Most ATS systems come with the super glue option. Once they are attached to your recruiting business it becomes almost impossible to become unstuck without losing some skin. Skin in this case is your clients, candidates, notes, resumes and emails.
Tons and tons of material have been written on choosing the best recruiting software but little has been written on exit strategies from the current ATS vendor.
Installing a recruiting system is much like a war. You must have a good exit strategy just in case things do not go exactly as planned. Most recruiting software contracts are like mortgage contracts and are never written in favor of the customer. See more on the ‘Super Glue’ option in our November News Letter which has these helpful links on protecting your database and how to avoid the ‘Super Glue’ option plus a little LinkedIn ding 🙂