What's in store for the ATS? We can learn a lot by looking at current advances in technology and the efforts of some passionate and talented recruiters, programmers, and entrepreneurs.
ATSs Will Turn Rejected Talent Into Future Hires
Today, when a candidate doesn’t make it through the ATS’s screening process, that candidate is essentially condemned to a black hole, their resume filed away in a void into which recruiters are unlikely to ever look again.
The problem with this set up is the underlying assumption that a candidate who isn’t right at this moment won’t be right later on down the line. Many recruiters are already challenging this assumption by cultivating talent communities, which serve as pre-filled talent pipelines. By maintaining relationships with high-quality candidates in the long term, recruiters can more easily find the best talent when positions open up in the short term.
As talent communities become a more prevalent sourcing method, ATS-makers will take notice. They’ll see that recruiters want a more dynamic way to manage long-term relationships with candidates, and they’ll create ATSs through which recruiters will be able to directly manage their talent communities.