You are probably thinking “Oh no – another article about applicant tracking codes?” I fully understand; however, I ask one simple question. How many of you are as befuddled as I am regarding the countless verbiage applied to applicant tracking codes? Disposition codes, status codes, stages, rejection reason codes. Are these terms synonymous? Each applicant tracking system (ATS) refers to the staging of candidates differently which influences which term will be used to describe either the stages/steps of the selection process or the selection outcome (disposition or rejection reason).

I conducted a Google search for applicant tracking codes and the results confirmed my suspicions about the lack of clarity in the reference to the terms disposition vs. status vs. stage. Along with the maze of applicant tracking sy