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applicant tracking system (ATS)

An applicant tracking system (ATS), also called a candidate management system, is a software application designed to help an enterprise recruit employees more efficiently. An ATS can be used to post job openings on a corporate Web site or job board, screen resumes, and generate interview requests to potential candidates by e-mail. Other features may include individual applicant tracking, requisition tracking, automated resume ranking, customized input forms, pre-screening questions and response tracking, and multilingual capabilities. It is estimated that roughly 50 percent of all mid-sized companies and almost all large corporations use some type of applicant tracking system.

This was last updated in November 2010

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Thanks Margaret! Really usefull.

In your opinion, what are the ATS's most famous and the most used?

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Thank you Margaret!
We at our company have tried many different paid ATS's and none convinced us until we found Osclass. It is a free, customizable and online! Our HR staff is quite happy with it and is working fine for our recruiting!
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Great info. Just downloaded Osclass and plan to put it to work quickly. Exactly what we needed. HR is looking forward to using it.
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I guess, as with any tool, it really depends on how one uses it. If the judgment is automated the results typically aren't very impressive.
Just curious, do modern ATS have integrations with online resume databases?
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