Are you a Google Hire user? You’ve probably heard the news and need a new recruiting and applicant tracking solution.

ApplicantStack is our top-rated applicant tracking system. It enables you to post your next job, find the best candidate and hire them before your competition. Quickly and easily. ApplicantStack includes everything you love in your Google solution and more. It’s the perfect upgrade at the right time. Try ApplicantStack FREE for 15 days!

Switch to ApplicantStack today and make the most of this unexpected situation.

How Does ApplicantStack Help You Hire The Perfect Candidate?

If you haven’t heard: Google is discontinuing Google Hire. This means a lot of employers are looking for a better way to find quality candidates and track applicants efficiently.

ApplicantStack provides a comprehensive applicant tracking solution to help you hire candidates faster and with less effort.

ApplicantStack can help you:

  1. Create a job description and save it as a template for faster posting next time.
  2. Post to all the leading job boards with the ease of a single dashboard.
  3. Collect and screen applications automatically to save you time and effort.
  4. Communicate with candidates via text messaging for faster response times.
  5. Schedule and organize team interviews with selected candidates without all the hassle.
  6. Choose the best candidate based on standardized team input and screening questionaires.
  7. Hire your next perfect employee with less effort.

Plus, ApplicantStack is integrated with optional onboarding solutions that make hiring and onboarding efficient and easy.

Let’s discuss how ApplicantStack simplifies and automates each step in the hiring process…

Job Descriptions

ApplicantStack has customizable templates for job descriptions. Simply enter the information in the corresponding fields. Templates allow you to maintain a consistent layout for all of your job descriptions.

Next, select the job owner and hiring manager. By assigning tasks, everyone stays organized. When your job description is ready, save it to your job description library. It’ll be on hand the next time you need it. Use the quick search tool to access any job description, regardless of the size of your database.

Custom Prescreening Questionnaires

Before you post the job, prepare your prescreening questionnaire. Job candidates will complete the questionnaire when they apply. A prescreening questionnaire filters out those who aren’t qualified. It quickly isolates a pool of top applicants.

In the questionnaire form, write a question and answer for each requirement. The question should reveal whether a candidate meets the requirement. We provide several ways to structure the questions. You choose the scoring criteria. Include knockout questions that eliminate unqualified candidates.

Easy Job Posting

Time to post your job. ApplicantStack posts to Indeed, Glassdoor, LinkedIn Limited Postings, CareerBuilder, Monster, Dice, and ZipRecruiter. You can also email a job posting from the software. Plus, candidates can apply from Indeed or LinkedIn.

ApplicantStack manages your logins so you don’t have to log in and out every time. Single signon is a huge timesaver when posting jobs to job boards.

Resume Upload Options

When a candidate applies, they are prompted to upload their resume via a local drive, Google Drive, or Dropbox.

Many job candidates will view your posting on a mobile device. The resume upload options make this quick and easy on any smartphone or tablet.

Contact Information Parsing

ApplicantStack parses contact details from the resumes. The information is input into contact data fields. You won’t ever need to manually input contact information again.

Auto Notifications

Upon application, the candidate receives an email acknowledging receipt of the application. The software also notifies the internal team that a new candidate is ready for review.

Centralized Applicant Management

All applications—regardless of the source—flow into ApplicantStack for centralized management. As explained previously, candidates complete the prescreening questionnaire when they apply. ApplicantStack scores the questionnaire immediately.

No more printing and sorting. Everything is digital and accessible wherever you and your hiring team are working.

You won’t lose track of any applicants. You won’t waste time on unqualified candidates. With workflow checklists, you won’t duplicate processes among your hiring team.

Automated Candidate Scoring

Next, sort the applicants by score. The highest scoring candidates will appear at the top. The knockout candidates will appear at the bottom. Select the top candidate to review their summary, resume, and which site they applied from. You can also see how their score was calculated.

