Top 10 Applicant Tracking Systems for Recruiters

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Applicant tracking systems (ATS) were developed to help recruiters hire more efficiently.  Many companies have found success with applicant tracking systems (ATS). They can be particularly helpful for recruiters because they simplify the hiring process.  The best ATSs make it easy to manage each stage of recruitment, from creating a job posting and screening resumes to conducting interviews and making your final selection. In this guide, we'll help you find the best ATS for your business by giving an overview of the most popular tools and breaking down their features.  

If you're a recruiter and you're not using an applicant tracking system, you're doing yourself a huge disservice. A good applicant tracking system can streamline your recruiting efforts and help you target your time to the most qualified candidates.  In recent years, recruiting has become more and more about finding people who fit the culture of your organization, as well as those who have the right qualifications for the job. In addition to the sheer number of applicants that need to be sorted through, recruiters also have to try and find those with the right attitude and personality.  

This article will outline 10 applicant tracking systems that have been chosen as top tools to use for recruiters in a pool of services that are out there.

1. Breezy

Breezy is a recruiting solution that helps companies manage their hiring process. It provides an applicant tracking system (ATS) for job postings, candidate screening and management, interview scheduling and planning. With Breezy's ATS software, recruiters can also send automated emails to candidates at different stages of the hiring process to provide them with updates on their applications. In addition to helping recruiters contact applicants from job boards directly through the platform, Boomerang Hire offers integration with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to help them find and reach out to candidates.

2. Zoho Recruit

When it comes to speed of set up, ease of use, and affordability, Zoho Recruit tops the list. The ATS has a user-friendly interface and intuitive navigation that recruiters can start using right away. Customer service is also responsive and helpful.

For small businesses on a budget, Zoho Recruit's low monthly pricing is attractive. It also offers a free plan that allows up to five recruiters on board (plus 1 job opening/recruiter), which is great for startups or recruiting teams just starting out with ATS software—but it lacks some features like social media recruitment and resume parsing, which are usually available in paid plans.

Zoho Recruit's customizability makes it an excellent choice for small or large firms alike. You can add fields relevant to your hiring process to track information such as candidate source and referral details. You can also configure workflows, develop reports with the customizable dashboards and measure key performance indicators (KPIs).

3. JobAdder

JobAdder is a great applicant tracking system for recruiters. This cloud-based solution prioritizes collaboration, even with hiring managers and other stakeholders who may not be part of the recruiting team. The Hiring Manager Portal allows hiring managers to track job posts and their progress, as well as make comments that will notify the recruiter they’re working with.

With JobAdder, you can access your recruiting pipeline from anywhere using the mobile app on your smartphone or tablet.  Many recruitment agencies use JobAdder to manage candidates and jobs; it is ideal for high volume users.

4. SmartRecruiters

An ATS should be a part of your broader talent acquisition strategy.  An ATS should help you attract top talent, not just organize candidate information. SmartRecruiters has been on the market for about 10 years and has grown significantly in that time.

SmartRecruiters is a cloud-based SaaS solution that helps companies find, hire, and onboard employees from one central platform. The company is based in San Francisco, California.

5. BambooHR

BambooHR is an applicant tracking system and HR software rolled into one. It's used by over 14,000 companies worldwide, and is a great tool for small to mid-sized businesses.

BambooHR automates many of the common tasks that HR professionals have to do on a daily basis: keeping track of employee data, maintaining organizational charts, storing employee files, managing time off requests and approvals, handling performance reviews, etc.

This software allows HR teams to focus their energy on other important things like talent acquisition, retention strategies for their best employees, helping everyone stay happy and motivated in the workplace with benefits programs (401Ks), and strengthening company culture through effective internal communications initiatives.*

6. ClearCompany

ClearCompany is an applicant tracking system that is easy to use. Its user interface integrates with many other HR software platforms, and it offers a free trial. It's best for small businesses with up to 250 employees, and pricing varies—but starts at $4 per user per month.

7. Bullhorn

Bullhorn is a cloud-based platform that helps you keep track of all your candidate information. With this system, you'll be able to source candidates, manage your CRM and hire more efficiently.

There are also capabilities for tracking financial data such as billing, invoicing and expenses. You can use the mobile app to access everything on the go, or integrate with social media sites like LinkedIn to find top talent. The system will help you organize your office and company effectively so you can work more productively and less stressful.

It has analytics capabilities that allow you to monitor what's working best in terms of sourcing candidates and landing new clients. Bullhorn has both enterprise solutions for large businesses as well as small business options for those who are just getting started.

8. Workable

Workable is a cloud-based recruitment software designed to streamline the hiring process. Workable helps users manage applicants, schedule interviews, and keep track of every step in the hiring process.

Workable is available for every device, making it easy for recruiters to access data about their team’s hiring efforts on the go. Users can easily create job postings in just a few clicks that publish directly to many leading job boards (indeed, LinkedIn, etc.), and they can build their own branded career page to attract candidates directly to the company website or post job descriptions on social media pages.

Workable also allows recruiters to search through an extensive database of pre-screened candidate profiles from previous applications via an integrated partner network and contacts from other professional networks such as LinkedIn.

9. RecruiterBox

RecruiterBox is a cloud based Applicant Tracking System that helps your team manage the full recruiting process.

You can post job openings to your career site or job boards for free, accept applications, and manage the entire hiring workflow.  RecruiterBox is easy to set up and use. It's user friendly with a mobile app that lets you manage your hiring on the go! No software downloads necessary!  

RecruiterBox is also very affordable. It's $49 per month per requisition—the most affordable ATS on this list!

10. Darwinbox HRMS Software

Darwinbox HRMS software is a cloud-based solution that prioritizes recruitment, but also can be used for other HR functions throughout the employee life cycle.

It's useful for both small and large businesses, has a modern and user-friendly interface, is simple to learn and use, integrates with payroll, and can integrate with other systems. Darwinbox also offers a free trial.

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