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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|Name & LinkedIn Profile||Group||Title||Company|
|Beth Wolfe||TA Leaders||Director of Recruiting||Daxko|
|Corrinne Wilsey||Recruiting Phoenix||Senior Manager, Diversity and Inclusion Outreach||Insight|
|David Lucero||TA Leaders||Sr. Director People Services & TA||Global Eagle|
|Deborah Baimas||Recruiting SFBA||Manager, Talent Acquisition||Aera Technology|
|Sherry Sims||TA Leaders||Founder/CEO||BrightView|
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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:
- Automated Marketing Campaigns
- Easy to edit work flow in Greenhouse
- Easy to navigate. We use iCIMS
- Greenhouse, most comprehensive workflow for recruiters and hiring managers to make data driven decisions.
- I cannot name one thing
- i do not love my ATS-taleo
- I dont love a single thing about our ATS
- I rarely notice when its running right, it helps keep a complex chess board of interviews well organized.
- iCIMS - Configurable
- ICIMS, easy to navigate
- Integrated with all my neighboring system
- integration with calendly, JazzHR
- It is user friendly but so far, that's it.
- It's applicant friendly! Easy to apply!
- Job Diva is our ATS - they have a pretty good metrics dashboard for establishing and tracking weekly and monthly targets.
- Jobvite - user friendly, evals al in one file, etc.
- Jobvite and it's easy to navigate
- Lever is ATS. It integrates with Google Suite making scheduling easy and managers ability to document feedback easy
- no. we use Workday.
- Nothing - looking for a new ATS system
- Nothing, we are seeking a new one
- Recruiterbox. it's user-friendly.
- Scheduling capabilities- Jobscore
- scheduling component
- single sign on
- Social media posting
- Starting with a new ATS - TBD
- Taleo - and nothing. It's very clunky and misses some elements I've enjoyed with other systems.
- Ulti Pro - and NO HATE IT.
- Unfortunely no
- user friendly
- Video interviews.
- We are moving to Workday on Oct. 26th!
- Workday - I like that it is a part of the wider HRIS for reporting purposes
- Workday ATS
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
Some of the attendees…
|Name & LinkedIn Profile||Group||Title||Company|
|Barbara Marks||Recruiting Atlanta||Recruiting Manager (Contract)||Kimco Services, LLC|
|Dan Baker||Recruiting Atlanta||Senior Corporate Recruiter||Healthstat|
|Kim Parkinson||Recruiting Boston||Senior Manager Talent Acquisition Ops & Programs||Rapid7|
|Kristina Saunders||Recruiting Boston||Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition||J. Jill|
|Andy Pittaluga||Recruiting Boston||Technical Recruiter||Bose Corporation|
|Katie Stevens||Recruiting Chicago||Talent Acquisition Leader||GE Healthcare|
|Eileen Beno||Recruiting Chicago||Senior Technical Recruiter / Scientific Recruiter||Fermilab|
|Lucy Dettl||Recruiting Dallas||Senior Recruiter||American National Bank of Texas|
|Tracie Grant||Recruiting Denver||Senior Director, Talent Acquisition||Catholic Health Initiatives|
|Lance Hunsicker||Recruiting LA||Executive Recruiter||Parsons Corporation|
|Colin Russell||Recruiting LA||Manager, Talent Acquisition||Cluster|
|Dang Hua||Recruiting LA||Talent Acquisition Business Partner||Opus Bank|
|Hansol Lee||Recruiting NYC||Talent Acquisition Manager||CAST|
|Jenna Kalish||Recruiting NYC||Sr. Recruiter, Talent Acquisition||WebMD|
|Tamara Garlett||Recruiting Portland||Senior Recruiter, Global Footwear Product Creation||Nike|
|John Sullivan||Recruiting Portland||Talent Acquisition Lead (IT Group)||The Standard|
|Marita Arevalo||Recruiting Seattle||Recruiter||Aegis Living|
|Yvette Kamperin||Recruiting SFBA||VP, Talent Acquisition||Scout RFP|
|Catherine Hansen||Recruiting SFBA||Senior Manager, Recruiting||Hippo Insurance|
|Kristina Droz||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||Bluestone Properties|
|Daniella McDonald||TA Leaders||Talent Acquisition Leader||Looking for Work|
|Mercheley Beuns||TA Leaders||Vice President, Talent Acquisition||Fox Corporation|
|Melissa Rutledge||TA Leaders||Talent Acquisition Director||Point B|
|Barbara Nichols||TA Leaders||Director of Staff Recruiting||Milton Hershey School|
|Andy Edmundson||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||Stoel Rives LLP|
|Kathy King||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||Confluent Health|
|Manisha Bavabhai||TA Leaders||Head of Recruiting||Hudson MX|
|JoDee Klinker||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||Carson Group|
|Helene DeVries||TA Leaders||Global Head of Talent Acquisition||Geometry Global|
|Diane Mariuzza||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||RXR Realty|
|Glenn Murani||TA Leaders||Director of Talent Acquisition||Optima Global Solutions|
|Melissia Bruehl||TA Leaders||Senior Director, Talent Acquisition||IZEA|
|Jay Barrow||TA Leaders||Head of Talent Acquisition||Southern States Cooperative|
|Jeff Klein||TA Leaders||Director, Talent Acquisition||Exide Technologies|
|Silke Olsen||TA Leaders||Recruiting Associate Director||Moss Adams|
|Bennett Yang||TA Leaders||Director Talent Acquisition||SoundHound|
|Joe Kolligian||TA Leaders||Vice President, Acquisitions & Recruiting||Smile Design Dentistry|
|John Capozzi||TA Leaders||Director of Recruiting and Retention||On-Ramps To Careers|
|Delta Stein||TA Leaders||Director, Talent Acquisition||Frontier Technology|