Ten Steps to Successful Staffing and Recruitment Software Integration Part Two

Posted by Toby Conibear | February 3, 2016 |
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10 steps to recruitment software integrationFollowing the first installment Toby Conibear, Business Development Director, Bond International Software, shares the final five steps for a successful staffing and recruitment software integration.

Step Six: Integrate, don’t synchronise

Wherever possible consider integrations, not synchronisations.  There is a huge difference between the two approaches and matching business needs to technical requirements is key to successful integration.

Step Seven: Define Data Ownership

It is essential that everyone knows which system owns the data – because users could find the process confusing if data can be updated anywhere. There are perceived efficiencies of an ‘any system update’ model – someone in payroll, for example, wouldn’t need to ask a recruiter to update a piece of information – but in reality no-one will be 100% sure what’s happening, so there’s a lot of double-checking. Clarity is the key to minimising confusion.

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Step Eight:  Gain Efficiency, not Inefficiency

The way in which integrations work with and enhance the recruitment process is key – and it is essential to ensure that integrations fit into the company’s business processes. The most important factor is how business processes flow across the systems being integrated.

Step Nine: Make sure the software provider is in the game

This software deployment should support the business for many years to come. So while development and delivery may only take a few months, it is important to make sure the provider can support both its own software package and the integrations in the future. Companies with a strong track record in bespoke development will have the experience, skills and knowledge to avoid any pitfalls.

Step Ten: Continually Develop

While recruitment and staffing software is now the hub of the business and includes a raft of essential functionality, the speed with which new technology innovations are being introduced is exciting. Companies can now consider any number of new opportunities, such as big data analytics.

From out of the box integrations to smart APIs, third party recruitment software integrations are becoming easier. Paying attention to the on-going developments of the recruitment software provider is the key to rapidly exploring new opportunities and technologies.

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Toby Conibear
Toby has worked for Bond since 1996. His career started as a Technical Support Consultant, then worked as an Account Manager, then Head of European Sales. Currently, Toby is responsible for driving growth of the EMEA business region, specialising in large scale multinational deployments. Working as Group Business Development Director, Toby is part of the Bond board leadership team.

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