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In today’s talent economy, incredible talent experiences, hiring speed, and fairness are critical

October 26, 2021
iCIMS Staff
4 min read

With the iCIMS Fall Release, you can improve all three.  

Since the beginning of the year, job openings have been up nearly 85%. Yet, applications lag, increasing only 8% – not nearly enough to keep pace with the demand for talent (iCIMS Insights Report, October 2021).  

Nearly every industry is being impacted by this current labor shortage, as job seekers have the power to be more selective and hiring teams are working tirelessly to strengthen pipelines. 

As a head of talent acquisition, how do you keep up in the new talent economy? Innovations in the iCIMS fall release can help provide more engaging candidate experiences, speed your hiring, and support diversity and inclusion.  

  • Delight talent with an incredible experience, and speed hiring with iCIMS Digital Assistant and iCIMS Video Interviews integration. With iCIMS Digital Assistant, candidates can now quickly record a video as part of their application process – responding to customizable, pre-defined questions such as “Tell us about your most significant professional experience relevant to this role?” or, “What is your availability?”. 
  • Further help reduce the risk of unconscious bias and help deliver on your organizations’ goals for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. Talent acquisition professionals can now redact personal identifiers (such as name, address, education, etc.) at the resume review stage, which can help move more historically excluded candidates thru the hiring funnel. And better DEI practices not only help you support organizational and government requirements, building a more diverse workforce can increase business performance by 35% (McKinsey, 2020). 
  • Enable accelerated hiring, with hiring approvals now in iCIMS for Microsoft Teams. Hiring managers can now approve or deny jobs — as well as provide feedback on pending jobs and jobs descriptions — directly within our award-winning iCIMS for Microsoft Teams. 

Watch below for a closer look at these and additional highlights of our fall release:


PLUS, in case you missed it, we recently introduced iCIMS Opportunity Marketplace! Available in our winter release (Q122), iCIMS Opportunity Marketplace will help employees move beyond ‘opportunity identification’ to ‘opportunity inspiration’ and help you and your team improve your internal talent mobility programs and ensure more agile talent deployment.  

An internal Opportunity Marketplace not only will help your employees but also help you better attract and engage talent who want to know they can learn and grow with your organization.  

Read more here to learn more about all the fall release innovations and how the new features and enhancements will help you better attract and engage talent with speed, precision, and fairness. 

View iCIMS Fall Release Notes

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