Switching up your Hiring Software? Here's what you need to know.
It doesn't seem like too long ago that my kids sat at my kitchen table with smiles from ear to ear as they wrote to Santa all of their Christmas wishes.
They wanted bikes, ponies, dollhouses, a drum set, iPods, and more! Their eyes were gleaming as they circled all the bright, big, shiny, new things in catalogs. They wanted the top of the line, the very best!
But although they were good kids, they couldn't have it all.
I bring this up because just like a child at Christmas that may see all the big, new things and add them to their wishlist...
You can't have it all when it comes to hiring software.
And just like my daughter asking for a pony for Christmas (we live in the city) wasn't too practical -- The compelling, shiny things different hiring software may offer... might not be the most beneficial to you and your organization.
In this week's video, I'll share with you why you need to consider running a full review of the value exchange you have when you switch systems and exactly how to do that to ensure you're making the right decisions for your company.
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I'll be honest, our platform is not the only thing out there. It's not the best of every platform... because there is no such thing as the #1 hiring platform!
Each organization has different needs and different goals aiming to accomplish different things.
What may be the best for your company, may not be the best for another.
When it comes to software end-to-end is all the rage. Not only is it our largest reason clients leave ApplicantPro but it's also our number one source for returning clients.
Because although having an end-to-end system sounds compelling, these software platforms are stretching across so many areas they tend to not have strengths.
So what should you do to determine which hiring platform will best help your organization?
1. Be sure you really think through exactly what you need in a system - Make a list of your goals and write down what it is you really want to accomplish. Number them according to importance because just like a kid at Christmas, you won't get everything you want.
2. Think through how those things you listed will really affect your company - How are these features really going to impact your goal?
3. Compare your current system with the new one you're considering and weigh the trade-offs - Trust me! There are going to be trade-offs. No two systems are exactly the same.
You need to make a plan for how you're going to fill the gaps in the things you're giving up when you switch platforms. Because even if the big, new, shiny things the new platform offers are compelling and could be beneficial... have you considered and made a plan for the things you'll be losing if you make the switch?
Remember, our Buyer's Guide can help you with this entire process... it will help you determine your goals, identify the importance of each feature when it comes to those goals, and allows you to compare systems side by side so you can ensure you're getting the best for your organization.
Hiring Software Buyer's Guide
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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