Ten Questions to Tell if You’re Ready to Switch Applicant Tracking Software Solutions

August 9th, 2011 by lclay Leave a reply »

breakupApplicant Tracking Software is a very polarizing topic. Most of us know from first hand experience that you either love your ATS or you want to throw it out the window and start over. Many of us are just stuck in a rut. We use what they give us or we inherit what was bought by someone who is now long gone.

Well, it’s 2011 and things are changing in the world of applicant tracking software. Progressive vendors make switching smoother than ever with software that’s easy to install, easier to use, and get this, it’s even affordable. Most vendors won’t even expect you to sign long, over-complicated¬†contracts. They’ll provide fast, friendly, free support and they’ll import your legacy data. The bottom line is that you’re not stuck anymore.

Is it really time to make the switch? Maybe you’re just too hard on your current platform. See if it’s really time to ditch that zero and get with a hero.

We’ve created this simple quiz for you to see if it’s time to switch from your current ATS provider.
Simply jot down the number of times you said “no” to the questions in the quiz and compare your results with the key below.

  1. When you contact support, does a person actually answer the phone and help resolve your problem?
  2. Does your current ATS vendor provide free training and support?
  3. Could you have started using your current ATS with virtually no training?
  4. Does it feel like someone with real life corporate recruiting experience designed your ATS?
  5. Do your hiring managers use your ATS regularly without being constantly begged?
  6. Can you go to your current ATS and see exactly what’s happening with your jobs without having to click around or run a report?
  7. Can you click on a ‘dashboard’ and get meaningful recruiting performance metrics at a glance?
  8. Do you love the careers page that your ATS provides as part of the system?
  9. Do you sometimes say to yourself “I’m so glad that we have this ATS”?
  10. Do you feel like your ATS vendor listens to your complaints, comments, and suggestions and tries to improve their product?

Now count the number of times you said “No”:
0-3 – Congratulations! You’re in good shape. Gold star for you.
4-7 – It’s time to admit you have a problem. You should start lobying for a new platform. It’s time to get serious, see what’s out there.
8-10 – Time to blow this popsicle stand! When’s your contract up? You need a change now.

Score higher than a 4? It’s okay. Stay calm and breathe. Go directly to a browser and visit: www.newtonsoftware.com. They’ll free you.

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