We’ve all been there. You get a call from your parent, and they need your help troubleshooting technology. I have gotten this one a few times: “How do I post on The Facebook?” Time to cue my inevitable eye roll. If we don’t go to our parents for technology recommendations and tips…

Why are you using the same recruitment tool as the industry dinosaur?

I have worked for Fortune 200s, SMBs, and startups, and let me tell you something. While those big companies may seem aspirational to outsiders, they are slow, so slow, at adopting new technology.

Let’s think of it this way. If you need a ride, would you rather use: a taxi or an Uber? The same analogy applies to your recruitment ATS. If you’re still using a recruitment platform built decades ago, this is your wake-up call.

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Legacy ATS are becoming a hindrance to the recruiting process.

Legacy ATS users are quickly growing frustrated with their platform.

At least 5 times a day, I eavesdrop on conversations Loxo Founder and CEO, Matt Chambers, has with executive search and staffing firms. You know what I hear?

  • “I’m frustrated because we spend more time manually entering data, clicking around, and filling things out rather than recruiting.”
  • “I now have to use several additional tools because my existing recruitment platform doesn’t have all of the capabilities I need to do my job.”
  • “It has way too much complexity; nobody uses it. Our current ATS is our last tool by priority and it should be our most used tool.”
  • “The search feature sucks. We can’t find people with a very basic search, so nobody trusts our database to find people.”

To summarize, your legacy ATS is not being used. It doesn’t perform basic tasks well. And, it doesn’t have advanced innovations to help your team do more faster.

Say what? You can’t be serious. You’re paying all this money, and nobody on your team is using your ATS.

The truth is legacy ATS weren’t built for modern recruiting. They were built twenty, thirty, or even forty years ago primarily for storing resumes, meeting compliance, and tracking basic processes. Since then, those legacy ATS have only made minor improvements to their original database.

In an attempt to keep up with growing competition, they now offer integrations. But just know, it’s going to cost you. Worst of all, these add-ons aren’t technology innovations built by the ATS company. They are built by a third party which adds complexity and layers that you no longer need, making the technology even more clunky and inefficient. These band-aid fixes aren’t enough.

Stop playing by someone else’s rules and using legacy technology that wasn’t built for you.

There’s a reason new technologies are consistently beating out legacy tools. It’s because they deliver on one simple premise, making the experience more convenient for the customer.

If your team is not using your system or won’t enter data, your ATS is no longer an asset to your business. It’s now a hindrance to your process. Lucky for you, times have changed. Finally, there is an alternative on the market that is superior in every way.

To summarize one my favorite books of all time, David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell, there’s one trait all prevailing newcomers have in common. They don’t play by the rules. They rewrite them. Think about it.

There’s David vs. Goliath, the Giants vs. the Patriots, Amazon vs. Barnes & Nobles, Netflix vs. Blockbuster, and now there’s Loxo.

LOXO WAS BUILT FOR YOU. Loxo is the industry’s first intelligent, deceptively simple, all-in-one recruitment platform built for executive search and staffing firms.

With the influx of new technologies, recruiting should be getting simpler. Instead, recruiters are spending more time and money bouncing between different systems, using dozens of tools to support the recruitment process from source to close as well as streamline sales. It’s not only getting more complicated, it’s getting more costly.

Loxo is different from legacy recruitment platforms. We’re not building you another recruitment ATS. It’s not what you need, and there are hundreds of other tools that do exactly and only that. We built our platform to bring a competitive advantage to third party search firms.

In addition to offering both a recruitment ATS and CRM, here’s a quick overview at some of our users’ favorite features.

  • Loxo Chrome Extension: Add candidates to Loxo from Indeed, AngelList, and GitHub with the click of a button.
  • Loxo Connect™: Find both personal and professional phone numbers and email addresses. No more searching for that hard-to-find information
  • Loxo AI™: The world’s first intelligent sourcing assistant. Our proprietary technology unearths top talent across hundreds of data sources and recommends the best possible matches while you sleep
  • Drag and Drop Kanban Workflow: Move candidates to the next stage in the interview process, and Loxo is smart enough to do the rest. No data entry
  • 1-Click Job Sharing: Post your unique opportunities to your careers page and all the major job sites, including Indeed, Glassdoor, Simply Hired, ZipRecruiter, Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter
  • Data Enrichment: Enrich your existing person profiles with contact, social, employment, education, and skill set data. Instantly deduplicate person profiles and make better use of your existing data
  • Smart Grid: Use state-of-the-art search and drag and drop customization tools to find contacts and candidates that you have already sourced into your Applicant Tracking System (ATS). You have the flexibility to set up your database however you want
  • Loxo Power Calling: Click-to-dial your candidates in Loxo, automatically drop pre-recorded voicemails, schedule your calls in the Call Queue, and then use our analytics tools to measure your ROI
  • SMS Text Messaging: A delightfully simple way to text candidates, eliminate data entry, and track every communication
  • Reporting and Analytics: Finally reports and KPI’s that are automated and simple. Reports were developed with the help of the industry’s leading executive search, staffing firms and associations, redefining industry best practices

Try it for yourself for FREE today »

You shouldn’t take my word for it. Try it for yourself. Loxo has a free version that includes most of the functionality mentioned above. For absolutely no risk, you can explore the Loxo platform and see why thousands of recruiters have already made the switch from their outdated legacy recruitment platforms.

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Legacy ATS are becoming a hindrance to the recruiting process.