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Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)
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Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) Overview
What is an Applicant Tracking System?An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) is a type of software used to manage recruiting operations. It is generally available as a cloud or web-based service. The hub of the software is a database of candidates. Connected to the hub are job listings on job boards and the company website, which feed candidates’ applications into the hub. Recruiters can post and manage job listings from within the hub. Recruiters can also communicate with candidates from within the hub via email or social networks like LinkedIn.
However, since it’s often associated with old-school passive recruitment methods, the term "ATS" has been phasing out in favor of "recruiting software." The shift in language indicates a market trend towards software allowing recruiters to better manage the recruitment process, from recruitment marketing to job applications and hiring. It typically has four major functions:
- Facilitating sourcing of job candidates
- Collecting and managing resumes
- Managing interaction with job candidates
- Candidate Relationship Management
Today, ‘ATS’ may refer to the whole recruiting platform, or just the piece that stores submitted applications.
Resume Parsing Software
Resume Parsing is a specific activity that falls under the umbrella of application tracking and recruiting operations. Tools designed for resume parsing automate the process of gathering, analyzing and storing resume data. There are three common types of resume parsing tools: Keywork-based for simple keyword and phrase recognition, grammar-based for deciphering each sentence, and statistical for leveraging numerical models of text in the entire resume.
Some vendors offer recruitment software or ATS suites that include some resume parsing or functionality. However, there are a few resume parsing point solutions available as well.
Applicant Tracking System Features & Capabilities
Job requisition management
Company website posting
Social media publishing
Job search site posting
Customizable applications forms
Duplicate candidate prevention
Task creation and delegation
Email templates for communication with candidates
Notifications and alerts (particularly for interviews
Standard reports on key recruiting metrics
- Integrated background checks
- Experience/education verification
- Candidate screening tools
- Video interview capabilities
- Integration with onboarding/talent management software
- EOE compliance checking
Email and resume parsing
Scheduling and calendars
Analytics and reporting (to assess which approaches work)
Mobile accessibility/mobile apps
CRM-type features for storing candidate information
ATS vs. Active Recruitment
Most traditional applicant tracking systems (ATS) simplify the hiring process for the employer. At the same time, some make it more difficult for the applicant. This is where the candidate experience and engagement strategies of modern recruiting software come in.
Tools designed for an active recruitment strategy focus on searching for and communicating with candidates who might not have applied yet, or even be actively seeking a new job yet. Software solutions like SmashFly act as a kind of recruiting CRM platform, to store candidates’ contact information and a history of past communications. LinkedIn Talent is another major player in this arena. Some vendors specialize in aggregating this information to make it easily searchable, including:
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CEIPAL TalentHire is a recruiting software solution offered by CEIPAL TalentHire.
Sage People (formerly Fairsail) is an HR solution that is designed to enable mid-sized multinational companies to manage workforces through its comprehensive global cloud HRMS; transform how organizations acquire, engage, manage and develop their people. According to the vendor, Sage People is q...
iSmartRecruit is a customizable ATS (Applicant Tracking System) and Staffing Software solution designed for use by corporate recruiters or recruiting business owners. iSmartRecruit aims to be an affordable staffing software for small and mid-sized Corporate HR and staffing Agencies. The vendor sa...
BirdDog HR is a recruiting software solution offered by Industry People Group Inc.
Hireology is a recruiting software solution offered by Hireology.
Avatar CRM is a candidate relationship management platform that enables businesses to build talent networks by sourcing and importing passive candidate profiles from job boards, databases and the web. Users can fulfill workforce objectives through engagement workflows and communication automation...
Lanteria HR is a SharePoint solution for Human Resources and Talent Management. This solution facilitates and automates the entire HR management cycle in a company. It allows for a central storage of all HR information and guides and supports various HRM processes. Talent Management Features O...
Dice Open Web is a recruiting solution that works by consolidating data on potential employees from 130 different sites.
Montage is an interviewing technology platform that offers live and on-demand functionality for video, voice, text and in-person interviewing. For use from sourcing through onboarding, the platform can support all types of interviews for all job types. It is mobile-friendly and includes self-sche...
Frontline Recruiting & Hiring (formerly called AppliTrack) is recruiting, hiring and onboarding software for K-12 school districts from Frontline Technologies. It includes a set of online tools that help users attract more qualified candidates, as well as custom automated workflows that strea...
Smashfly is a recruiting solution built around features such as search engine optimization to attract more candidates, engagement tools such as career sites and referrals, and lead nurturing features such as customer relationship management (CRM) and email marketing.
Paycor now supports the web-based Newton Applicant Tracking System (ATS) (acquired by Paycor in 2017), which is designed as a recruiting and HR application for smaller to midsize (SMB) companies, which features resume parsing, an Agency Manager (for handling applicants from recruiting agencies), ...
Freshteam aims to help growing businesses attract, hire and onboard new hires, off-board exiting employees, manage employee information and time off in one place. According to the vendor key business benefits include: Freshteam helps attract top talent through various channels - a quickly creat...
Applicant Tracking System designed for use in the restaurant, retail, and hospitality industries
Insight is an HR solution that automates the entire hiring and selection process from requisition to hire and is tailored for the unique needs of public sector organizations. Some key functions include position requisition approval, automatic minimum qualification screening, test statistics and a...
InterviewStream Hire is a video recruiting solution. Some key features include: Pre-Recorded Video, Live Video with ZOOM, Fully Customized Experience and Share Videos.
Spark Hire is a video interviewing platform. Some key features include: One-Way Interview, Live Interview, Collaboration and Shared Interview.
GreenJobInterview is an applicant tracking and recruiting software solution, acquired by Montage in September 2017.
TargetRecruit is a recruiting software solution offered by TargetRecruit.
PageUp is a recruiting software solution offered by PageUp.
Appcast is a recruiting software solution offered by Appcast, Inc.
SimplyHired is a job search engine and recruiting software acquired by Indeed in 2016.