A good applicant tracking system (ATS) has the potential to transform your hiring process—increasing productivity, lowering costs, and streamlining your activities. In fact, 94% of recruiters and hiring managers report that using an ATS does just that, according to Capterra.
Before you can enjoy the benefits of an ATS, you'll need to secure approval from leadership to purchase the tool. Gain organizational buy-in for an ATS by explaining to senior leaders exactly how the tool will benefit your company as a whole and help achieve cross-functional goals.
To help you make a case for this recruiting software, we've broken down the ten most powerful benefits you can expect from an applicant tracking system. Persuasively communicate these key advantages to senior leadership, and you'll encourage them to invest in an applicant tracking system.
1. Keeps recruitment activity in one location
Without an ATS, your hiring tasks are divided between siloed tools. You have to open a word processor to view resumes and cover letters, a calendar application to schedule interviews, send emails to communicate with applicants, just to name a few.
Switching back and forth between these tools is not just time-consuming, it's risky. Working among multiple applications means you're more likely to make errors as you copy and paste information from one to the other, resulting in incorrect data entry.
An ATS is the central location for all of your recruitment processes. Each applicant tracking system provides a dashboard with candidate profiles, your schedule, job postings, reporting, and more—all in one place.