HRchitect Tech Vendor News: TMP Worldwide and Hirepurpose Announce Strategic Partnership to Support New OFCCP Mandate

April 3, 2014

NEW YORK, March 24, 2014 – TMP Worldwide, a global, tech-enabled talent acquisition company, and Hirepurpose are joining forces to help employers attract and retain transitioning military veterans and comply with new regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

Through this strategic partnership, Hirepurpose becomes a key part of TMP Worldwide’s diversity recruitment offerings to TMP’s clients, fulfilling their demand for skilled military veterans by providing access to thousands of transitioning talented service members via Hirepurpose’s network.

Launched in January of this year, Hirepurpose offers a free service for transitioning military veterans to find a career when they enter the civilian workforce. Hirepurpose employs a state-of-the-art career assessment metric, the Birkman, which tells veterans which careers may be the best fit based on their interests and soft skills. This, in addition to thousands of jobs from dozens of the top companies in America, helps transitioning military veterans explore new industries and provides direct connections with leading employers.

“We are delighted about our strategic partnership with Hirepurpose,” said Michelle Abbey, president and CEO of TMP Worldwide. “TMP’s clients are looking for ways to attract, engage and hire qualified military talent in an effective manner, directly from bases and support the new OFCCP guidelines. They are an important partner to help us reach these savvy individuals for our clients.”

Mark Prins, vice president, Military Programs for TMP Worldwide added, “Transitioning Service Members have incredible skills and experience, but translating those skills can be a challenge. TMP’s military recruiting expertise, now supported through our partnership with Hirepurpose, will help our clients bridge that communications gap through skills translation and on-base programs.”

With access to more than 30 military installations and more than 10,000 transitioning military veterans, TMP Worldwide delivers enhanced diversity offerings to its client base through its alliance with Hirepurpose. As partners, they have already assisted premier clients including MetLife and Wells Fargo. Hirepurpose and TMP Worldwide will provide strategic reporting and direction to help clients navigate the new OFCCP regulations.

“Hirepurpose is honored to have TMP Worldwide as a strategic partner. Our companies have the same mission to help our clients build a comprehensive strategy to recruit and retain new military talent into their organizations,” said Zachary Iscol, Hirepurpose’s founder and CEO. “With the expertise TMP has in building recruitment solutions and the Hirepurpose job-matching technology for Veterans, we believe we can really help our clients recruit talented and professional military veterans into their ranks.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: New Bullhorn ATS/CRM Enables 60% Faster Searches, Up To 43% More Placements

March 26, 2014

Bullhorn S Release Is the Fastest End-to-End Recruiting Solution Available

Boston, MA – March 18, 2014 – Bullhorn®, the global leader in recruiting software, today announced the newest version of its Bullhorn applicant tracking and customer relationship management system (ATS/CRM) – dubbed S Release. Bullhorn S Release is available now for new customers and Bullhorn users. It is also the combined upgrade path for Bullhorn’s MaxHire and Sendouts ATS products.

S Release is:

  • Three Times Faster – Recruiting agencies move faster than ever before with S Release’s streamlined interface and more responsive infrastructure.
  • True Cloud Freedom – S Release is available however, whenever, wherever the user wants it. It works on any modern Internet browser (including Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer), on Macs or PCs, and on mobile devices using Bullhorn Mobile. S Release can expand infinitely to meet the needs of recruiting agencies.
  • Powerful Simplicity – With 40% fewer clicks, S Release accelerates the learning curve for new employees and streamlines everyday use so that the staff utilizes the software more extensively and effectively.  Data from beta users shows an average of 50% more recorded activity and up to a 43% increase in recorded placements in the first month of adoption.

“S Release is very intuitive, productive, seamless, easy-to-use, easy-to-navigate, quick, efficient, and strategic,” said Daniel Guelzo, director of talent development for recruiting firm Optomi. Guelzo, who beta tested the product, has since moved his entire agency onto S Release.

S Release is focused on speed, power, and ease of use for customers.  Every screen in the Bullhorn ATS loads faster than competitor ATS systems and faster than previous versions of Bullhorn, enabling users to narrow a candidate search from thousands of hits to the right people in seconds.  Users can also instantly preview each record on the same screen thanks to Bullhorn’s time-saving Slideout feature, helping them submit candidates before recruiters who don’t use Bullhorn can even narrow the pool.

“Searches are instantaneous – and you can refine your search quickly to narrow down from 1500 hits to a manageable number of candidates,” said Meagan Lang, an IT recruiter at elev8 who beta tested S Release.  Neil Clements, head of technical recruitment at UK-based Red Sofa, added his experience: “S Release is fully Mac-compatible, running on Chrome, and it works like a dream.”

In addition to streamlining user interaction, S Release also involves radical infrastructure changes to speed up how the software responds to users:

  • Users can search 100 million candidate records in less than half a second.
  • 96% of all requests complete in less than one second.
  • Lists and searches return results 60% faster than before.
  • S Release performs three times faster in modern browsers like Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

“I’ve never been prouder of any product we’ve built,” said Art Papas, founder and CEO of Bullhorn. “It’s the fastest, most sophisticated end-to-end recruiting software solution on the market. S Release is about our customers’ speed, their performance, and their success.”

