Everyone knows that HR technology is critical to a winning talent acquisition strategy, but with the plethora of options available in the marketplace, how do you know what to choose? Where do you even start? What you really need is a technology solution that will help you evolve with the rapidly changing recruitment landscape — not to mention add some time back in your day so you can focus on moving the needle on your recruitment strategy.

Don’t feel overwhelmed with the choices out there — get some honest advice from someone with more than 20 years of experience in the recruitment technology space, both using and purchasing software.

As the president of recruitment software at CareerBuilder, I have worked side by side with startups, Fortune 1000 and global companies alike to develop and implement their talent acquisition strategies during this changing economic environment.

Based on what I have learned over the years, I want to share advice on what you should be looking for when selecting a partner and solution. With that in mind, here are the top three things to keep in mind before selecting an HR technology vendor that’s right for you.

1. Buy for the future. Understand whether the company you’re about to invest in shares your priorities. Mary believes a partner shouldn’t be in it to sell you something — a true partner helps you achieve your goals. Does yours?

2. Invest in a true partnership. A pre-hire platform partner should be willing to connect with your existing software solutions. Does yours?

3. Invest in technology partners who are committed to your success. Mary believes that software is one part technology and three parts people. It’s the people that make the software successful. Do you have the right people?

If you’re attending the HR Tech conference in Las Vegas this month, I would enjoy seeing you. I will be at the CareerBuilder booth #1311, where I’ll be speaking on this topic and will be happy to answer your pressing recruitment questions live.

You can also find additional insights and analysis in this handy recruitment software guide. Download it now to help you select the right technology partner as you’re evaluating various vendors and solutions.

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