In the world of Human Resources, nothing is worse than having to deal with liability issues and risks — especially when they could have been prevented. The Human Resources industry is constantly shifting, which is why it is important to stay up to date on the new and changing laws and legislations.
Risky Job Descriptions
One factor that could lead to liability risks is job descriptions. Incomplete or blanket descriptions can bring you a whole lot of unhappy applicants filing lawsuits against your organization. And descriptions that are too comprehensive and immediately disqualify potential candidates can also lead to unhappy applicants and costly liability lawsuits.
Now what if I told you that there are software solutions to help you customize the perfect job description and mitigate the liability risks? If your attention is peaked, than you should also be interested in Applicant Tracking Software, otherwise known as ATS.
Applicant Tracking Software
Applicant Tracking Software helps companies to manage their hiring process. At the very basic level, this entails opening new positions and advertising them online — either on a corporate home page or job boards. Once an HR professional opens the position and advertises it, the ATS provides an interface for applicants to apply online and for managers and recruiters to view and search through those applicant submissions before moving them through the other stages of the hiring processing—screening to interview to offer and hire. ATSs are becoming the new-norm in the HR industries as they allow companies to streamline part of the HR department’s responsibilities.
Customized Job Descriptions
So now that we know what an ATS is, how can incorporating an ATS system with a custom job template help your organization? By researching your options with an ATS you will find that some solutions offer custom job templates that allow you to better define job descriptions and responsibilities. Look for applicant tracking solution providers that offer yes/no knockout questions, customizable job templates, and the ability to integrate with your other solutions you may currently use. With these abilities you can create and save job templates for later use, which saves you time in the future as you do not have to re-create them. It also allows your organization to clearly choose which skills and requirements applicants need to have in order to fulfill the job descriptions within the customized job templates. When you clearly define the job, you can whittle out the applicants who truly are not qualified and still keep the applicants that have potential, without causing liability issues.
To wrap this up, being able to clearly define job descriptions by creating and saving job templates within an ATS, saves you and your organization time and money, which will lead to a higher ROI and extremely qualified applicants and staff.
Looking for Applicant Tracking software? Check out Capterra's list of the best Applicant Tracking software solutions.