All that gruntwork will come off your plate soon, ruthlessly slashing 90% of the time from your recruitment process.

How soon? As soon as you make the switch to an AI applicant tracking system, to automate your repetitive hiring tasks.

If you’re an HR pro or a recruiter worth your premium LinkedIn subscription, then you’re no stranger to ATS software. In fact, you’ve probably been using an ATS for years to track candidates and move them through your recruitment process.

But even the best ATS leaves you holding the bag when it comes to the nitty gritty execution work of your day-to-day hiring process. Until this morning when you finished your coffee, you probably still had to chip away at writing your own job descriptions, posting them manually to job boards, reviewing applications, and conversing with candidates up to and even after the interview process.

All of that hiring gruntwork takes up a lot of time. In fact, if you sat down and tracked it all, you’d probably find you spend around 100 to 250 hours on a single hire.

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What Is an AI Applicant Tracking System?

An AI applicant tracking system is a software tool that uses AI integrations to write compelling recruitment marketing materials like job ads, screen resumes, and create lightning-fast custom assessments. Recruiters use AI-based applicant tracking systems to automate their hiring pipeline.

This automation allows hiring teams to cut down on costs while hiring the right people faster.

Benefits of AI Applicant Tracking Systems

With their emphasis on automation, AI applicant tracking systems

  • Cut costs
  • Reduce time to hire
  • Improve DEI
  • Lower turnover
  • Cut workers’ comp costs

Discovered – Performance Hiring Software offers a full suite of customizable AI ATS tools at an affordable price. Plans start at just $249 per month, and you can try before you buy with a 14-day free trial.

Traditional vs AI Applicant Tracking System: Human HR Time

It’s hard to see just how much time an AI ATS can save you until you look at all the busywork in your current recruitment process. Here’s a typical hiring workflow, performed by a traditional ATS and an AI ATS:

TaskTypical ATS TimeAI ATS Time
Write job description4 hours10 minutes
Post to job boards1 hour1 minute
Resume review15 hours2 hours
Pre-screening15 hours2 hours
Interview scheduling10 hours5 minutes
Conduct interviews40 hours4 hours
Decision process4 hours3 hours
Offer and paperwork4 hours10 minutes
Pre-onboarding10 hours10 minutes
Totals103 hours12 hours

An AI applicant tracking system writes the job description instantly, letting you spend 10 minutes editing the fine details. It posts to multiple job boards automatically, letting you curate the boards you want to post to.

It screens the resumes for you, letting you spend your valuable time only with the cream of the candidate crop. It even creates custom skills assessments and other pre-hire tests, to deliver the best of the best of the best to your desktop.

How much time do you typically spend on interviewing? That’s all gone with an automated ATS tool, too.

All this time saved has a magical effect on your hiring efficiency, since you’ll only interview the top few who match your position perfectly.

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How Do AI Applicant Tracking Systems Work?

AI applicant tracking systems use artificial intelligence to automate the repetitive parts of recruiting — from resume parsing to candidate screening — and build a smarter hiring workflow. Use them to track candidates, advance them through the pipeline, and identify strong fits for open roles. 

For example, Discovered – Performance Hiring Software uses AI to create engaging job ads based on your criteria and automatically posts them to popular job search websites like Indeed. Discovered then collects incoming applications and screens for top candidates — all with just a few clicks.

AI Applicant Tracking System Features

An AI-powered applicant tracking system is only as good as its functionality. When assessing applicant tracking system features, here’s what to look for:

Recruitment Marketing

The average company spends about $4,700 per hire — but it doesn’t have to. Recruiters are leveraging AI-based applicant tracking systems right now to dominate search engines, reduce paid marketing spend, and attract talent at a fraction of the cost. How, exactly? It starts with your employer brand. Per LinkedIn, a strong employer brand can generate 50% more qualified applicants and slice your cost-per-hire in half. 

