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How to Choose Applicant Tracking Software to Fast-Track Your Recruiting

Nolan Gray Blog

With recruiting moving faster than ever, it’s important that your technology can keep pace. One of the best ways to keep hiring collaborative and efficient is with an applicant tracking system. But how can you choose the best applicant tracking system for your company? Here’s some considerations that can help you refine the choices to make the best selection for your recruiting efforts.

#1 Intuitive

No one has time to learn a complicated new system and time spent on the learning curve is time away from recruiting efforts. A good applicant tracking software is easy to use, has intuitive menus and can be picked up with little to no training.

#2 Collaborative

Most of us are recruiting in a collaborative environment with many people involved in the process. Cloud applicant tracking systems like Jobscience allow the entire recruiting team to instantly collaborate in real time on the candidate review process.

#3 Accessibility

With workers increasingly mobile, it’s important that your applicant tracking software is accessible from desktop, laptop and mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones. If your recruiters and hiring managers can’t use the software when and where they need to, the value is lessened.

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#4 Cloud Based

Your applicant tracking system should be cloud based so there’s no hassle with software installation and upgrades. Cloud systems are self-maintaining, accessible from anywhere and the best way to keep the work flowing and hiring on the fast-track.

#5 Functionality

All of the key functions your recruiters and hiring managers need should be core to the applicant tracking software. If it doesn’t have all of the features you need, why bother? A good applicant tracking system will allow you to replace manual and other less functional systems completely.

#6 Efficiency

A great applicant tracking system will improve efficiencies and should take steps out of the process and not add to your workload. Mass actions capabilities that allow you to move candidates quickly from one category to another can save time.

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#7 Automation

Template-based job order creation and automatic job posting to established job boards can save hiring managers’ time. Automatic candidate pre-screening with customizable questions can automatically narrow the field and allow you to focus only on qualified candidates.

#8 Dashboard

A dashboard with reporting capabilities allows you to stay on top of the recruiting process and get status at a glance. A quality applicant tracking system will show your recruiting pipeline, report on time-to-fill and other important metrics and let you know how efficiently your recruiting process is operating.

#9 Scalability

An application tracking program like Jobscience automatically scales with increased usage. This is a huge time saver because there’s nothing you need to do when your job orders grow beyond a certain count or if you have an increasing number of candidates in your pipeline!

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#10 Affordability

At one time, only the largest corporations could afford best in class applicant tracking systems. But the advent of cloud-based software has made offering quality solutions to companies of all sizes a possibility. A good applicant tracking system should actually reduce your overall hiring costs!

Choosing applicant tracking software can be daunting – easily as hard as evaluating an ERP solution – but there’s no reason to fly blind. You can take a test drive of Jobscience recruitment tools by clicking here for a free demo. See just what the #1 CRM in the world can do for you!