\r\nHiring rates are up, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) Leading Indicators of National Employment (LINE) survey for July 2015, and recruiters are finding it difficult to find the best talent. Many may rely on an applicant tracking\u0026nbsp;system (ATS) to help them find the most qualified candidates. \r\n \r\nBut how do you choose the right ATS?\r\n \r\nIf you’re looking to replace an outdated ATS in what’s become a saturated technology market, recruiting experts say it pays to use some key criteria to ensure you select a modern ATS that fits your needs.\r\n \r\n“Today companies are enhancing what they have and starting the ATS replacement cycle," Elaine Orler, CEO of Talent Function, a talent acquisition consulting firm in San Diego, told SHRM Online. “There are probably three times the number of conversations and deals happening this year than three years ago. I estimate that one in every eight companies is considering a change to their recruiting core ATS solution.