during onboarding. Additional pre-hire assessments such as video screening and online psychometric assessments can also be integrated through your ATS
AI & automation : In recruitment, artificial intelligence is used to automate time consuming activities through your ATS, such as sourcing, screening and scheduling. Automation of repetitive, high volume tasks in the recruitment workflow streamlines the hiring process, creating a better candidate experience.
Cloud software : Cloud software, or cloud computing, is remote software delivered to your business through the internet. It was predicted to become one of the biggest HR tech trends in 2017 by Forrester as companies move from premise based infrastructure to services delivered through the cloud. For hiring teams, cloud based recruitment software provides more agility, flexibility and scalability in your talent acquisition processes. It also enables your business to keep pace with rapid advances in HR technology and drive innovation faster.