Build a business case for an Applicant Tracking System

CHRIS KEELING • 16 Apr 2021

This guide outlines the benefits associated with implementing recruitment technology and how to secure internal investment to implement the technology, or in fact to upgrade a system you might already have in place.

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How will this guide help me build a business case for a new ATS?

What's included:

  • Return on Investment Calculator
    Understand the ‘above the line’ expenses related to recruitment activity that could be reduced or cancelled by a new ATS.
  • Why CEOs believe change is needed in recruitment functions
    93% of CEOs believe that their own organisation’s recruitment function needs a fundamental overhaul (PwC). Why? 
  • The four core elements in measuring Return on Investment
    If you're deciding whether to change Applicant Tracking Software - and which one to select - your ultimate decision will be based on a range of qualitative and quantitative factors - not just one single feature. We outline our advice on how to quantify your ROI.
  • What to consider when choosing an ATS
    We've included tips on creating your list of requirements - from understanding your recruitment needs, required integrations, security of the platform and more. We've got it covered here.
  • Checklist of characteristics, as well as the benefits and goals you should look to achieve with a new ATS
    Access our list of recruitment characteristics - and what they'd be like to manage with and without recruitment software, including the quantifiable benefits of each.

Written in collaboration with John Cridland, an independent consultant and project
manager, John specialises in all aspects of resourcing having worked for a range of blue–chip organisations in sectors as broad as financial services, housing associations and online retail. He has led the design and project management of resourcing transformation projects including the implementation of applicant tracking systems.


How to build a business case for an ATS