What Is the Primary Purpose of an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)?

How An ATS Improves Candidate Experience

How Do Recruiters Use An ATS?

Pick The Right ATS For You

  • Easy implementation — An ATS that’s easy to set up and easy to use will help you hit the ground running. You’ll be able to get suitable candidates in the door quickly.
  • Customizable screening guidelines — You’ll want to customize applicant screening guidelines based on benchmarks and skills to fit your company and the position. Different industries call for different recruiting strategies, and the right ATS should be flexible to your needs.
  • Candidate profiles — A central candidate profile makes it easier for recruiters and hiring teams to assess each candidate. The profile should contain all necessary files, documents, and additional information.
  • Interviewing tools — Features that make the interview process more efficient, like automatic interview scheduling, video interviewing, and interview guides, are essential to the right ATS.
  • Advanced search capabilities — Easy and extensive search capabilities within your ATS can help recruiters find the perfect candidate according to the most important criteria. With a good ATS, you can search by keyword, skill, location, and many other factors that distinguish potential employees.
  • Mobile tools and functionality — The best ATS offer features that support candidate texting tools and mobile application capabilities. The ease of applying from anywhere, at any time, can help attract more qualified applicants to your role and help you hire more quickly.
  • Access to a wider net for talent — Your ATS should help you source and find more qualified talent than with traditional recruitment methods. Drawing upon lists of passive candidates for sourcing methods, job boards with both passive and active job seekers, and talent communities of previous applicants, the right ATS is one that finds candidates you may not have reached otherwise.

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As a Digital Marketing and Events Manager for ClearCompany, Meredith coordinates best-practice content and brand-awareness events with HR practitioners.

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Meredith Wholley

Meredith Wholley

As a Digital Marketing and Events Manager for ClearCompany, Meredith coordinates best-practice content and brand-awareness events with HR practitioners.

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