ATS and Onboarding

Create a smooth onboarding experience with automated data transfer between Fourth and your ATS.

Why integrate?

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Connecting Fourth to your Applicant Tracking System (ATS) creates a seamless recruitment and onboarding experience for managers and new employees, and removes the time, cost and errors associated with manual data re-entry.

This solution is available where businesses use Fourth as their UK HR & Payroll system.

How does it work?

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When a candidate is successful hired, their details are automatically transferred to Fourth from your ATS. As soon as the incoming data is validated and processed the employee:

  • Receives a welcome email and request to complete registration for the Fourth app
  • Is assigned to the appropriate location(s) in Labour Productivity, letting managers immediately schedule and manage the employee

You can further enhance the hiring manager's experience by implementing Fourth Identity & Access Management. This enables single sign-on to your ATS from within the Fourth app, putting hiring of new staff side-by-side with managing and scheduling existing staff.


Diagram showing the interactions between the ATS, Fourth, and people, as described in the steps.

During recruitment:

 1. Managers access the ATS system using their Fourth credentials.

 2. Candidates use the ATS directly.

Once a candidate is successfully hired:

 3. The ATS sends employee data to Fourth.

 4. The new employee receives registration details from Fourth.

How do I connect?

UK Employee API

Integrate your ATS with this API. You'll need to use the Employees endpoint.



Identity and Access Management

Use our Outbound Federation to enable employees to access your ATS with their Fourth account.



Getting started

  1. Get in touch

    Contact Fourth and talk to one of our experienced Implementation Consultants.

  2. Develop and test

    We'll provide you with a set of credentials to access the API and a test environment against which you can develop your application.

  3. Go live!

    Transition from the test environment to live!