The Applicant Manager Review

The Applicant Manager
The Applicant Manager
The Applicant Manager
San Rafael, CA
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The Applicant Manager At A Glance

Good: Fast implementation, with great client service.
Bad: Steep learning curve for some new users, API Payroll integrations limited to a few providers.
Bottom Line: A value-priced, scalable and configurable ATS platform for organizations of all sizes.

Product Overview

The Applicant Manager (TAM) is a standalone applicant tracking system that is focused on being easy – easy to use, easy to implement, easy to configure, and, perhaps most importantly for many businesses, easy to afford.

TAM is built for applicants, managers, and recruiters. The program is intuitive and user friendly, providing 24/7 secure access from mobile devices, Macs, and PC’s.

It provides full access to a company’s entire talent pool, including applicants and non-applicants, drawn from multiple sources, so that the most diverse pool is created.

As an integrated solution, TAM works with sites and programs like various job boards, Google, social media sites like Twitter and Facebook and LinkedIn, and assessment tools.

The software itself is extremely efficient, with features including:

  • Resume parsing
  • Data reporting
  • Workflows and tasks
  • Robust search capability

As a scalable and configurable tool, TAM is adaptable for organizations of any size, working from one location or multiple locations, for companies advertising a single opening or a thousand openings.

Some functionalities of the recruiting software include:

  • Automatically updated open positions
  • Accessible careers pages
  • Customizable interface for company branding
  • Quick application and direct apply features
  • Compliant with OFCCP
  • Prescreening options for online application


Aside from their applicant tracking features, The Applicant Manager includes several other core functionalities, including those listed below:

HR Management Information System (HRIS)

  • CSV Upload
  • Document Management
  • Integration with Bamboo and Namely HRIS systems


  • Applicant Tracking
  • Recruiting Management
  • Resume Database


  • Dedicated account manager for implementation/training
  • US based phone and email support

Add-On Features

  • Onboarding
  • Background Checks/Credit Checks/Drug Testing/Employment Verification
  • Online Reference checks
  • Psychometric testing
  • Premium careers page

Target Market

The Applicant Manager has a notable presence in the following fields:

  • Hospitality
  • Nonprofit
  • Federal Contractors (OFCCP)
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Engineering/Consulting
  • Construction
  • Logistics (DOT)

Below are listed some of their key clients.

  • Goodwill - Redwood Empire
  • Union University
  • Organicgirl
  • ClearEdge IT
  • Burke Williams
  • United Way of Rhode Island
  • Greenphire
  • Cevallo Point
  • Future
  • OverstockArt

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The Applicant Manager is known for its quick and simple implementation process that allows companies without technical experts to successfully deploy ahead of schedule.

Customer requests are processed effectively, and because The Applicant Manager is “HR-centric,” they cover most customer concerns very well.

Typical time to implementation is about a week.

Customer Service & Support

The Applicant Manager operates by the mantra “we don’t sell software, we provide solutions.” Their team of HR and recruitment professionals designed TAM to support their own clients. They use it themselves, every day. And while they’ve made it simple to use and easy to configure, they are always available to help needed. Users will be supported by an experienced recruiter, not a call center. Stellar support means that representatives listen and provide personalized support every time.


The Applicant Manager doesn’t release its pricing information. Please contact the vendor directly for a quote.


Some users have mentioned that they experienced a steep learning curve, but the software got easier to use as time went on. Also, API integration with payroll solutions is limited to a few providers.


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TAM is an efficient, intuitive tool for folks who want to manage the applicant process seamlessly, cost effectively and with a personal touch. TAM works for you by easily organizing data and making communications easy. Implementation is a breeze; in fact, most clients begin using the system immediately. Their goal is to work with clients to ensure that they are using at least 90% of the features available on TAM. For them, it’s all about the success that their clients have using the tool. With TAM, users get a tool that is easy to implement, is easy to customize by you or them, and gets you the results that you want- well qualified applicants who want to be a part of your team.

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