You already have an applicant tracking system. So why do you need anything else? It’s a question we sometimes hear at Gem; and it’s an understandable one. So let’s start with the “A” of ATS. Applicant tracking systems are built for applicants—active talent that’s formally signaled they want to work for you. They’re central hubs for organizing job postings, scheduling interviews, collecting feedback, tracking applicants as they move through the hiring process, and generating offers.
In short, the ATS is built around job vacancies and supports reactive hiring. But until talent applies, there’s no place for them in an ATS. If you’re sourcing passive talent and you only have an ATS, you have nowhere to store that prospect data.
Enter Gem—first to support proactive hiring, and then to give your team a view of your entire funnel, from that very first outreach all the way to hire. We tie together your top-of-funnel Gem stages (sent, open, click, response, and interested rates) and juxtapose them with your downstream ATS stages (converted into process, phone screen, onsite, offer out, and offer accept) to give you a full-funnel view of all your talent acquisition efforts. Your ATS data is pulled into Gem’s interface so you can see the full picture without having to open more browser tabs. With Gem working beside your ATS, you can actually see which sequences are leading to onsites and to hires.
Gem is the ecosystem and source of truth for all talent you’ve ever had a touchpoint with: applicants, former silver medalists, talent you’ve met at professional events who’d be a good fit for your company, referrals from current employees, folks you’ve come across on LinkedIn that you’d like to nurture relationships with for the next time a role opens. If your hiring model is still the old-school “post-and-pray” model, your ATS alone should suffice. You’re just likely to run into trouble when you’ve got an opening that has to be immediately filled and you have no talent pipeline to draw from (this is especially true if diversity is a goal in your org).
But if you’re building a modern recruiting machine—in which sourcers seek out top talent, build pools, nurture prospects, and enhance the end-to-end candidate experience—then Gem is a crucial add to your recruiting tech stack.
Gem integrates with all the major applicant tracking systems on the market to streamline talent teams’ recruiting processes: sourcing prospects faster, uploading talent to your ATS in one click, and sending automated email campaigns directly from our extension. Our ATS integrations allow you to:
“The integration between our ATS and Gem is huge, it’s number one. This is the first recruiting tool I’ve worked with with such a magical ATS integration. I don’t know what magic Gem’s engineering team is working with, but it’s what made the choice so easy for us at Cisco Meraki.”
Global Head of Talent Acquisition Operations at Cisco Meraki
“We tie together your top-of-funnel Gem stages and juxtapose them with your downstream ATS stages to give you a full-funnel view of all your talent acquisition efforts. Your ATS data is pulled into Gem’s interface so you can see the full picture without having to open more browser tabs. With Gem working beside your ATS, you can actually see which sequences are leading to onsites and to hires.”
With this aggregate data, and with Gem as their source of truth, TA teams are now empowered to answer questions they’ve never been able to before:
“Really strong ATS integration that puts data insights into the hands of everyone on your recruiting team.”
“We struggled with our ATS when it came to reporting, so I adjusted my team’s workflow. They now add all their candidates into Gem; and it’s changed everything. Now I can present to my leadership team the activity that’s behind each hire, the work behind the team we’re building. How many applications need to get created for us to hire one person? What do conversion rates look like at every stage of our funnel? These don’t just help me forecast; they also help me put into perspective what’s quietly happening in the back of the house to get these hires. Gem is the first time we’ve had an acceptance rate that we can show to leadership. It’s also the first time my team has felt like it has visibility in the company for the amount, and quality, of the work they’re doing.”
Head of Business Recruiting at Envoy
To learn more about how Gem can help your team, contact us here.