Read on to learn about the key features in an Applicant Tracking System
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According to Bullhorn's 2018 UK Recruitment Trends Report, the majority of recruiters cannot do their job effectively without an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).
What is an Applicant Tracking System? An ATS is a software solution that automates an agency's recruitment operations, providing a central repository for candidate data – including CVs and applications. With 78% of UK recruitment agencies utilising an ATS system to track candidate activity, this is the preferred solution for recruiting high-quality candidates both quickly and cost-effectively.
As the first step in your evaluation process, you must compile a list of requirements for your ATS. 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 systems, make sure their features and functionality meet these requirements.
In today's competitive landscape, it's not enough to solely rely on your current pool of candidates and clients. A recruitment-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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Your ATS Software should have the flexibility to provide your agency 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 agency's specialised 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 with a SaaS model securely allows multiple customers to use the same web-based application. A SaaS system can provide upgrades to all of its customers without interrupting their service and implementations require less time and resources.
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 agency's success and helps provide better client service as well as a better candidate experience.
ATS 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 ATS software should work seamlessly with the solutions that extend its capabilities, including: Customer Relationship Management, Onboarding, VMS and Reporting solutions.
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Bullhorn has the product suite, infrastructure, and expertise to help your recruitment agency grow by optimising your business processes and generating revenue. The full Bullhorn product lineup – including Bullhorn’s mobile-optimised Applicant Tracking System, Sales CRM, VMS Access, Onboarding, and the Bullhorn Marketplace – will help take your business to the next level.
Bullhorn can help your agency increase retention, expand relationships, optimise sales processes, and maximise revenue.
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SVP Product, Executive Search
As Bullhorn’s SVP Product, Executive Search, Richard drives the company’s product strategy and initiatives for the executive search sector and the Invenias product. Richard joined Bullhorn as part of the Invenias acquisition in 2018, where he one of the founders and spent 14 years as the Chief Product & Technology Officer and a Board Director.
Richard brings over 25 years of business, technology and product leadership, with broad industry experience that spans the full spectrum of the staffing industry, with specific focus on executive and retained search. Prior to Bullhorn, Richard was central to the successful growth and development of the Invenias business globally, from its inception to becoming the market leading provider of executive search software.
Team Lead – Enterprise Solution Consultant, APAC
As GM for Bullhorn’s APAC business, Aaron McIntosh oversees all business functions in the region. He also leads the solutions consulting team locally, ensuring our customers have an incredible experience when transitioning to Bullhorn. He has over 20 years working various roles within the technology industry and joined Bullhorn in 2013 in the London office before relocating back to Australia in 2015. During his tenure, he has helped numerous customers make the move to Bullhorn including Kelly Persol, Ambition, Hudson, and many others. He is passionate about technology and in particular how technology can be used to solve business issues and problems that are inhibiting growth within recruitment businesses.
He has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Computing) with Honours from Monash University in Melbourne.
Senior Vice President, Customer Success
As the Senior Vice President of Customer Success, Tamsyn leads Bullhorn’s Services and Customer Success teams. She is responsible for successful delivery of all products and services globally and is committed to creating and maintaining incredible long term customer experiences in the candidate to cash process. Tamsyn has been delivering implementations for over 25 years with companies such as SAP, Ariba, Zuora: specialising in HR, Payroll, Procurement and Quote To Cash capability. She trained as a software engineer after studying Maths, Statistics, and Computing in England.
Director of International Marketing
As the Director of International Marketing at Bullhorn, Catherine is responsible for all international marketing efforts across EMEA and APAC. Catherine has been with Bullhorn based in the Boston office since 2010 and has recently relocated to London. Over her tenure, she’s overseen several marketing functions including demand generation, marketing operations, and events. She is passionate about marketing technology, building high-performing teams, and leveraging both to drive for results. Catherine has a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from Providence College.
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Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and International
Peter oversees Bullhorn’s international operations outside North America in his role as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and International. Peter joined Bullhorn in 2009 and was responsible for its highly successful UK launch and continued expansion internationally. Peter has grown the international team to over 100 staff, established Bullhorn as the UK’s market leading recruitment software and has expanded Bullhorn’s reach into EMEA and APAC, achieving a user base of more than 30,000 international users. Prior to taking on the launch of Bullhorn International, Peter spent 20 years working in the recruitment industry and held a number of senior director roles before moving into the technology space.