Your Franchisees Need an ATS

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Hiring for franchises is no easy task, especially as COVID-19 continues to impact the industry’s demand for workers. Some franchise operations are experiencing a boom, while others who have slowed down will need to rapidly hire when business starts to pick back up.

Franchisees can make the most of their time by utilizing customized hiring software that makes recruiting a breeze. With a hiring solution optimized for franchises, your franchisees will be able to find qualified applicants while streamlining their hiring processes. Here are five reasons why recommending franchise applicant tracking software should be at the top of your priority list.

Pro Tip: To avoid joint employer liability, position your software recommendation as simply that – a recommendation – and point out the benefits such as those below. Don’t require your franchisees to use a specific type of software.

Benefit #1: Your franchisees will be able to find the right candidates.

You’ve likely heard this story often. Your franchisees spent hours slogging through resumes, trying to determine the best candidates and scheduling interviews. They finally picked acceptable candidates, but after sending offer letters, they never heard back. Or, worse, the new employees showed up to work for a few weeks but never returned. Either way, your franchisees were ghosted, wasting time and money on ill-suited candidates. Instead, your franchisees can secure their recruitment process by using an ATS that has built-in protection to easily vet applicants.

Features like pre-screening questions will automate the review process while providing additional information that will help your franchisees determine if they should proceed with applicants. Automatic knock-out questions and “Thanks but no thanks” emails will easily allow your franchisees to bypass unqualified applicants. In addition, your franchisees will be able to assess cognitive abilities and work skills with customized questions that can lead to lower turnover and increased retention!

Benefit #2: Your franchisees will save valuable time.

It’s an understatement to say that hiring managers are busy. Your franchisees should stop using manual processes and implement automation into each step of their recruitment processes. Automation will ensure that these processes are well-defined, are efficient, and don’t overlook qualified applicants. A robust ATS will also provide many time-saving options, such as the ability to schedule interviews with multiple stakeholders, advertise jobs to third-party accounts for maximum visibility in few clicks, and simplify candidate communications that can otherwise become a time-sink.

Benefit #3: Your franchisees will leverage a solution with company-wide application.

With an ATS, your franchisees’ hiring managers can create a uniform, company-wide hiring strategy with a single account. HiringThing’s customized options benefit companies with a few locations or dozens of locations — even franchisees with multiple unique brands. The HiringThing platform supports centralized recruiting and location-based recruiting so hiring managers will be able to post jobs for specific locations while monitoring hiring for all locations. Your franchisees will provide hiring managers with varying levels of access to precisely control what information will be available to different team members. Scheduling and communication will be seamless and uncomplicated to help align goals and business practices.

HiringThing offers unique feature options, such as applicant pooling, which helps multi-location businesses find the best entry-level applicants. If a position receives a few promising candidates, your franchisees will place the unhired candidate into a company-wide pool so they can be considered for positions at other locations. Your franchisees will also be able to filter applicants by geographic area to easily find locals or take advantage of proven tools like Text to Apply. This feature provides applicants with a convenient, inclusive way to apply for open positions while speeding up the hiring process for hiring managers. By texting a code for a link to a careers page or job, applicants can easily apply for positions from a cell phone. Plus, with HiringThing’s free SMS messaging, your franchisees can efficiently communicate with applicants and keep them up to date during the process.

Benefit #4: Your franchisees will ensure legal compliance.

Your franchisees can take human error and bias out of the hiring process by treating every applicant equally based on federal and state laws. Tools like job applications make it easy to collect information consistently and in a way that meets regulations. An ATS administers pre-screening questions and background checks properly so franchisees are not left vulnerable to hiring discrimination claims. To learn more about eliminating joint liability in the hiring process, schedule a demo with our team of experts.

Benefit #5: Your franchisees will receive 360° support.

HiringThing is committed to delivering Partner Perfection™. Your franchisees will feel supported and understood when they work with our collaborative software team that’s committed to identifying each company’s unique hiring pains and finding intuitive, innovative solutions. Your franchisees will be provided with a dedicated account manager who will assist throughout the implementation process, including full team training and other helpful resources and collateral. HiringThing’s franchise-focused ATS will provide your franchisees with the customized features they need in order to find and hire the most qualified applicants.

Your franchisees can contact us today to schedule a demo of our franchise hiring software.

Author: Mimi Lombardo

Mimi Lombardo is a senior marketing specialist at HiringThing, an award-winning online recruiting software provider dedicated to changing the way businesses hire talent. Questions? Contact HiringThing Marketing.

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