A prudent businessperson's guide to
applicant tracking systems
Written by MedZilla Staff
Part one of a two-part series.
As a veteran of the recruiting industry, I regularly monitor emerging HR/recruitment technologies that help manage labor. About a year ago last February, I listened with interest to the rumblings about Web-based applicant tracking systems (ATSs). I had been a Resumix user in the early '90s and thought, "WOW! This could be pretty interesting."
I had questions, however. Was it possible to take a software-based ATS product and Web enable it, while ensuring data security? Better yet, if my data now resides on the vendor's servers, does that data become the vendor's or remain mine?
As the buzz grew stronger, I started doing research, beyond what the vendors were saying. My question was simple: How can I protect my data from becoming the property of someone else?
During the next several weeks we will explore more about ATS, providing you with the information you need to make informative decisions. In my experience, there are few guarantees in the area of an ASP/ATS; however, there are precautions that any prudent businessperson should take when investing in products and services provided by another company. While most are common sense, many are overlooked. Here are the first seven precautions, which can be applied to ATS. You'll find seven more in part two of this series.
Stay tuned for seven more helpful tips in part two of this series on ATS.