PivotCX Adds Real-Time Video Interviewing

PivotCX Adds Real-Time Video Interviewing

PivotCX Continues to Shake Up How Recruiting Gets Done by Adding Real-Time Video to it’s Talent Acquisition Communications Hub

Video is the latest communication channel to be added as part of PivotCX’s mission to empower every recruiting team on the planet to make better hires faster. 

INDIANAPOLIS (September 13, 2022) –  PivotCX, an HR technology company that is transforming the recruiting process with its all-in-on talent acquisition communications hub, today announced the release of its beta version of its Real-Time Video communications.  As with all past communication channels incorporated into the hub, the addition of video will also provide the same level of interoperability across all existing channels already in place.  

PivotCX is reinventing how recruiting gets done by creating an “all-in-one” communication hub that enables recruiting teams to communicate the right information with the right candidates over the right communication channel at the right time.  The product can be deployed in a number of different ways as it is able to be used as a stand-alone solution, or can be integrated into any system or tool that recruiting teams already have in place.  

Being able to engage with and to develop meaningful relationships with all candidates, recruiters and hiring managers is what is at the heart of Talent Acquisition.  Everything else are the administrative process steps required to get recruiting done. PivotCX is a comprehensive toolkit of modern-day communication tools, combined with interactive use cases that are purpose-built for Talent Acquisition.  The PivotCX communications hub is able to address both the administration steps of the process as well as providing recruiting teams with the ability to directly engage with candidates and hiring managers at the speed and scale required to be successful in today’s recruiting environment.

“We see the introduction of video as the latest in a long string of communication tools on our roadmap that will enable recruiting teams to turn their Talent Acquisition function into a company’s competitive advantage,” said Howard Bates, CEO and Co-founder. “We understand that successful recruiting outcomes are dependent on being able to communicate effectively and to capture the information needed in a timely manner.  “The introduction of video furthers our mission of being able to empower recruiting teams and hiring managers to increase the velocity and momentum of their processes, along with dramatically enhancing a candidate’s experience” Bates said.

“Everyday we think deeply about how to make the recruiting experience more engaging, productive, and enjoyable by developing the most robust communication tools that remove the friction and latency in the communication and data flows in the current process” says Mike Seidle, CTO and Co-founder.  “Today, companies are operating their Talent Acquisition processes using legacy tools and communication channels that do not scale or enable them to keep pace with the dynamic nature of the market and candidate expectations for timely feedback.  Video is another way that we’ll enable teams to function with the level of immediacy and scale to make recruiting work” Seidle said.  

The addition of real-time video in conjunction with the current functionality of SMS, and Voice,  exponentially increases the immediacy of being able to communicate with and collect information from candidates and hiring managers.  Further, the incorporation of video enables recruiting teams to nurture critical talent throughout the entire hiring process.  Video is a vital tool to enable recruiting teams to operate with speed while also being able to build relationships and to provide an excellent candidate experience.

PivotCX’s Real-Time video communication is currently available in beta.  It is expected to be generally available by the end of Q4, 2022. Those interested in seeing the product can stop by Booth 514B for a demonstration during the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas from September 13-15th or can request a demo directly here.

About PivotCX

PivotCX is transforming the way recruiting gets done. Through its innovative all-in-one talent acquisition communications hub, recruiting teams are empowered to make better hires faster. With PivotCX, recruiters are able to engage in personalized conversations with all candidates and managers at the scale and speed required to meet their hiring needs. The PivotCX communication hub integrates with ATS, CRM, and HRIS systems as well as job boards, social media, and career sites. This enables automated and person-to-person conversations via text, voice, video, and email. Data collection and comprehensive dashboards for communications and actionable analytics complete the SaaS solution that’s quickly becoming the go-to tool for recruiting teams. Learn more about PivotCX.

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Media Contact: David Bernstein, 510-468-9697 or press@pivotcx.io

Pivot to First Episode 4: Ton Dobbe on Creating and Growing a Successful SaaS Company

Pivot to First Episode 4: Ton Dobbe on Creating and Growing a Successful SaaS Company

In addition to podcast hosting, Ton Dobbe is the author of The Remarkable Effect and a SaaS Strategy consultant. Mike appeared on Ton’s podcast Tech Entrepreneur on a Mission Season 4, Ep. 163 published 4/26/2021. This time around, Mike hosts Ton.

For Ton, starting his podcast goes hand in hand with establishing his own consultancy. He wanted to learn how to build a remarkable software business from successful entrepreneurs. His desire to learn from the best soon became a flow and after 60 -70 episodes someone encouraged him to write a book discussing and distilling all the wisdom enshrined in the podcast.

In this episode, Mike and Ton talk about:

What do entrepreneurs need to do to be one of those companies everyone keeps talking about? It’s all about assessing where you stand today and having a vision to guide your and your team’s actions.

How important is talent to grow a successful SaaS company? People and cultural fit a are part of the process. Different people are needed at different stages.

SaaS entrepreneurs have a lot on their plate and sometimes they don’t have a full picture, what are they getting wrong? Everybody makes bad hires, but how you deal with those issues makes all the difference. Also, not getting stuck in ideas and other types of silos can give companies a leg up.

When a company isn’t in an upshot, how do companies assess where they stand and figure out how to get on a growth path? According to some statistics, 9 out of 10 startups fail and 75% of scaleups fail. These figures make it imperative for companies to find the right market fit and positioning to sustain growth.

Finding the right talent for the right role at the right time, having a clear vision with buy-in from everyone involved, as well as adding value for your customers – solving their needs and problems – can lead a struggling or plateaued company to sustained success.

