As part of Hire by Google's Sales & Partnerships team, I regularly speak with recruiters and HR professionals who are looking to switch their applicant tracking system (ATS) to a solution like Hire. When we discuss their hiring goals, and how they want their ATS to support those goals, I hear the same things: Organizations want to save time, use fewer tools, and offer a better candidate experience.
When a company switches their ATS to Hire by Google, it's usually because they see how we can support them in achieving one or more of those goals. But that's not all we have to offer. Hire also gives HR teams access to a number of powerful integrations and reporting options, both of which are crucial for growing organizations.
The companies I talk to have many different reasons for switching to Hire. Below are seven of the top reasons organizations choose Hire over other applicant tracking systems.
1. A better experience for everyone
I like to say that using Hire is as easy and intuitive as using your calendar or email tool, and our customers agree. Since Hire was built by the team at Google, the user experience is familiar and intuitive — just like using Gmail or Google Drive.
This familiarity translates to less training time internally for HR and hiring managers. With traditional ATS', extensive training or a confusing user experience lead to feedback, emails, and other valuable hiring data still living outside of your ATS — ultimately resulting in lost time. But Hire's familiar interface helps onboard users faster with less training from your team, so everything that should be in your ATS, is.
Hire also encourages ongoing use in a few smart ways. One example: The ATS surfaces candidate information to the interviewers in their inbox the morning of the interview. With one click, interviewers can access the feedback form with all the info they need. No more trying to remember passwords or dig through email threads.
Hire's intuitive user experience also helps you worry less about losing valuable candidates during the initial application process. Did you know that about 60% of applicants say they've quit the job application process because it was too long or complicated? Hire's option to customize application questions by role reduces length and complexity, preventing you from potentially missing out on strong candidates.