Partner Spotlight - Lever

As a leading Talent Acquisition Suite, Lever makes it easy for talent teams to reach their hiring goals and to connect companies with top candidates.

Hired Partner Spotlight - Lever - Chris Winkler - Talent Acquisition Suite

Lever’s recruiting software tackles the most strategic challenge that companies face: how to grow their teams. Lever is the only platform that provides all talent acquisition leaders with complete ATS and robust CRM capabilities in one product, LeverTRM. 

Welcome to Hired’s series! Please introduce yourself and your organization.

Hi, I’m Chris Winkler, Director of Product Marketing at Lever. We created the first natively integrated ATS + CRM platform — a complete talent acquisition solution to enable relationship-based hiring at scale. Lever was made to connect human potential to meaningful work.

Love that! Tell us more about Lever’s combined TRM (talent relationship management) solution.

Lever saw the need to build a solution that supports talent acquisition teams to scale company growth. Talent acquisition teams needed a way to:

  1. improve strategy and tactical hiring experiences, including the candidate experience,
  2. integrate and scale seamlessly into their tech stack, and
  3. deliver actionable insights across departments in a single place.

Currently, many talent acquisition teams use disparate ATS and CRM systems and have to piece together their own data to truly understand team performance. We found this was not time efficient and led to inaccuracies in their talent data. This data story wasn’t built for long-term scalability and weakened the potential from talent acquisition teams and business growth. 

Built from the conviction that responsibility for recruiting extends well beyond the HR function, LeverTRM draws the entire organization together to effectively source, nurture, interview and hire top talent through collaboration.

It is a fully featured applicant tracking system (ATS) with features built to increase efficiency and hiring manager collaboration through automation, increased transparency into the hiring process, scheduling features, video interview solutions, and more.

It’s also a fully featured candidate relationship management system (CRM), a sourcing-automation product designed to proactively and personally engage with candidates at scale. As the candidate database scales, customers can easily search and identify candidates they have previously engaged with for future opportunities.

Our goal is to support talent teams, regardless of their maturity level, so that they can deliver strategic insights that inform the growth of their organization. 

Where does Lever’s partnership with Hired come in?

At Lever, our goal is to provide recruiting teams with the hiring solutions they need to elevate and empower TA teams, increase performance, and drive company growth via strategic talent acquisition.

Through partnering with Hired, our customers are able to source pre-vetted ambitious tech and sales talent from the most innovative companies. By connecting our workflows and automatically syncing data between Hired and Lever, TA teams are able to scale their processes, reduce hiring bias, and find the best fit faster for their roles. 

Additionally, we love partnering with Hired on virtual programs like our most recent DEI-focused webinar: Ditch the Pipeline Problem: Leverage Your Recruiting Process to Attract Diverse Talent. We look forward to our continued partnership and more thought-provoking conversations with leaders in our industry. 

That was a great webinar! Anyone interested in diversifying their search for underrepresented talent should definitely watch. 

What other can’t miss initiatives has Lever announced recently?

Last month, we announced our new winter release features and partnerships, including our latest integration with Microsoft Teams, which we’re absolutely thrilled about. You can read more about the release here

We also launched a report last month, “2022 Great Resignation: The State of Internal Mobility and Employee Retention Report,” where we found some great insights into how organizations can best attract and retain employees during the Great Resignation, specifically looking at the impacts of internal mobility. It’s a great read for those struggling with retention and attraction during this time. 

Thank you for sharing. Anything else you want to share before we wrap up?

We’ll be at SHRM Talent in Denver, CO from April 10-13, 2022 and PredictiveIndex OPTIMA in Boston from April 12-14, 2022 - see you all there!

Chris, thank you for sitting down with us, it was a pleasure chatting about Lever.

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About Hired

Hired is the largest AI-driven marketplace matching ambitious tech and sales talent with the world’s most innovative companies. Backed by global HR leader, The Adecco Group, Hired combines intelligent job matching with unbiased career counseling to help people find a job they love and reach their full potential.

By providing accurate, real-time information, access to equal opportunity, efficiency, and transparency, the Hired platform serves as the backbone for hiring managers, recruiters, and C-level executives to surface the best talent and build amazing, diverse teams around the world.

Hired is committed to building equity in the hiring process through a more representative talent pool, using bias reduction features, customized assessments, and salary bias alerts to help remove unconscious bias when hiring. 

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