Applicant Tracking System

How to Integrate Screening with an Applicant Tracking System

Connecting background checks with an existing applicant tracking system is one of the best things you can do to save time and resources.

This is especially true now, as many businesses are going back to work and posting new job openings. Thousands of people who lost their jobs due the pandemic are flocking to new opportunities. Time-saving HR technology has never been more necessary than it is today. Even so, a lot of HR managers still haven’t taken the plunge. Why?

Because integration can feel like an intimidating undertaking. Applicant tracking system technology is complex. In the past, the process for integration has required the use of expensive programmers and a lot of cooperation from HR. As a result, background check integrations remain on the backburner—a task to be handled when it’s more convenient or cost-effective.

If this sounds like your human resources department, now is a great time to move integration higher up on your to-do list. The benefits to ordering background checks through your ATS are many. And thanks to new technology from PeopleG2, the expenses and time burdens are few.

Here’s a glimpse at what it would take—and what it would mean—for you to connect employment screening with your ATS.

The Benefits of Applicant Tracking System Integration

If you haven’t considered the full implications of upgrading your HR technology, let’s break it down.

When you request a pre-employment screening through your ATS, you complete the process in a few clicks. You don’t have to enter new applicant data; it’s already there. This alone is a major time saver.

Now, let’s imagine you need to run background checks on several hundred job-seekers. You can now order all these reports in a single transaction. You don’t have to enter each applicant individually, and you don’t have to place individual orders.

In other words, a process that once took days to complete is now finished in a matter of seconds.

Not only does this heightened efficiency cut back on time waste, it also speeds the hiring process. This creates a better candidate experience and helps you make sure great talent doesn’t get away.

So, let’s say you’re sold on the benefits of applicant tracking software integration. How does it work?

Traditional Integration Methods

It used to take a lot of work, time, and money to connect your background checks with your ATS. In fact, it still can, depending on the screening company and ATS you choose.

The old system would require you to bring in systems integration specialists and programmers. These consultants would handle the nitty-gritty of integration for you. Unfortunately, they also charged a lot. The process was time-consuming and interrupted human resources procedures.

Now, with PeopleG2, there’s a better way.

How PeopleG2 Handles Applicant Tracking System Integration

PeopleG2 has partnered with Hubworks and most of the top applicant tracking systems to ensure a seamless integration process.

Hubworks translates the formats and protocols of each individual ATS provider into a common format. This ensures a smooth process for connecting our background check software with your ATS. Hubworks is pre-integrated with many of the industry’s preferred applicant tracking systems.

What does this mean for you?

It means a faster integration process . . . generally about four weeks for implementation.

It also means you don’t have to shell out a lot of extra cash to make our background check system work with your ATS.

Above all, it means very little interruption to your current workflow. Just tell us a little about your ideal ordering process so we can set up the system to accommodate your needs.

From there, we take care of everything so you can maintain productivity.

How do I integrate background checks with my applicant tracking system?

Having said all that, let’s revisit that original question:

How do I integrate background checks with my applicant tracking system?

You don’t. Not if you work with PeopleG2. You just focus on your day-to-day processes until we get you set up with a faster, easier way to order applicant screenings.

Want to learn more? Book a demo and a member of our team will be happy to discuss how our software integrates with your ATS.

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