ATS Software

Read on to learn about the key features in an Applicant Tracking System

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Why Should Your Firm Be Using an ATS?

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. 

What is it? An Applicant Tracking 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 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 ATS Software

What should you consider before you invest in new staffing technology?

1. Identify Your Requirements

As the first step in your evaluation process, you must compile a list of requirements for your 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 different options, make sure their features and functionality meet these requirements.

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2. Does the Software 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 and CRM work together, you'll gain full visibility into client and candidate activity

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3. How Flexible is the ATS?

Your 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.

A system with a SaaS model securely allows multiple customers to use the same web-based application. A SaaS solution 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 Software Have Mobile Access?

Mobile access to your software 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 it Manage Your Entire Workflow?

An ATS & CRM software 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 staffing software should work seamlessly with the solutions that extend its capabilities, including: Customer Relationship Management, Onboarding, Back Office, VMS and Reporting solutions.

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Why Use Bullhorn's Software?

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 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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