The joint Bullhorn, MaxHire, and Sendouts product teams combined the best features of all three ATS products to help create S Release.  MaxHire and Sendouts customers can upgrade to S Release at their convenience by contacting their account manager.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Uncommon Schools Taps Jobscience to Align its Recruiting Efforts for 40 Schools

March 25, 2014

Jobscience Recruiting Improves Transparency for all Stakeholders and Reduces ‘time-in-process’ for Candidates through a Rules-based CRM Recruiting System

SAN FRANCISCO – March 11, 2014 – Jobscience, Inc., the leader in CRM-based Recruiting, today announced that its unique candidate relationship management recruiting system has enabled Uncommon Schools to successfully organize, track and report on over 16,000 applications for 40 schools in five regions during the past year. By using Jobscience Recruiting, Uncommon Schools has significantly increased transparency into recruitment through the ability to share specific metrics and dashboards with various types of stakeholders.

“Transparency is the new competitive-edge and has become critical to success in business today,” said Ted Elliott, CEO of Jobscience. “Leading companies are realizing that an open, connected organization makes better decisions and moves the company forward faster — staying ahead of the competition.  At Jobscience, we realize the high value of transparency in recruitment and have created a system that can provide recruiters, sourcers, hiring mangers, c-level executives, board members, investors and partners with real-time insights that drive decisions about the most important asset of the business – the people.”

“We have thousands of applicants per year applying for positions in teaching, leadership and support staff roles,” said Kara Maguire, Director of Recruitment at Uncommon Schools. “We needed a way to track data and organize all of the applicants across dozens of schools that span five regions. We found other systems to be ‘hopped up’ Excel with little nuance and complicated to teach new users how to effectively use.”

“Jobscience is an intuitive and agile recruiting system that leverages the scalability of the Salesforce1 platform and has social media capabilities that will enable us to stay on the cutting-edge of recruiting,” added Maguire. “We have found Jobscience to be an effective system for organizing and warehousing all candidate data in a searchable format with functionality that makes reporting to different stakeholders easier. With Jobscience, our principals and stakeholders have real-time visibility into multiple stages of the recruiting process.”

Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of public charter schools in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. The organization starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. Schools within the Uncommon network are modeled on some of the highest-performing urban public charter schools in the country. Uncommon Schools share the following key attributes: a college preparatory mission; high standards for academics and character; a highly structured learning environment; a longer school day and a longer school year; a focus on accountability and data-driven instruction; and a faculty of committed and talented leaders and teachers.

Jobscience approaches talent acquisition similar to customer acquisition – a game-changer in Human Capital Management. Native to the Salesforce.com Force.com platform, Jobscience leverages CRM workflows and recruiting domain best practices, which enable companies to attract and retain highly skilled employees through its unique contact relationship management and social recruiting tools.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Cornerstone OnDemand Selected as Trustee Partner of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)

March 25, 2014

Relationship positions Cornerstone to offer HERC member institutions proven technology for strategic and effective talent management

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 19, 2014Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) today announced its selection by the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) as a Trustee Partner. With its integrated, cloud-based talent management software solutions and higher education expertise, Cornerstone’s selection as a Trustee Partner reflects the company’s ability to help HERC’s 600 member institutions in 25 states and the District of Columbia further their mission to support employee recruitment, diversity and dual-career couples in higher education.

Cornerstone works with higher education institutions to help them recruit, retain and develop their faculty and staff, and to equip that talent with the tools and technologies required to successfully compete with institutions within the higher education industry. Developed completely in-house with a proven product and services model, Cornerstone’s unified talent management suite enables higher education institutions to leverage the cloud for meeting the challenges they face in empowering and maximizing the productivity of their employees.

With recruitment and retention being key challenges for HERC members, HERC recognized the synergies between Cornerstone’s solutions and the needs of higher education institutions. HERC selected Cornerstone due to its ability to advance member institutions’ capabilities to recruit, develop and retain the most diverse and talented faculty and staff.

Comments on the News

“As a talent management thought leader, Cornerstone OnDemand’s solutions can help our member institutions not only meet their recruitment needs, but also grow and foster that talent,” said HERC Executive Director Nancy Aebersold. “We are excited by the potential of Cornerstone to serve as a true partner of our member institutions looking to expand their talent management initiatives beyond recruitment to development and retention of faculty and staff.”

“In the competitive higher education industry, recruitment is only the first step towards building an engaged, productive workforce,” said Patrick Devlin, vice president, public sector for Cornerstone OnDemand. “We look forward to working with HERC member institutions to help them find and grow their talent in a more efficient and sustainable manner, and to realize the full potential of integrated talent management solutions.”

 

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: 80% of Hospitals List HCAHPS Scores as a Top Priority but a Bigger Priority for HR versus Nursing

March 17, 2014

Survey suggests teams collaborate to drive nursing excellence through learning and performance initiatives, not hiring

Woburn, MA –  March 4, 2014 HealthcareSource®, the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry,, today announced the results from their HR and Nursing Excellence Survey. Conducted from December 1, 2013 to January 15, 2014, nearly 300 U.S. healthcare HR, learning, education, and nursing professionals participated in the survey.

When asked which excellence initiatives their organization is working towards, 80% of survey respondents indicated that increasing their Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey scores is a top priority. However, of the 80% who said HCAHPS is a major concern, only 25% of those were nurses versus 43% of HR respondents.

“Perhaps this data reveals that nursing leaders are looking beyond HCAHPS scores and focusing on the factors that are going to drive excellence in nursing,” noted Jim Kinsey, Director Planetree Member Experience, Planetree.

