Sometimes handing over the hiring process to the hiring manager can be downright frightening. What are they going to say? What are they going to write? What will they post in the applicant tracking system that will be there FOREVER?
Although training can outline some steadfast rules, the tools in an applicant tracking system can drive the hiring process and reduce compliance risk.
The first tool, interview guides, provides a template for interview questions and scoring. Hiring managers can simply launch the interview guide to move step-by-step through the approved interview process. When finished, the hiring manager can rate the applicant based on the standardized scoring system.
If an applicant is deselected from the hiring process the second tool, reason codes, becomes available. When an applicant is updated to a deselected status, the hiring manager will be asked to select from a predefined list of reasons for updating the applicant’s status. This reason is then recorded and available for reporting purposes. Using reports, deselection reason codes can be analyzed for trends to improve the hiring process.
What applicant tracking tools do you use to manage the selection process?