When it comes to hiring for many small businesses, email and spreadsheets are still the way to go. That makes sense: those tools are familiar and easy to use for everyone. When you have a small HR department (or no official HR department at all) that isn’t used to receiving hundreds of applications a day, this process can seem manageable and even preferable to the complexity that an applicant tracking system (ATS) offers. Not only that, an ATS represents another cost that must be accounted for in a yearly budget. For these reasons, it’s understandable why some small businesses are reluctant to switch from their home-grown recruitment systems. Read More