Kinsey defines nursing excellence as “the intersection of skill and compassion.” This intersection creates a transformative culture that he believes can boost HCAHPS scores. “We need to help providers understand that in order to reach excellence, while we can look at scores, we also have to look at the cultural transformation necessary to maintain those high scores, and that should include nursing excellence“

Dr. Frederick Morgeson, Eli Broad Professor of Management at Michigan State University, recommends that, “Hospitals should focus their efforts on enhancing nursing excellence as a way to improve HCAHPS survey results. Improving nursing might represent one of the most effective ways to positively impact the patient experience and patient satisfaction, key elements of the HCAHPS survey.”

According to Kinsey, part of achieving nursing excellence is onboarding nurses who already embrace compassion, teamwork, and customer focus. When asked if they are assessing nursing candidates’ cultural values during the hiring process, 72% of survey respondents said yes, and they are using behavioral interviewing techniques. However, only 27% of respondents said they are using behavioral assessment software during selection. Reviewing the data by role revealed that 48% of talent acquisition professionals said they use this software, while only 25% of chief nursing officers (CNOs) and directors of nursing (DONs) indicated the same.

“This discrepancy could indicate a lack of communication between HR and nursing when it comes to hiring best practices. I think it’s very important for HR to meet regularly with hiring managers and directors in the nursing department,” said Teri Kuttenkuler, HR Director, VCU Health System. “At VCUHS, we stand before our nursing manager and director councils regularly to go over their questions and present our progress with hiring.” When asked if respondents use job shadowing during the hiring process for nurses, 43% of the total respondents said, “No, and we don’t have any plans to.” However, HR was less likely to indicate that job shadowing is a priority; 46% of VPs of HR said it is something they have no plans to implement versus 39% of CNOs and DONs.

According to Brenda Reinert, Human Resource Director, Tomah Memorial Hospital, this data suggests that nursing leaders see the value of shadowing but HR may not be eager to own this program. “It could be due to policies that don’t allow it or it could just be the fact that they don’t realize the benefits of shadowing.”

HR may not see how it can help with nursing excellence if they don’t understand what benefits the nursing managers get out of this type of program. “Shadowing gives nursing candidates a feel for the pulse of a unit. It also offers nursing managers insight into how engaged the candidate is in patient care,” noted Kuttenkuler. Despite the hesitation from HR, the numbers for launching this type of program are growing─22% of survey respondents said they are working towards implementing a job shadowing program for nurses within the next year.

Although there may be a lack of collaboration between talent acquisition teams and nursing, the performance management and learning data revealed positive trends. 48% of respondents said their education team works with nursing to develop their performance appraisal process, and 44% of respondents said their education team works with managers to set service excellence goals for nursing during this process. In fact, 83% of nurse managers indicated they rely on education teams to help them set these goals for their staff.

This type of cross-collaboration on performance management processes between HR, education, and nursing can help managers identify the performance issues that influence nursing excellence. “Our CNO really wants to see that directors and managers are including all kinds of nurse sensitive indicators in the performance management process. We’re looking at things like, ‘How are nurses impacting blood stream infection rates or pressure ulcer rates?’ This data is then added to performance appraisals,” remarked Kuttenkuler.

By working together, education and HR can support nursing managers’ initiatives to improve nursing performance; for example, by offering education that can help decrease infections if the performance data supports this initiative. In addition, through setting goals and recording nurses’ progress, organizations can increase accountability. Kuttenkuler feels accountability is the key to nursing excellence. “When we hold them accountable, nurses are more interested in knowing how they can have a positive impact on patient satisfaction and outcomes.”

The survey data revealed that many organizations are using a variety of methods to offer nurses learning opportunities in order to achieve nursing excellence. 36% of respondents indicated that they offer nurses a “clinical career ladder” and have nurses create an activity record focused on professional goals. A vast majority, 70%, said they offer a blend of eLearning and in-person education opportunities for their nurses that go beyond the general compliance requirements. Senior nursing leaders in particular are focused on offering professional development opportunities for their nurses; 84% of CNOs and DONs said they offer professional development that goes beyond compliance.

At Tomah Memorial Hospital, they have a dedicated education coordinator who works closely with nursing leaders to offer their staff professional development opportunities. “Our education director sits with our nursing managers and directors to decide what education our nurses should receive and what formats make sense. Our nursing leaders are very involved to ensure nurses can advance and improve through education,” said Reinert. “We find value in offering nurses education that goes beyond compliance needs.”

While a majority of hospitals focus on achieving higher HCAHPS, HR, education, learning, performance and nursing teams must all work together to achieve nursing excellence—one of the biggest drivers of overall hospital performance.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: iCIMS Continues To Climb The Ranks of HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen

March 17, 2014

- Leading SaaS provider recognized for exceptional customer satisfaction ratings in talent management technology –

MATAWAN, N.J. (March 7, 2014) – iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, is proud to announce its rankings in HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings. As a result of outstanding customer feedback, iCIMS has earned the number two spot in overall score and service quality – surpassing its year over year ranking and appearing on the Baker’s Dozen list for the third time.

Featured in HRO Today’s January/February issue, the results are based solely on the responses of HR professionals who serve as the talent management technology buyers for their organizations. Responses were analyzed and calculated across subcategories, including breadth of features and quality of service.

