Your Franchisees Need an ATS

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Franchise Hiring is Challenging

Hiring for franchises is no easy task, especially as COVID-19 continues to impact the industry’s demand for workers.  Franchisors and franchisees need solutions to help increase their applicant traffic. 

Recruiting Software Can Help

Franchisees can make the most of their time by utilizing customized hiring software like an applicant tracking system (ATS). An ATS is human resource software that helps companies organize, automate, and optimize the recruiting process. An ATS provides a centralized repository for job candidate data, including resumes, applications, references, background checks, and whatever else an organization requires to make a hire. An ATS helps businesses create job postings, post jobs, track candidates, and guide both sides through the hiring process. 

A branded ATS like the one we make here at HiringThing is a great resource for franchisors to recommend to your franchisee. Our franchise rollout package helps avoid joint liability and comes with special resources for franchisees with multiple locations. Set up a demo to learn more:

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HiringThing 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.

Four Reasons Franchisees Will Benefit From an ATS

1. Find Better Job 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. An ATS has built-in protections to help vet job candidates. 

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. 

2. Save 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 time-saving options, such as the ability to schedule interviews with multiple stakeholders, advertise jobs to third-party accounts for maximum visibility in a few clicks, and simplify candidate communications that can otherwise become a time-sink.

3. Company-Wide Applications

With an ATS, your franchisees’ hiring managers can create a uniform, company-wide hiring strategy with a single account. An ATS with customized options will benefit companies with multiple locations or even multiple unique brands. Additionally, hiring managers will be able to post jobs for specific locations while monitoring hiring for all locations. An ATS allows franchisees to provide hiring managers with varying levels of access to precisely control what information will be available to different team members. 

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.

An ATS allows users to filter applicants by geographic area to easily find locals or take advantage SMS messaging that communicates with candidates the way they communicate—by texting a code for a link to a careers page or job, applicants can easily apply for positions from a cell phone. Additionally, franchisees can efficiently communicate with applicants and keep them up to date during the process.

4. 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.

Partnering With HiringThing Means Partner Perfection™.

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.

About HiringThing

HiringThing is a modern recruiting and employee onboarding platform as a service that creates seamless talent experiences. Our white label solutions and open API enable technology and service providers to offer hiring and onboarding to their clients. Approachable and adaptable, the platform empowers anyone, anywhere to build their dream team.

HiringThing’s centralized recruiting platform will help your franchisees increase their applicant tracking. Your franchisees can take advantage of centralized hiring with our suite of solutions without taking on joint liability.


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