The human resource department takes care of the employee from the day they start working for the company until they leave the company. The best hiring methods for the human resources professional is:
A preliminary screening and history of the possible candidate
Conduct an interview of the potential employee
Familiarize the potential candidate with the company goals, policies and belief
The HR professional will add their input along with the management team regarding the hire of the employee, and if they will enhance and be a positive benefit for the company.
Once the HR professional feels they may have found their key employee, they will initiate an interview process to determine if the candidate is a good fit for the job position. HR will interview the prospective employee and do a background check and review a job history to determine capabilities. Reference checks must be made and if everything is positive the HR professional may take a chance on hiring this person to fill the company’s immediate need. As a last step for the HR professional, they must document this hiring process and make an offer to the candidate in regards to wages and company benefits. These HR duties have not changed over the years, but what has changed is, the process has gotten more efficient and streamlined.One new HR method is the Applicant Tracking System or ATS which comes in the form of various software downloads. ATS is also known as a management system for new employee candidates. Tracking systems help to recruit employees. The Applicant Tracking System now does everything for the human resource professional that was mentioned earlier. To keep up with the current trends in hiring and finding the best talent for a company, tracking systems will post jobs, it can screen potential job candidates, screen candidate resumes, and request interviews by sending an email request to the candidate. ATS can automate resume ranking, customized forms, do requisition tracking, individual candidate tracking, set up prescreening questions, response to tracking, and most systems have a multilingual application. An Applicant Tracking System is the new technology that is helping HR departments become more efficient.In our current work force there are more people looking for jobs then there are job positions to fill. Companies are thus searching for the just the right person for the position and are relying on an ATS to sift through the best candidates. Job competition is fierce. The current job markets that are booming in 2013 are health care positions, IT positions, the auto/trucking industry, real estate construction, and the energy and alternate energy industry. Companies are looking for the most educated, skilled and powerful employees to fill these positions and are using ATS technology to answer this need.