“It is an honor to be recognized by our customers and know that they are thrilled with the products and services we deliver,” said Chief Operating Officer and iCARE Ambassador, Adam Feigenbaum. “Our customers play a key role in the development of our product roadmap, and we ensure they benefit from routine upgrades in our latest technology releases, thanks to our ‘Pure SaaS’ delivery model. Backed by customer support, our customers receive not only best-in-market solutions, but also award-winning service.”

“Implementation of the cloud-based system was a smooth process thanks to our dedicated Implementation Manager,” said Access HR Talent Acquisition Manager, Melissa Tallichet Palmer. “iCIMS has provided us with a long term talent acquisition technology solution that will easily adapt to our recruitment practices as they evolve over time. Teamed with a solid customer service model, the iCIMS Talent Platform has helped take our recruiting practices to the next level.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Take the Interview Releases Innovative Mobile Candidate Application

March 10, 2014

Groundbreaking App Provides Immersive Mobile Candidate Experience, Keeping Applicants Engaged throughout Interview Process

NEW YORK (March 3, 2014) – Take the Interview, providers of the comprehensive cloud and mobile technology platform that solves the challenges of the interviewing process, today announced the release of its mobile candidate app. Leveraging advanced mobile technology and high definition video, the app engages job candidates in an intuitive, streamlined and immersive experience from their favorite mobile device.

The use of mobile devices is pervasive today; research from Pew shows that 91 percent of adults in the U.S. have a cell phone, 55 percent have a smartphone and 42 percent own a tablet computer. As mobile device ownership continues to rise, people increasingly expect to be able to use those devices in all aspects of life and work, and the job interview is no exception. Employers that adopt the technology solutions that enable candidates to leverage their mobile devices gain significant competitive advantage. Not only can they save the time and resources typically required for extensive in-person interviews, but they can also better engage those candidates through a rewarding and fun interview process.

With its groundbreaking mobile candidate app, Take the Interview makes it easier than ever to engage job candidates on their mobile devices. Starting with a warm welcome video that explains the mobile interview, candidates are guided through the process with multiple virtual tour touch points that ensure they are prepared and aware of the following steps. They are also informed of how many text-based questions they will be asked and the number of video questions, for which they leverage their device’s camera to record their responses. In addition, candidates benefit from the opportunity to take as many practice interviews they feel are necessary before taking the actual interview.

Take the Interview’s mobile app is entirely immersive and keeps candidates engaged throughout the process. For instance, the app shows the candidate inspirational quotes from historical figures to help motivate them as they progress through the interview. Moreover, with extremely high definition video and iO7 capability, the solution offers enhanced functionality that transforms the interview, not just for the candidate but for the recruiter as well. Recruiters can easily review candidate responses from any mobile or desktop device, thereby speeding up the selection process and helping them hire the right people faster.

“As job seekers rely on their mobile devices to learn about jobs more than ever, and increasingly expect to apply and interview from those devices, today’s employers must be able to meet growing demand for intuitive, mobile-optimized candidate experience,” said Danielle Weinblatt, co-founder and CEO of Take the Interview. “Our mobile candidate app provides the tool that enables employers to replace the stale, old-fashioned interview with a truly modern and engaging process.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: HireVue Announces International Expansion into Europe and Asia Pacific

February 25, 2014

Talent Interaction Platform Provider Appoints Darren Jaffrey to Lead International Operations, Opens Office in London and Outlines Details of EMEA Launch Event

LONDON and SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Leading Talent Interaction Platform™ provider HireVue, today announced international expansion to support its rapidly growing customer base and strong global demand, including users in over 120 countries. HireVue clients include more than 20 percent of the Fortune 100 as well as top global brands such as Vodafone, Random House, and Randstad. Companies use HireVue’s digital recruiting solutions to modernize their existing recruiting efforts through video, social and mobile-enriched interactions.  The platform augments existing HR systems to improve the candidate experience, increase recruiter productivity, and reduce time and costs by upward of 50 percent.

Darren Jaffrey joins HireVue as General Manager, EMEA & APAC, based out of the new HireVue London office, which opened on February 1, 2014.  Jaffrey previously held roles as SVP, International Operations at Taleo and COO at MrTed.  Having worked in London, Singapore and Sydney throughout his career, Jaffrey has proven experience establishing and growing technology-based entrants in Europe and APAC.

“There’s an exciting transformation taking place in workforces around the world. We’re excited to move closer to our growing global customer base and become part of this movement to modernize the way we work,” said Mark Newman, Founder and CEO, HireVue.  “Unlike many companies that take global expansion casually, we’re very serious about our commitment to the local markets in Europe and Asia Pacific.  The combination of Darren’s deep roots in both of these regions and strong track record leading major companies in the HCM category sets HireVue up for great international success.”

