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Recruiting Technology – Not just the ATS anymore

A week doesn’t go by when I’m not asked which solution is my favorite. I always answer with one of the following:

  • They are all my favorite
  • None of them are my favorite
  • Trust me, my favorite isn’t always the right answer

Once we’ve established that anything related to my favorite has nothing to do with the decisions and the organization’s needs, the conversation progresses quickly to features and functions that technology can offer the recruiting space.

The right question to ask is: Which solutions are positioned to change the landscape of recruiting and improve my business performance?

With so many different options these days, I truly feel like a kid in a candy store, unable to contain my excitement at all of the possibilities.

The reality is that there is no one-stop shop for all of the features desired (and required) in the recruiting process. There is now a minimum of four solutions required to truly enable recruiting with technology. The first three are typically: 1. ATS, 2. Job Distribution/Aggregator, 3. CRM.

Beyond those four solutions is the true candy store:

  • Assessments
  • Background Verifications
  • Interview Scheduling Tools
  • Video Interviewing
  • Reference Checking
  • Onboarding
  • Mobile Applications
  • Social Media Management

Each of these categories offers unique capabilities to enhance the recruiting experience, but they also require a strong understanding of the recruiting goals and objectives to ensure they are integrated well with the current infrastructure of the business. If you haven’t taken a look at the latest categories for recruiting technology innovation – find some time and check them out. Some might be offered as extensions of your current solutions, while others might have a free trial. Each one is changing the game – and quickly becoming a required solution in order to compete for talent.

Ask yourself this question: What solutions do we use to compete for talent? After naming them all, ask yourself: What are we missing that could improve our results? Once you have the answer, look at those solutions first.