Hire faster and smarter with an ATS.
An applicant tracking system (ATS) is one of the best tools recruiting teams can use to hire faster, identify the most qualified candidates, and collaborate with colleagues across their organization. In fact, 94% of HR professionals say that using an ATS has improved their hiring processes.
Understanding how the systems work and finding the one that's right for your organization doesn’t have to be challenging. Read these short guides to learn everything you need to know about ATSs so you can make your decision with confidence.
Learn how applicant tracking systems work
What is an applicant tracking system?
The recruiting process can create an overwhelming volume of information that ranges across emails, calendars, and several other tools. An applicant tracking system helps employers by centralizing this information in a single location, as well as automating, standardizing, and tracking an organization's many hiring processes.
10 ways applicant tracking systems help employers
A good ATS has the potential to transform your organization's hiring processes — increasing productivity, lowering costs, and streamlining all of your hiring methods. Learn how ATS features such as one-click posting to job boards, customizable job applications, and employee referral programs help recruiters meet more of their hiring goals and find the best candidates.
Decide it's time to invest in an ATS
9 signs you're ready for an applicant tracking system
Growing companies reach a point where juggling a dozen spreadsheets and hundreds of job applicants becomes unwieldy. An applicant tracking system is a simple solution that streamlines and consolidates all your recruitment efforts, organizing what had previously been hiring chaos. Should an ATS be in your near future? This article will help you determine that.
5 signs that you’ve outgrown your free applicant tracking system
If you've been using a free ATS or hiring tool, you might have already realized that it won't scale as your organization grows. Eventually, you'll need to switch to an upgraded applicant tracking system with greater functionality, automation, and support — so you can attract and nurture the top talent.
Get buy-in from HR, leadership, and the rest of your organization
How to convince your leadership team that you're ready for an ATS
Since HR and talent acquisition teams don’t typically directly generate revenue, justifying the expense of a recruiting tool can be difficult. With the guidance in this article, however, you can convince your company's leadership team that your organization would benefit from an ATS — both functionally and financially.
How to budget for your first ATS
Gaining budget approval for an applicant tracking system often requires changing how you discuss your needs with the company decision-makers. Many recruiters find it's easier to get a “yes” by focusing on how an ATS will help your organization meet its hiring goals. Learn how to do this, and get even more tips for budgeting for your ATS in this step-by-step guide.
5 tips for rolling out a new ATS to your team
Your company's leadership team isn't the only group of people who need to be “sold” on new recruiting software. Hiring managers, department leads, and the rest of HR will also use the ATS, so it's crucial to get their buy-in before you start the rollout process. Use these five change-management tips to get employees excited and prepared to leverage a new ATS.
Choose the best ATS to meet your needs
7 questions to ask when buying an applicant tracking system
Once the hiring team has decided to invest in an ATS, it's time to shop around. Your choice of an applicant tracking system, its features, and its pricing structure will shape your hiring process for years to come — so this decision isn't one to be made lightly. There are seven questions you should ask as you look for the best applicant tracking software. The answers will guide you to the ATS that helps your organization meet its specific needs and goals, both now and in the future.
How to choose the best applicant tracking system for your small business
For a small business, finding the right ATS can present a big challenge. There are dozens of options on the market, making it difficult for HR professionals to understand which option would be worth the investment. You may also wonder if you really need all the features you’re being sold. This guide helps small businesses choose the best ATS for their organization — one that will suit them now, and as their team grows.
7 common reasons companies switch their ATS to Hire
The Hire by Google applicant tracking system saves organizations time, cuts back on the amount of recruitment software needed to manage tasks, and improves the candidate experience. Marisa Millard, of Google's Sales & Partnerships team, shares seven of the most common reasons organizations choose the Hire platform as their new ATS. Each is related to the unique benefits the Hire ATS software offers.