Recruitive answers what is an applicant tracking system (ats)

An Applicant Tracking System or ATS for short does exactly what it says on the tin, tracks applicants.

It is a one-stop-shop for recruiters providing the functionality to source, scan, filter, shortlist, interview and manage all correspondence in one place.

What is great about an ATS is its there to make life simpler. No need for multiple applications, or inputting data into a spreadsheet. Everything is stored and managed within the cloud system, which is secure and GDPR compliant.

The ATS can then also be used as a way to build future talent pools, onboard recruits and integrate with your favourite hiring tools.

And with many businesses receiving hundreds of applications every day for their openings, it is no wonder they are an invaluable tool for hiring teams.


Why use an ATS?

There is a long list of benefits to using an Applicant Tracking System, but the main are as follows.


How Do I Invest?

An applicant tracking system is suitable for businesses of all sizes. With lots of providers on the market, the are plenty of solutions available. Do your research and take the opportunity to explore a trial period or book a demo with eligible providers.

If you’re looking to invest in an Applicant Tracking System, make use of our free downloadable ATS Procurement Guide to help with your search here.


What Should I Look for in a Provider?

When looking for a provider, you not only want to find one that is within your budget but one that delivers the solution you require. Primarily, avoid off the shelf solutions, go with a provider that can offer a solution which is bespoke to you.

For more information on how to pick the perfect provider, read our blog post here.

If you need any further assistance in your search for an ATS, do not hesitate to get in touch, we are happy to discuss your requirements in more detail.



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