What You Need to Operate an Applicant Tracking System

Your Applicant Tracking System (ATS) doesn't need to be complex. With HigherMe's ATS, all you need is basic computer literacy and an internet connection.

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If you’re considering an Applicant Tracking System for your business, but you’re concerned it’s too complex to install and get started with – nothing could be further from the truth. The requirements for an Applicant Tracking System are straightforward.

If you have an Internet connection, you’re already halfway there

HigherMe’s Applicant Tracking System is entirely web-based. That means you’ll need to access the Internet to see your dashboard. From there, you can complete any tasks within your ATS. Submit job ads, view applications, track applicant progress, manage your interview schedule, etc.

The web-based application also allows you to collaborate with your hiring team and keep them accountable. Whether creating candidate shortlists or updating your job ads, you can easily delegate tasks and keep track of what’s getting done. With a simple interface, it takes no time for your team to learn their way around HigherMe’s ATS.

The only other thing you need is a device with a web browser

Our ATS runs smoothly on any device, as long as it has a web browser. That’s the only Applicant Tracking System requirement with HigherMe. No matter what your preferred device is – desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone – you’ll be able to access your ATS dashboard.

The great thing about HigherMe is that your dashboard is optimized to run on any screen size, from a large TV to a small smartphone. That makes it easy to keep up with your hiring process, wherever you’re working from, even while you’re commuting to and from work.

You can also switch between devices and pick up exactly where you left off. Perhaps you didn’t finish everything at the office and needed to bring your work home with you. That’s easily done with a web-based ATS. Also, with more and more people working remotely, it’s crucial to access all your information from anywhere.

Known issues to look out for

With an internet connection, you already have everything you need to access HigherMe’s ATS, but there are a few things that may affect your experience. To make sure that your ATS is streamlined and efficient (after all, that’s the whole point of an applicant tracking system), look out for these three things:

  • Pop-up blockers

  • Internet Explorer

  • The Honey extension in Chrome

Each of these things can interfere and cause some niggling problems with your ATS. For more information about them and the best way to resolve any issues, check out our how-to guide on known software that can interfere with HigherMe.

And there you have it – all the requirements for an Applicant Tracking System. It’s too easy not to get started straight away.