If the candidate is a fit for the job, send them to Manager Review. If not qualified, mark the candidate as Do Not Pursue. A candidate can also be fast tracked. Continue through the list to process all candidates. At any time, you can see exactly where a candidate is in the process.

Now that you’ve quickly isolated your top candidates, it’s time to schedule interviews.

Interview Scheduling

Manual interview scheduling is a logistical headache. It is also a bottleneck in the hiring process for many companies.

How do you get all of your managers and applicants scheduled for an interview without all the back-and-forth?

ApplicantStack Schedules Interviews Brilliantly

ApplicantStack integrates with Google Calendar and Office 365. You have two ways to schedule: you can choose a time or allow the applicant to select an interview time from pre-cleared calendar slots.

It’s getting tougher to find quality employees in today’s labor market. To be competitive, you need to provide an exceptional applicant journey. Confusing interview scheduling downgrades the applicant journey quickly.

Automated interview scheduling with ApplicantStack strengthens your company brand. You are less likely to lose an applicant due to a clunky interview scheduling process.

Collecting Hiring Team Feedback

Time to collect feedback from your hiring team. ApplicantStack sends each team member an evaluation form. In the form, there are links to the candidate’s resume and completed questionnaire.

Each team member completes the form during or after the interview. Then—voila!—ApplicantStack combines the forms and calculates an average rating.

When each applicant has a consolidated rating, it’s easy to compare candidates. The process is also less likely to be influenced by unconscious bias.

Make Your Hiring Selection With Confidence

The time has come to make a selection. You want to be careful, but you risk losing applicants if this stage takes too long.

You have candidates at every point in the hiring workflow. You can’t afford bottlenecks anywhere along the applicant journey.

Reference Checks and Background Screening

Don’t let background and reference checks slow you down. Trigger reference and background checks at any stage in the hiring process. The candidate provides references on the questionnaire during the application process. The system sends emails to the references. All feedback is imported into the candidate profile.

ApplicantStack integrates with several background screening companies and we’re adding more all the time. Our current background screening partners are Accurate Now, Amerisearch, CareerBuilder Employment Screening, DISA, and Trak-1.

Based on the feedback during the previous steps, you can now make your selection. When this stage is finished, you are ready to offer the job to your top candidate!

Offer Letter Templates

Creating an offer letter template is easy with merge fields. A merge field imports information you have recorded elsewhere.

Create offer letter templates for each position—you will always be ready to extend an offer. Brand your offer letter with your company logo and colors to reflect your brand. Electronic signature allows your perfect candidate to accept the offer upon receipt of the email.

The bottom line?

With ApplicantStack, you can find higher quality candidates, in less time, and at a lower cost.

Why Choose ApplicantStack?

Our numbers tell our story…

We’ve been a top ATS for 10 years! 20,169 hiring managers use our solution in 235 industries. Over 427,129 jobs have been posted with our software and ApplicantStack has managed over 22,481,504 applicants.

Attention Google Hire Users

Here are 3 important things for Google Hire users to know:

1. Google Hire Won’t Be Adding Functionality

ApplicantStack is continually adding features to stay ahead of the industry. One of our latest additions is texting—and our customers are loving it!

2. Google Will Turn Off Beta Features

If you are using any beta features of Google Hire, they will be turned off in the next few weeks.

3. You Can Switch to ApplicantStack Without Paying Double

After your next Google Hire bill, there will be no additional charges for standard usage. You can switch to ApplicantStack without paying for two ATSs while you wait for your Google contract to expire. (By the way, ApplicantStack doesn’t require a contract.)

About ApplicantStack

We’ve been at the forefront of recruiting technology since launching our innovative software in 2009. We’re proud of our stellar reputation.

ApplicantStack is not a two-year experiment. It’s our core business. Our cloud-based applicant tracking system was built by recruiting professionals. And just as importantly, it is supported and continually updated by recruiting professionals.

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By Liz Strikwerda