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Your agency might use a database to keep track of its candidates, but its design can be cumbersome and unorganised. A database simply doesn't provide all the resources your agency needs in order to find the best talent.
When it comes to interacting with candidates for open positions, an applicant tracking system is an absolute must. The best applicant tracking system has a robust structure and an ease of use that can streamline candidate management from sourcing to submittal.
Use the following three considerations to guide you forward in finding the best system for your recruiting needs:
Does the system simplify your current recruiting process?
The purpose of an applicant tracking system is to improve your recruiting processes, not to complicate them. Bringing on an ATS should allow you to centralize all of your data, from job requisitions to employee referrals, into one accessible location. It should also provide your candidates with an easy, efficient way of applying for different positions.
As you consider an ATS, it is important to find a system that can streamline and organize your recruiting workflow through automation, allowing you to handle a large volume of candidates without hefty amounts of paperwork. You should also ensure that its functionality will improve communication and foster a better alliance between your organization’s recruiters, hiring managers, and prospective applicants.
Can the ATS be integrated with your website and all other recruiting platforms?
A crucial component of an applicant tracking system is its ability to integrate seamlessly with all of your other business platforms, including your website, email, and social media accounts. As a result, you want to ensure that your system can serve as a platform for mobile and cloud computing, unified communication, and social networking.
Social media has become an indispensable tool for recruiting firms. By having an ATS that can integrate with these accounts, you can better equip your firm to post jobs, source candidates, share content, engage followers, and build relationships through all outlets of communication and outreach.
Does the applicant tracking system have mobile capabilities?
Choosing an ATS that you can use anywhere, at any time can make a huge impact on your recruiting processes. Mobile applicant tracking allows you to manage your system from the office, home, or even a coffee shop while giving your recruiters real-time information about clients and candidates. Going mobile will also give you the opportunity to track emails, review key reports, and search candidate lists whenever you need.
The candidate experience is a high priority in today's recruitment landscape, and the best applicant tracking system enables its users to create positive interactions with candidates at every touch-point.
Applicant tracking capabilities should allow you to not only easily connect with active candidates by posting on job boards, social networks, and career portals, but also reach out to passive candidates in your database to find the perfect match for each job order.
Don't waste your time switching between different windows to perform your everyday recruitment functions. With email integrated directly into an applicant tracking system, you can increase your company's productivity by allowing your recruiters to get more done faster.
The best applicant tracking system for your agency has an email integration that not only allows you to send and receive emails from within your ATS, but also tracks all your email activity so that you will never miss a conversation.
With features like advanced keyword search and Boolean logic, the best applicant tracking system can make filling your jobs simple. Searching within your own system should be quick and easy, and the ideal candidates, jobs, contacts and companies should be evident in your results.
The most relevant and recent results should be prioritised, and you should be able to save favourite searches in order to increase your agency's applicant tracking efficiency.
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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.
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As the Vice President of Marketing at Bullhorn, Catherine is responsible for all marketing efforts across the organization. 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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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.
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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.