The Top 78 Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) for 2017

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If your company is thinking about adopting new software or changing your current applicant tracking system (ATS) to streamline your recruiting efforts, here are some guidelines to help you pick the right one.

Selecting an ATS can be difficult, especially when it comes to getting your entire team’s buy-in, but we’ve done some of the research for you with this list of the top 78 ATS software companies.

If the list wasn't enough, we've also put together a simple guide for you, to get an overview of the key areas you'll want to pay attention to while assessing the feasibility of an applicant tracking system for your business:




List of Applicant Tracking Systems


Greenhouse

From strategic sourcing to customizable interview kits, Greenhouse provides a technology platform that helps organizations of all sizes improve their recruiting performance.

Greenhouse ATS dashboard

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Pricing: Subscription, starting at $6,600.00/year (based on the number of employees at the time that you sign up).

RecruiterBox

Designed to include your entire team in the hiring process. Hiring managers and interviewers can enter ratings and feedback on candidates without logging into the system.

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Pricing: Subscription, starting at $250 a month.

Free Trial: Available, 14 days (no credit card required).

SnapHire

From tailored recruitment workflows and SAP-backed reporting, SnapHire is designed to deliver a powerful yet extremely user friendly and intuitive end-to-end recruitment platform.

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Pricing: Contact the company for a quote.

ATS On Demand

Geared towards mid to large-sized companies, ATSOD is an affordable “pay as you grow” solution that features a variety of add-on modules to assist in recruitment and hiring tasks.

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Pricing: Subscription, starting at $100 per user

Big Biller

Features include resume parsing, social media integration, ATS for recruiters, recruiting CRM, email marketing, and a job board plugin. Big Biller’s ATS is made for small to medium recruiting firms (up to 15 users).

Big Biller applicant tracking system

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $60 a month for the first user and $20 a month for each additional user.

Free Trial: 30 days (no credit card required).

SmartSearch

Advanced Personnel System’s SmartSearch talent acquisition and staffing management software streamlines your sourcing, recruiting and hiring in one easy-to-use solution.

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Pricing: Contact the company for a quote.

SpeediARMS

Provides a complete solution for tracking everything from job requisitions and job postings, to every applicant’s resume and the status of the applicant through the hiring process.

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Pricing: Contact the company for a quote.

Jobvite

Web-based ATS service enables its clients to create job invitations, known as "jobvites."

Jobvite dashboard

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Pricing: Subscription

Free Trial: Available, 30 days (no credit card required).

The Applicant Manager (TAM)

An easy-to-use, customizable, cloud-based ATS that streamlines the recruiting process in a personalized way.

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Pricing: Subscription starting at $80 per month.

Free Trial: Available (no credit card required).

Paycom

Cloud-based software that offers payroll, time and labor management, talent acquisition, HR and talent management tools.

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Pricing: Subscription, contact company for quote.

AcquireTM

Provides a single platform, designed specifically for small and mid-size companies, that provides tools to manage applicant tracking, onboarding and background screening.

AcquireTM ats

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Pricing: Subscription, starting at $89.95/month.

Free Trial: Available (no credit card required).

Infor Talent Science

Focuses on business applications for organizations delivered via cloud computing as a service.

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Pricing: Contact company for pricing information.

UltiPro

Ultimate Software's cloud-based UltiPro helps simplify and deliver personalized talent acquisition experiences.

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Pricing: Subscription, contact company for a quote.

IdealTraits

A niche ATS designed to attract, assess, and identify top performing LSPs and CSRs for insurance agencies.

IdealTraits ats platform

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Pricing: From one-time fee of $299 for starter package to $999 for platinum package.

Crelate Talent

A full-featured ATS solution built specifically for Recruiting Agencies, Executive Search and Staffing Firms.

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Pricing: Subscription, starting at $68/month per user.

Free Trial: Available by request.

