By 2011, the App Store had smashed through the 10 billion download barrier and companies like Microsoft and Google had scrambled to launch their own copycat stores. By 2013, industry speculators estimated that 300,000 jobs had been created as a direct result of the App Store!
Phil Libin, the founder of popular note-taking app Evernote, went as far as to call it one of the “most influential things for humanity” that had happened in the 5 years following its birth.
The secret of the app store is simple:
No two iPhone users are the same. Each person wants a phone that suits their life, their interests, their schedule. They can combine an almost unlimited number of apps to create their own, unique experience.
Why does this matter?
Well, no two recruiting processes are the same either. Every team relies on a number of different tools to get candidates from “A” to “B”.
The complexity of getting the best talent through the door has changed significantly in the past decade. We’re well beyond the days of “spray and pray”. To be effective, recruiters have to be proactive, building relationships with candidates well before they even think about applying.
This new process requires new technology. Companies need new systems that make it easy for them to build relationships and engage candidates as they progress through their funnel.
There’s one thing that’s usually missed here. The new system you use has to integrate with all of your existing tools and technology.
The App Store works because of the connective tissue. Everything can be fired up from the iPhone sitting in your pocket. It’s easy. It just works.
From the beginning, at Beamery we’ve been dedicated to improving the way that companies engage with candidates, to making it easier for recruiters to build relationships with the very best talent.
We know that this change won’t happen overnight though, and we know that we can’t do it alone. So, with that in mind, we’re excited to announce the launch of the Beamery Partner Network.
From sourcing to reporting to implementation, we’re offering customers the flexibility to combine different products, services, and technology into a stack that allows them to provide a world-class experience to candidates at every step of the journey.
With robust and open APIs, Beamery can integrate with every system that you’re already using and create a single place for all of your recruiting data to sit or, to use the words we say internally, a single source of truth.
Sherlock and Watson, our friendly data enrichment algorithms, then work to keep all of your candidate information up to date, referencing social sites to make sure that the candidate details you have in the CRM are correct, turning your database into the first port of call for every new role and giving you the data you need to send highly personalized marketing campaigns.
We’re building Beamery because we believe that talent acquisition is changing. It needs to be easy for companies to keep candidates engaged, build relationships and create experiences that turn strangers into brand advocates.
This is the reason that we’ve opened our doors and welcomed so many fantastic partners onboard. Together, we’re welcoming in a new era of recruitment.
If you want to learn more about Beamery and why we’re the new standard in Recruitment CRM & Marketing software, you can request a demo here.