Hiring Software decisions for your company

Hiring Software: Standalone VS End to End

Are you sacrificing quality for convenience?

Choosing hiring software is a big decision that requires careful consideration, there are a lot of options out there. Since most will require a contract, it’s a choice that can affect your organization’s hiring results for years to come.

As you search for a system, you’ll notice that there are two main options: Best of breed, or end to end.

Best of Breed

This is usually standalone hiring software like an applicant tracking system, backed by a team that’s focused solely on hiring improvement, driving innovation, and keeping up with current trends in the marketplace.

End to End

Also known as an all in one system, this is usually software created by a payroll or HRIS company and comes included in their software package. Optimizing hiring is not usually the companies focus or priority, but the option is there and offers some tools to simplify hiring functions.

Like anything else, there are pros and cons for each option. That's why in today’s video, I’m covering some of the key differences between these two types of systems to help you make the right decision for your organization.

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It’s easy for HR professionals to see two applicant tracking systems and think they’re the same, but it’s crucial to understand their differences.

All in one systems can seem like an attractive option from a high level but they tend to lack a lot of the bells and whistles that make standalone hiring software so much more effective.

If standalone systems provide better results, why are they overlooked?

It usually comes down to one thing: convenience. HR values the simplicity of using a single login and having a direct connection to push new hires to HRIS or payroll, these are often the deciding factors.

But what’s the trade-off?

Many HR professionals don’t believe there even is a trade-off, but the reality is that companies using best of breed hiring software see as much as a 5x higher amount of applicant flow than companies using all in one systems.

The additional functionalities included in standalone applicant tracking systems are designed to minimize your time to hire, increase your applicant flow, automate, and integrate with other time-saving products like background checks, pre-employment assessments, texting, and calendaring to simplify your hiring process even more.

Which is best for me?

This really depends on what your pain points are, how often you're hiring, and how much you want to streamline your process. If you're having a hard time getting high-quality candidates to apply for your jobs or are struggling to fill positions, a best of breed solution has more to offer you than an end to end system.

It's a much smaller trade-off to have a separate login than it is to miss out on job board integrations and features that directly impact the amount of quality applicants that you receive.

As the job market changes, a company focused solely on hiring improvement will have up to date strategies and innovative features to keep you ahead of the game.

Remember, the software you choose is going to impact your hiring results for years to come, make the right choice! Download our Hiring Software Buyers Guide for a cheat sheet that will help you compare different hiring software to find what's best for your company.

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This guide provides key hiring statistics and thought starters about hiring effectively and how it impacts your company's bottom line.

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