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Is a ATS necessary?



For small businesses, would you say an application tracking system is necessary? Or would it be a waste of an expense, I know many other businesses use them. Any opinions on this subject would help, thanks


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Certainly, applicant tracking systems (ATS) are now being utilized by small companies as well. Initially, ATSs were expensive, but over time, they have become more accessible and cost-effective, making them suitable for small and medium-sized businesses too.

An applicant tracking system streamlines and automates various steps in the hiring process, such as job advertisements, resume screening, candidate interactions, interview scheduling, and applicant records management. By leveraging these technologies, businesses can enhance communication within the hiring team, centralize candidate information, and monitor the progress of applicants.

Small companies embrace ATS for several compelling reasons, including:

Efficiency and Time Savings: ATS automates routine tasks like resume screening and processing, reducing the workload on HR teams and saving valuable time during the hiring process.

Rapid Communication and Status Updates: ATS facilitates swift communication with applicants, providing real-time status updates and offering online assistance options for tracking application progress.

Organized Data Management: ATS allows small businesses to efficiently store and organize applicant data, resumes, and interview responses, simplifying the process of accessing and evaluating candidate profiles.

Applicant tracking systems have evolved to be accessible and affordable for small businesses, delivering improved efficiency, enhanced communication, and streamlined data management throughout the hiring process. These systems have become indispensable tools for small companies seeking to optimize their recruitment efforts and attract top talent.


Thank you for your advice, it made me explore the subject deeper and I'm now considering purchasing an applicant tracking system for my business. Hopefully it should help me within the hiring process.