Not just for jobs: Using an ATS to streamline Program Applications, Scholarships, Grant Applications, etc
While working with several of our customers this past week, it occurred to me how many things people apply for other than jobs! Things like school admissions, societies and organizations, loans and grants, military branches, awards, scholarships, photo contests, and other applications. We have several customers–well respected
We have converted their long and detailed admissions forms into online versions that collect data like undergraduate GPA and test scores and detailed essays explaining why they are a suitable candidate for the program. All the questions can be scored which helps the Admissions Department focus on the strongest applicants. This is especially helpful when they receive over 1,000 applicants for only 25 available course seats!
We’re also working with another major university who is about to accept applications from companies applying for a special annual monetary award based on their contributions to global social challenges—Wow, how special is it to be part of that?
The unique ways our applicant tracking system is being utilized made me realize how valuable a web-based, affordable , and customizable system really is! Even more exciting for me is how much we can learn from our customers, if we take the time to listen and make their ideas a reality! Please comment if you’ve been looking for an effective way to collect data on line and have never thought about configuring a “job” applicant tracking system to fit your needs.