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Technology often makes our lives – including the day-to-day tasks we do on the job – a lot easier. Yet disparate systems and siloed data can pose serious challenges, even making us less productive.

Sierra-Cedar’s 2016-2017 HR Systems Survey, found that HR tech solutions are often looked at in silos, rather than as a total HR environment. For talent acquisition professionals, not having the most current candidate information can make it more difficult to quickly find and hire the best candidate for every role.

With the focus continuing to shift towards cloud-based solutions and digital HR, investment in HR tech is growing – over $2 billion in investment capital in 2015, per CB Investors, which was a 60% increase from the prior year. This growth “presents a real opportunity for HR transformation by using technology to drive change and growth in the organization,” according to Accenture.

As organizations add solutions to their HR tech stack to address every aspect of the hiring process, many are looking at integrating these solutions to help create a seamless user experience. The Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey also found that, “integrated talent management can bring greater efficiency to both HR and IT, and provide the ‘talent intelligence’ needed to help companies compete.”

SkillSurvey helps you streamline your hiring process and drive more value from your HR tech investments with our integration process, which makes it quick and easy to integrate our online reference checking and sourcing solutions with your ATS or CRM. Integrating these solutions can provide several benefits, three of which we briefly explore below.

  • Improve productivity and save time: No one enjoys entering the same information numerous times in multiple systems. Integration can eliminate the need for multiple data entry, freeing up your team to focus on the more strategic aspects of their job. Simply enter candidate information once and they’re done. Plus, this can help reduce costly data entry errors: a real win-win for everyone.
  • One version of the truth: With integrated solutions, everyone on your team can easily access the most up-to-date candidate information. It also helps ensure accuracy by not having candidate information stored in separate databases or on paper. Information is simply passed from one system to another, ensuring everyone has access to the information they need. And, by having your solutions ‘talk’ to one another, you can more easily access the business analytics needed to provide a full view of your team’s activity.
  • Drive compliance and boost efficiency: With integrated solutions, you can ensure that reference checking becomes a consistent part of your hiring process. Recruiters can log-in to a single system, and a reference check can be initiated directly from your ATS as soon as recruiter concludes an initial phone screen – or at any point in your hiring process. As references are contacted and reference surveys are completed, the recruiter is notified to finalize the candidate report and your ATS is automatically updated. Or, by integrating SkillSurvey SourceTM with your CRM, you can increase efficiencies by having the solution automatically send over passive candidates as they opt-in to Source, providing your team with immediate access to great candidates right at their fingertips.

SkillSurvey’s API strategy makes it simple to integrate with most ATS or CRM vendors – we’re talking a matter of weeks. This cost-effective approach delivers real value faster, and provides your team with the tools they need to more effectively and efficiently manage their workload.

We currently integrate with a number of leading HR vendors, including Bullhorn, Oracle, ApplicantPro, iCims, and The HR Manager (TAM) to name a few. If you’re interested in learning more about integrating your SkillSurvey solution, take a look at our website and then complete the integration form for more information.

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