The Power of Partnerships: How to Get Started with Integrated Solutions

March 9, 2022 by Verified First

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As Steve Jobs once said, “Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.” This piece of wisdom is key to understanding partnerships. Partnerships are relationships that link like-minded companies together to provide integrated solutions, products, or services. When organizations (like you!) utilize integrated solutions, they’re working smarter, not harder for results.

Integrated solutions are the secret sauce of an automated HR and Talent Acquisition strategy. Using solutions that work hand-in-hand with others positively impacts your organization and the way you can serve your employees and candidates. We strongly believe in the power of partnerships at Verified First, so we’re detailing the advantages of integrations and how you can get started with integrated solutions.

Partnerships: What Integrations Mean for HR

In the HR and Talent Acquisition technology space, partnerships are known as integrations. Integrated solutions are also referred to as a “tech stack,” which points to how tech solutions can be layered upon one another to create an effective and efficient talent management solution.

Building a successful HR tech stack starts with evaluating your current platforms and determining the future needs of your employees and organization. In order to get the most out of an integrated solution, it’s important to decide beforehand what you’re looking for in a partner. Any tool or platform you add to your tech stack should be a partner committed to the success of your organization and your goals.  When evaluating providers and partners, consider these questions:

  1. Does this provider share similar company values?
  2. Does this tool integrate with my existing solutions?
  3. How will this solution act as a partner post-integration?

A great example of like-minded providers that act as both providers and partners would be a background screening provider and an applicant tracking system. These two solutions fulfill different roles within the HR and TA space, but they work together via integrations to serve the needs of HR and TA professionals.

What to Expect from an Integrated Solution

Inc. suggests establishing expectations early on in a partnership. A successful partnership can be boiled down to a commitment to engagement. Setting clear expectations will lay out how both parties expect to benefit from being a part of an integrated solution. This same rule applies to building your HR tech stack with new platforms and providers.

In the 2021 Tech Buyer’s Guide, Madeline Laurano details some expectations you should have from partners within your tech stack. These expectations include:

  • Improved candidate experience 
  • Reduced costs spent on ineffective solutions
  • Improved DE&I efforts in hiring
  • Increased conversion rates

In all that you do together, remember that a good partnership fosters communication in order to problem-solve. Every hiring platform and provider you utilize should provide exceptional client care, open communication, and transparency as you grow together. 

How to Get Started with Integrating Your Solutions 

Integrating solutions doesn’t have to be a daunting task.

Verified First offers a partner marketplace as a one-stop shop for you! Our marketplace is a resource for organizations looking to add to or build upon their current HR tech stack. All of the solutions and providers within the Verified First marketplace integrate with the Verified First solution. This includes platforms like:

  • Applicant tracking systems (ATS)
  • Staffing & recruitment services
  • Payroll platforms
  • Candidate relationship management (CRM) providers 
  • And more!

Our marketplace is a great place to identify what type of tools and integrations could improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your team and organization.

To make things even sweeter, Verified First also offers a one-click integration for you to effortlessly streamline and integrate your HR tech stack!

In Conclusion

Integrated tech stacks are the key to developing an efficient and robust HR and TA strategy. For more information on how you can build and utilize a tech stack, join us for an HR at the Table webinar featuring Aptitude Research Founder and industry-leading analyst, Madeline Laurano. Madeline will discuss the State of Talent Acquisition Tech: 2022 Trends and the scope of partnerships and integration solutions. Register today!

About Verified First
Verified First is known for delivering streamlined background screening backed by the best client support, and for developing the easiest, fastest HR system integrations, for free. Our client support team is U.S.-based, answers calls in seconds, resulting in hundreds of positive testimonials and a 96% customer satisfaction. Verified First's patent-pending, award-winning integrations include over 100 applicant tracking systems, and provide clients a turn-key experience.

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