Within the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), a candidate’s profile can be reviewed, and a Manager can conduct actions such as leaving a comment, regretting a candidate and viewing a CV. This article describes the process of reviewing a candidate’s profile and inviting them to an Interview.
Accessing a Candidate’s Profile
A candidate’s profile can be reviewed at every stage within the application process, i.e. phone interview, acceptance, final interview and position accepted.
- To access the recruitment process for a particular vacancy, select Vacancies from the ATS drop-down menu
Fig.1 – Vacancies in ATS Drop-Down Menu
A screen with all current vacancies will display.
- To mark a vacancy as a favourite, select the star symbol next to the vacancy
Fig.2 – Marking a Vacancy as Favourite
On the right-hand side of the vacancy, the number in the blue circle displays the total amount of applicants for that particular vacancy, see Fig.3.
The numbers in the example format ‘0 / 1’, ‘0 / 2’ shows spaces available for that vacancy.
- Select the + symbol to create a new Vacancy – for more information, please see WFM - Creating a Vacancy within the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
- Select the Calendar icon to create an ‘Event’, e.g. first Interview time slot
Fig.3 – Number of Applicants for a Vacancy
- Select the Filter symbol to search / filter the vacancy list by various criteria
Fig.4 – Filter Options
The main menu bar is always displayed on top of any page to make navigation easy and quick.
Fig.5 – Main Menu Bar
The Vacancies page displays further information on each vacancy, including the employment type (e.g. Full time) and the location of the vacancy (e.g. Aberdeen). The status of the vacancy (i.e. Closed) and the amount of days left before the vacancy expires is also displayed to the right of the vacancy.
The number highlighted in red displays the amount of applicants within the particular recruitment process stage.
Fig.6 – Vacancies Page
- Select any of the listed vacancies to open the application process for each vacancy
Fig.7 – Application Process
- Select any of the recruitment process stages - e.g. phone interview – to display the sub-stages
Fig.8 – Sub-Stages
All available Candidate profile ‘cards’ will display.
Fig.9 – Candidate Profile Cards
The Candidate profile card provides the following options:
- CV Symbol – If selected, the candidate’s CV displays
- Document Item – If selected, the candidate’s application form displays, see Fig.10
Fig.10 – Candidate Application Form
- Handset Icon – If selected, a pop-up box displays including the candidate’s phone number, a Comment field to document the conversation, and an SMS notification button to trigger an automated SMS if the candidate was not available
Please Note: Calls cannot be made through ATS itself.
Fig.11 – Call Candidate Display
- Speech Bubble Icon – If selected, the Comment section appears. Comments can be added, or existing comments can be viewed
Fig.12 – Comments Section
Fig.13 – Further Options
- 0% Display – Indicates the score from the application form. If a business has scoring set up, then a % will show here
- Forward Chevron icon – If selected, the Candidate Summary page appears from which the candidate can be processed through to the next stage of the recruitment process
- Square Icon – If selected, this enables bulk actions for this candidate, e.g. reject, reject without email, add to talent pool, change location or role
Fig.14 – Bulk Action Options
Candidate Summary Page Overview
The Candidate Summary page contains the following information:
- The unique applicant reference number, e.g. #711
Application Progress – All stages of the application process are displayed here
- The tick symbol appears next to the process stages which have been successfully completed
- The . . . symbol appears next to the stages which are still outstanding
- Source – If the business has applicant sources configured, the source of the applicant is displayed here
- Current Stage – Displays the ‘Comments’ section and a selection of options on how to proceed with the candidate
Fig.15 – Candidate Summary Page
The options to proceed the candidate are as follows:
Fig.16 – Proceed Options
- Ad Hoc Communication – Redirects to the ‘Comments’ section
- Cancel Application – Opens a sub-menu to allow for the following displayed in Fig.17
Fig.17 – Cancel Application Options
- Proceed with Application – Opens a sub-menu to allow for the applicant to be processed to the next stage within the application process, e.g. Invite to the first interview
Fig.18 – Proceed with Application Options
The following options are also available:
Fig.19 – Candidate Summary Options
- Application – Displays the candidate’s application form
- Call History – Summary of communication
- Correspondence – Lists title, date and a summary of communications
Application History – Additional icons will display against a Candidate’s Application History (see Fig.20 for the additional icons)
- Green Tick – Candidate has been offered a job
- Red Cross – Candidate has been rejected
- Grey Dot – Candidate is in a stage of the application process
Fig.20 – Additional Icons for a Candidate’s Application History
Documents – Allows for documents to be uploaded by selecting the + icon and contains all previously uploaded and candidate related documents
- Either View, Download or Delete can be selected against a document
Fig.21 – Documents Options
Inviting a Candidate to an Interview
When a candidate is invited to an interview, a screen will appear displaying the following:
- Associated events with free slots
- To create a new event / interview, select the + icon
- Email to the candidate (auto-populated)
- Cancel button to cancel the invitation
- Progress Application button to proceed with the invitation
Fig.22 – Progress Application Screen
If the invitation is progressed, an automated email is sent to the candidate to inform them about the available interview slots / events. Once a candidate has confirmed the interview / event slot, a tick box and Interview Details are displayed within the Application Summary Page.
Fig.23 – Candidate Invited to First Interview