It’s Tougher Than Ever to Find Candidates, Especially For Small Business

How small businesses can use HR technology to counteract a shrinking job market without breaking the bank

The job market is tightening considerably due to falling unemployment and longer vacancy durations. According to an article published by Business Insider , “It’s never taken longer for US businesses to fill a job opening”, the number of job openings in America is the highest it’s ever been, leading to a record breaking amount of time to fill vacant positions, 29 days in July (according to Dice Holdings’ DHI DFH Mean Vacancy Duration measure ).

This means it’s harder than ever before to find and hire any candidate let alone the best. This is especially true for small businesses, with slim or non—existent HR support and fewer resources. Small businesses are left to rely on inefficient, manual recruiting methods that slowdown that hiring process even more.

So in this current economic environment, what can small businesses do to minimize the effects of the shrinking job market, while improving the overall efficiency of their hiring process and recruit the best employees?

HR technology, more specifically an Applicant Tracking System ( ATS ), is designed to help improve the overall efficiency of your hiring process and make finding and hiring candidate easier. Here are 5 benefits of using an ATS for small businesses:
1. Huge time—savings — using an ATS translates into a 30% time saving during the hiring process
2. Automates the hiring process and eliminate stacks of resumes sifting through stacks of resumes. An ATS can automatically screen out applicants that don’t meet targeted criteria, making it easy to identify the best candidates
3. Eliminates the need to log into several sites to update job postings. Update a job posting once and it’s updated across all job boards
4. Communicate more efficiently with features that allow users to track communications and feedback by candidate and keep the entire team involved with shared notes

All of these benefits translate into an increased time to hire, and an ultimately more efficient hiring process. With so many options on the market, choosing an ATS can be an overwhelming process as well. Click here to find out what you should consider when choosing an ATS .

Our goal here at HiringThing is to provide you with tools that will definitely make the hiring process incredibility easy and time—saving. You can give us a try to see for yourself. Sign-up for a free trial!

Ashley Morgan

Ashley is the Online Marketing Manager at HiringThing, an online application provider dedicated to changing the way businesses hire talent. To learn more about HiringThing, visit

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