Like many other systems which are in development for years now, ATS goes through constant improvement. The choice is vast. Some are more complex and have too many features, while some give you the essentials and are simple to use. Their purpose is the same - to improve your hiring process. So, what traits should a modern ATS have?
Like we’ve already said, there are tools out there with a lot of features. Some of them you will never use, and the software will not be user-friendly in that sense. In the beginning, it might not pose a problem, but eventually it will. Imagine being in a hurry, and you get lost in various options and suboptions. It isn’t efficient.
You want to be able to go through basic elements of hiring confidently, and with ease. A modern ATS should at least cover:
These are the essentials. You should look for a tool that can provide you with all of the above while being simple to use. Every software will offer you subfeatures, which usually help to distinguish the candidates, personalize them, etc. In short - to make the software both fun and practical.
Tools that offer more than enough features are often more expensive. You can argue that it’s reasonable since they offer you more. Although, sometimes less is more, and we’ve tried to cover that with the arguments mentioned above. Efficient simplicity would be the term.
ATS systems usually come with a monthly subscription. Pick one that won’t make much impact on your finances, while helping you organize your recruitment process. Watch out for hidden fees, know what you are paying for. The offer should be transparent and allow you to make the most out of the software you’ve chosen.
The good thing is that there’s a vast choice of ATS tools. However, it’s not easy to find a suitable one among them. You want a tool that offers essentials, but at the same time, allows you to control a great deal of information quickly. An ATS that will make you more productive and enjoy your job, with a transparent offer and payment system.