Why More Modern Recruiting Tools Should Be Data Sharing

We’ve entered a couple of new partnerships lately, and at first glance you may ask, “Why?” You see, we’ve partnered with two different—but very good—recruiting software tools: Greenhouse and Lever.

When people know this, an automatic reaction can typically be something like, “But, aren’t they your competition? What about your proprietary data and tools?” There’s often a tendency to want to hold that tool you’ve built close to your chest, to protect it as though there are possible pirates at every corner.

This is not something we’re concerned about, however. In fact, we welcome the new possibilities these partnerships open up for us and for them.

Nope, we haven’t gone mad. We actually think more companies should be open to exploring what sharing their APIs can do for them. First of all, we’d like to introduce our new partners:

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Greenhouse and Lever

We’re excited to be partnering up with two innovative brands in the recruitment software space. Greenhouse was developed following talks with CEOs all around the country. The common theme of those talks? Recruitment was near the top of the list for every CEO but was often not necessarily done following best practices.

When you’re recruiting for new team members, you’re essentially marketing those roles and it has to be done right in order to attract good talent. Greenhouse’s software helps firms to follow best practices in marketing their vacancies and bring in that higher caliber of talent they were hoping for.

Greenhouse’s powerful reporting and analytics allows companies to manage the hiring process from beginning to end, to have oversight as to where their best quality candidates are coming from, and whether or not there are any bottlenecks in the process. They can communicate via Greenhouse with candidates and plan everything from getting new jobs approved to managing and making offers.

Lever is an end-to-end recruitment software built on the values of collaboration, transparency, and humanity. Their mission is to put talent and teams at the center of organizations. Lever technology allows users to source, nurture, and manage candidates all in one place.

Every hiring manager wants to be able to source top candidates and Lever helps them to do so by reaching good people who aren’t even looking yet. Their reporting keeps important insights close at hand and manual work is minimized as much as possible so that companies can focus on the “human” side of recruitment.

Human Predictions now has an integration available with both of these amazing tools and we’re proud to be associated with them. What we can offer is specific sourcing for tech recruits for users of Lever or Greenhouse. Both platforms are built as “general” recruiting tools applicable across different industries, so we can provide that extra “boost” for tech users.

Why Open Our API?

We understand the hesitation that many founders of SaaS and tech tools have over opening up their APIs to integrations. You’ve put a lot of work and investment into what you built and often there’s a worry about letting anyone else “in” on it or possibly being open to copying.

Recruiters in particular tend to build up walls around their creations and actively look to guard access. The recruiting world is competitive and people get worried about protecting their turf. We believe that this kind of guarding can lead to missed opportunities, though.

Here are a few reasons why we believe in opening APIs and sharing data sources:

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It adds to the customer experience.

Our platform is for the sourcing end of recruitment and specifically for those in the tech industry looking for top talent. We provide this by tapping into a few different data sources which can uniquely provide good tech candidates.

Our new partners provide end-to-end recruiting solutions so that users are able to manage the entire process. In this way, opening our API to integration helps to provide a better user experience because they can comfortably use our tool with their complete recruiting solution without any manual entry. They can access the niche recruiting tool from a general application.

It resolves extra feature requests.

Every tool tends to get feature requests from customers that aren’t necessarily core to what your intention is for the product. Maybe it’s a feature that would only be used by a certain subset of users, or it’s something that would involve a huge build.

Opening up your API can be a deal maker with that potential user. “X is not part of our feature set, but we do integrate with App Y which does have X feature.”

Partnerships are good!

Not only do partnerships bring access to extra features and a better customer experience for users, but finding the right ones can be very good for your business as well. Partnerships can bring new sources of revenue and channels for scaling to tools who are prepared to open their APIs.

It’s a two-way benefit: Partners help to sell your tool because they’re also getting an extra avenue to sell theirs, and they also get to offer their current users access to additional features.

Koombea mentions that some might even call opening up your API a “growth hack.” Integrations can help you gain users and access rapid growth opportunities.

The law of reciprocity.

There’s another way of looking at the whole API issue, and that’s what might happen if you don’t share data with others? Companies who do have reported real advantages from doing so, even given the fact that they’re opening themselves up for others to potentially take a slice of the pie.

It’s a way forward, opening reciprocal deals for software creators that they might not otherwise have had access to without opening up their APIs. Look across the history of failed companies; over the decades, how many have disappeared due to a failure to adapt? It might go against the grain for those who have an instinct to “protect their turf”, but opening up your API just might be the way forward, the way to scalability that you might not have otherwise had available.

In the recruitment industry, we know there’s hesitation to do this when recruitment of top people is highly competitive. Give consideration to the quality of data too, though—opening up your API just might provide a better end-solution to your users.

[content_upgrade cu_id=”139″]Is it worth opening your API? Get our thoughts on pros and cons here.[content_upgrade_button]Click Here[/content_upgrade_button][/content_upgrade]

Final Thoughts

So, we’re excited to be able to partner up with some quality recruitment tools, even if—on the face of it—we might be sharing data with competitors. We believe that sharing our API is the right thing to do to give our users access to a larger feature set and to draw new users to our product.

It’s about adding value for users, partners, and our own software, a consideration we believe more modern tools should take seriously—especially those within the recruitment industry that tend to hold things close to their chests.

Welcome, Greenhouse and Lever!

