Back to Customer Blog Get the Most Out of Bullhorn ATS. Explore These 3 High-Value Features by Bob McHugh on December 27th, 2018 ATS systems like Bullhorn have so many great features, it can be overwhelming to make sure you’re taking advantage of all the best ones! In this post, we want to highlight three high-value features of our ATS that you should absolutely be taking advantage of. 1) Configuring Your Workflow The recruiting life cycle is nuanced and complex. Without the proper structure, it’s easy to accidentally skip a necessary step in the process. Bullhorn’s workflow steps are key in using the application, and enable you to better manage your entire recruiting process—from job submission to candidate placement. The standard workflow that comes out-of-the-box with Bullhorn is based on staffing best practices from thousands of staffing firms, and includes four major steps: moving candidates through this workflow as they’re submitted, interviewed, and ultimately placed. But one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to process. That’s why we give you the power to configure the workflow to align with the process you want to follow. Click here to learn more about how an admin can easily configure the workflow steps by using System Settings. 2) Capturing Activity Automatically To make sure your recruiters don’t waste too much time on administrative tasks when they could be sourcing, screening, and placing candidates, we’ve designed the ATS to automatically capture all relevant sales and recruiting activities. This frees up time for other responsibilities like sourcing candidates and nurturing relationships. Automatic data capture has less obvious benefits as well. For example, having all the email activity tracked automatically makes it easy for a new recruiter to pick up a relationship with a candidate where the former recruiter left off. Because all of the interactions have been captured, nothing gets lost in the shuffle. If your emails aren’t automatically tracked on candidate and client records, click here to learn more about the options. 3) Integrating with Other Solutions Bullhorn’s ultimate goal is to make you more productive, and if there are tools in the Bullhorn Marketplace that are really useful (hint: there are!), then we’d love to integrate with them so you can be productive working with both. That’s why our API is so robust, and why we’re focused on expanding our staffing-specific marketplace of turnkey solutions to help you extend Bullhorn. Check out our Marketplace for a full breakdown of all the partner solutions we offer that are pre-integrated, or if you’re more technically savvy, check out our API documentation to explore the possibility of integrating Bullhorn with other solutions. Bullhorn is also committed to open source technologies providing quality projects for our platform or for the community at large. You can explore our projects on our GitHub page – I’d recommend you visit the Open Source Career Portal! Want to learn more about the top ATS features to look for in an applicant tracking system? Check out the ATS Buyer’s Guide for everything you need to know to make a worthwhile investment in your staffing firm’s future.