Magazine article Workforce

Applicant Tracking's Top 10

Magazine article Workforce

Applicant Tracking's Top 10

Article excerpt

Do you know what to look for in an applicant tracking system? This handy list has 10 requirements to keep in mind.

Here's a countdown of the top ten user functionality requirements HR should look for when evaluating an applicant tracking system. With apologies to David Letterman, the list counts down from 10 to No. 1.

10: Requisition creation with sign-off approval capabilities

Organizations need the ability to create and manage jobs and report on "New" positions versus "Existing" or "Replacement" job postings.

9: Integrated job board for your company Web site

Integration with a company's Web site providing a "Careers" section is a must. Typical features include; List Jobs, Search Jobs, Apply Online, Send to a Friend.

8: Ability to cross-post job postings across to commercial job boards (i.e./,, etc.)

The fewer mouse clicks the better.

7: Internal job board posting service supporting employee applications and employee referral programs

Internal job applications and employee referral programs should be included in an ATS platform.

6: Automatic screening and ranking of candidates based upon job skill profiles

Your ATS should help you find the best candidates fast. Who has time to wade through all those resumes anyway!

5: Scheduling and tracking of candidate interviews, email communications and completed forms

The ability to send emails, manage documents, schedule interviews and make job offers is a must. …

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