Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

What is an Applicant Tracking System?

An applicant tracking system is a software system that automates recruitment. It covers all recruitment stages, from sourcing to interviewing, and tracks the candidate’s progress the entire way. The software makes the process more organized and streamlined and filters applicants so that only the best talent gets through to later stages.

Applicant tracking systems handle a lot of the recruitment tasks electronically. That includes scanning candidates, ranking candidates, posting job ads, scheduling interviews, and sending automated messages. The best applicant tracking systems use a mixture of automation and AI to deliver high-speed data analysis. As employers don’t have to do all of these jobs by hand, it saves employers a lot of time and effort.

The results of employers using applicant tracking systems are positive. It’s a system that ensures excellent candidates are noticed without employees spending hours reading through resumes and applications. Not only is it time-saving, but it also reduces the cost per hire and the quality of hire. Plus, the streamlined process creates a better candidate experience, which directly improves the employer brand.

Both large organizations and small businesses use ATS software to improve their recruitment efforts. Some systems work better for smaller-scale recruitment, whereas others are designed to handle thousands of applicants. If an organization receives over a thousand applicants in the year, an applicant tracking system will create a much more effective and efficient recruitment process.


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