systems are also
commonly referred to as:
ATS, applicant tracking
software, hiring software,
An Applicant Tracking System is technology that helps employers
organize and manage recruiting and hiring processes.
Commonly referred to as an ATS, these products provide a central applicant database, set of processes and collaboration tools to help employers manage recruitment and hiring efforts. From providing applicants a way to apply to jobs online to managing and tracking interview processes, think of applicant tracking systems as supply chain software for hiring.
There Are Two Types Of Applicant Tracking Systems
It’s common for
people to use the terms,
“applicant tracking system”
and “recruiting software”
there are two
distinct types of
Technology designed for HR and recruiting departments to manage and organize internal hiring processes. (Newton is for employers not recruiting agencies).
For Recruiting Companies
Technology used by recruiting agencies, executive
search firms, and staffing agencies to manage external
Modern Applicant Tracking Systems Are In The Cloud
Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, also known as cloud-based applications, are products hosted and managed in
a datacenter, paid for on a subscription basis and accessed via browser or mobile device over an internet connection.
For employers, there are many benefits to be had from adopting the SaaS / cloud model including:
Cloud-based applicant tracking systems like Newton require very little initial and on-going IT support. Once Newton is up and running, our team provides fast, free technical support.
Modern vendors are not
software. If your IT team
chooses a product that they
can install on their own,
you will have to settle
for a dated product
with little support.
As your needs grow and you need to add more Administrative users, you can adjust your monthly subscription as required. Scale up and down depending
on your needs.
Applicant tracking systems like Newton are updated automatically at least 8 times a year. Updates are pushed to employers in real-time keeping your ATS perpetually current.
A browser and an internet connection is all that’s required to access a SaaS application like Newton which can therefore be made available on a wide range of desktop and mobile devices.
Trending In The Applicant Tracking System World
These days you can
choose an ATS with every
feature known to man.
Focus on what’s important.
Smart employers realize
that the easiest way to
hire better people is to
Responsive is the New Mobile
When an ATS vendor says their platform can be accessed on a mobile device, they mean that their product can be viewed on a mobile device, but it doesn’t mean that it works well without being frustrating and slow. New responsive design understands what screen size is being used to access the product. With responsive products like Newton, users never have to download or sign in to a separate app to use while on the go.
Hiring Manager Collaboration
Modern applicant tracking systems like Newton are easy-to-use and operate on any device encouraging managers to make decisions, share notes and provide interview feedback online. Smart products like Newton even have features that allow managers to participate in the recruiting process without logging into the Applicant Tracking System.
Unfortunately, until recently, applicant tracking systems weren’t much to look at. Worse, most systems continue to be designed by engineers and product managers that don’t understand recruiting. However, systems like Newton are designed by people that know recruiting. The results are easy-to-read dashboards that serve as air-traffic control for recruiting programs and analytics dashboard that empower users to view data related to recruiting performance at-a-glance.
Live Customer Support
Let’s face it, if you are interested in an applicant tracking system, you’re not going to leave hiring to chance. So would you buy a product that doesn’t offer live support? No. We deal with sensitive matters in recruiting that can’t be left to chance. Smart vendors like Newton offer fast, free, friendly US-based support.