When Ryan isn't dreaming up the next greatest screening solution for HR, he can be found reading Calvin and Hobbes to his 2 beautiful daughters.
They related to what I explained as the ongoing pain experienced by talent acquisition professionals and candidates as a result of poorly integrated HR systems. It’s frustrating for HR to hear from just about every HCM software provider who states they can or do integrate, only to find the implementation time took around eight weeks, burned a hole in their pocket, and has yet to fulfill the promise of a ‘streamlined solution.’
What the iTalent award judging panel concluded was that not only does our screening solution save resources (funds, staff) for providers, clients, and partners, but creates a better experience for all those involved in the hiring process, while helping to reduce the all-so-critical metric, time to hire. For many of us in our fast-paced, demanding jobs, anywhere even near eight weeks to get a software integration live is simply not feasible. Those without integrated software endure the inconvenience of logging into multiple systems to complete the hiring process, slowing down our ability to get candidates hired faster than the competing offers coming at them. Not to mention being able to track and report on our talent acquisition goals - pulling and compiling data from multiple locations only to tell hiring managers and management that the time to fill goal wasn’t met - again. One of my favorite sayings is “If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.” That speaks to how we’re thinking about our products-- we’re trying to make the workflows more powerful, yet more simple.
Our solution is so simple that we’ve been able to complete more than 100 integrations for clients and partners in just over one year. We’ve gotten to the point with our software integration solutions we can tell our partners, “This is essentially a five minute process and one you don’t have to pay for.” It’s funny in a way-- as technologists, we’re not necessarily creating new technologies, but creating new applications for them.
1) When you’re scoping out projects, do the research and planning you need to do ahead of time so that you can execute a project near-flawlessly on the first try.
2) Get the buy-in you need, not the buy-in you don’t.
3) Listen, learn, share. When our sales engineers have discussions with clients and partners, they share the insights they heard with everyone who touches the planning through development and beyond. It’s a simple strategy to know what to build and refine, and to best address our client’s wants and needs.