Core Elements of Applicant Tracking System

Core Elements of Application tracking system

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Calling all HR professionals! Meet your trusty ally in the recruitment domain: the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) from SmoothHiring. Imagine effortlessly scanning through stacks of resumes without breaking a sweat. With the ATS’s resume parsing, you can do just that. Say goodbye to manual data entry and find time for what truly matters: finding the perfect fit for your team.

Evolution of ATS in recruitment

The evolution of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) in recruitment has been remarkable. Initially designed to store and manage resumes, ATS has gradually integrated features like keyword filtering and automated resume parsing, enhancing the ability to identify suitable candidates quickly.

Core Features of an ATS

Here are the core features of SmoothHiring’s Applicant Tracking System

Applicant profile management

Centralize candidate records, storing resumes, cover letters, and other documents with our Applicant profile management. In addition, you can streamline tasks with the help of tagging, note-taking, and automated updates. This feature enables anyone to track a candidate’s status throughout the hiring process.

Job posting and distribution

This feature allows recruiters to create and post job listings across 200+ job boards and various social media platforms, ensuring a broad reach every time. 

Interview scheduling and feedback

Ever tried to match interview times with a potential candidate across time zones? You will know how frustrating it is. Interview scheduling and feedback tools simplify coordinating interview times between candidates and interviewers.

Reporting and analytics

End of the day, everyone would love to see reports. Gone are the days when you had to fill in data manually and generate a report. Advanced analytics help identify bottlenecks and optimise recruitment strategies, while customizable dashboards provide real-time data for informed decision-making. With SmoothHiring, create reports on KPIs like time-to-hire, source of hire, and candidate demographics.

How to Manage Data Security with an Applicant Tracking System


Adhering to data protection guidelines is of utmost importance, and we at SmoothHiring follow all the regulations.
What does this mean for you? 

  • Robust security measures such as encryption, regular security audits
  • Strict Access Controls.
  • Anonymizing sensitive data 
  • Maintaining clear data retention policies. 

Educate your team on security best practices to prevent breaches and build trust with candidates.

ATS Best Practices

Here are some guidelines by industry experts to make ATS a powerful tool that helps you attract and retain the best candidates.

  • Regularly update job descriptions and requirements to attract the right candidates.
  • Identify top talent with automated screening tools.
  • Engage all stakeholders to implement collaborative hiring features 
  • Monitor and analyze key metrics to be on top of your game!

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