10 signs you need an applicant tracking system

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Are you making the same mistake by not considering an applicant tracking system (ATS)? Applicant tracking systems (the wonkish name for hiring software) have been around since the early 1990s. They used to be known, and still are to some, as a candidate management system. Here are ten signs that you need to try out an applicant tracking system or candidate management system: 1.

HR Terminology 101: A Quick Glossary of Commonly Confused HR Terms

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Applicant: Someone who has applied. Candidate: Someone who has applied and qualifies for the job. Passive Candidate : Someone who has a job they like and an employer they are content to work for. Active Candidate: Someone who either doesn’t have a job or has a job they are trying to leave. Not the same as a Performance Management System. NOTE: Different from a Corporate Brand! ATS – Applicant Tracking System.