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The future of recruitment is an ecosystem of great partners
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Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019
The future of recruitment is an ecosystem of great partners

It’s simply a myth that a single technology provider can provide the essential tools to enable employers to find and win talent.

There is no single technology provider that enables employers to find talent, deliver a differentiated candidate experience, engage job seekers through texting and messaging apps, use data and artificial intelligence to improve recruitment marketing, and onboard to drive employee retention.

Our approach is the polar opposite. We embrace any provider dedicated to solving employers’ talent acquisition needs. So, last week, we hosted more than 50 leaders from across the talent-acquisition arena — from strategic HR consultants, including Deloitte, to solution providers, such as ADP, Ultimate Software, First Advantage, Infor, Montage, Oracle and Sterling — at our second annual partner summit to discuss how talent acquisition is evolving and our strategic initiatives. Most notably, we discussed:

Opening up our platform to third-party developers: We’re opening up our platform-as-a-service — the most widely adopted in talent acquisition — to all third-party developers to build, extend and deploy solutions with our technology and provide a superior experience for employers and their candidates.

Rolling out our next generation of system connectors: Following the success of our seamless integrators that allow employers to view third-party solutions within our application ¾ Prime Connectors for background checks and assessments ¾  we are doing the same for video-interviewing and reference-checking solutions providers.

Supporting Indeed’s easy-apply feature: To help drive a higher application rate, we’ll provide a better integration with Indeed so that candidates can use Indeed’s easy-apply feature with our more-than 4,000 customers’ career sites.

Launching a portal for candidates to control their data: Because looking for a job is often a convoluted experience that involves filling out duplicative forms and profiles, we will introduce a website dedicated to candidates to provide them with greater control of their data, track their applications, and make it easier to apply and engage potential employers.

Our approach to supporting other solution providers is beyond just providing access to our APIs, developer environments and testing tools. It’s a company-wide foundational principle across our teams — from technology and sales to customer service and technical support. We’re one of few talent-acquisition technology providers who operate a dedicated team of 60+ to support our partners’ success.