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August 9, 2021

Integration Is Shaping the World of Staffing Technology. Here’s Our Approach.

Staffing technology has come leaps and bounds over the last couple of decades. An embarrassment of technological riches are now available to staffing and recruiting companies, with each solution promising to make you better, faster, stronger, and sleeker.

But as many in the industry have already found out, attempting to utilize all the tools can be a recipe for disaster.

Without a strategic tech implementation and change management plan, directionless staffing and recruiting firms will pick any old apple from the technology tree. Before long their teams are faced with an endless list of tools, solutions, and portals, each of which takes care of a different task within the hiring process, and none of which talk to each other.

It’s an unintegrated mess.

The Able approach to integration

At Able we identify as one of those staffing technology companies that aim to make your firm better, faster, stronger, and sleeker. The key to this quest is knowing that our solution will only result in genuine success for a staffing firm if it forms part of a larger picture. The top-tier onboarding solution offered by Able is but a single link in the hiring chain, and if those links aren’t properly connected the entire chain can break and fail.

Therefore, ensuring that our solution integrates seamlessly with other solutions that are integral to the success of our customers is a core component of our work. We define our approach to integrations through the following four fundamental tenants:

1. Operational efficiency

We aim to increase the efficiency of operational processes for both the recruiter and the candidate. Completely removing the burden of chair swiveling and portal switching by curating experiences that are integrated at the very deepest levels, enabling the recruiter to maintain some consistency in their day-to-day workflows and allowing more time for meaningful engagement with candidates. Strong integrations increase productivity and efficiency, reduce applicant drop-off and time-to-fill, and ultimately help organizations to increase their revenue.

2. Embedded experiences

While integration may once have been the simple act of connecting up two systems, today it’s something far deeper. It’s about placing a solution within a web of others, in a way that maximizes its potential, serving up its features and functionality to the benefit of recruiters, candidates, and the system as a whole. It’s about delivering these enhancements within the user interface that individuals and teams interact with daily, rather than connected systems that still feel siloed with disjointed user experiences. 

3. Data use and integrity

Data is the oil of the 21st century – the most valuable commodity of all. But it is meaningless if it isn’t accurately recorded or aggregated in the right place. Able captures a wealth of critical candidate information and makes that data easy to access and analyze. By integrating with other solutions, such as your ATS, Able delivers this information instantaneously wherever it's needed, granting an organization the opportunity to draw deep strategic insights from the data and make better, faster business decisions. Having one source of data truth also mitigates the risk of human error when trying to track data across multiple systems—accessible and accurate data is arguably the key distinction between a good or poorly integrated system. 

4. A candidate-first approach

At Able we know the value of getting candidate buy-in. One of our strongest market differentiators is the fact that we offer mobile-first onboarding, delivering a remote, intuitive, and perfectly streamlined experience via a candidate’s smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. By granting a candidate the opportunity to work through the process on their terms, it significantly increases the likelihood of them seeing it through. By reducing the amount of information they have to enter when completing the application and onboarding paperwork, we have dramatically reduced drop-off rates.

Topic(s): Product