Top 10 applicant tracking systems

Choosing an applicant tracking system is a critical, and daunting, task. but consulting and advisory firm Capterra looks to help narrow the field with it listing of top 10 ATS.

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Top applicant tracking systems (ATS)

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.

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Bullhorn

Bullhorn is a cloud-based relationship management platform with a staffing and recruiting platform. The SaaS solution offers ATS, back-office, vendor management and onboarding capabilities.

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Taleo

Oracle's Taleo is a cloud-based talent management platform. Taleo allows organizations to track and manage every aspect of an employee's work lifecycle, from recruiting, hiring and onboarding to performance and compensation.

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Greenhouse

Greenhouse helps companies plan, execute and scale their recruiting and hiring processes and make data-driven hiring decisions. A new onboarding solution helps streamline the onboarding process so new hires are productive from day 1.

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Newton

Newton is a Web-based recruiting and hiring solution that's optimized for any mobile device. Newton's geared toward the needs of small-to-midsized employers, and also includes integration with pre-employment screening technology.

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JobScore

JobScore is a full-lifecycle solution that includes job posting, ATS, a resume database, resume sharing and social recruiting capabilities. It also helps streamline the employee referral process.

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Jobvite

Jobvite is a full-featured, recruiting software platform that includes tools for social recruiting, video recruiting, ATS, employee referrals as well as onboarding capabilities.

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Workable

Workable is an online recruiting software package that handles everything from job posting and candidate management to applicant tracking and feedback.

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Successfactors

SAP's Successfactors is a comprehensive cloud-based human capital management solution. It offers recruiting, candidate management and hiring solutions as well as a full human resources suite of tools.

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Softgarden

Softgarden offers a suite of tools for employer branding, recruiting, hiring, ATS, resume management and collaboration tools to help teams make better hiring decisions.

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iCIMS

iCIMS is a talent acquisition software suite with tools for attracting and engaging both active and passive candidates on any device; an ATS and an onboarding suite once a candidate is hired.