Recruitment glossary

What is an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)?

An Applicant Tracking System is an online platform used by recruiters and in-house HR teams to screen candidates during the recruitment process. The platform allows candidates to be entered into the system and have their progress from job application to onboarding tracked. It also acts as a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) tool to allow recruiters to keep on top of each candidate’s application journey and to maintain communication at each hiring stage. An ATS can parse or migrate data from candidate resumes submitted via online job boards which are added to the central database. A good ATS can greatly improve the candidate hiring process, decreasing the amount of time it takes to make a hire and increasing the productivity of the recruiter enabling them to fill more jobs. Newer platforms integrate third-party providers to bring a greater degree of flexibility to the core system, from background checks to payroll services.

Application management
What is an Unstructured Interview?

An Unstructured Interview is an interview conducted without a specific set of predetermined questions. Unstructured interviews are meant to flow …

Candidate sourcing
What is Twitter Recruiting?

Twitter Recruiting is a talent acquisition practice that utilizes the social media channel, Twitter, to attract candidates, network with talent …

Application management
What is Turnover?

Turnover refers to the percentage of workers who leave an organisation and are replaced by new employees. Measuring employee turnover …

Candidate sourcing
What are Transferable Skills?

Transferable Skills refer to the abilities or expertise that may be used in a variety of roles or occupations, such …

Application management
What is the War for Talent?

The War for Talent refers to an increasingly competitive landscape for recruiting and retaining talented employees.

Application management
What is a Video interview?

A Video Interview is a job interview that takes place remotely and uses video technology as the communication medium. There …

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