Taleo

Taleo's product offerings primarily focus on talent acquisition, performance management, learning and development, and compensation management.

Taleo dashboard

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Pricing: Available by quote. Contact Oracle directly for pricing information.

ExactHire

ExactHire's HireCentric ATS makes it easy for qualified applicants to apply and its mobile-responsive, web-based portal is customized for your company.

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Pricing: Subscription from $120 per month.

Free Trial: 30 days.

Loxo AI

The world’s first intelligent sourcing assistant. Its proprietary technology finds top talent across hundreds of data sources and recommends the best possible matches.

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Pricing: Pro version, $79 per month.

Free Trial: Single user plan is free forever.

JobScience

ATS recruiting software for enterprise companies hiring internally. The company also has Staffing Software for recruiting and staffing companies.

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Pricing: Contact the company for a quote.

PeopleMatter

All-in-one sourcing, tracking and employee scheduling software for small businesses.

PeopleMatter applicant tracking

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Pricing: Subscription starting at $89 a month.

ApplicantPool

Web-based hiring software that automates every step in the hiring process.

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Pricing: Contact the company for a quote.

Free Trial: 30 days.

Workable

A web-based system with intuitive design so users don't need a consultant or hours on the phone to get started. Get up and running within 15 minutes, no installation required.

Workable dashboard ats

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Pricing: Subscription from $50 a month.

Free Trial: Available, 15 days (no credit card required).

HireRabbit

Provides cloud-based, scalable ATS software to companies to streamline recruiting activities across social networks.

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Pricing: Subscription from $69 a month.

Free Trial: Available, 14 days (no credit card required).

ApplicantStack

An affordable and easy-to-use ATS that allows you to post jobs, collect applications, automate your workflow, manage compliance, and features paperless onboarding.

ApplicantStack ats dashboard

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Pricing: Subscription from $65 a month.

Free Trial: 15 days.

Recruitee

A highly collaborative ATS; from creating careers pages, posting jobs, to candidate sourcing, every team member can contribute to their company’s growth.

Recruitee dashboard screenshot

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Pricing: Subscription from $19 a month.

Free Trial: 18 days.

Applicant Pro

Powerful, easy to use, and affordable. Pricing is based on number of employees, with unlimited restricted manager logins at no additional cost.

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $60 a month.

Free Trial: Available, 30 days (no credit card required).

Cornerstone OnDemand

Lets recruiting teams keep track of job requisitions, manage candidate profiles and resumes, view application statuses, and exchange candidate feedback, all from a single location.

Cornerstone OnDemand application tracking systems

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Pricing: Growth Edition (<250 employees) starts at $8.00/month/user. Contact the company for a quote for larger companies.

Free Trial: Available for Growth Edition, 7 days.

SilkRoad

A high-powered ATS that allows you to source, attract, engage, screen and hire top talent fast. Reduce your recruiting spend by 80% or more.

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Pricing: Contact the company for a quote.

IntelliApp by Tenstreet

A niche ATS for the trucking industry that automates the collection of truck driver work history and employment data through the web.

Tenstreet ats system

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Pricing: Contact the company for a quote.

Workday

With workforce planning, recruiting, talent management, and learning in one system that works across devices, Workday helps your company gain complete visibility into your global workforce.

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Pricing: Request a custom proposal from the company.

BreezyHR

Standout features: Chrome extension plug-in for candidate sourcing, video interview capability, custom candidate scorecards and interviewing guides for hiring managers.

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $49 a month.

Free Trial: Available, 7 days (no credit card required).

AutoMotoHR

Target, attract and hire the top automotive talent with AutoMotoHR’s niche ATS. Includes recruitment, HR and hiring marketing capabilities.

AutoMotoHR applicant tracking system

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Pricing: Contact company for pricing information.

BirdDogHR

Cloud-based software and services streamlines the employee lifecycle and improves candidate quality and flow, shortens time to hire, centralizes learning, and increases employee productivity.

