How to Choose an Applicant Tracking System

How to Choose an Applicant Tracking SystemAs of July 2015, hiring rates are up, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s Leading Indicators of National Employment survey. So there is a big push among companies to choose the right applicant tracking system (ATS).

Known also as an applicant tracking system, the ATS was first introduced more than two decades ago to streamline the recruitment process by automating the processing and storing of resumes. Today, ATS innovations have improved resume parsing, helped streamline the job application process, and, through new reporting metrics, enabled HR leaders to identify the best job applicants and save money on recruitment.

For example, an automated system can help busy manufacturers with:

Bottleneck Limitations

A fully integrated system can help recruiters, HR managers, hiring managers, and candidates all in one system. The workflow is automatic: you can set up immediate replies upon receiving an application and identify the reviewers and next steps for a candidate’s information.

Workflow Configuration

No two manufacturers are alike, so your ATS should easily configure to fit your organization’s unique recruiting workflows today, and adaptable for any hiring changes you make tomorrow.

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