What is an applicant tracking system (ATS)?
Applicant tracking system (ATS)
An applicant tracking system (ATS) is a system that enables recruiters to track candidates from the moment they apply for a job, through the hiring process, and on to employment.
What does an ATS do?
An ATS enables the collection and organization of information relevant to the hiring process–such as resumes, interview notes, and assignments–and organizes candidates based on attributes such as experience and skill set.
Most companies who are hiring use a software package to help with tracking applicants through the hiring process. Many advanced ATSs enable users to track all communication between candidates, recruiters, and hiring managers.|
For more on tracking check out our guide to HR metrics.
Disclaimer: This article and all information in it is provided for general informational purposes only. It does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal or tax advice. You should consult with a qualified legal or tax professional for advice regarding any legal or tax matter and prior to acting (or refraining from acting) on the basis of any information provided on this website.
Oyster enables hiring anywhere in the world—with reliable, compliant payroll, and great local benefits and perks.
Hiring independent contractors in Canada: Everything you need to know
Find out all about hiring Canadian contractors
Employers of Record (EORs) in the UAE: Everything you need to know
How an EOR can help you hire in the UAE.
Curious about Oyster? Book a personalized demo
Leave your details and one of our experts will be in touch.