BirdDogHR admin dashboard

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $69.99 a month.

Hiredesk

Enables job marketing from the same system where you design and manage your jobs, plus customization to allow for multiple career sites and workflows depending on the type of job.

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Pricing: Subscription starting at $85 a month per user.

CareerPlug

Hiring software, applicant tracking system and paperless onboarding platform to make attracting, evaluating and hiring top talent easier.

Careerplug website screenshot

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Pricing: Request a custom pricing proposal from the company.

JazzHR

A user-friendly and affordable ATS, and the creator of HR's first integrated crowd-sourcing, big-data and predictive analytics initiative.

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $89 a month.

Free Trial: Available, 21 days (no credit card required).

Lever

Features like one-click sourcing, two-way email sync, and @-mentions make it easy for a team to strategically source, interview, and hire top talent.

Lever applicant tracking

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Pricing: Pricing depends on the plan you choose and how many employees you have. Contact Lever for a quote.

SmartRecruiters

A web-based hiring platform suitable for companies with more than 50 employees in almost any vertical.

SmartRecruiters dashboard

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Pricing: Subscription from $395 a month.

WizeHire

A niche ATS for the real estate industry, WizeHire helps find more candidates, conduct insightful interviews, and hire successful real estate agents.

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Pricing: Subscription, $199 a month.

Bullhorn

From sourcing to candidate placement, the Bullhorn ATS eliminates manual data entry, streamlining the recruiting process and enabling your team to move faster and work smarter.

Bullhorn screenshot

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $99 a month per user.

CATS ATS

A customizable, web-based applicant tracking system and recruiting software built for internal HR and recruiting agencies.

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $99 a month per user.

HiringThing

Hiring managers can source candidates and compare them collaboratively, then measure the recruitment strategy’s success.

HiringThing ATS

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $22 a month (limited START plan).

Free Trial: 14 days (no credit card required).

IBM Kenexa

IBM Kenexa's Talent Suite is the first ATS offered by IBM since it acquired Kenexa in late 2012. This platform uses Big Data and analytics to help find and attract the best employees.

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $5,000 a month.

Ceipal Talenthire

Complete talent management tool to manage job posting, applicant profiles, interviews and reviewing feedback, hiring, onboarding with notifications, and reporting features.

Ceipal Talenthire applicant tracking platform

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $19 a month per user.

Free Trial: Available (no credit card required).

Hyrell

A cloud-based recruiting and hiring management solution that helps organizations find, qualify, engage, and hire the best applicants possible.

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $200 a month.

Free Trial: Available (no credit card required).

Hireology

Hireology's most unique feature is the ability to help recruiters identify how a candidate’s past behavior will impact future performance by gauging applicants against Hireology’s proprietary “67 Elements of Success.”

Hireology dashboard

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Pricing: Subscription from $49 a month.

Agile HR

Helps organizations recruit, onboard, and manage top talent without the stress and expense of clunky enterprise level systems.

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Pricing: $2,495.00/one-time

TribePad

TribePad's talent pool features make it easy to segment and nurture talent for future roles. Its advanced web search allows you to find the perfect candidate among 30 million profiles at the click of a button.

TribePad ATS screen

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $1,500 a month.

Resumeware

A web-based resume management and ATS. It is also an Application Service Provider (ASP), offering installation, monthly hosting and maintenance services.

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Pricing: Contact company for a quote.

PCRecruiter

Features Outlook integration, mobile access, integrated job posting, candidate screening, unlimited storage, automated resume import, full text searching, VOIP integration, and completely configurable data views.

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $85 a month per user.

myStaffingPro

Web-based ATS that provides social recruiting, applicant tracking, and onboarding to enterprise and midsize businesses.

myStaffingPro applicant screenshot

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Pricing: Contact company for a quote.

Pereless

A scalable, cloud-based ATS for automated recruitment, management, and organization. Its secure solution integrates with job boards, payroll, email and background check providers.