 

We’ve entered a couple of new partnerships lately, and at first glance you may ask, “Why?” You see, we’ve partnered with two different—but very good—recruiting software tools: Greenhouse and Lever.

When people know this, an automatic reaction can typically be something like, “But, aren’t they your competition? What about your proprietary data and tools?” There’s often a tendency to want to hold that tool you’ve built close to your chest, to protect it as though there are possible pirates at every corner.

This is not something we’re concerned about, however. In fact, we welcome the new possibilities these partnerships open up for us and for them.

Nope, we haven’t gone mad. We actually think more companies should be open to exploring what sharing their APIs can do for them. First of all, we’d like to introduce our new partners:

[content_upgrade cu_id=”139″]What are the pros and cons of opening your API? Get our thoughts here.[content_upgrade_button]Click Here[/content_upgrade_button][/content_upgrade]

Greenhouse and Lever

We’re excited to be partnering up with two innovative brands in the recruitment software space. Greenhouse was developed following talks with CEOs all around the country. The common theme of those talks? Recruitment was near the top of the list for every CEO but was often not necessarily done following best practices.

When you’re recruiting for new team members, you’re essentially marketing those roles and it has to be done right in order to attract good talent. Greenhouse’s software helps firms to follow best practices in marketing their vacancies and bring in that higher caliber of talent they were hoping for.

Greenhouse’s powerful reporting and analytics allows companies to manage the hiring process from beginning to end, to have oversight as to where their best quality candidates are coming from, and whether or not there are any bottlenecks in the process. They can communicate via Greenhouse with candidates and plan everything from getting new jobs approved to managing and making offers.

Lever is an end-to-end recruitment software built on the values of collaboration, transparency, and humanity. Their mission is to put talent and teams at the center of organizations. Lever technology allows users to source, nurture, and manage candidates all in one place.

Every hiring manager wants to be able to source top candidates and Lever helps them to do so by reaching good people who aren’t even looking yet. Their reporting keeps important insights close at hand and manual work is minimized as much as possible so that companies can focus on the “human” side of recruitment.

Human Predictions now has an integration available with both of these amazing tools and we’re proud to be associated with them. What we can offer is specific sourcing for tech recruits for users of Lever or Greenhouse. Both platforms are built as “general” recruiting tools applicable across different industries, so we can provide that extra “boost” for tech users.

Why Open Our API?

We understand the hesitation that many founders of SaaS and tech tools have over opening up their APIs to integrations. You’ve put a lot of work and investment into what you built and often there’s a worry about letting anyone else “in” on it or possibly being open to copying.

Recruiters in particular tend to build up walls around their creations and actively look to guard access. The recruiting world is competitive and people get worried about protecting their turf. We believe that this kind of guarding can lead to missed opportunities, though.

Here are a few reasons why we believe in opening APIs and sharing data sources:

designation-cell-phones-pen

It adds to the customer experience.

Our platform is for the sourcing end of recruitment and specifically for those in the tech industry looking for top talent. We provide this by tapping into a few different data sources which can uniquely provide good tech candidates.

Our new partners provide end-to-end recruiting solutions so that users are able to manage the entire process. In this way, opening our API to integration helps to provide a better user experience because they can comfortably use our tool with their complete recruiting solution without any manual entry. They can access the niche recruiting tool from a general application.

It resolves extra feature requests.

Every tool tends to get feature requests from customers that aren’t necessarily core to what your intention is for the product. Maybe it’s a feature that would only be used by a certain subset of users, or it’s something that would involve a huge build.

Opening up your API can be a deal maker with that potential user. “X is not part of our feature set, but we do integrate with App Y which does have X feature.”

Partnerships are good!

Not only do partnerships bring access to extra features and a better customer experience for users, but finding the right ones can be very good for your business as well. Partnerships can bring new sources of revenue and channels for scaling to tools who are prepared to open their APIs.

It’s a two-way benefit: Partners help to sell your tool because they’re also getting an extra avenue to sell theirs, and they also get to offer their current users access to additional features.

Koombea mentions that some might even call opening up your API a “growth hack.” Integrations can help you gain users and access rapid growth opportunities.

The law of reciprocity.

There’s another way of looking at the whole API issue, and that’s what might happen if you don’t share data with others? Companies who do have reported real advantages from doing so, even given the fact that they’re opening themselves up for others to potentially take a slice of the pie.

It’s a way forward, opening reciprocal deals for software creators that they might not otherwise have had access to without opening up their APIs. Look across the history of failed companies; over the decades, how many have disappeared due to a failure to adapt? It might go against the grain for those who have an instinct to “protect their turf”, but opening up your API just might be the way forward, the way to scalability that you might not have otherwise had available.

In the recruitment industry, we know there’s hesitation to do this when recruitment of top people is highly competitive. Give consideration to the quality of data too, though—opening up your API just might provide a better end-solution to your users.

[content_upgrade cu_id=”139″]Is it worth opening your API? Get our thoughts on pros and cons here.[content_upgrade_button]Click Here[/content_upgrade_button][/content_upgrade]

Final Thoughts

So, we’re excited to be able to partner up with some quality recruitment tools, even if—on the face of it—we might be sharing data with competitors. We believe that sharing our API is the right thing to do to give our users access to a larger feature set and to draw new users to our product.

It’s about adding value for users, partners, and our own software, a consideration we believe more modern tools should take seriously—especially those within the recruitment industry that tend to hold things close to their chests.

Welcome, Greenhouse and Lever!

 

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