From enterprise software designed for commercial businesses and large, global employers to niche hiring tools for specific industries or use cases, there are more options than ever when it comes to talent management solutions. If you’re shopping around for a new talent management platform, it understandable if you feel a little overwhelmed!
While many talent management solutions promise that they will solve your sourcing and hiring needs, they fall short when the rubber hits the road. Whether it’s a specialized company offering a point solution that only addresses a single area of the problem or an HCM platform trying to add value with an ATS, they don’t understand the complexities of decentralized and location-based hiring models. Having a system that allows workflows and configurations at a location level is critical to run a multi-location business.
Many hiring managers and franchise owners find that the best solution to meet the challenges of hiring hourly employees — now and in the future — is an end-to-end talent management platform that utilizes automation and integrates data-driven, AI-based, low-touch management. Creating a smooth, streamlined process attracts more candidates, moves them through interviewing and hiring in a flash, and gets them into a uniform within days.
That being said, if you are already using an HCM or niche solution and love some aspects of it, the best option might be finding a comprehensive platform that integrates with that company and can fill in the gaps.
Once you’ve narrowed down your list of options to 2-3 top choices, it’s time to see them in action in a demo (demonstration). Typically running anywhere from 30-60 minutes, a demo is when a representative of the company walks you through an overview of their platform to highlight the features and functions that it can offer. This is your golden opportunity to see the platform, ask any questions, and determine which solution you’re going to move forward with implementing.
Use the following checklist to ensure that you get all of the information you really need to make the best choice for managing your hourly workforce.