Applicant Tracking Systems can sometimes get a bad rep, can’t they?

ATS myths include a lack of control over internal processes, a loss of human discretion and opinion, and the fear that candidates may slip through the net if their CVs aren’t ‘automation-optimised’.

So, in a new guest blog for the In-house Recruitment Network, we’ve taken a look at some of these common ATS myths and explained why they’re not to be believed.

“Recruitment is driven by people, and we’re never going to lose that. Technology like an ATS can simply help to facilitate it.”

We’re firm believers that in-house recruitment software should be a tool to help recruitment teams manage their processes, not a machine to replace them.

With the right ATS and the right supplier, there’s no reason why your ATS myths should become a reality.

Read it now: 3 Misconceptions of an ATS: Busted

This week, the In-house Recruitment Conference, ‘The Conversation’, is arriving at the Congress Centre in London. Filled with presentations from award-winning in-house recruiters, round-table discussions and more, it’s set to be a fantastic day and we’re delighted to be event partners.

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About the author

Tristan Potter

Tristan has a decade's worth of experience writing content and copy for organisations across Bristol and the Southwest of England. He has written on a diverse range of topics, including technology, philosophy, politics, and recruitment. His writing has appeared in The Drum, HR Grapevine, and The Guardian, among other publications. He joined Hireserve in March 2022.