“Businesses in Europe and Asia Pacific are inherently more distributed, mobile and need to do more with less.  Existing HR systems lack the world-class candidate experience, speed and consistency provided by HireVue’s talent interaction platform,” said Jaffrey, “The company is poised for explosive growth in the global market by partnering with companies large and small to accelerate and improve the way they recruit talent.”
HireVue’s European launch will be initiated with an invitation-only evening reception on March 26, 2014 at the Hospital Club, London. For more information on HireVue’s services in Europe and to request an invitation their launch event on March 26, please visit: http://learn.hirevue.com/helloemea

The expansion will include in-region technology infrastructure and business operations comprised of customer support, professional services and sales resources. International growth comes on the heels of significant momentum for the company, including recognition such as the Forbes Top 10 “Most Promising Companies in America” list, the Inc. Magazine Hire Power award, the top 50 ranking in Deloitte’s Annual Fast 500, and the Brandon Hall “Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Technology” award. In the past six months, HireVue has also secured a joint collaboration with LinkedIn and an integration agreement with Salesforce, among other partners, as well as announced the acquisition of the world’s most advanced interview coordination software, Reschedge.  These developments have powered an expanded platform that includes HireVue’s flagship digital screening and live interviewing capabilities, as well as new solutions for sourcing, skills validation and onboarding.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Bluegreen Corporation Associates Get Connected with SumTotal Social and Mobile Talent Expansion™ Applications

February 25, 2014

Industry-leading Resort and Real Estate Company Builds on “Share Happiness” Promise Using SumTotal Solutions

Gainesville, Fla.–  Feb. 13, 2014 – SumTotal® Systems, LLC,  the largest independent provider of integrated HR solutions, today announced that Bluegreen Corporation selected SumTotal’s cloud-based Talent Expansion applications to increase associate engagement, improve customer satisfaction and drive business success.

Bluegreen Corporation, a vacation-ownership company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Woodbridge Holdings, LLC, and an indirect subsidiary of BFC Financial Corporation, is a leading timeshare-sales, marketing and resort management company. To deliver associates the information they need, when and where they need it, Bluegreen required a robust, user-friendly HR solution that could be deployed quickly and easily to its almost 4,500 associates in 60 locations in the US and Caribbean.

“Nearly 1,900 of our associates do not have access to computers during their workday. We needed a mobile solution, like SumTotal, that would enhance learner engagement, create communities to foster greater collaboration, and embed development that is tied back to performance into their day-to-day work,” said Stephen Wilke, director of human resource development for Bluegreen.

Debra Crombie, senior director of resort operations learning and development, said they also wanted a technology platform that enabled distance learning for their 2,200 geographically dispersed associates, who are often unable to leave their resorts for regional training opportunities.

“It’s critical we find a more-effective way to help deliver on our purpose of Share Happiness and on our service philosophy ‘hospitality happens here’,” Crombie said. “We have a small training team in place, and having the tools to develop associates professionally, at the point of need, could be a game changer for customer experience and associate engagement.”

Beyond its administrative and resort staff, the company has customer-care representatives who support its 175,000 global customers.

“SumTotal’s goal is to provide customers with solutions, which go beyond traditional human capital management, to help employees be better at their jobs while they are doing them,” said John Huber, SumTotal vice president of customer success. “Bluegreen understands the value in providing its associates with pervasive and contextual tools and information, and we look forward to helping them meet their business objectives.”

See how other customers, like US Airways, Experian and McAfee, are achieving success with SumTotal Talent Expansion solutions at www.youtube.com/sumtsystems. For additional information, visit www.sumtotalsystems.com and check out the SumTotal Blog for talent management tips and perspectives.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Oracle Extends the Power of Modern HR in the Cloud with Updates to Oracle HCM Cloud

February 20, 2014

New Functionality Helps Global Enterprises Deliver a Talent-Centric, Collaborative, Insightful, Engaging and Mobile Employee Experience

News Summary

Finding, growing and retaining leading talent is a key challenge for organizations in today’s competitive business world. To address this challenge and help organizations align talent with current and future business needs, Oracle has unveiled significant updates to its cloud-based solutions for managing and optimizing the end-to-end employee lifecycle. With the latest version of Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, including Oracle Global HR Cloud and Oracle Talent Management Cloud, organizations can achieve new levels of engagement, productivity and business results through unparalleled insights into human capital.

News Facts

  • To help organizations maximize the potential of their global talent, Oracle has updated Oracle HCM Cloud, available to customers in the Oracle Cloud as part of Release 8.
  • With more than 200 new innovations, including an integrated time and attendance solution, workforce modeling, additional global support for payroll and new languages, Oracle continues to deliver solutions that address the most important HR priorities for businesses.
  • By enhancing this complete cloud-enabled HR system with user experience innovations, new mobile functionality, additional global support and deeper analytics, Oracle is giving organizations the capabilities they need to meet the changing needs of modern business.
  • Oracle announced the cloud updates at Oracle HCM World, a new event for HR executives to learn and discuss how to extend the strategic business opportunity at the intersection of HR, talent management and technology. Oracle HCM World is taking place in Las Vegas, February 4 – 6, 2014. Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #HCMWorld.

