Top 5 “Must Haves” for your Applicant Tracking System

Selecting the applicant tracking solution that best addresses your needs in the most intuitive way should not be a “dreaded” task! How to begin is sometimes the challenge. As someone who has been selling applicant tracking solutions for over 12 years, I can tell you that when you are armed with your list of requirements and budgetary constraints, you make my job much easier! From the “salesperson” perspective, it is always such a pleasure to be able to present my solution in the best light possible. I can only do that when I understand the prospects’ pain points and end goals.

Over the past 12 years my prospects have expressed these “must haves” time and time again.

  • System administrator configuration options MUST be flexible and easy to align with my company process.
  • Storing data is great, but I MUST have a system that DRIVES my process with triggered actions based on defined workflows.
  • Manager interaction is important, but the interface MUST be easy for a minimally trained manager to use, and MUST sequentially assist in driving the process as defined.
  • Candidates MUST have a friendly online process that is relevant for them and allows them to update their own information and check on their own status.
  • The solution MUST be integration-friendly to enable the easy movement of data to my other HR systems.

Not so difficult, really. Be sure to throw in that you MUST have a dedicated resource who is an employee of the company providing you with your training and support.

Enjoy your search, and we hope to hear from you!

One thought on “Top 5 “Must Haves” for your Applicant Tracking System

  1. Fantastic info! I agree 100%, a great Applicant Tracking System
    is always worth looking into. Loosing 1 amazing employee because of the hiring process can and will hurt.

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