Right now, there is intense competition for talent. And perhaps for the first time ever, organizations are truly understanding how important talent is in driving business results. Yet the complexity of talent acquisition has accelerated in the last several years, making it more difficult than ever to attract, recruit, and hire top talent. Given the existing labor market and the incredible rate of churn among U.S. workers — around three percent of the total workforce — there is mounting pressure on talent acquisition teams and recruiters to deliver quality candidates.
The Biggest Challenges Talent Acquisition Faces Today
With new talent priorities and challenges, recruiters themselves are finding it more difficult to manage the expanding expectations of their roles, including countless administrative tasks. In fact, according to Aptitude Research, “82% of recruiters spend time scheduling calls daily or weekly and 68% of recruiters spend time looking for candidates in the ATS daily or weekly.” These tasks take recruiters away from more strategic work, including DEI initiatives or employer branding efforts that more effectively nurture and attract candidates.
On top of added expectations for recruiters, the multitude of disparate systems offered to support the talent acquisition function continues to grow. The landscape continues to change. And from an organizational perspective, it’s difficult to keep up with who offers the best technology, what the new category offerings are, and how the industry will respond to the changing technologies.
Plus, with all the innovation — from conversational AI to programmatic job advertising to recruitment marketing — talent acquisition providers continue to rapidly modernize and transform what’s possible in talent acquisition technology. Again, Aptitude Research found that 60% of recruiters say their greatest frustration with technology is poor integration. These disparate systems have created a huge problem and disconnect for recruiters, with multiple tech stacks that often lack integration and interoperability between systems.
Yet during this time, 67% of companies have increased their investment in TA tech, and 73% plan to increase their investment in 2022, according to Aptitude Research. As many organizations have hurried to adopt these new technologies within their TA function, they have overlooked those individuals within the business actually doing the work of recruiting talent. Specifically, 58% of recruiters do not believe that leadership understands their role in the organization and 42% indicate they do not have the resources they need to be successful, again according to Aptitude Research.
The Power of a Unified Talent Acquisition Suite
So, what can be done to reconcile the gap that exists between talent acquisition leadership and the recruiters who find themselves trying to keep up with the disparity of systems and compete in an increasingly complex labor market? The answer is by integrating the breadth and depth of talent acquisition technology into a single suite — unlike anything that has ever been offered before.
Simply said, what organizations need most is a unified talent acquisition suite that addresses the entire talent acquisition lifecycle. One that is fully dedicated to the talent acquisition function. That understands recruiters, supports hiring managers, and enables the widest range of functionality ever provided in a single solution. A system that goes far beyond the capabilities of an ERP just trying to check the box for recruiting. That embraces the full scope of recruiting beyond single point or standalone solutions.
What you need is a suite purpose-built for recruiters, hiring managers, talent acquisition teams, candidates, and TA leadership. That seamlessly integrates with other solutions like ADP, UKG, Paychex, and Bamboo HR. That considers the complexity of hiring no matter the size of organization. That is loved and ranked as a top product by users.
While you may know Jobvite from its early days as an ATS provider, the new talent acquisition suite arriving to the market on March 1 will transform the way you do recruiting from a partner that has transformed itself. This is the first time any talent acquisition provider has brought together every aspect of recruiting — from recruitment marketing, applicant tracking and onboarding to employee referrals and internal mobility to DE&I, advanced analytics, and data exchange.
Stay Tuned for What’s Arriving On March 1
The breadth and depth that Jobvite is offering in its unified talent acquisition suite brings together the best in talent acquisition technology. And it’s exactly what your TA team needs now to be competitive in the most difficult hiring environment in history. It’s time to move beyond where you are. To evolve your talent acquisition function. And to start transforming how you find and hire the best talent. With Jobvite, it is possible. And we promise, we are the partner that will take you there. Stay tuned as we announce the entirely new unified talent acquisition suite coming March 1.