Redefining the Traditional ATS
Built from ground up to seamlessly connect sourcing workflows with the hiring pipeline, Lever is a hiring software that provides a rich suite of sourcing tools. It is distinctive from other Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) because it seamlessly integrates collaborative, company-wide sourcing into the hiring process. “We’ve enhanced all the features of a traditional ATS with powerful relationship management tools you would typically find in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems,” remarks Nahm. Deriving inspiration from a lever, Nahm elucidates on the deeper meaning behind the company’s name, “Like a lever which is a simple machine but also a force-multiplier for greater impact, similarly, our technology solutions help organizations gain leverage and accomplish ‘more with less.
Using Lever, recruiters have the discretion to concentrate on strategic aspects of hiring like building the company brand and crafting customer experience. Following a user-centered principle, Nahm reveals that in order to device a cutting edge tool, the company spent its first nine months conducting research on how top tech companies in Silicon Valley were employing technology in the hiring practice. “We did not jump into building a solution and instead studied every painstaking move in the recruitment cycle.
Engage Top Talent with an All-in-One Platform
Historically, sourcing lacked a proper technology stack and so was time consuming to maintain. Lever unlocks the sourcing potential for all organizations by simplifying sourcing tools so that it can be used by everyone in an organization. “Any employee can install our browser extension to create a candidate’s profile in one click from their professional presence on the web,” says Nahm. Through Lever, referrals can also be made via social media profiles, which enable companies to increase their employee referral rates by 30 percent. Disregarding the source of a candidate whether a referral, campus recruiting, cold outreach, or a traditional application Lever centralizes all recruiting activity into one system. Often, minor setbacks like resumes with complex interfaces can detract a hiring manager, eventually leading to a logjam in the hiring process. Keeping in mind the possibility of such untoward events, features like a fast, elegant, and mobile-friendly resume viewer within the app, facilitates hiring managers and recruiters alike.
Another compelling feature delivered by Lever is scheduling, which provides a robust and agile method for companies to effortlessly organize all the variables that go into a successful day of interviews. “Scheduling interview panels is an art and a science. To construct the right panel of interviewers is preeminent, as complexities like adapting to schedule changes and coping with several back-to-back interviews is bound to crop up,” says Nahm. In a smooth step-by-step process, with Lever, a user can select interviewers, view their availability, book several back-to-back interviews, and send invites to all parties involved, including the candidate. In addition, on the day of the interview, Lever automatically handles reminder emails for the event and follows up with the interviewers for feedback which saves recruiters time.
Lever’s scheduling feature helped Change.org—a petition website—double their productivity as a team. “Instead of dedicating resources to logistics and administration, our client can now spend more time on strategic parts of the hiring process like sourcing and closing candidates,”
Improving Every Aspect of Hiring
Assisting a wide variety of industries ranging from real estate agents to fashion designers and security consultants, Lever has a comprehensive and global clientele that have an employee count from 10 to 10,000.
We’ve enhanced all the features of a traditional ATS with powerful relationship management tools you’d typically find in CRM systems
Lever also helped the recruiting team cut down on the time spent in hiring, allowing Quora to shift their focus to sourcing new prospective candidates. “The Quora team was surprised to find that their engineering and design departments had gone from complaining about their prior system to being highly engaged in Lever. Many hiring managers installed Lever’s browser extension to help source candidates side-by-side with the recruiting teams,” states Nahm. The ultimate measure of success for Quora was in their hiring rate, where over 40 percent of the hires were proactively sourced and a five-fold improvement was observed over the previous quarter.
Pioneering Hiring Technology
In line with the company’s chief goal to help organizations form, grow, and sustain teams of talented people, Lever is constantly innovating best practices in accordance with technology advancements. As more and more firms engage in HR analytics, progressive ATS, and social media as a panacea to their hiring challenges, the future of recruiting indefinitely lies in the adoption of sophisticated, automated tools. Across organizations, functional groups are resorting to technology to enhance their collaboration and communication, which has opened the door to a whole new breed of software that focuses on great design, user experience, and intuitive functionality. “With several exciting transformations revolutionizing HR, Lever will continue to leverage technology and design—paving the way for a futuristic and humane workplace,” ends the CEO.