What is the right recruitment technology for you

There are certain questions you should be looking for when researching an Applicant Tracking System. 

Let's take a closer look at some of the important questions and why Reach is your system of choice!

What is the right recruitment technology for you Feature


Does your current recruitment process feel like it is a constant juggling act? As you balance incoming applications, arranging interviews for candidates, and onboarding new employees – you may start wishing for a magic wand for an extra pair of hands! 

An Applicant Tracking System can help you streamline your process and take the headache out of recruitment. But what is an Applicant Tracking System I hear you ask? It is a clever recruitment software that helps you with your end-to-end hiring process – it’s pretty nifty! 

We understand that no two businesses are identical, so you will want to find an ATS that fits your requirements - so before committing to any new system, you need to ask yourself two questions;


  • What are my needs?
  • What areas of recruitment do I require extra help with? 


When you know the answers to these questions, then it is time to look for an ATS - but how do you know which is the right one for you?

Let’s look at some of the key aspects that an ATS can help you with and why Reach is the system for you!



Every company has a team that possesses a wide range of technical abilities, so you will want an ATS system that everyone can easily navigate. Remember, it is not only your team using the system – candidates will be completing their applications too, as well as communicating with the hiring manager and filling out any new starter forms. 

When looking for an ATS you need to be asking;


  • Who will be interacting with the system?
  • Is it mobile friendly?
  • Will it give a great candidate experience? 


You may not think of the candidate experience as a question when looking for a new Applicant Tracking System but if a candidate has a negative experience during the hiring process it could impact your business – people are more likely to talk to their friends about a bad experience than a positive one!

Reach is an easy-to-use recruitment system that uses separate portals for candidates and hiring managers and HR, meaning each individual will be interacting with a different interface – each one as user-friendly as the others! 

Not only do we think about how everyone interacts with the system, but Reach is 100% cloud-based and fully mobile optimised – do you need to check what time your interviews are for the day ahead while you’re on the bus to work? Not a problem just log into the system and check! 



Recruitment is predominantly about building relationships with people, but it is also a numbers game! Having accurate and regular data is crucial to running successful recruitment campaigns. It's worth remembering when you are looking for an ATS – you need to find one that offers a wide range of analytics.

Have you noticed that a position you expected to fill quickly isn’t getting a huge number of applications? By running specific reports, you may find that candidates are abandoning their applications halfway through, which allows you to dig deeper and find out why! You may find your application form is too long or there is a stumbling block meaning candidates can’t progress – data can highlight this and so much more – how great!

Do you need a specific report created, then Reach can do that for you – we build your Applicant Tracking System around your needs and not only that, our ATS allows you to automate your reports too -no more setting multiple alarms to remind yourself!



You’ve made the offer to a standout candidate – congratulations! But now what? Instead of waiting for the new employees start date to roll around and you both spend their first day filling out paperwork, why not get ahead of it and welcome them into the team instantly?

Look for an ATS that can offer you a strong onboarding process, one that allows you to keep in touch with your new employee.

Do you find a new employee’s first day is typically spent filling out tons of paperwork – everything from payroll details to health and safety policies – that’s a lot of paperwork to file! Why not look for an ATS that allows you to become paper-free?

Reach allows you to not only store all your new starter forms within the system, but upon completion by your new starter they are automatically distributed to the relevant departments through integration with your existing software, so there is no need to spend time chasing down paperwork – an efficient and environmentally friendly process!



What if you run into an issue – who do you contact? Are you left to figure it out or interact with a chatbot? 

At Reach, you will always speak to a human! Not only will you have a dedicated account manager, but our incredible support team are always at the end of the line to answer your queries, no matter how big or small. We don’t leave you to fend for yourself either once you have been introduced to the system, so if you feel like you need some refresher training, then we are here for you, just think of us as one of your team!



Reach is the Applicant Tracking System to underpin your entire recruitment process. From sourcing candidates to onboarding, we are with you and your candidates every step of the way. To find out more about our features and how Reach can help you take the stress out of your recruitment process, email [email protected] or call the team on 01527 574408. 

Schoeller Allibert

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Clare Shallcross, Training & Development Manager