Most companies have some sort of “applicant tracking system”, or ATS, to help keep track of who has applied to an open position and which step(s) each candidate has completed as part of the hiring process. Sometimes it’s difficult to keep an applicant tracking system up to date, especially during periods of high volume or when the number of candidates being processed greatly exceeds the number of administrators who have access to the ATS. However, there are many benefits to keeping your tracking system as up to date as possible.
Benefit 1: Collaboration
Tracking hiring activities via an ATS will make it easier for multiple administrators to collaborate while processing the same pool of candidates. If there is ever a question about what steps a candidate may have completed, one simply needs to check the ATS to see where the candidate stands in the process. This tends to be easier than using a spreadsheet or any other system that allows only one person to edit at a time.