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Applicant Tracking System(ATS)

Applicant Tracking System(ATS)

Updated on:
August 22, 2022


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What is Applicant Tracking System(ATS)?

An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a computer software system used to manage applications for jobs. ATS’ are both applicant and employer oriented. Some ATSs are fully automated, while others require human interaction. ATSs are used in both large enterprises and smaller organizations.

An ATS is a digital tool that helps to organize and keep track of applicants, their documents and data. It also provides insights into the performance of your online recruitment channels.

An ATS manages every step of the job application process. From accepting applications, to screening, to scheduling interviews, and to scheduling new hire orientation. An ATS can also track applicants throughout the hiring process. Learn how ATS work, and how do they help employers.

What is the difference between a candidate relationship management system and an applicant tracking system?


Candidate relationship management (CRM) and applicant tracking (ATS) are two different solutions used in recruiting that track candidates throughout the recruitment process. Both solutions are used to manage information, but each system handles information in a different manner.

Candidate relationship management is a system used to keep candidates informed about opportunities, interviews, and hiring decisions. Candidate relationship management systems offer contact management, database integration, and reporting features.

Applicant tracking systems are a solution used to manage applications for employment opportunities. Using an applicant tracking system, employers can automate hiring.

There are a number of reasons why applicant tracking systems are necessary. First, they help to ensure that only the most qualified candidates are considered for open positions. Second, they help to streamline the hiring process, making it more efficient and effective. Finally, they help to keep track of applicant information and data, making it easier for HR professionals to identify trends and make informed decisions about hiring.