Written by Holly Watson | April 6, 2016
Are you interested in learning how software can help your recruitment process? Or perhaps you’ve already started your search for the perfect Applicant Tracking System (ATS)?
For the final edition of our four-part Expert Insider Series, we caught up with Webrecruit’s Implementation Manager, Jon Tune, to talk about his role, the common queries he gets asked and why you should consider investing in an ATS.
1. What does your role as Implementation Manager involve?
“I provide implementation support to clients, assist with demonstrations, provide training, technical support, process support and any other general advice and guidance when it comes to recruitment software,” Jon explains.
2. Why do you think that recruitment software is important?
“It’s a massive time saver and helps HR functions to get rid of any dry admin tasks. It allows people to just crack on with their jobs and stops them from getting caught up in red tape. It enhances processes and workflows and opens up your company to a much wider range of candidates.”
3. Who should be thinking about investing in recruitment software?
“I think if your recruitment requirements are very small – for example, if you only make one or two hires per year – your money might be better spent elsewhere, for instance on marketing or advertising your vacancies.”
“However, if you recruit more regularly, maybe one or two hires a month, a small recruitment system such as Fusion Plus would be very helpful – it won’t just streamline your recruitment efforts, it’ll also help you out with reporting, managing your costs and monitoring your performance.”
4. What are the most common questions or concerns you hear from clients who are looking at purchasing recruitment software?
“Clients’ main concerns are largely focused around two areas – time and cost. The most common questions are ‘How long will the implementation take?’ and ‘How much will it cost me?’”
“Another main query is what exactly the system would be able to offer, in terms of features. At that point we usually recommend a demo.”
5. What’s your favourite feature of Webrecruit’s recruitment software, Fusion?
“Branding; I love that each company has the ability to customise the system so easily with their own brand and colours. It makes for a much better candidate experience.”
“I also like how easy-to-use it is; it’s got a great user interface and even the least tech-savvy person can quickly get to grips with it. Basically, if you can use the internet, you’ll be able to use Fusion. It’s easy to pick up quickly and some simple training will inform you of all the extra features you can use.”
6. How long does it take recruitment software to get up and running?
“With our smaller scale software, Fusion Plus, the implementation period is incredibly short, usually 2-3 days. It’s so easy to get up and running. With our large scale, enterprise system, it can take between 8-12 weeks as it needs to be built and undergo a longer testing period.”
7. What’s one key piece of advice you’d provide to companies looking to invest in recruitment software?
“Don’t be fooled by gimmicks – you’ll find a lot of systems out on the market that look great and have lots of nice extra features but they lack core functionality. Always keep your requirements at the forefront of your mind when you’re searching for a system, as well as considering the experience you want your candidates to have,” Jon says.
Are you considering investing in an Applicant Tracking System? Find out more about our Fusion software today.