Providing answers to the most frequently asked recruiting-related questions is one of the main benefits of modern applicant tracking systems. However, when it comes to handling the dynamic data created by the corporate recruiting process, many systems fall short. Recruiting dashboards play a major role in providing the visual insights that HR, recruiters and executives need to make the decisions that drive hiring. There are three recruiting dashboards that matter most. These include the status of open jobs and associated applicants; the status of jobs and offers in the approval process; and dashboards that show the overall health of the recruiting process. Let’s take a closer look at how these dashboards function and provide users with critical answers in realtime.
STATUS OF OPEN JOBS
Seeing an overview of the open jobs and accompanying applicants, yes actual names, puts everything into perspective and provides a framework to manage tasks, prioritize follow-ups and access the overall health of open positions. Users want to start their days with a visual synopsis that yields the status of all open jobs. Are there new applicants to review, interviews to schedule or other tasks that need to be completed now? Have managers accepted or declined interview requests? Are there candidates in the later stages of the recruiting process that require special attention? A dashboard that serves as a scorecard for all of your open positions complete with specific applicants’ names and their current status is a must for every corporate recruiting organization.
JOB AND OFFER APPROVAL DASHBOARDS
If you’re not already using systematic, automated, email-driven approval processes for jobs and offers, it’s time to get started. However for employers hiring more than just a few people a month, digital approval processes aren’t enough. Today, modern employers in nearly every industry need dashboards where users can quickly check for status related to critical approval processes. With job and offer approval dashboards users can spot bottlenecks in the approval process supply chains. Plus, this visibility promotes accountability and naturally prevents anything from falling through the cracks.
OVERALL RECRUITING PROGRAM HEALTH DASHBOARD
You can’t manage and measure effectively what you can’t see. Today, modern corporate recruiters do more than just bang out phone calls. More and more recruiters are charged with operational duties like posting jobs, managing employee referral programs, generating reports, consulting with current employees and more. Busy recruiters don’t have the time and resources to create comprehensive spreadsheet-based reports when they need quick answers. Enter stage-to-stage recruiting performance dashboards that provide an overall recruiting program health diagnostic. The right recruiting analytics dashboard puts stage-to-stage candidate conversion rates and stage-to-stage time metrics at employers’ fingertips. With realtime data accessible on the fly, employers can pinpoint bottlenecks and areas for improvement instantly.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEM WITH USEFUL DASHBOARDS
Employers still using spreadsheets to manage recruiting are perpetually challenged by the very nature of the tool that they are using to manage the dynamic, content rich data generated in a corporate recruiting environment. Even with fancy pivot tables and charts, spreadsheet-driven data is never presented in realtime. This lack of realtime performance data is one of the main reasons employers choose to use an applicant tracking system with thoughtful recruiting dashboards.
ARE YOU READY FOR RECRUITING DASHBOARDS?
Whether you are working toward improving your recruiting process, or want a total overhaul of your hiring process, Newton, the only applicant tracking system designed by professional recruiters, has configurable recruiting dashboards that help 1000’s of employers make better decisions based on realtime recruiting data.