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Pricing: Contact company for a quote.

LocalWork

Ideally suited for organizations with 20 -150 employees, LocalWork’s ATS has a drag and drop landing page builder to showcase your company culture.

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $59 a month.

Free Trial: 7 days (no credit card required).

ADP

ADP's Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is a scalable and outsourced solution for large businesses (1,000+ employees). They have solutions for small and mid-sized businesses as well.

ADP recruiting dashboard

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Pricing: Subscription, based on business size. Contact ADP directly for a quote.

Ceridian Dayforce Recruiting

A simplified ATS for candidates, hiring managers and administrators. Identify staffing needs, create job requisitions, and find and hire best-fit candidates.

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Pricing: Contact company for a quote.

Select International

Features pre-employment assessments, developmental assessments, and hiring management systems for every industry, including: Manufacturing, Healthcare, Sales, Contact Centers, Customer Service/Retail, and more.

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Pricing: Contact company for a quote.

iApplicants

Creates a web-based careers website allowing you to manage unlimited job openings. Highly customizable.

iApplicants platform

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $55 a month.

Free Trial: 30 days (no credit card required).

PeopleSoft

PeopleSoft's Recruiting Solution is an advanced ATS designed to expedite the hiring process. Candidates, recruiters and managers all gain real-time visibility into the hiring process.

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Pricing: Available by quote. Contact Oracle directly for pricing information.

Deltek

Deltek Talent Acquisition provides the components needed for the application-to-hire process, employee recruitment, wizard-type workflow management for ease of use, and hundreds of personalization options.

Deltek talent acquisition

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Pricing: Contact company for a quote.

HireBridge

A low-cost, full-featured and easy-to-use ATS to manage the recruiting and hiring process - from posting and screening top candidates to analyzing the effectiveness of a company's recruiting activities.

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Pricing: From $50 a month per user for small business plan.

iCims Recruit

Supports customers of all sizes in managing every step of their recruitment lifecycle within a single system of record.

iCIMS dashboard

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Pricing: Subscription based on available packages as well as the complexity and customization of the final system.

JobAdder

A cloud based recruitment management platform.

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Pricing: $99 per month per user.

Free Trial: Available (no credit card required).

HealthCareSource

A niche healthcare ATS that accelerates hiring, improves management and staff productivity, attracts better personnel, and reduces hiring costs.

HealthCareSource application dashboard

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Pricing: Contact company for a quote.

Kronos

The Kronos Workforce Ready suite combines workforce management and human capital management in one cloud platform to help you manage your entire workforce from pre-hire to retire.

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Pricing: Contact company for a quote.

HireHive

A cloud-based solution for recruiting. Post jobs to job boards and social media with one click and manage all candidates in one place.

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $49 a month.

Free Trial: Available (no credit card required).

JobScore

JobScore's START product is affordable, self-service recruiting software for smaller businesses. Its SCALE product is a powerful, modern ATS that helps employers reach hiring goals.

Jobscore applicant tracking system

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $49 a month.

Free Trial: 30 days (no credit card required).

Konetic

A powerful, yet easy to use, online applicant tracking/e-recruitment system for both large and small corporate employers.

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $1,000 a month.

MightyRecruiter

Provides hiring leaders and recruiters with a powerful, one-stop candidate sourcing solution.

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Pricing: Subscription plans from $189 a month.

Free Trial: Available (no credit card required).

ClearCompany

Talent management and recruiting software, particularly great for SMBs, as the pricing model is by module.

ClearCompany dashboard

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Pricing: Subscription

Free Trial: Available (no credit card required).

Lumesse TalentLink

Offers multiple talent acquisition processes on an open platform with extensive configurability to help you bring the right people on board quickly and effectively.

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Pricing: Contact company for a quote.

Newton

An intuitive ATS designed by and for internal recruiting and HR teams.

