Essay on Applicant Tracking System

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Applicant Tracking System (ATS)
Initial / Project Charter

Copyright © 2001, 2002 Ford Motor Company
(U.S. and international notice, and original material was added in each indicated year.)
Contents Page
Project Goal and Objectives 6
Exclusions 7
Assumptions 7
Deliverable Scope 7
Project Deliverables 7
Inputs 7
Organisational Scope and Dependencies 8
Temporal Scope (Timing) 9
Project Control Milestones 9
MS Project Plan 9
Logical Scope 9
Financial Scope 10
Spending 10
Operating Expenses 10
Financial Benefits 10
Additional Benefits 10
Approach to Measure Project Results 10
Critical Risk Factors 11
Other Risks 12
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• Performance excellence creates better opportunity to match the right candidate without having to spend endless hours searching through thousands of candidates profiles.
• Regulatory excellence allows Ford to be compliant with the Federal Law

Current View of the Situation:
Current Applicant tracking process is unorganized and has various holes that make hiring the right candidate extremely difficult. Current system is a combination of various databases that compounds the possibility of error and makes the candidate searching and selecting process extremely difficult, slow and tedious. Ford's current applicant tracking process is inconsistently defined, applied and tracked. The variability exists by hiring classification (direct hire, FCG, intern, etc) and by skill team (Finance, Product Development, Manufacturing, etc). These issues are compounded by the reliance on multiple Information Technology (IT) Systems interfaces that the Company's relies upon for applicant tracking, data reporting, and government compliance.

Better View of the Situation:
A robust and comprehensive Applicant Tracking System that supports common and standard recruiting, selection, assessment, and on boarding processes; presents an interactive and consistent One Ford experience to the candidate; reduces manual administration for the HR recruiting team and hiring
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