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Once your organization has decided to invest in an Applicant Tracking System (ATS), you may need some insights into choosing the right one. Regardless of how much due diligence you have performed to justify this investment for your small business or more established company, you may still need some practical advice on what considerations will make it easiest to choose the best ATS for your needs while staying on budget.

4 Things to Look for When Purchasing an ATS for Your Organization

Now that you are ready to buy an ATS to ease the workload for you and your dedicated HR team, consider the following 4 things to look for:

  1. Inclusiveness to Everyone Involved in the Hiring Process. One of the biggest benefits of ATS is that it allows for seamless interaction between everyone essential to the hiring process. The people who need access to your ATS software include your HR team, executives, outside recruiters and members of your compliance team.
  2. Resume Database and Candidate Search. This feature is fundamental to a quality ATS since it allows you to quickly pull up key information about each candidate in an instant, which is particularly helpful if you are working from a large pool of submitted resumes.
  3. Social Media Recruiting. Social media recruiting is not negotiable for the modern hiring manager. Today’s job seekers are active on at least one social media platform, if not several, so you must find ways to reach the best talent for your team. The best ATS features social media integration capabilities to boost your social media effectiveness.
  4. Simplicity. Bells and whistles are great until you can’t figure out how to do a simple task. The best ATS software provides plenty of features, delivered in an easy-to-use format.



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