ATS System

Read on to learn about the key features in an ATS system

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Why Should Your Firm Be Using an ATS System?

According to Bullhorn's 2017 North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report, the majority of recruiters cannot do their job effectively without an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). 

What is an ATS system? An ATS system is a software solution that automates a firm's recruiting and staffing operations, providing a central repository for candidate data  including resumes and applications. With 67% of North American staffing firms utilizing an ATS system to track candidate activity, this is the preferred solution for recruiting high-quality candidates both quickly and cost-effectively.

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How to Evaluate an ATS System

What should you consider before you invest in an ATS System?

1. Identify Your Requirements

As the first step in your evaluation process, you must compile a list of requirements for your ATS system. Start by reviewing your recruiting process and document all steps, interactions, and points of frustration. Once you have clearly defined your current process, map out your budget and goals and needs of your new system. As you evaluate ATS systems, make sure their features and functionality meet these requirements.

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2. Does the ATS System Have a CRM Integration?

In today's competitive landscape, it's not enough to solely rely on your current pool of candidates and clients. A staffing-centric Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software provides the insights and intelligence that you need to build and foster these candidate and client relationships. When your ATS system and CRM work together, you'll gain full visibility into client and candidate activity

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3. How Flexible is the ATS System?

Your ATS System should have the flexiblity to provide your firm with not only a platform that remains state-of-the-art through consistent updates, but also the kind of individual attention you expect to make sure your firm's specialized needs are met at all times. A Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model provides the highest flexibility and security when compared to an on-premise or hosted models.

An ATS system with a SaaS model securely allows multiple customers to use the same web-based application. A SaaS ATS system can provide upgrades to all of its customers without interrupting their service and implementations require less time and resources.

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4. Does the ATS System Have Mobile Access?

Mobile access to your ATS system allows your recruiters and salespeople to be armed with up-to-the-second information about clients and candidates, giving them better insight for offsite meetings. Since recruiters are constantly on the go,  mobile access is critical to your firm's success and helps provide better client service as well as a better candidate experience.

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5. How Well Does the ATS System Manage Your Entire Workflow?

An ATS system provides an all-in-one dashboard for managing the entire recruiting process  from job submission to candidate placement. The right applicant tracking software should give you an efficiency advantage that enhances your existing workflow, leading to higher and faster levels of user adoption.

To manage the entire workflow, your ATS system should work seamlessly with the solutions that extend the capabilities of your ATS, including: Customer Relationship Management, Onboarding, Back Office, VMS and Reporting solutions.

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Why Use Bullhorn's ATS System?

Bullhorn has the product suite, infrastructure, and expertise to help your recruiting firm grow by optimizing your business processes and generating revenue. The full Bullhorn product lineup – including Bullhorn’s mobile-optimized Applicant Tracking System, Sales CRM, VMS Access, Onboarding, Back Office, and the Bullhorn Marketplace – will help take your business to the next level.

Bullhorn's ATS system can help your firm increase retention, expand relationships, optimize sales processes, and maximize revenue.

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Using Bullhorn is a no-brainer for a staffing agency. Powerful, intuitive searching coupled with state of the art client/candidate management make it the best tool in the industry!
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Industry Best Practices for Recruiters

Download these free resources to discover recruiting best practices:

2017 North American Staffing & Recruiting Trends Report
15 Fascinating Recruiting Trends and Tips
The Ultimate Software Buyer’s Guide for Staffing and Recruiting Firms
Changing Stakes in the Staffing Industry

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