We rarely hear recruiters say they love their ATS, but it does happen sometimes.
In today’s round table, we’ll talk about some of the “good things” certain Applicant Tracking Systems have in our industry and what recruiters love about them.
Listen in on what our panelists have to say.
This event is part of the “Let’s Talk Recruiting” series where a panel of recruiting practitioners get together online and have a conversation on a variety of topics related to corporate recruiting.
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We asked our attendees, “Can you name one thing you love about your ATS? If you can, what is the ATS and what do you love about it?”
Here are their answers:
Chat Messages from the Session…
10:06:57 >> From Melissa Rutledge to All panelists : We (Point B) implemented Lever last year and are big fans!
10:08:31 >> From Joseph Kolligian : Can the panelists speak a bit to their experience with CRM / Candidate Relationship Management? How do you use your system for marketing campaigns for candidate engagement, collecting leads through marketing campaigns, etc.?
10:09:50 >> From Beth Wolfe : Delayed rejections are one of the BEST features that ATS companies have added in the last couple of years!
10:09:53 >> From Tamara Garlett : How does your company deal with negative feedback from one hiring manager and positive from another? Maybe one HM or a group of HMs like the candidate and others do not . . . i.e. a candidate might be liked for one job and the people in that function, but not for another.
10:14:23 >> From Tamara Garlett : Referring to the fact that Lever (sp?) has candidate notes from ALL hiring managers follow them throughout the company
10:17:34 >> From mercheley beuns to All panelists : Are any of the panelist on Workday?
10:20:10 >> From Catherine Hansen : @David, didn’t catch – which ATS are you using /speaking of?
10:20:11 >> From Tamara Garlett : David – great info – pipelining – is there a function / tools that help you with pipelining in your ATS?
10:21:09 >> From Barbara Marks to All panelists : David — do you do a lot of hourly hiring or mostly salaried hires?
10:21:11 >> From Tamara Garlett : i.e. scheduling follow-up / keep warm email messages, warehousing candidates
10:21:46 >> From Deborah Baimas : @Tamara – Through Lever we se access levels for all employees. So unless you have a certain access level you cannot read all of the feedback. This helps with anyone reading the feedback and influencing their decision/impression
10:22:02 >> From Tamara Garlett : Thanks @Deborah!
10:23:42 >> From Barbara Marks to All panelists : And you’re moving from Taleo to SuccessFactors?
10:26:32 >> From Joseph Kolligian : I gave up on tagging when our ATS offered CRM functions.
10:26:39 >> From Katie Stevens : @Beth – I’m sorry, I missed it – which ATS do you use?
10:26:55 >> From Joseph Kolligian : I think that she said SmartRecruiters
10:27:05 >> From Katie Stevens : @Joseph – thank you!
10:27:05 >> From Beth Wolfe : Yes, SMartRecruiters
10:27:27 >> From Kristina Saunders to All panelists : What is your best practice for tagging? what tags do you think are critical?
10:28:24 >> From Beth Wolfe : It really depends on the type of positions. But we tag based on “silver medalist” status and key skills like C#, java, or data science for our technical roles.
10:31:58 >> From David Lucero : @Tamara – Interesting situation you are faced with. Are the leaders utilizing a scoring tool as a means to minimize subjectivity. Also – I would be pulling business partners into those types of scenarios. It appears they are being subjective and not everyone is going to agree. Also – we have pulled managers into meeting to discuss and hash out the candidates – helps us from the TA side to have a better understanding of what they are looking for why they may have or did not like a candidate.
10:32:38 >> From Joseph Kolligian : Yes, iCIMS reporting was phenomenal. Very lengthy implementation, but very customize-able.
10:35:15 >> From David Lucero : Thank you all for the time and your questions. Unfortunately I need to drop for a work meeting. If there are any additional questions I can help with – feel free to find me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-a-lucero/
10:36:48 >> From Deborah Baimas : Hi Everyone – thanks for joining today, and so many fantastic questions! Please feel free to connect with me https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahbaimas/
10:37:24 >> From Kristina Saunders to All panelists : Do you feel an integration with ATS and CRM is beneficial? or is icims reporting solid enough to solve without the cost of an integration?
10:43:21 >> From Sherry Sims to Sean Rehder(Privately) : I have a hard stop at 2 pm 🙂
10:43:41 >> From Joseph Kolligian : We had an integration between Workday and iCIMS to show headcount data, division data, and also, current/former EE status, which was super helpful when screening apps!
10:43:41 >> From Sean Rehder to Sherry Sims(Privately) : ok…going to you next. we won’t be much longer
10:43:45 >> From Corrinne Wilsey to All panelists : I do think ATS and CRM is beneficial. With iCIMS, we utilized that as both ATS and CRM. There was no need for a separate CRM. With Success Factors, we also use CBiz as our CRM, which is less efficient.
10:43:59 >> From Sherry Sims to Sean Rehder(Privately) : thank you
10:44:12 >> From mercheley beuns : Agreed!
10:44:53 >> From Catherine Hansen : @Beth, yes – to me, Greenhouse feels like it was built by engineers vs recruiters!
10:45:37 >> From mercheley beuns : Greenhouse gets great reviews from an ATS perspective
10:46:29 >> From Kristina Droz : Beth, what is the system called again?
10:46:53 >> From Catherine Hansen : That’s fantastic re SmartRecruiters free version!
10:47:54 >> From Daniella McDonald : We looked at SmartRecruiters last year with an RFP and really loved it. We stayed with our current system iCIMS but it was a close choice
10:47:56 >> From Catherine Hansen : @All, which system has the most intuitive/best UI from a recruiting perspective?
10:49:53 >> From Deborah Baimas : @Catherine – In my experience Greenhouse and Lever have good UI’s
10:51:40 >> From Beth Wolfe : @Catherine – Agree with Deborah – we vetted both Greenhouse and Lever before going with SmartRecruiters and they all had nice UIs that were user friendly (especially for hiring managers)
10:55:06 >> From Beth Wolfe : I also liked JazzHR when we vetted them, but they couldn’t support our multiple brands when we looked at them. They had a nice interface, too, though.
10:59:05 >> From Barbara Marks to All panelists : Love Trello!!
10:59:56 >> From Catherine Hansen : THANK YOU!
11:00:01 >> From Lucy Dettl to All panelists : Thank you!
11:00:04 >> From Eileen Beno to All panelists : Thank you!
11:00:04 >> From Daniella McDonald : Thank you
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