Lou Adler has a great article on as he puts it “a story of missed opportunities, lack of vision, not enough courage, and hope for the future.”
He talks about the lack of vision in applicant tracking systems, pointing the finger not at the vendors but recruiters instead. He feels that recruiters are not forward thinking enough to drive the vendors to deliver better solutions. He states that the main target for vendors should be “Improving the effectiveness of their systems to increase recruiter productivity and improve the quality of candidates should be the goals.” not the improving of processing speeds for unnecessary functions.
A great read for everyone in the HR technology space.