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Applicant Tracking Systems

Applicant Tracking Systems Failure

AI Gone Massively Wrong

An applicant tracking system, or ATS, is a software application that helps organisations manage their recruitment workflows. Just as a customer relationship management (CRM) system helps companies track and optimize their interactions with customers, an ATS does the same with candidates. But it’s flawed, and it doesn’t work. Here’s why: +++Add proof Here+++ You don’t need to be a tech expert to understand that the logic inherent in the software is flawed. Candidates see it all the time. I see it. In fact, according to TOP CV recently, the raw data from CV tells this story: ”Bob Thompson’s experience appears to be concentrated in Legal / Corporate, with exposure to Finance / Financial Planning & Analysis. Bob Thompson has 24 years of work experience, with 23 years of management experience, including a mid-level position.” It’s utter nonsense, even when you consider the tenuous link that in many instances Procurement as an organisation sits under the CFO/Finance arm. I guarantee, there’s nothing on my CV that points to Financial Planning and Analysis. Does this mean that ATS systems will be replaced, or do we continue this charade, causing unknown pain, waste, and inefficiency in the market? It’s time for business leaders to wake up and smell the coffee, given the entire recruitment process is a joke, and it needs sorting now.

Desired Outcomes

What Are You Trying To Achieve
How many times have you submitted your CV only for it to be completely ignored by so-called 'AI', or some CV Writing Expert looking to sell you something? it's utter garbage that people from all walks of life are subjected to so much waste and inefficiency. This needs saying, and it needs changing, and that's a simple truth.
Success Criteria
ATS systems either need an overhaul, or they need to be ripped out, and the entire Recruitment process needs to be looked at.

Requirements Needed To Progress

Preferred Participants
Activists, Anyone, Businesses, C Suite, General Public

Considerations & Next Steps

Why Consider Helping
If you feel you've been disadvantaged by using this technology, isn't it time to say something? Why should you put up with this? why should we be held to ransom having to work with inefficient processes? Let's stop it now.
What's In It For Those That Get Involved
The potential of binning this technology and replacing it with something that works.
Next Steps For Interested Parties
If you think ATS systems are failing, join our community and let's see how we can influence real change.

Location or Impact of Ambition

Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, 94301, United States

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In Progress
Ambition Priority
Important & Urgent

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Nadine James

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