Newton applicant tracking system

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Pricing: $399.99 per month, all features included in this basic package fee.

OpenCATS

A free open source ATS designed by the recruitment community. Provides job posting, candidate application and selection management.

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Pricing: Free.

SelectSuite by PeopleAdmin

Niche ATS software that provides recruiting, position management, onboarding, and performance management for government and higher education.

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Pricing: Contact company for a quote.

PeopleFluent Recruiting

An ATS for enterprise global organizations, with employee populations greater than 2,000 with expertise in larger enterprises greater than 10,000 employees.

PeopleFluent ATS screen

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Pricing: $50,000/year.

Phenom People

Phenom Pro helps recruiters, hiring managers and every member of your talent acquisition team track candidate intent and easily collect, target and nurture candidates to find and hire the perfect fit.

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Pricing: Contact company for a quote.

SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting

Provides intelligence and guidance along every step of recruiting, from sourcing to marketing to candidate management.

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Pricing: Contact company for a quote.

PracticeMatch

A niche ATS for medical practices, PracticeMatch offers sourcing and recruitment tools designed to provide medical facilities a clear competitive hiring advantage and ROI.

Practicematch application screenshot

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Pricing: Contact company for a quote.

Jobsoid

An intelligent recruitment software that automatically screens candidate applications and suggests the best fit for a certain job profiles in your company.

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Pricing: From $50 per month.

Free Trial: 30 days (no credit card required).




Guide to Choosing an Applicant Tracking System




How Were ATS Platforms Chosen?

ATS products were chosen for assessment based on a number of factors considered representative of commonly offered services and feature sets seen among a significant percentage of competitors.

Additionally, user ratings available on respected industry and community platforms were assessed to determine average levels of user satisfaction with the applicant tracking platforms.

For consideration of list inclusion, it was necessary to establish a threshold of conventional as well as crowd-sourced trust and user satisfaction metrics for the applicant tracking platforms that were reviewed. This threshold allows for a more reliable estimate about the average end user satisfaction with a particular system. Examples of factors that may have been considered include:

  • Ease of use
  • User friendliness
  • Platform migration features & support
  • Management & reporting functionality
  • Fulfillment of common recruiting functionality needs (detailed below)

Correspondingly, it was necessary to exclude platforms where an insufficient volume of third party metrics were available to assess customer success and satisfaction with a particular platform.




Functionality To Consider
For Applicant Tracking Systems

Your talent acquisition needs may be complex, however the fact remains that the process can be broken down into a few functional components for any business. In considering a new platform for your talent recruiting efforts, it’s important that these primary functions be met so that your recruitment pipeline is streamlined and productive.

These are the five primary areas of functionality to keep in mind when assessing a new application tracking system:

Comprehensive Applicant Workflow & Tracking

One of the most important aspects of a well-rounded tracking system is a comprehensive and user-friendly workflow which allows efficient management for your recruiters.

This is particularly important when dealing with large applicant volumes, as an efficient workflow will allow greater assurance in the integrity and productivity of your candidate pipelines.

The platform should provide applicant tracking data that answers questions such as:

  • What stage of the process?
  • What tasks have been completed?
  • What tasks are still outstanding?
  • Have communications on both ends been timely?
  • Should the candidate be moved to the next stage?

Candidate Communication Tracking

Efficient management of communication between recruiters and candidates is paramount to streamlining your talent acquisition process.

Optimal communication tracking features typically include analytics that may assist you with establishing trends in your candidate lifecycle.

Ability to establish candidate lifecycle trends is advantageous and may allow you to optimize candidate / recruiter interaction. Platform features to consider, which encourage good communication include:

  • Scheduling & event notifications
  • Candidate history & supplemental information
  • Management-level reporting functionality
  • Task delegation & tracking capability

Interview Scheduling Management

With larger companies and more specialized positions, often the interview process contains multiple stages and requirements before successful completion.

