Last year, 90 percent of CDL holders applied for a job using a mobile device. The future is here! Unfortunately, this means that these applicants are hitting a roadblock when they encounter a job post that requires them to download and submit a PDF.
The good news is that there is an alternative. Implementing a mobile-friendly DOT application can help you reach those drivers. Doing so will prevent you from turning your back on 90% of your potential candidates. That’s why an Applicant Tracking System like A-Suite is the way to go.
When you implement an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), your applications and forms are put online. This allows your candidates easy access from desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. If you require your applicants to download and send in a PDF - or worse, you require them to come in and fill out an application - you’re not hiring the best of the best. The best drivers aren’t coming into your office to fill out an application during the hours of 9 to 5. They’re driving! If they’re on the road, they don’t have the ability to download and print a PDF - they’re on the road busy making your competition money! When you force your applicants to download a PDF, quality drivers overlook you for someone with a better candidate experience. Instead, you’re left only with candidates who can’t get work anywhere else.
An ATS allows you to expand your hiring pool, but that’s only the beginning. Here are three more reasons that Applicant Tracking Systems like A-Suite are the gifts that keep on giving.
Can you afford to pass up on shorter application times, faster responses to candidates, and ideal leads? The rest of the industry cannot. That’s why an ATS is no longer a “nice to have.” If you need to recruit professional drivers, they are a necessity to stay in business.
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