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ATS/Background Check Integrations: The Next Big Trend in Recruiting Tech?

ATS/Background Check Integrations: The Next Big Trend in Recruiting Tech?
From Recruiter - February 17, 2017

According to HireRights 2016 Employment Screening Benchmark Report, 34 percent of HR departments strive for a more efficient candidate experience. That number may not be terribly high, but its still a good trend to see: The more efficient the hiring process is, the better an employer will be at wooing candidates.

In the effort to make hiring processes go more smoothly, some think that integrations between applicant tracking systems (ATSs) and background-checking software may be the next big thing in human resources. HireRight is already making moves in that direction by connecting its background-checking and drug-testing solutions toWorkdaysrecruiting solution.

Employers Are Sourcing Global TalentWhich Brings Plenty of Challenges

Now that global unemployment rates are down, companies must be very creative in finding the right talent to fill open positions. As the global labor force ages and highly experienced employees begin retiring in large numbers, more and more employers are looking for ways to attract highly skilled candidates, especially in the fields of technology, pharmaceuticals, and consulting.

Moreover, because such talent is scarce, many companies have taken to hunting globally, rather than only sourcing locally. Mary OLoughlin, vice president of global customer experience at HireRight, warns that screening candidates with global experience can be quite challenging.



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