AI applicant tracking systems help you build that brand with a custom career page. Provide your copy and style preferences — font type, color scheme, etc. — and the ATS will create a page to your specs. The best ATS tools will host your page for you, or provide code to plug into your existing site.

A career page isn’t worth much without compelling job ads. According to HR Dive, 72% of hiring managers say they write clear job listings, while only job seekers 36% say the same. Clearly the people consuming these job listings don’t agree with the people writing them! An AI applicant tracking system eliminates the guesswork by writing these ads for you. Tell the system what role you’re hiring for, plus key skills and traits you want in candidates, and it’ll handle the rest.

With your career page and job ads created, it’s time to spin up the recruitment turbines. There are thousands of online job boards — including Indeed, LinkedIn, Monster, and ZipRecruiter — but posting to even a fraction of them can be a headache. An AI applicant tracking system does the heavy lifting, publishing your job ad to multiple sites with a single click.

Discovered does all of the above and more. Use our ATS to build a career page to your liking; provide your specs, and we’ll publish your page or set you up with custom code. Discovered also uses built-in ChatGPT smart prompts to write great job ads, which you can push live in seconds.

Resume Screening

The average job opening attracts 250 candidates. Reading every resume would require a team of recruiters — and odds are, you’re probably understaffed and overworked as it is. Thankfully, AI-based applicant tracking systems can screen candidates for you, saving you time and effort.

Resume parsing is an increasingly popular way to weed out bad candidates. Traditional ATS systems offer either keyword-based, grammar-based, or statistical-based resume parsing — whereas newer, AI-powered applicant tracking systems use machine learning to continually self-improve. The more you use it, the closer it gets to human-level understanding.

Pre Employment Testing

Even if you slash that candidate count in half, you’re left with 125 candidates to assess. AI applicant tracking systems use pre-employment testing to prequalify candidates automatically, saving you from endless phone screens. The best ATS platforms offer various pre-screening tools — from behavioral assessments to critical thinking tests — so you can hone in on the skills that matter.

Integrity Testing

Pre-screening tests also go beyond skills — to areas like integrity. When you hire people who are dishonest and act in bad faith, you open up your business to unnecessary risk. Research shows that integrity testing can help you reduce your workers’ compensation claims. With AI applicant tracking system tools, you can administer these tests with the push of a button.

One Way Video Interviews

Say you’ve screened out another 100 people. You still have 25 potential fits. Years ago, you might have had to sit through 25 in-person interviews, costing you hours in productivity. But today it’s different. With the rise of remote work, ATS platforms now offer one-way video interviews where applicants record answers that recruiters can review at their own pace.

Reference Checking

With a shortlist of candidates, the final step is reference checking. Even if you have five applicants you feel great about, you’re still at risk. A candidate could interview well, only to check out after they onboard. AI applicant tracking systems automatically reach out to references and gather feedback without any hassle — so you can make a confident hire.

Discovered checks all of these boxes. Automatically parse resumes, send assessments to candidates, record interviews, and gather references — all with AI. Use the time you save to gain consensus with your hiring team and land the perfect new hire.

Onboarding and Training Materials, Automatically Generated to Your Specs

Hiring is only half the battle. Attrition is a constant threat. According to Gallup, 53% of employees are actively considering quitting. How you onboard and train your hires can determine whether your employees stay or go. Case in point: Employees who find their onboarding “highly effective” are 18 times more committed to their company long-term.

AI applicant tracking systems help you provide a seamless onboarding experience. Tell the AI what sort of onboarding you have in mind, and let it create the materials automatically. If you’re bringing on a new project manager, you might tell the AI: “Create an onboarding process that involves learning how to use Asana, and spread the training across 10 work days.”

Discovered – Performance Hiring Software

Let Discovered’s AI-integrated applicant tracking system create candidate scorecards, recruitment marketing materials, and screen and schedule your candidates, cutting 90% of the time from your recruitment process and dramatically improving your chance of making a good hire.

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