Applicant tracking systems (ATS) get a bad rap. The best ones can help streamline the recruiting and hiring process by managing job postings and tracking resumes and applications, especially in this tight IT talent market. Many of the best ATS solutions also include tools for employee referrals, social media recruiting, employer branding, new hire onboarding and even performance and compensation management.
Each year, Capterra, a Web-based consulting firm that helps businesses find the right software for their needs, ranks ATS solutions; its 2016 report uses a new, updated scoring system that's based on approximate number of customers, total approximate number of users and social media presence and reviews to come up with a 'market score.' Here are their top 10 ATS solutions based on that market score index.