Got your attention? I don't really want Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to go away, I want them to fade away into the background. Forbes asked if I knew of any ideas companies could use to switch up their hiring strategies. Innovate the ATS so that it feels like a real conversation. Leverage the existing automation capabilities (like automatic replies) so that it sounds like you care. Not some template response like, "Thank you so much for applying for a position with us. We'll keep your application on file and if..." Be creative! Sound like a real person! And most importantly, make is a lot easier to apply because my clients, they are all A-Players and do not have time to fiddle with cumbersome painful ATS processes.