Applicant tracking tools evolve with technology

HR's needs, not IT's criteria, should be the main focus in purchasing a system
By Matt Robinson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/11/2004

For most organizations, the decision to buy an applicant tracking system (ATS) should be based solely on human resources requirements, not IT considerations.

Systems integration, vendor management and ongoing support are important technical concerns. But they should not be the determining factors when an organization is looking for tools to improve its recruitment of talent.

Applicant tracking software enables an organization to maintain a database of applicant and job information. The easier it is to manage and access this information, the faster job openings can be filled.