Lever: Pathfinders in the Gen-Next Hiring Process

Sarah Nahm, CEO, LeverSarah Nahm, CEO
Long gone are the days when recruiters sifted through piles of paper resumes to identify and shortlist the most suitable candidate for a job post. The recruitment process has witnessed a massive upheaval in recent years, driven by rapid technological advances like social sourcing and data analytics. “To top it all, 98 percent of organizations are using software that debuted over a decade ago,” exclaims Sarah Nahm, CEO of Lever. Given the increasing emphasis on talent and effectual recruitment within organizations, Lever offers game changing hiring technology in line with a modern recruiting process, enabling companies to be more transparent, proactive, and accountable.

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 the features of a traditional ATS with powerful relationship management tools one would typically find in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems,” remarks Nahm.

Using Lever, recruiters have the discretion to concentrate on strategic aspects of hiring like building the company brand and crafting customer experience.

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.

We’ve enhanced all the features of a traditional ATS with powerful relationship management tools you’d typically find in CRM systems

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. In a smooth systematic 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.

In the case of Quora, a prominent social media site, the company was facing numerous challenges with their ATS. “For instance, proactively sourced candidates were tracked in siloed spreadsheets because the client’s system only tracked applicants. Scheduling interviews was incredibly tedious and time-consuming, and interviewers frequently complained about their difficult-to-use system,” explains Nahm. Lever stepped in, centralized, and unified Quora’s sourcing and applicant workflows. “Now, the client has just one place to track candidates through the entire end-to-end hiring process,” says Nahm.

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. “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.