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Do you have an ATS? If you do, how do you use it? I only ask because there is a proliferation of new technologies, and they all promise to save you time, help you make more placements, etc. You probably already know the spiel by heart.

The problem is very few deliver on their promises. They add unnecessary complexity, require hours of manual data entry to maintain, and are bloated with outdated features.

At some point, they become no better than an Excel spreadsheet when it comes to tracking your candidates, and no one wants to spend that much money on a tool that does little more than store resumes. The problem is it’s really hard to tell which ATS will deliver when it actually comes time to choose.

As we continue into the final quarter of the year, some of you may find yourself in this position, stuck with an ATS that is more of a burden than it is helpful. You might consider a new tool, or you may have been burned one time too many and decide to stick it out with what you already.

But, why would you want to do that? This isn’t the time to be complacent. Your ATS should work for you. It should support your process and save you time, not the other way around.

So, why not start your search with Loxo? Instead of giving you the standard speech, check out these five customer favorite features that are proven to save time.

Loxo Chrome Extension (Free)

If there’s one feature our customers can’t live without, it’s the Loxo Chrome Extension. The Chrome extension makes adding candidates to Loxo effortless. You can source potential candidates from Indeed, GitHub, and AngelList and add them to Loxo with two clicks of a button. The extension even works on LinkedIn; however, it does require some basic data entry.

From their profile, you can tag, select the contact type (candidate, contact, or contractor), add notes, and assign them to one or more of your open roles. Loxo imports all of the information you added as well as all of the information contained within their profile without you having to switch screens.

Did I mention? It’s available on all of our plans.

Hiring Pipeline

Loxo’s hiring pipeline is a great visual tool to track your progress on any job. It’s a Trello-esque, kanban board that allows you to follow your candidates as they make their way through the recruiting funnel.

From the hiring pipeline, you can drag-and-drop candidates to different stages and quickly view individual contact records/resumes. You can even create call lists or bulk emails based on stages of the pipeline.

The hiring pipeline is a standard feature on all plans but is customizable with a paid account.

Job Sharing

At Loxo, we try to make it as simple as possible for you to get your jobs published on job boards. That’s why we have partnerships with select third-party sites, including Glassdoor, Indeed, CareerBuilder, and SimplyHired, and there’s more coming soon.

All you need to do is select publish when creating a job in Loxo, and your job will be distributed to the selected job boards. That’s it. It’s simple as selecting one button. Once candidates apply to your job, the contact record is created in Loxo, and they are automatically added to the applied stage of your job pipeline. You’ll even receive an email alerting you of their application.


If you’re looking for a show stopper, look no further! It’s the ultimate time saving feature. With Loxo Click-to-dial, you can call your contacts right from their record in Loxo by clicking a button. There’s no need to pick up your phone because Loxo will use your computer’s built-in speakers and mic to make the call.

We haven’t even got to the best part yet. Every time you make a call using Loxo, the activity is automatically recorded in the contact’s event stream. That’s right! There’s no data entry.

(P.S. Just in case you’re curious, you can also text candidates right from Loxo.)

Email Automation

If you’re not sure how to get started with recruitment marketing, why not use a marketer’s tool that was designed specifically for recruiters? With email automation, you can build a series of pre-defined drip campaigns that will trigger when candidates hit defined stages of your hiring pipeline.

You can put your recurring communications on autopilot without worrying that any of your candidates fell through the cracks. Application acknowledgements, reference requests, or candidate rejections — the possibilities are endless!

What’s Next?

There are so many other time saving features, but there’s simply not enough time in the day. In the interest of saving you time and preventing me from rambling, check out plans page for our full list of features. If you really want to be wowed, schedule a demo today

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