Applicant tracking software (ATS) systems are an incredible tool for today’s HR departments and hiring managers, as well as independent recruitment services. The primary function of ATS is to organize and report partial and complete applications from candidates. More than just basic data entry and calculations, however, modern systems can filter applications based on any number of parameters and key metrics. What metrics? There are dozens and dozens of potential data points that particular companies and recruitment services may be interested in tracking. Some of the most common metrics include: application completion rates, time to fill, acceptance ratio, cost per hire, retention rates, quality of hire, open vs. filled positions.
Finding and Choosing ATS Systems for Your Business
Likewise, you can find ATS systems that focus on a core set of metrics delivered through an easily digestible dashboard display. You can also find more sophisticated systems that allow recruiters and hiring managers to customize solutions for their own key performance goals. You can find software providers that offer monthly subscription fees for cloud-based services. You can also find software products—like Advanced Micro Solutions—with flat-fee pricing models.
ATS systems are a highly competitive market right now. It’s not hard to find one of these solutions. The difficulty comes in choosing the one that makes the most sense for your hiring priorities, your short-term needs and long-term goals, and your level of commitment for investing in software technologies.
As part of our client services, Advanced Micro Solutions wants to help our payroll and small business clients find the right ATS system for them. Unfortunately, there is no blanket recommendation we can make for every business. Instead, we’ve researched and collected three different online guides that each have something to offer your search:
Software Suggest: This is the place if you’re looking for a comprehensive list. When we visited this site, there was close to a hundred different listings.
Technology Advice: This might be the best tool of the bunch. Here, you can actually answer a few basic questions about your company, and get a short list of best match recommendations based on the information you provide.
AMS Software Helps the Handoff from Hiring to Payroll Accounting
Advanced Micro Solutions (AMS) is the next piece of the puzzle for businesses looking to manage their entire recruitment, HR, and payroll accounting needs. We offer a range of support features for W-2, 1099, and payroll software. From basic form preparation to e-file software and blank software-generated forms—not to mention our popular AMS Payroll solution—you can get a customized and intuitive software system at a great price, no matter the size or direction of your company. Learn about our products and prices, or download our free demo to see our accounting software in action:
- Forms Filer Plus
- Software Generated Forms
- E-File Direct
- Affordable Care Act Filer
- 1042-S Filer