Q&A: How to Hire the Right Employees

Applicant TrackingQ: I run a small company that is set to grow rapidly in the coming months. I want to hire the best employees I can. What applicant tracking software would you recommend?


A: Thank you for your question! Building a great team is especially important for small, but growing companies such as yours, and your business decision to leverage an applicant tracking software to help streamline this process is certainly insightful.

Before you begin comparing the top applicant tracking software systems on the market, it’s important that you have a solid understanding of your current recruiting process, and how you’d like to improve it. Once you know how you’d like to upgrade your applicant recruiting and tracking procedures, you can carefully examine all the features offered by each applicant tracking software provider and determine which solution will best fit your needs. Not to mention, what price will fit your budget.

Based on the stage of growth your company is positioned to experience in the coming months, you’ll want to ensure that your applicant tracking software offers tools and features such as:

• Resume management
• Automated job posting
• Application management
• Customizable pre-screening processes
• Pre-employment tests and skills assessments
• Interview management


Top Aplicant Tracking Software for Small Businesses

For small businesses positioned for an upcoming growth spurt, we recommend CATS and ApplicantStack.




CATS offers an applicant tracking system that is affordable and powerful. While this software is ideal for recruiters due to the array of features and tools offered, it is very easy to use for your company’s applicant recruiting, filtering, and hiring activities without a dedicated recruiter as well.

CATS is a hosted, web-based solution that can be easily accessed and managed through an internet connection and offers extensive support options as well.




ApplicantStack is also a great option for small businesses looking for a comprehensive recruiting and applicant tracking system. ApplicantStack is available for an affordable monthly fee per user, and does not require any installation.

All of the robust features and tools are accessible through a cloud-based system that helps you the application, screening, and employee evaluation processes.

We hope this helps you guide your decision on selecting the perfect applicant tracking software solution for your small but growing business. Please let us know if you have any other software recommendations as you continue to grow.


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