Beginning a project to build a tender to go out to market with for a new applicant tracking system can be a daunting task. As an organisation, we've seen and completed many tenders for our recruitment software over our 20+ years in the market - and we've seen what happens when important questions are missed and not included when shortlisting providers.
Our tender template is borne from our years of experience of seeing and completing comprehensive (and not so comprehensive) tenders and RFIs documents. This template is a great place to start when you're considering going out to tender for an ATS platform - and it includes a wide range of factors that go beyond simple functionality.
We've included everything that should be asked of ATS vendors during the tender stage, including sections on:
The candidate experience All the questions that should be asked of an ATS provider - what's included, how easy is it to use and much more.
Recruiter and admin experience Top tips on what any good ATS should include - from configurability to available features.
Hiring Manager experience Getting Hiring Managers' buy-in to this process is critical to its success, so making sure you ask all the right questions here of what's included for them is really important.
The implementation process Consider what's included during implementation, such as how much support will the ATS provider give you?
Training and education As well as during implementation, our tips on asking the right questions about ongoing training during your time with them.
The support offered What ongoing support is included along with other networking and client input groups.