iCIMS’ new workplace collaboration integration wins “Top HR Product of the Year”

 
Joe Essenfeld
October 22, 2020
Changing TechProduct Update

Collaboration is the backbone of great hiring. Unfortunately, it has not been holistically built into most teams’ day-to-day processes.

Ask any recruiter about their daily challenges and you are likely to hear stories of multiple workstreams to find and hire top talent. There is an inordinate amount of time spent on email exchanges to schedule interviews, not to mention the emails, chats, and meetings to collect feedback and reach consensus on a candidate with internal teams.

Cue iCIMS’ new workplace collaboration integration with Microsoft

The new iCIMS Microsoft workplace collaboration integration is winning in more ways than one.

It was recently awarded “Top HR Product of the Year” by HR Technology Conference & Exposition and Human Resource Executive. iCIMS was selected not only for its innovation, but for the value that this industry-leading partnership adds to businesses that are rethinking how their remote teams can better work together to find and hire top talent.

Collaboration tools have seen massive growth this year, and Microsoft Teams is no exception. Over the last several months, it has been a front-runner in the space, hitting record-breaking numbers as it connects people to keep businesses running. In March, Microsoft Teams hit 2.7 billion meeting minutes in one day and there has been a 55% increase in the number of meetings and calls per week between February and August 2020 (source: Microsoft).

With businesses and recruiting teams already tapped into Microsoft tools, it only made sense to weave the recruiting process into this flow of work. The iCIMS integration into Microsoft Teams and Outlook transforms the hiring team experience. It accelerates the hiring process and gets talent in seat faster from within the tools recruiters rely on daily.

iCIMS + Microsoft = Recruiting Bliss

“Our collaboration with Microsoft has also has won the hearts of customers,“ said Brendan Cyrus, product manager at iCIMS and the Microsoft Teams integration lead. “This workplace collaboration integration was built based on our vision of the new future of work and customers’ needs. Once we had the vision in place, we collaborated with the Microsoft team and developed a sophisticated way to address the major gaps in the virtual talent acquisition process today.”

The new iCIMS Microsoft integration places hiring teams squarely in the future of work, helping negate some of the complexity hiring teams today face. Collaborating through the iCIMS Microsoft solution, recruiters can:

  • Save time by automating interview scheduling and receive instant feedback within Teams without having to manually request that information from hiring managers and interviewers.
  • Improve the candidate experience by empowering job seekers with self-scheduling capabilities based on the hiring team’s Outlook calendar availability.
  • Drive productivity between internal team members by enabling collaboration within Teams, to better integrate HR into their flow of work.

See it in action

Register to attend the virtual HR Technology Conference & Exposition to see a free informational demo session of the iCIMS workplace collaboration integration with Microsoft on Oct. 28 at 4:45 p.m. ET. In addition to the demo, you can catch iCIMS during:

  • “Nosedive, Survive or Thrive: HR’s Moment is NOW,” a virtual roundtable discussion that our chief marketing officer, Susan Vitale, will be leading, and will be joined by myself and William Tincup, president and editor-at-large for Recruiting Daily, on Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 2 to 2:45 p.m. We encourage you to participate in the conversation with us!
  • “Search your own house first: Building a winning workforce through internal talent mobility and advancement with Bristol Myers Squibb and iCIMS,” where I will be joined by one of our customers Bob Carruthers, executive director of talent strategy, Bristol-Myers Squibb on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. ET.

We’ll also be joined by Microsoft at our INSPIRE 2020 virtual conference on Nov. 17 and 18. Register for our free virtual event to listen in on a fireside chat about using Teams to build a stronger workforce and get a sneak peek into our latest innovations in collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and more.

This is only the beginning. We are deeply committed to simplifying how recruiters and hiring teams work together. We know talent transforms organizations, and digital collaboration is paramount to building talented teams.

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About the Author

As Vice President of Strategy, Joe Essenfeld is focused on building partnerships with strategic companies to help shape iCIMS’ product strategy. He plays a vital role in helping the company scale, as he identifies and builds relationships with market-leading companies to build differentiated products and distribution channels.