You need to connect your ATS to other sources to answer key business questions.
Great question - it's one that get asked a lot.
The short answer is no, your ATS on its own does not provide the insight Talent Leaders require.
The reason is very simple – these systems only capture a portion of the information required to understand outcomes associated with TA programs and activities.
To get to holistic insight and to measure against business outcomes, you need to connect the dots – there needs to be integration across disparate systems. This means stretching beyond the transactional data in recruiting sources and systems and making connections with outcome sources. When outcomes are connected to the activities of Talent Acquisition, this has the power to completely transform the way Talent Acquisition thinks, acts and feels. Suddenly, every activity is tied to business objectives and has meaning in connection with tangible outcomes.
Continuing on without connecting the dots, means working in a silo and working blind – not really knowing how your efforts are contributing (or not) to business outcomes. The payoff for piecing together the data and working towards a holistic and objectives-driven view will be transformative for Talent Acquisition.
This is easier said than done but with an analytics partner this can be made simple. There are 2 major connections that an analytics provider will make:
1. Connecting all your Talent Data Sources
2. Connecting Talent Data to Business Outcomes (Results) Data.