Contents

Section 1

History of the ATS

Section 2

The ATS

Section 3

What is CRM?

Section 4

Beyond the core

Section 5

Choosing the right ATS

Section 6

The future of recruitment

Section 7

Guidebook partners

Introduction


I organise and attend lots of events and conferences every year and no matter where a recruitment technology conversation starts, the ATS always ends up being part of that conversation.


I find it staggering how many companies are still using different bits of technology to handle recruitment but I also understand it is no longer as simple as just ‘buying any ATS’. Today there are so many vendors with a different suite of products and integrations, that recruiters don’t know where to start and where to end. Which is why we have published this guidebook. To help recruiters know how to buy an ATS, what they need to think about, things to avoid and every other aspect needed to buy the right ATS for their company.


I think this guidebook is well overdue and I aim to get a copy on the desk of every in-house recruiter.

Mark Lennox
Co-founder, In-house Recruitment


"Today there are so many vendors with a different suite of products and integrations, that recruiters don't know where to start and where to end.


A letter from the editor


The world seems to be in chaos with both physical and political wars wherever you look but amidst all this turmoil, the one war that never seems to go away is, dare I say, the ‘war for talent’. And with the ongoing demand for people, the weapons of choice are many. Often too many. And with so many choices the buyer is overwhelmed, but with so few technology buying battle scars of their own, they are often in fear of getting fragged by vendors, leaving them stuck with an annual subscription for something they cannot use that continues to suck up their limited budget.


Which is why we have published this ATS guidebook and will continue to expand it across the entire talent acquisition lifecycle in order to help both buyer and seller succeed.


I’ve had the good fortune to have been working in the recruitment sector before technology was commonplace but since then I have built various recruitment technology platforms, as well as implemented many others. And still today I am constantly reviewing, buying, trying and replacing technology so I feel your pain; even with almost 20 years of experience!


This guidebook will however be a constantly evolving beast that will be updated and expanded as time goes by but also supported by online and offline events that help buyers understand how to make the right decisions. We want to ensure this guidebook remains ‘fit for purpose’ on an ongoing basis so if you have any feedback on what else we can add to make it even more useful please email

guidebook@inhouserecruitment.co.uk your thoughts and ideas.

Peter Gold
Talent Acquisition Thought Leader
Founder, St
orifyd


"We have published this guidebook and will continue to expand it in order to help both buyer and seller succeed.


First Published 2017

The In-house Recruitment Technology Yearbook 2017

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