Top 10 Applicant Tracking Systems to Consider in 2019

Applicant tracking system (ATS) software has made the lives of both in-house HR pros and staffing firms and recruiters easier through automation. And with recent announcement that google Hire will shut down in September 2020, recruiters and business owners will need to find new solutions. Here is a look at 10 of the most popular applicant tracking systems that could be worth looking into if you are affected by the Google Hire shutdown.


1. Bullhorn Applicant Tracking System

Bullhorn is a favorite of the staffing industry because of its scalability, ease of use, and robust training and support.

Number of customers: 9,000

Number of users: 135,000

Platform: Cloud

Key differentiators: Bullhorn makes extensive use of AI, using predictive intelligence that reveals such data as the best time to email a candidate, and also captures and sorts every client and candidate interaction, saving administrative time on the back end. It also offers one of the most comprehensive training programs in the industry, with both online and in-person training available, and is known for outstanding customer support. Bullhorn easily integrates with your Dice account.

Free demo? Yes

More info: bullhorn.com


2. Greenhouse

Greenhouse is a popular choice with both large global enterprises and mid-sized organizations. In addition to providing an excellent applicant tracking system, Greenhouse also has numerous tools that make the entire recruiting process easier.

Number of customers: 2,738

Number of users: 180,000

Platform: Cloud

Key differentiators: In addition to handling nearly every aspect of recruiting and hiring, Greenhouse also offers a CRM, internal HR management, job postings, job requisition, and onboarding features – among many, many other valuable applications. Greenhouse easily integrates with your Dice account.

Free demo? Yeser

More info: greenhouse.io


3. Oracle Taleo

Oracle Taleo Cloud Service is best suited for large enterprises; it is not a good choice for smaller organizations, and it does not offer internal HR management, which many smaller organizations and agencies might benefit from. It does, however, have highly rated customer service, training, and support and the backing of Oracle, one of the world’s leading technology enterprises.

Number of customers: 5,800

Number of users: 46,000

Platform: Cloud

Key differentiators: Taleo offers a number of value-added features that make it very useful far beyond its applicant tracking system capabilities, such as the ability to track employee performance, compensation, and development, as well as enterprise-wide training management and individual-level development plans. Since it is an Oracle product, it benefits from the most current technologies, including predictive intelligence.

Free demo? Yes

More info: oracle.com/applications/taleo.html


4. Workable

Workable is one of the most flexible solutions in the marketplace, suitable for organizations of all sizes and in virtually any vertical. They have clients in hospitality, healthcare, tech, manufacturing, and many other industries.

Number of customers: 6,000

Number of users: 100,000

Platform: Cloud

Key differentiators: In addition to being flexible, Workable boasts some of the most robust and comprehensive applicant tracking system functionalities in the industry – from contact to interview. It does not, however, manage internal HR or employee development, nor does it manage onboarding. This lack of an all-in-one capability has been lamented by some customers, but it does integrate well with existing systems. Workable easily integrates with your Dice account.

Free trial? Yes

More info: get.workable.com


5. iCIMS Recruit

iCIMS Recruit is seeing exceptional growth in its large-enterprise customer base, growing by 70 percent over the last three years. Suitable for any size operation, iCIMS is quickly gaining market share and enjoys stellar reviews for functionality, customer service, and training.

Number of customers: 3,500

Number of users: 28,000

Platform: Cloud

Key differentiators: One of the “smaller” players on this list, iCIMS contains almost everything one would want in an applicant tracking system package: from assessments to background screening to training, onboarding, workflow management, and other critically important features. It also offers robust training through in-person sessions, live online, webinars, and documentation, as well as 24/7 customer service.

Free demo? Yes

More info: www.icims.com


6. JobScore

JobScore offers START, an “affordable, self-service recruiting software for smaller businesses,” and SCALE, which it markets as a “powerful, modern” applicant tracking system that both facilitates reaching recruiting goals and, it promises, helps recruiters “get better at recruiting.”

Number of customers: 8,719

Number of users: 30,233

Platform: Cloud, SaaS, web

Key differentiators: JobScores offers a number of packages that can be tailored to any organization’s size or needs. In addition to START and SCALE ($99 / month and $299 / month, respectively), the company can tailor an enterprise-level solution for larger, growing organizations.

Free trial? Yes

More info: jobscore.com


7. JazzHR

JazzHR is an increasingly popular, scalable solution for small- to mid-sized businesses. Founded in 2009, the company continues to acquire market share and popularity.

JazzHR is one of the most flexible solutions in the marketplace, suitable for organizations of all sizes and in virtually any vertical. They have clients in hospitality, healthcare, tech, manufacturing, and many other industries.

Number of customers: 4,150

Number of users: 77,653

Platform: Cloud, SaaS, web

Key differentiators: In addition to an incredibly effective, intuitive applicant tracking system, JazzHR also features a highly rated job board function, as well as some basic HR management features, including onboarding, 360- degree feedback, recruitment management, and other features. It does not manage payroll or performance management. Customers mention JazzHR’s intuitive interface in many reviews, speaking to the clean UI and ease of use that Jazz touts.

Free trial? Yes

More info: www.jazzhr.com


8. Softgarden

Softgarden is a smaller firm, located in Germany, with an impressive “fan base.” This applicant tracking system is gaining in popularity and enjoys excellent reviews. It is suitable for organizations of all sizes.

Number of customers: 5,500

Number of users: 42,000

Platform: Cloud, SaaS, web

Key differentiators: Softgarden takes a unique approach to talent sourcing: it offers recruiters, proactively, “almost-made-it,” second- and third-choice applicants for other positions. This exposes both the job seeker and the hiring recruiter to opportunities and candidates they otherwise might have missed.

Free trial? Yes

More info: softgarden.io


9. SAP Successfactors

SAP SuccessFactors is built for businesses of all sizes and offers a “complete and integrated human capital management solution.”

Number of customers: 4,800

Number of users: 39,000

Platform: Cloud, SaaS, web

Key differentiators: Lauded for its intuitive UI, SuccessFactors offers several HR management features in addition to a well-done applicant tracking system. However, it falls far short of the promise to be a fully integrated system for human resources, as it does not feature many core features, such as job posting, interview scheduling, resume parsing, and others that are abundant in competing systems.

Free trial? Yes

More info: www.sap.com


10. SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters is an all-purpose “all-rounder” for businesses of any size – from those acquiring their first recruiting system to those experiencing double-digit growth. It qork best, however, with organization with more than 250 employees.

Number of customers: 5,500

Number of users: 42,000

Platform: Cloud, SaaS, web

Key differentiators: SmartRecruiters was designed specifically with recruiters’ needs in mind. Its powerful automation and tracking features help recruiters focus more on developing the talent pool and less on administrative tasks. Its applicant tracking system is one of the most fully featured in this list; about the only thing it doesn’t do is onboarding and workflow management.

Free trial? Yes

More info: smartrecruiters.com


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