Modern HR in the Cloud

  • Oracle HCM Cloud supports a collaborative, insightful, talent-centric, engaging and mobile employee experience across the global workforce.
  • A complete, global HR system, Oracle HCM Cloud enables businesses and organizations to:
  • Maximize Productivity: A complete time management application designed to automate time and attendance record keeping helps organizations align employee hours with business priorities.
  • Optimize Resources: Comprehensive modeling functionality enables organizations to test large-scale changes while understanding the impact on costs, headcount and engagement.
  • Manage a Global workforce: The latest version of Oracle HCM Cloud includes the addition of payroll for Canada. Oracle HCM Cloud now supports 14 compliant localizations in 34 languages and is used in 180 countries.
  • Tapping the power of social networks with new social sourcing features enables organizations to:
  • Better Identify Internal Talent: Increased integration between Oracle Social Sourcing Cloud and the internal career section of Oracle Recruiting Cloud allows for greater internal mobility across organizations.
  • Convert More Leads from Social Media: Using highly engaging mobile-friendly job listings and category landing pages in Oracle Social Sourcing Cloud, organizations can attract and convert traffic from referrals and social media faster.
  • Highly intuitive enhancements to the user interface for HR, business and end users deliver a more mobile and engaging experience to:
  • Unify the Employee Experience: A consistent look and feel across Web and mobile throughout the complete hire-to-retire flow can increase user adoption and value.
  • Manage HR On-The-Go: Oracle HCM Cloud Mobile incorporates new workflows for common HR actions and additional mobile functionality for advanced analytics that enables HR to review key business metrics and drill into reports, regardless of location.
  • With a talent-centric approach, across Oracle Talent Management Cloud, organizations can:
  • Better Align Recruiting and Core HR: Virtually seamless interoperability and standardized data mapping between Oracle Global HR Cloud and Oracle Talent Management Cloud creates new efficiencies across the HR lifecycle.
  • Speed the Recruiting Process: Organizations can improve process from sourcing to hire with usability and mobility innovations for HR, managers, employees and candidates across candidate information, interview feedback and job search.
  • Streamline Performance Management: Revamped performance management tools, including dashboards, email digests and succession planning lists, help employees and managers prioritize talent development and career growth.
  • Extend Global Learning: With the addition of two new languages – Korean and Turkish – Oracle Learn Cloud will be available in 22 different languages.
  • New integrations with leading business analytics enable a more insightful approach to talent, allowing organizations to:
  • Uncover Strategic Insights from Talent: The combination of Oracle Business Intelligence and Oracle Talent Management Cloud helps organizations assess hiring and performance management needs and trends from both strategic and tactical levels through rich content and vibrant data visualizations.

 

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Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: SilkRoad Announces Life Suite® HR Talent Management Software Release

February 20, 2014

Winter Update Features Enhance Overall Customer Experience

SilkRoad, a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions, announced its winter product release, including enhancements and new features spanning its integrated Life Suite® HR solutions. Updates focused on improving employee productivity and overall experience with the Suite.

“Attracting, developing, and retaining the best talent is the crux of modern HR,” said John Shackleton, President and Chief Executive Officer at SilkRoad. “Our winter enhancements make it easier to deploy and use the Life Suite, simplifying everyday HR processes and giving our customers the information they need to make more informed decisions about their workforce.”

SilkRoad Life Suite Updates from the Quarter:

Talent Acquisition – SilkRoad announced TheLadders as its latest free job distribution partner for its OpenHire® applicant tracking solution, helping customers increase qualified applicants while decreasing job advertising costs.

Talent Development – To cut down on administration and reserve resources for more strategic tasks, SilkRoad GreenLight® learning management solution customers are now able to reuse training events and apply them to new users. In addition, a new feature allows them to apply rules to time-sensitive material, ensuring employees are not assigned outdated content.

SilkRoad has also enhanced GreenLight’s “Time in Course” tracking and reporting, providing companies with deeper data-driven insights into employees’ engagement with a course.

Core HR – Reporting in SilkRoad’s HeartBeat® HRMS solution was improved, allowing HR to better understand and analyze its workforce in real-time. New and improved reports address staffing of multiple worker categories, performance, and compensation.

Talent Portal – SilkRoad’s Point® talent portal received new features and updates, allowing it to serve as a company’s organizational interface. Administrators can now customize the portal, easily updating, removing, or adding new content, and can provide access to different applications and information, including outside links and URLs. Additionally, users can easily find people, groups, relevant content, and files using an enhanced search function.

Corporate News:

New Hires – SilkRoad announced the appointments of Chief Revenue Officer Paul O’Donnell, former President of OpenText Americas, and Rich Buchheim, Senior Vice President, Product Management and Development, who held previous key executive and leadership positions at OpenText, Oracle, Intergraph, and General Electric. The Company also promoted Merri Bonino Chandler to Chief Financial Officer.

Awards – SilkRoad’s Life Suite of integrated HRMS, Talent Acquisition, and Talent Development software was the winner of the Silver Brandon Hall Excellence in Technology Awards for “Best Advance in Creating an Integrated Talent Management Platform,” as well as the winner of a Bronze Best in Biz Award for the “Product Line of the Year.” SilkRoad was also honored as one of the Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For in 2014 in the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, which relies solely on the input of employees.

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Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: iCIMS Tops off 2013 with Expansion, Innovation, and Growth

February 11, 2014

MATAWAN, N.J. (January 23, 2014) – iCIMS, Inc., a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, closed out 2013 as its most successful year yet. The company outperformed expectations for new sales, cross-sell, channel, and upsell for 2013 and exceeded its annual recurring revenue (ARR) goal, bringing the year-end recurring revenue rate to $59.8mm. The year was full of innovation with several product enhancements, such as mobile responsive career portals, improved Application Programming Interface (API) search, and a new, game-changing power-up, Video Cover Letter.  Additionally, the success seen in 2013 has earned iCIMS 14 national and international awards. Their latest accolade, a spot on Glassdoor’s Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For in 2014 list, foreshadows great things coming for the company in 2014.

