Increasingly, companies are using electronic resume reading software known as Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). They are using ATS because:
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) rules require companies to show non-discriminatory practices. ATS software allows tracking and is a non-discriminatory way to initially select candidates to interview for jobs.
- Companies get hundreds (if not thousands) of inquiries for each job. Computer software allows the company to electronically screen and trim resumes from the incoming flood, saving hiring managers many hours of time while still finding qualified candidates.
- The ATS software streamlines how hiring is handled, with clearer communication among all the folks in the hiring chain.