What are Applicant Tracking Systems?
Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) exist to help organizations with their most pressing business challenges. This is done by sourcing and retaining qualified individuals, providing comprehensive technology solutions, as well as enabling clients to save time and reduce the administrative burdens associated with high-volume employee recruiting, selection, development, and retention.
Applicant Tracking Systems are comprehensive solutions that lower the time to hire an applicant, reduce the cost per hire, and more importantly improves the quality of each hire. The principal function of an ATS is to provide a central location and database for a organization’s recruitment efforts. ATS are built to better assist management of resumes and applicant information. Data is either extracted from internal applications through the ATS front-end located on the organization’s website or is collected from applicants on career listing boards. Most career and resume boards (LinkedIn, Monster, Indeed, Careerbuilder, etc.) partner with ATS software providers to furnish parsing support and ease of data migration from one system to another.
Virtually all system management is “real time” — from the setup of locations, entry of job descriptions, development of pre-qualification questions, to the development of the on-boarding events for a specific job. Nearly all major corporations use some form of Applicant Tracking Systems to handle job applications and to manage resume data. It is estimated that roughly 50% of all mid-sized companies and almost all large corporations use some type of applicant tracking system. Bersin & Associates reported that organizations that are proficient in talent management surpass average companies with 26% more productivity per employee. They also achieve 33% better quality of hire and 40% higher retention rates for top performers. Applicant Tracking Systems are oftentimes also referred to as a Talent Management Systems (TMS) and/or Talent Platforms. ATS are generally arranged through an application service provider or Software as a Service (SaaS) model. The level of service and cost can vary greatly across providers
As the data held within Recruitment Software is predominantly personal data, it is often tightly controlled by Data Protection legislation. This legislation has been introduced all over the world to protect personal data handled in computers by preventing the data from being held offshore.
Employers Choice Screening provides you with your own unique URL that we design to match your organization’s brand. We customize your application to match your current application questions. Our team loads up your website with all of your current job openings, recruiting sources, departments, and personalize the settings to accommodate with your unique organizational structure. When we launch your site, generally within three business days, it will be ready to start accepting applications and completely replace your paper application process. All of this is accomplished with less than two hours of time spent on the part of your HR manager.