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Why should you use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to source candidates?

Written by Kimberley Startup | October 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Applicant Tracking System, Jumping Spider, ATS, Employer Advice, Online Recruitment, webrecruitAs a company that is looking to recruit staff of the highest possible standard, both quickly and cost-effectively, you won’t need our experts here at webrecruit ( to remind you of the difficulties in doing so. That’s why we offer a series of tools related to the recruitment process, with one of them that may attract your interest being an applicant tracking system (ATS).

Applicant tracking systems exist for the benefit of applicants who want to keep tabs on the vacancies for which they have applied, in addition to the ‘status’ of each one. Nonetheless, it is the applicant tracking systems that are designed for the needs of recruiters that we are predominantly concentrating on in this blog. Many recruitment agencies such as ourselves tend to just describe an ATS as “recruitment software”, but either way, the basic purpose is the same: to provide a central portal for the recruitment efforts of your firm.

Embracing the increasingly electronic nature of recruitment, some form of ATS is now used by most major corporations, with recruitment companies like webrecruit now offering the software in a way that makes sense to the small and medium sized firms that are frequently deluged with applications themselves. With an ATS, you can better manage application information and CVs so that you can more easily source candidates, even perhaps from a database of past applicants for roles within your company.

We provide access to our own ATS for free, which makes it a very attractive option for sifting through applications, providing feedback and inviting candidates for interview, all possible in just a few clicks of the mouse. This negates the fear that has stopped many employers from using an ATS of it simply being too expensive an option, not least as our entire service is available at a highly competitive price, with no high placement fees or hidden costs.

We know that small to medium sized companies with their lower recruitment volumes can find it difficult to justify investing in the tools, technology and specialist resources that are used very routinely by larger firms. That’s why it makes so much sense to choose the services of webrecruit ( in boosting your staff recruitment capability to a world-class level, on demand. Indeed, even larger companies can benefit from a complete ATS, provided by the most competent sourcing partner.

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