5 applicant-tracking software providers to watch
An applicant tracking system is the company’s digital hub for hiring. It allows an organization to centralize its recruitment database by housing all information on candidates, job openings and placements. The following software providers, presented in alphabetical order and chosen by EBN editors, produce tracking systems that HR professionals may want to investigate.
Jobvite provides a candidate-communication tracking system that maintains a single record of all conversations to and from prospective workers. It also provides delayed rejection emails, a feature that aims to help employers maintain a positive brand image when letting applicants know the company is moving on with other candidates.
Within the Recruiterbox software, HR managers can assign responsibilities to different team members for better management of people responsible for candidates in specific stages. Further, the software lets employers create customizable application questionnaire forms to collect richer information from applicants beyond the resume.
SmartRecruiters gives HR managers drag-and-drop tools to easily build localized and mobile-responsive applicant landing pages without having any IT expertise. The software funnels job information across most career sites — including Indeed, Glassdoor and LinkedIn — and reaches applicants via desktop, tablet or mobile devices.
Workable offers a two-way email sync, meaning that whether HR managers email a candidate from inside Workable, or via personal email accounts (Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo and more), the communication is tracked on the candidate timeline. And within the candidate profile, HR professionals and hiring managers can keep all information in one place: resumes, answers to application forms and any files submitted.
Zoho’s Recruit software gives HR managers tools to build branded customizable career portals for job applicants to access throughout the application process. The software also collects and stores data throughout the candidate experience — from receipt of resume right through the hiring process.