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    Streamlining the Recruitment Journey with Reach ATS

What is a Candidate Management System?

Candidate management refers to the comprehensive process of handling prospective employees’ interactions from the initial contact stage, through application, shortlisting, interviewing, and eventually, to the hiring phase. It is a strategic approach aimed at ensuring a seamless, efficient, and positive experience for every candidate, which in turn enhances an organisation’s employer brand.

The Reach ATS Approach

We adopt a comprehensive approach to candidate management software by integrating every element of the recruitment process. Our system ensures that each candidate’s journey is perfectly managed, offering a personalised, engaging experience.

Our candidate management system is designed to optimise every step of the recruitment process. With automation and intuitive design at its core, Reach ATS allows recruiters to concentrate on selecting the best talent while candidates enjoy a smooth, user-friendly experience.

Key Features of Reach Candidate Management Software

Comprehensive Candidate Record Cards

Collect and store detailed candidate information, so recruiters have an in-depth understanding of each applicant’s qualifications, experiences, and suitability for specific roles.

Easily access candidate files, emails, SMS texts, shortlisting feedback, interview details, offer and contract setup details, onboarding documentation and more from one single area.

The system nurtures potential employees throughout the recruitment journey. Crucial stages are managed, from shortlisting candidates for interview, actual interview management, through to offers, pre-employment verification, and successful onboarding.

Effective Candidate Shortlisting

Streamlined process for shortlisting candidates with a dedicated module. Allows single or multiple hiring managers to shortlist candidates per vacancy, offering flexibility and collaboration. With intelligent criteria for shortlisting candidates, intuitive software calculates percentage scores for essential and desirable criteria and ranks candidates based on overall shortlisting score. Gather and review feedback from shortlisters to foster a comprehensive view of candidates. Blind shortlisting option minimises bias and promotes fairness in the selection process.

Automated Communication

Enhance candidate engagement with automated (but personalised) communications at every stage of the recruitment process, to ensure that your candidates are well-informed and fully engaged.

Trigger relevant candidate correspondence in perfect time based on step completions, or key date milestones, or key events, or even specific answers in forms.

Interview Scheduling and Management

Reach doesn’t just streamline the coordination of interviews for you, it allows you to effortlessly schedule, plan, and invite candidates for a wide range of engagement formats, from traditional face-to-face interviews to virtual sessions, including presentations and panel discussions. 

Our candidate management software is robust enough to handle even complex assessment centres, ensuring every aspect of the interview process is managed with precision and ease.

Onboarding Management

Onboarding is more than just paperwork – it’s the first impression new hires will have of your organisational culture. Reach will transform this process for you.

Through automated workflows, document management, and interactive modules, new employees are not only efficiently onboarded but also instilled with a sense of belonging and connection right from the start.

Data-Driven Insights

Whether you prefer onscreen summaries, emailed digests, direct exports, integration with Power BI, or require both standard and customised reporting, our platform caters to every analytical need, ensuring you remain informed and ahead of the curve.

Cultivating Positive Candidate Experience

At Reach, we know that a positive candidate experience has a direct bearing on your organisation’s reputation and your ability to attract top-tier talent.

Our candidate management system will simultaneously streamline your operational efficiency and enrich the candidate’s journey by creating a lasting positive impression.

Next steps

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Frequently asked questions
How does a Candidate Management System streamline the recruitment process?

A Candidate Management System (CMS) streamlines the recruitment process by consolidating all your candidate information. Resumes, applications, and communications are all managed from your central dashboard, showing the status of all live vacancies at a glance. 

A CMS also automates manual tasks such as posting job ads, screening resumes, scheduling interviews, and sending out scheduled communications. Freeing you up to focus on people, not process. 

In what ways does a Candidate Management System assist from recruitment to hire?

A Candidate Management System streamlines the recruitment process by centralising candidate data, facilitating communication, and automating regular tasks. From job requisition to onboarding, a CMS improves co working, automates workflows, and provides analytics for data-driven decision making. 

What are the key features of Candidate Management Software?

Candidate Management Software is loaded with useful features to make your recruitment process more efficient.  As well as centralising all your candidate data, the automated shortlisting tools and scheduled messaging improve collaboration and keep your applicants consistently informed of their progress. 

Combine this with in-depth metrics, automated interview scheduling and co-working tools, a CMS can enhance productivity, improve candidate communication, and streamline your entire hiring process. 

How does Candidate Management Software ensure personalised and engaging experiences for candidates?

Candidate Management Software can be used to tailor communications and schedule reminders to ensure a personalised and engaging candidate journey. Automated email responses, based on a candidate’s actions or status, provide regular communication at each point in the hiring process – making sure no one gets lost in the process.  

A CMS can also issue reminders to complete applications, politely turn down unsuccessful clients and work alongside existing systems to complete checks such as DBS and Right to Work, providing a consistent and equitable candidate experience. 

How can Candidate Management Software manage the certification process in recruitment?

Candidate Management Software tracks and manages any certifications required for specific roles. It stores certificate details, expiration dates, and can also send scheduled reminders for any necessary renewals. A CMS will also integrate with your existing software and certification programmes, for a seamless process. 

How does Candidate Management Software calculate percentage scores for essential and desirable criteria in candidates?

Candidate Management Software matches candidate qualifications against the essential job requirements you set. It assigns scores based on the presence and level of essential or desirable criteria, providing a quantifiable measure of candidate suitability. Any candidates not reaching your required criteria will receive a polite message to say they are not eligible for the job they are applying for before they complete their application. Saving both you, and your candidate, valuable time. 

How does Candidate Management Software enhance candidate engagement with automated communications and marketing tools?

Candidate Management Software leverages features such as personalised emails, automated follow-ups, and scheduled reminders to maintain communication with candidates. 

Additionally, CMS reporting provides insight into candidate interactions, enabling you to further refine and enhance your hiring strategies. Leading to better recruitment outcomes and a more engaging, equitable and transparent application process. 

How can Candidate Management Software help in building talent pools and nurturing prospects?

Candidate Management Software database and communication tools allow you to capture candidate information from various sources to compile a talent pool. It can organise that data based on skills, talent, experience, and other relevant criteria. 

See at a glance potential fits for upcoming vacancies, build relationships using regular scheduled communication and utilise the extensive data to drive your recruitment planning. 

What kind of data-driven insights can I get from a Candidate Management System?

A Candidate Management System provides insight on multiple aspects of the recruitment process, such as time-to-fill, cost-per-hire, candidate quality, and more. Tailor the reporting to your requirements and use the data to provide insight into potential skills gaps and inform your recruitment strategy.   

How can Candidate Management Software help in creating an effective careers page?

Candidate Management Software can be integrated with your website to create a (fully branded) careers page. It provides tools for job posting, application tracking, and communication, ensuring a seamless experience for candidates and a web page that’s always up to date.