Navigating
your way
through ATS
selection...
Jeremy Ovenden
Jon Davies
Introductions
Jeremy Ovenden
jeremy@@@@hireserve.com
Jon Davies
jon@@@@welovechatter.com
Show of hands...
• Who do we have in the room who is:
• - Planning a change of ATS?
• - Part way through the process?
• - ...
Setting out...
• You’’’ are about to embark on...
• - Significant cultural and process changes
• - Investment of time, mon...
Setting out...
Sector New ATS Replacement ATS
Charity 2 2
Education (FE/HE) 5 0
Commercial 6 3
Local Govt. 2 2
15 7
Averag...
What are you trying to achieve?
• - Moving to direct sourcing?
• - Saving cost?
• - Saving time?
• - Broadening your talen...
No U turns...
• Flexibility is key....
• - Can you amend and change
things after implementation
• - Is it self managed or ...
No entry...
• What about integration with...
• - 3rd party systems
• - Testing and assessment
• - Online interviewing
• - ...
Round and round we go...
• It’s essential to...
• - Identify a project team
• - Engage with potential
showstoppers
• - Cle...
Trust your instincts...
• Avoid going on blind trust...
• - Take up client references
• ...and not just the ones offered
•...
Too much choice?
• - Shortlisting can be bewildering
• - Take recommendations but
ensure they’ make for good
comparisons
•...
Branding *and candidate experience
• - A new system is a golden opportunity...
• - To look at all your candidate communica...
The human factor...
• - Are your supplier’s a good cultural fit
• - Would you go for a drink with them?
• - Have you only ...
Suggested process...step by step...
• 1. Workforce planning and process review
• 2. Select a project team
• 3. Identify ob...
The beginning of a beautiful friendship?
A little something to take away...
• Our checklist to use
for your ATS selection
demos...
•
Any
questions?
jeremy@hireserve.com
jon@welovechatter.com
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Jeremy Ovenden from Hireserve and Jon Davies from Chatter and will draw on their extensive experience of recruitment process & candidate engagement to help you navigate the maze of an ATS selection.

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#FIRMday 15 May 2014 Hireserve and Chatter 'Navigating Your Way Through ATS Selection'

  1. 1. Navigating your way through ATS selection... Jeremy Ovenden Jon Davies
  2. 2. Introductions Jeremy Ovenden jeremy@@@@hireserve.com Jon Davies jon@@@@welovechatter.com
  3. 3. Show of hands... • Who do we have in the room who is: • - Planning a change of ATS? • - Part way through the process? • - Unsure where to start? • - An ATS virgin...? • - Loves the ATS they have already?
  4. 4. Setting out... • You’’’ are about to embark on... • - Significant cultural and process changes • - Investment of time, money and expense • Are you starting with... • - A blank sheet of paper? • - An existing process?
  5. 5. Setting out... Sector New ATS Replacement ATS Charity 2 2 Education (FE/HE) 5 0 Commercial 6 3 Local Govt. 2 2 15 7 Average tenure of 5 years, means 1 in 5 of you are ready to change ATS...
  6. 6. What are you trying to achieve? • - Moving to direct sourcing? • - Saving cost? • - Saving time? • - Broadening your talent pool? • - Improving backoffice efficiency?
  7. 7. No U turns... • Flexibility is key.... • - Can you amend and change things after implementation • - Is it self managed or only via a support desk • _- Can you content manage? • - How are bigger changes charged for?
  8. 8. No entry... • What about integration with... • - 3rd party systems • - Testing and assessment • - Online interviewing • - Background checking • - ...and more
  9. 9. Round and round we go... • It’s essential to... • - Identify a project team • - Engage with potential showstoppers • - Clear enough time in your diary • - Allow around 12 weeks
  10. 10. Trust your instincts... • Avoid going on blind trust... • - Take up client references • ...and not just the ones offered • - If something feels fishy, follow it up
  11. 11. Too much choice? • - Shortlisting can be bewildering • - Take recommendations but ensure they’ make for good comparisons • - Accept that you can’not possibly test out every single feature of every system
  12. 12. Branding *and candidate experience • - A new system is a golden opportunity... • - To look at all your candidate communications • - Create a consistent look and tone of voice • - Integrate your new ATS seamlessly • - A new ATS does not equal a new careers site... •
  13. 13. The human factor... • - Are your supplier’s a good cultural fit • - Would you go for a drink with them? • - Have you only met a salesman? • - Are you after a partner or a supplier? • - Is there a support team • - How do you access them? •
  14. 14. Suggested process...step by step... • 1. Workforce planning and process review • 2. Select a project team • 3. Identify objectives and requirements • 4. Identify constraints (budget/software/time) • 5. Shortlist suppliers • 6. Initial sift / product demonstrations • 7. Face to face meetings • 8. Select and implement
  15. 15. The beginning of a beautiful friendship?
  16. 16. A little something to take away... • Our checklist to use for your ATS selection demos... •
  17. 17. Any questions? jeremy@hireserve.com jon@welovechatter.com
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