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How Can Reach ATS Help You Identify Top Quality Candidates?

Recruiting top-quality candidates is crucial to the success of any organisation, but finding the right candidate for a position can be a time-consuming and daunting task. Fortunately, Reach’s applicant tracking system can help you to streamline your recruitment process to help you find those stand-out candidates. In this blog post, we will look at how to spot a top-quality candidate with the help of Reach’s ATS.

Screening candidates

Reach’s applicant tracking system can help screen candidates through the use of pre-screening questions. These can be customised to target specific requirements or qualifications for the job. For example, if your role requires a certain qualification or membership, for example, a CSCS or DBS check, you can insert a question into the application process that eliminates unqualified candidates.  

By eliminating unqualified candidates you will have quality candidates left to screen, saving yourself time, money and effort!

Review candidate application

Once you have set Reach to pre-qualify candidates, you will have a pool of candidates that meet your requirements – now it’s time to seek out your top-quality candidates by reviewing their application and CV.

Look for candidates who have relevant experience, skills, and qualifications, along with additional certifications, and any other training that may be relevant to the position. Top-quality candidates will often have well-written CVs that are easy to read, well-organised, with clear headings and bullet points. They will also include specific examples of their achievements and accomplishments. 

What if you find yourself with a large number of candidates you want to move forward? Why not create a holding pool for candidates within Reach before making the final decision on who will be invited to an interview? This way you can go back and review and compare each candidate to find the real stand-out candidates – but remember don’t leave them hanging around for too long without communication as they will accept a role elsewhere!

Check for relevant experience

Experience is one of the most important areas that recruiters will look for when reviewing applications. By looking for candidates who have relevant experience, skills and knowledge in the industry you may find your next hire. While this is the case with the majority of recruitment, you may find a candidate that acquired the skills from a different industry – it’s always worth considering these candidates as you never know what they could bring to the role!

Look for relevant soft skills

In addition to technical skills and experience, top-quality candidates will often have strong soft skills. Soft skills refer to personal attributes that enable individuals to interact effectively and harmoniously with others. These may include communication skills, problem-solving abilities, teamwork, adaptability, and leadership.

While it may be more challenging to identify soft skills using an applicant tracking system, you can still look for keywords and phrases in the candidate’s CV and application that may indicate their soft skills. You can also ask behavioural-based questions during the interview process to assess a candidate’s soft skills.

Reach’s ATS can be a powerful tool to help you identify top-quality candidates for your company. By utilising the full capabilities of Reach’s application and screening technology, you can streamline your recruitment process and quickly identify top-quality candidates who will fit in with your company.

With Reach’s well-designed applicant tracking system, you can significantly improve your chances of finding and hiring top-quality candidates who will help drive your company forward. 

Call 01527 574408 today to speak to our team about how Reach can help recruit top-quality candidates and arrange a demo to find out the full capabilities of Reach.