Current Methods of Tracking Applicants
The great majority of recruiters are currently using manual methods to track their applicants. About a third are replacing existing applicant tracking software.
Where Recruiters Are Looking for Candidates
Out of 165 buyers who responded to this question, almost all were posting to job boards, with the majority using their company website as well.
Reasons for Purchasing - High Level Overview
The majority of buyers mentioned the need to improve efficiency or effectiveness as the primary reason for purchasing applicant tracking software.
Reasons for Replacing an Existing Applicant Tracking System
Among buyers already using applicant tracking software, most were looking for a more robust system with specific features or functionality.
Reasons for Replacing Manual Methods
Among buyers using paper, spreadsheets, or email to track their applicants, most are seeking to improve their efficiency or effectiveness.
Web-based software has almost completely taken over this market, with only 1% of buyers in our sample expressing a preference for on-premise software.
Demographics: Buyer Size by Number of Employees
Half of the applicant tracking software buyers in our sample have fewer than 250 employees, with a quarter falling into the 101-250 employee range.