2013 Highlights Include:

  • A 27% increase in revenue compared to 2012.
  • A 64% increase in Net New monthly recurring revenue from Q4 2012 to Q4 2013.
  • A boost in industry alliances, with a 25% increase in partnerships, bringing the total number of iCIMS partners to 60.
  • An increase in customer count, adding 656 customers in 2013.
  • A 45% increase in initials sales of Recruit, a 59% increase in cross-sales of Onboard, and approximately 100 units sold of the company’s newest product, Connect.
  • An increase of 16.8% in employee count with an expectation to add another 120 positions in 2014.
  • A significant increase in vertical sales with a 131% increase in business services clients and a 300% increase in the financial services clients compared to 2012.
  • The addition of Eric Dunn of Intuit to iCIMS’ board of directors.

“It’s an exciting time for iCIMS since we are in continued rapid-growth mode,” said iCIMS Chief Executive Officer, Colin Day. “We’re thrilled with last year’s performance and excited to exceed it yet again in 2014. What makes us particularly optimistic is that we hit our corporate growth and revenue goals for the entire year two months early, which was just amazing. To grow our employee population, customer base, and revenues all while maintaining such a strong customer satisfaction score and while rolling out new products shows that we are growing the right way.”

Key Milestones:

Video Cover Letter- iCIMS proudly announced the release of its newest power up, Video Cover Letter, in Q4 of 2013. The easy-to-use video technology allows candidates to record short video clips via smart phone, tablet, or webcam for recruiters to view during the screening process. Video Cover Letter is a cost-effective way for clients to quickly identify top talent during the recruitment process, drastically cutting down on phone screening and in-person interviews.

Expansion of iCIMS Corporate Headquarters- iCIMS expanded its corporate headquarters in Matawan, New Jersey to accommodate the exponential growth of the company. A custom-designed tech center for the Research & Development Team was added to the third floor in addition to the company’s residency on the fifth floor of the building.

Extended 2013 HR Hero Series Roadshow More than 500 attendees jumped aboard the 2013 HR Hero Series Tour. The event series expanded from five cities in 2012, to twelve cities in 2013. Prospective clients, partners and current customers from each region on the tour were invited to discuss best practices, talk about trends in HR technology and network with like-minded professionals. In 2014, the event series is taking on a new persona, The Hire Expectations Roadshow, and will include 16 events in 13 cities across the U.S.

Numerous Awards Across Four Categories

Company Growth:

Customer Service:

  • Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service- iCIMS was honored with the Bronze Stevie® Award for “Customer Service Department of the Year” in the Computer Software category for the successful launch of its new, redesigned iCARE Customer Support Site.
  • American Business Award- iCIMS was honored with a second Bronze Stevie® Award for “Customer Service Department of the Year.” The award was for the successful redesign of its iCARE Customer Support Site and the mobilization of iCIMS’ Platform Consultants.
  • Best in Biz International Award- iCIMS received international recognition for its customer engagement platform with a Silver Award for “Most Customer Friendly Company of the Year”.
  • The Web Marketing Association’s WebAwards- iCIMS received the Standard of Excellence Award in the 2013 WebAwards for the second year in a row in the B2B category.

Product:

  • HRO Today’s TekTonic Award: Overall Category- At the 2013 HRO Today Forum, iCIMS was named the Overall HR TekTonic Winner for iCIMS’ Social Distribution solution.
  • Network Products Guide’s Hot Companies and Best Product Awards- For the third year in a row, iCIMS was honored by the Network Products Guide’s Hot Companies and Best Product Awards. iCIMS took home the bronze award in a new category, Cloud Computing/SaaS, for its flagship product, the iCIMS Talent Platform.
  • Cloud Computing Excellence Award- iCIMS was recognized for the second year in a row by Cloud Computing magazine for its innovative and differentiated product offerings.
  • Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Award- iCIMS’ CRM product, Connect, won the Bronze award for the Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Technology category.

Company Culture:

Day concluded, “It’s truly amazing to reflect on all of that success, but we have set the bar very high for 2014. In order to continue on this path, we plan to implement a four-pronged strategy to achieve our vision: growth within our industry, retention through impeccable customer service, amazing software that is best to market, and strong corporate infrastructure to support our growth.”

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Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Jobvite and HireRight Join Forces to Offer Integrated Solution

January 29, 2014
The strategic relationship will help Jobvite customers fill positions more quickly and enhance the job-seeker and recruiter experience

BURLINGAME and IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014- Jobvite, the leading recruitment platform for the social web, today announced the availability of a pre-integrated solution with HireRight, a leader in on-demand background checks, drug and health screening, and employment eligibility verification programs. The integrated solution will help employers fill positions more quickly through social sourcing, reduce time-to-hire, and help improve the quality of hire, while improving the candidate and recruiter experience. These benefits will enable recruiters to combat the increasing challenge of finding and retaining top talent.

“Having HireRight integrated into Jobvite is a tremendous benefit that saves us time and administration,” said Robyn Sater, technical recruiter, OpenDNS, a provider of cloud-delivered Web security services. “In today’s highly competitive market for engineers, we have to manage large volumes of applicants every day. There are many steps to take for each candidate in the hiring process, to make sure they have passed their background checks and to ensure we haven’t missed any critical steps.”

The pre-integrated solution simplifies the recruiting process by allowing Jobvite users to order and manage their background checks and drug tests within the Jobvite Hire Application. The solution features single sign-on, and will enable a background check or drug test order within just a few clicks. Candidate information from Jobvite pre-populates the background check request, eliminating duplicate data entry, the potential for human errors, and saves organizations time and administration. The HireRight Applicant Center improves the candidate experience, giving them access to manage their own background screening process. The system provides visibility into background checks and allows candidates to submit documents and information, respond to alerts, questions and requests for additional data, view status updates, and interact directly with HireRight for support through live chat.

