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Jobsgopublic ATS Updates

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Jobsgopublic ATS Updates
James Whiting, The 22nd of August, 2013

Your jobsgopublic ATS just got better!

We’re excited to announce three new features for the jobsgopublic Applicant Tracking System. These form part of our program of regular updates to the platform, offering a service that grows and changes to meet your needs without the cost or complexity of a bespoke system.

Read more below or email support@jobsgopublic.com now to schedule your free and quick upgrade!

1 – Application Questions

Perhaps our most requested feature, Application Questions allow you to add new questions to your standard application forms on a per-vacancy basis. You can choose a word limit for candidates to keep answers to the point.

The uses for these are potentially endless – the only limit is your imagination! – but here are some case studies demonstrating the power of this new feature;

(i) Directing the person specification response

For some roles you may wish applicants to direct their ‘personal statement’ section to demonstrate exactly why they are suitable for the post.

Application Questions allow you to ask a direct question of the applicant and set a word limit for their response.

This would be especially suitable for roles with a high-level of qualified applicants, helping shortlisters easily sift and find the best applications.

(ii) Asking a one-off question for specialist roles

Instead of the effort associated with creating a new application form for a specialist role, you can use Application Questions to add those extra questions you might need to ask.

Graduate, Apprenticeship, Technical and other specialist campaigns can benefit from a more directed application form: Application Questions offer you the flexibility to adapt your application forms across a range of recruitment campaigns and role types.

See how it works:

2 – Custom Apply Online Links

Sometimes you’ll wish to advertise vacancies where the application process takes place off-site – perhaps for a school who have their own form elsewhere.

This new feature allows you to add a custom link behind the Apply Online link candidates see. When candidates click to apply they are directed to the external site, rather than starting an online application for the role.

3 – Shortlisting Flag Changes

The Applicant Tracking system shows shortlisting managers flags – a little C and a little D – against applicants who have indicated they have a criminal conviction or consider themselves disabled.

These were designed to allow managers to make decisions based on this information at the point of shortlisting – for example to offer disabled applicants a guaranteed interview under the Two Ticks scheme. However, feedback from users has suggested that making this sensitive information visible to managers does not suit every organisation’s policy.

This new feature allows our team to turn the visibility of the C & D flags off and on for your organisation without affecting other parts of your managers’ access to the system.

How to upgrade?

Interested? Setting up the new features is simple and involves no down-time for the system: just email support@jobsgopublic.com to organise your free upgrade.

How can we help?

Let us know how best to contact you and one of our recruitment experts will be in touch.

If you are a candidate having trouble applying for a vacancy or require any other kind of technical support, please contact our Support team via support@jobsgopublic.com