3 Things You Need To Know About Applicant Tracking Systems

March 1 2017

Careerlister is web based ATS (Applicant Tracking System) with many features that help recruiters and employers of all sizes fill open positions. Since you have come to this page you probably have the same questions that many of our customers once had. Here are the 3 things you need to know about what an applicant tracking system is.

What is an applicant tracking system?

An ATS is a type of software application that is either an app on a computer or a cloud based web app that assists recruiters with their daily recruiting tasks. An ATS's job is to assist a recruiter with sorting through thousands of resumes to determine which ones are the best fit for the positions that are currently open. Most Applicant tracking systems do not process your resume differently based on your resume's content or layout. It is still up to the recruiter to scan and review your resume before the next stage of the hiring process.

Why do recruiters use applicant tracking systems?

Applicant tracking systems help recruiters save time, stay organized and remove the dreaded Microsoft Excel recruiting. Some recruiters and employers use Microsoft Excel to recruit which is difficult to share and keep up-to-date with multiple people. An ATS allows recruiters to recurit, communicate, and be organized in realtime with added features to help schedule, communicate with an applicant as well as reduce over all time it takes to fill a position with the right person. Just like any productivity application an ATS increases communication and collaboration which means better results.

Which applicant tracking system is right for my business?

Applicant tracking systems come in all price points. Some cost a lot and some not so much. Some cost per recruiter/user and some have a set fee. Some systems have features that you pay for but may never use. There are many ATS companies to choose from. Careerlister offers a great value for the number of features offered. The price is a set fee and starts at only $35/mo. Since each company's needs are different we'd like to understand first what your needs are and if our system isn't a fit we'd be happy to recommend a system that does.

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