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Applicant Tracking

Applicant Tracking System (ATS) software is a tool used predominantly by human resources departments and recruiting agencies to streamline the hiring process. This software assists in managing job postings, organizing candidate information, screening applications, and tracking the progress of applicants through all stages of the hiring process. Key features typically include resume parsing, candidate scoring, automated communication for updates and feedback, interview scheduling, and comprehensive reporting on hiring metrics. ATS systems help reduce the administrative burden on recruiters by automating many tasks that would otherwise require manual input, such as filtering unqualified candidates based on predetermined criteria. By centralizing candidate data and facilitating easier communication, ATS software improves the efficiency and effectiveness of the recruitment process, ensuring that organizations can quickly find and hire the best candidates while enhancing the overall candidate experience.

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