Pivot to First Podcast: Jo Dodds on Employee Engagement

Pivot to First Podcast: Jo Dodds on Employee Engagement

In this podcast episode, Mike chats with Jo Dodds, host of the podcast Engage for Success and a leader of the employee engagement movement.

Ever since the Engaging for Success was published in 2009, Jo has been at the forefront of advocating for best practices in employee engagement. Employee engagement and success have grown into an important cornerstone of a successful company. While hard to define, employee success can be considered as people need to have something meaningful about their work to do the best job they can. Employee experience is the next step forward.

With the Great Resignation, people are shuffling across companies but not everyone is finding that they’re getting what they signed up for. Companies lose good people because they are not talking to everyone. Start out with the supposition that ALL CANDIDATES are good people to talk with and you’ll do a much better job with recruiting.

Important to a successful employee engagement strategy is to focus on the 4 enablers:

1. Strategic Narrative – Visible, empowering leadership providing a strong strategic narrative about the organization, where it’s come from, and where it’s going

2. Engaging Managers – who focus on their people and give them scope, treat their people as individuals, and coach and stretch their people.

3. Employee Voice – Employees are seen not as the problem, but rather as central to the solution, to be involved, listened to, and invited to contribute their experience, expertise, and ideas.

4. Organizational Integrity – the values on the wall are reflected in day-to-day behaviors. There is no ‘say–do’ gap. Promises made and promises kept, or an explanation given as to why not.

Learn more about Jo Dodds and the Engage for Success movement here: https://engageforsuccess.org/ 

 

Workforce: Rethinking Talent Models

Workforce: Rethinking Talent Models

Originally published by

Deloitte Insights 

Not only have workforce demographics changed over the last 30 years—collectively making the workforce older and more diverse—but the very social contract between employers and employees has altered dramatically as well. Organizations now have a broad continuum of options for finding workers, from hiring traditional full-time employees to availing themselves of managed services and outsourcing, independent contractors, gig workers, and crowdsourcing. These newer workforce types are available to solve problems, get work done, and help leaders build more flexible and nimble organizations (figure 2). Alternative workers are growing in number; currently, 35 percent of the US workforce is in supplemental, temporary, project, or contract-based work. This percentage is growing as well—for example, the freelance workforce is growing faster than the total workforce, up 8.1 percent compared to 2.6 percent of all employees.

As labor-sourcing options increase, it opens up the possibility for more efficiency and creativity in composing an organization’s workforce. But with more options often comes more complexity. Employers should not only consider how roles are crafted when pairing humans with machines, but also the arrangement of their human workforce and what type(s) of employment are best suited to obtain the creativity, passion, and skill sets needed for the work at hand. Orchestrating this complex use of different workforce segments might require new models. It could fundamentally change our view of the employee life cycle from the traditional “attract, develop, and retain” model to one where the key questions are how organizations should access, curate, and engage workforces of all types (see the sidebar, “Beyond the employee life cycle”).

Organizations have an opportunity to optimize the organizational benefits of each type of talent relationship while also providing meaningful and engaging options for a wide variety of worker needs and motivations. However, making the most of the opportunity could require a complete rethinking of talent models in a way that allows organizations to carefully match people’s motivations and skills with the organization’s work needs.

Access. How do you tap into capabilities and skills across your enterprise and the broader ecosystem? This includes sourcing from internal and external talent marketplaces and leveraging and mobilizing on- and off-balance sheet talent.

Curate. How do you provide employees—ecosystem talent—and teams with the broadest and most meaningful range of development? This includes work experiences that are integrated into the flow of their work, careers, and personal lives.

Engage. How do you interact with and support your workforces, business teams, and partners to build compelling relationships? This includes multidirectional careers in, across, and outside of the enterprise; and for business leaders and teams, providing insights to improve productivity and impact while taking advantage of new ways of teaming and working.

Deloitte Consulting LLP – © 2021

Imagine being able to engage your applicants within five minutes of application, then engaged in human-to-human interaction starting in seconds. PivotCX can make this process happen. See our 90-second video explaining how PivotCX can help you get to the right talent fast so you can Pick First.

Webinar Recording: Candidate Engagement Benchmarks Report

Webinar Recording: Candidate Engagement Benchmarks Report

Download the Full Candidate Engagement Report here.

In 2021 67.24% of job applicants used mobile devices to apply for jobs. That asks two questions: first, is your application mobile-friendly? and secondly, are you engaging with them quickly enough? 

JobSync and PivotCX have banded together to reveal our new joint Benchmark Report on best-in-class candidate engagement rates. We’re covering top industries like healthcare, education, manufacturing, trucking, and more. 

If you feel like you’re getting ghosted too many times or losing good talent to competitors then this is the webinar for you.

What we will uncover:

  • Engagement rates and stats for top industries [including specified job titles]
  • What top companies are doing to get double and triple and candidate volume
  • How leveraging SMS within your existing automations can fill your funnel faster

Imagine receiving an application from a qualified candidate, contacting said candidate via SMS, and having a response within 9 seconds. You read that correctly – 9 seconds.  And then imagine that at scale.

Download the full report here

Hosts

Mike Seidle is a serial entrepreneur and software developer with deep experience in HR Tech. Mike heads up product operations and product development for PivotCX. He brings over 30 years of experience in marketing, software development, product and user experience design, and a proven track record of leading technology-driven teams.

Leah Daniels has held a number of roles in the recruiting technology industry, including SVP of Strategy and the GM of SaaS Products at Appcast, Director of Product Strategy at Monster and Director of Global Alliances and Business Development at Bullhorn. Earlier in her career, Leah spent 10 years at ZoomInfo leading sales operations, product management, national account, business development, and data services. She currently resides in MA with her son, dogs, and husband.