Many tracking platforms provide clear transparency, particularly for multi-step interview processes, so management and scheduling can be fulfilled efficiently.

To ensure the platform you’re considering meets your scheduling needs, consider whether the system offers several features, such as:

  • Communication analytics & reporting
  • Calendar integrations & sharing
  • Scheduling acceptance indicators
  • Multiple communication methods & reminders

Background Check Management

The background check submission process is often straightforward. Some positions, however, may require multiple background checks, making a significantly more extensive process overall.

Regardless of the complexity of your background check processes, it is important that the applicant tracking systems you consider have at least some form of task completion tracking and reporting functionality.

These are some common questions that the system’s functionality should answer:

  • Which background checks have been completed?
  • What were the results?
  • What is the estimated completion timeframe? (important for multi-step background check processes)

Onboarding Task Fulfillment

As a company grows, and as its talent on-boarding complexity evolves, it is important to have a structure in place to ensure the integrity of your onboarding process.

Comprehensive applicant tracking platforms typically have features to help streamline on-boarding. This is a benefit to both the employer as well as ensuring the new employee’s smooth transition into the company.

Onboarding management features to look for with your prospective ATS:

  • Task completion status
  • Task scheduling
  • Communication & reminders
  • Restricted status based on task completion level



Performance Benefits of an Ideal ATS

Time is money, and robust ATS platforms can help you save both. Furthermore, your talent acquisition specialists, HR department, and candidates will thank you for time saved as well! The following are a few of the key areas of the talent acquisition process which a good ATS can help streamline:

Applicant Lifecycle Management

With technical hurdles overcome, timely communication between applicants and recruiters fulfilled, and an applicant workflow established, you can ensure candidates flow through the hiring lifecycle quickly and efficiently.

Often, much of the difficulty and inefficiency with the talent acquisition process is contained within the gaps between candidate workflow stages.

An optimal workflow will typically allow for custom actions to assist with atypical applications or circumstances. Less optimal workflows tend miss these non-standard situations, causing inadvertent candidate drop off or disqualification in certain cases.

Communication Management

If a picture is worth one thousand words, managed applicant communication is worth one thousand emails! Significant time and effort is often expended in communication between your team members and candidates. Ideal candidate tracking systems usually excel in managing applicant communications with ease.

As with the importance of establishing a consistent method of managing the candidate lifecycle, it’s similarly important to have consistent methods of managing and tracking communication with applicants.

Significant time is typically expended with manual management and scheduling of communication between acquisition specialists and applicants. Well-rounded applicant tracking systems solve this problem by offering:

  • Structure
  • Analytics to gauge performance
  • Signals to initiate action

Final Stage Action Management

Many of the earlier stages of the hiring process can be easily streamlined. When a candidate reaches later stages, there is often an added degree of complexity in managing the final components of the process.

The question you need to ask is which of the prospective ATS platforms, you’re considering, also offer flexibility for highly specific and custom needs. There is no one-size-fits-all recruitment system, so it’s important to make decisions based on how best the system meets your individual company needs.

For many positional roles, it’s not just a “job” you might be filling, but rather a long term business relationship established between the company and prospective candidate. Accordingly, utilizing a platform that can manage the final stages of talent acquisition & onboarding can also provide a great experience for the candidate.

Side Benefit: A smooth talent acquisition process is a core component of good company culture. In the long term, this may also help your company attract higher quality talent as your company culture gains wider exposure in the marketplace.




Topics: Applicant Tracking Systems

Updated 2017-06-26 22:09:03June 26, 2017
Kelly Love Johnson
Written by Kelly Love Johnson

Kelly Love Johnson is Content Strategist for Jobs2Careers. She's also a shower singer, TV watcher, pop culture junkie, and habitual smirker. She's passionate about helping people find their dream jobs and closing the wage gap. Her book, Skirt! Rules for the Workplace: An Irreverent Guide to Advancing Your Career, was published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2008.

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