The hiring process is a lot of energy on both ends
As your business grows, so does the amount of work until you will eventually need to hire staff to support. How do you manage this responsibility while running your business? Posting a job position on your website and job sites can very quickly result in a full inbox, with resumes from applicants who may – or may not – be good candidates.
A considerable amount of time and energy can be spent on just the applications alone. You have to filter through applications to identify that you’ve received all requested documentation such as cover letters and resumes, and then determine if the applicants even meet the minimum qualifications. How can you efficiently track your applicants from the application through the interview process, and collaborate with others in a critical decision that impacts your business?
Enlist makes it less of a headache
That’s where application tracking system Enlist can help you, by managing everything in one place – from job applications to resumes, interview questions and responses, and collaboration within your hiring team.
Enlist is currently in beta, but the features as described on their website will be quite appealing to anyone who has had to deal with hiring for a small company.
Schedule interviews in one place
Enlist has a calendar feature that allows you to integrate and access all your interviews into your preferred calendar including Google Calendar, iCal, and others.
You can set up automated reminders to interviewers, and attach custom feedback forms so that your interviewers can help identify the best candidates for the job.
You will also be able to view your team members’ calendar to avoid scheduling conflicts.
Communicate with your team
Much like Trello and other team communication platforms, Enlist will feature the ability to @mention within its platform which will send a notification to that person. Notifications can be customized to your need.
All the information about job candidates will be in one location – no forwarding resumes and cover letters to everyone on the team.
Relevant information is pulled from uploaded resumes and placed in an accessible location.
By creating your own job workflows, you can decide who can create and revise jobs and candidate information.
Enlist will also allow you to automate frequent tasks as well as perform bulk actions such as moving and archiving.
Overall: Worth checking out
Having dealt with interviewing and hiring for a small company while I was remotely located from the rest of our management team, I would have appreciated a tool such as Enlist to pull everything together in a system that would be easy to access and collaborate.
A critical feature that I would like to see in this ATS would be the ability to create customized assessment tools, including checklists for interviewers and questionnaires for interviewees.
Overall, Enlist appears to be on track to create an effective and streamlined application tracking system that can benefit SMB owners who have limited time and resources to commit to their hiring process.