5 reasons why an applicant tracking system makes sense

It’s all about making a good first impression to help sway the next all-star candidate
By Leonard Brienza
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/02/2018
A good ATS can have a significant, positive impact on the recruiting process — from both sides of the table. Credit: Ink Drop (Shutterstock)

If you’re still using manual processes or multiple tools for recruitment activities, you probably understand the frustration of sifting through mountains of resumés, digging through old emails to keep track of applicant communications, and chasing after members of the hiring committee for feedback on candidates.

You may have even had that horrible day when you realize you missed out on the best candidate because the hiring process simply took too long, or the all-star recruit chose another company because it offered a better recruiting experience.

If any of this sounds familiar, it’s time to consider an applicant tracking system (ATS). Modern ATS tools help streamline the hiring process by centralizing all the data and providing automated tools for functions throughout hiring management, screening and approvals.