“The talent pool is shrinking globally and recruiters must act quickly and effectively to attract and engage top talent,” said Jobvite VP of Business Development Skip Hilton. “At Jobvite, we want to arm recruiters with advanced but easy-to-use tools to help them win the war for talent, and our teaming with HireRight aligns with that mission. Employment screening is critical for organizations to ensure safe and high quality candidates. This new advanced solution will allow them to improve their hiring process and speed up their time-to-hire.”

“According to Aberdeen Group, using an integrated, automated talent management solution increases quality of hire by up to 10 percent, while reducing time-to-hire and cost-of-hire,*” said Mary O’Loughlin, senior director of strategic alliances, HireRight. “We are thrilled to be working with Jobvite to provide their users with a hiring solution that provides a single management dashboard for all candidate and employment information, that helps them streamline the screening processes and more effectively manage their screening programs.”

The pre-integrated solution leverages the Jobvite SaaS platform and HireRight Connect API, making the combined application robust and scalable. It enables configurable account and package setup and flexible order management.

*Source: Aberdeen Group:Employment Screening: Mitigating Risk, Driving Down Cost, Sept. 2010
HireRight is a registered trademark of HireRight, Inc. 

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Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: Social Recruiting Meets Video Interviewing With Spark Hire’s Social Media Integration Feature

January 8, 2014

Spark Hire launches built-in social media integration to help companies promote video interview opportunities with ease on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Spark Hire (http://www.sparkhire.com), the fastest growing video interviewing company in the world, launched a new social media integration feature today. Companies can now connect their social accounts to Spark Hire and promote short URLs to these accounts along with a custom message to advertise video interview opportunities. Companies taking advantage of this feature can expand their reach to potential candidates exponentially with this powerful social recruiting tool.

“There’s no denying the firm hold social media has on the HR and recruiting world,” said Josh Tolan, CEO of Spark Hire. “It made perfect sense to develop a feature which helped our video interviewing customers tap into their networks to easily promote opportunities all within Spark Hire.”

Spark Hire is the first video interviewing provider to bring built-in social media integration to its platform. A huge advantage of the feature comes with its use of Spark Hire’s Open Interview Invitation, which was launched in May of last year. The Open Interview Invitation allows companies to create a series of questions and then invite candidates to record video answers via short URL. When candidates follow the URL, they are presented with the job opportunity and are able to navigate through the interview. Social media integration makes it simple and easy to promote Open Interview links to the masses across three major social outlets.

“The new feature also increases the likelihood of candidate referrals. A simple retweet could land companies a qualified passive candidate! Even if someone in your immediate network isn’t job searching, a friend of a friend might know someone.”

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


HRchitect Tech Vendor News: 2014 Staffing Industry Trend Report Helps Staffing Professionals Identify Trends and Technological Innovations to Improve Hiring Results for Clients

December 11, 2013

Recently released whitepaper, courtesy of Spark Hire, encourages staffing professionals to anticipate future trends and embrace cutting edge recruiting technology such as video interviewing to beat out competitors for talented candidates.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 11, 2013

Spark Hire (http://www.sparkhire.com), the leading online video interviewing platform, recently launched a whitepaper encouraging staffing professionals to utilize the various technology at their disposal in order to stay ahead of competitors in acquiring talented candidates for their clients. The free to download whitepaper entitled, “The 2014 Staffing Industry Trend Report”, details the several trends staffing professionals should anticipate in order to best recruit for their clients.

“We launched this whitepaper to share with staffing companies how crucial it is for them to acknowledge the developments in the industry, especially in regards to technology,” says Josh Tolan, CEO of Spark Hire. “Doing so will allow them to connect faster with skilled and talented job candidates and, thus, provide better results for their clients.”

The trends of using big data, mobile recruitment, and video interviewing, among others, are growing more popular by the day. Big data recruiting practices are increasing in popularity due to the ability to crunch large volumes of data faster than ever before. Staffing professionals can easily weed through piles of information in order to find candidates with the skills and abilities their clients need. Additionally, mobile recruitment is on the rise so as to cater to and connect with the audience of smartphone users who are constantly on their mobile devices.

Video interviews are the next best thing when it comes to digitally connecting to the best candidates on a personal level. As detailed in the whitepaper, six out of 10 companies are currently utilizing video interviews in their hiring process. Furthermore, one-way video interviews are expected to continue the trend of replacing inefficient phone screens.

“These trends need to be taken advantage of by staffing professionals,” says Tolan. “Utilizing video interviewing, social media, and other technologies will bring a multitude of benefits for them and their clients.”

Download the new whitepaper, “The 2014 Staffing Industry Trend Report”, from Spark Hire to learn more about the initiatives staffing companies should implement into their business.

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To learn more about HRchitect and how we can help your organization, please visit www.HRchitect.com. HRchitect is the leader in HR systems strategic consulting.  As the premier Human Capital Management (HCM) Systems consulting firm, we offer end-to-end HR technology consulting services focused around strategic planning, evaluation/selection, project management and implementation of HR systems, Talent Management Systems, Talent Acquisition Systems, and Workforce Management software. After more than 16 years in business working on over 2000 successful engagements for more than 900 clients across the globe, HRchitect is a name you can trust as your one-stop shop for all your HR technology consulting needs.

Matt Lafata, HRchitect


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