SAN FRANCISCO–Lever, the company transforming the way organizations hire, has announced a host of significant upgrades to help companies scale faster and more efficiently. The Winter Release focuses on creating more efficient workflows and supporting more strategic and sophisticated hiring organizations.
Highlights of this release include two features called Auto-screening and Confidential Postings, as well as the rollout of Lever’s proprietary “Opportunities” data model. Taken together, these updates substantially improve the way companies manage candidate relationships, internal mobility, and inbound applicants.
“The Winter Release proves yet again that Lever is able to support even the most complex recruiting processes,” said Laura Marino, SVP of Product at Lever. “And not only does this release support more sophisticated workflows, it also streamlines existing ones, providing new efficiencies and helping companies scale faster and more effectively.”
The new Auto-screening feature lets recruiters more efficiently process a higher volume of inbound applicants. With Auto-screening, recruiters can automatically disqualify candidates who don’t meet certain requirements and prioritize cohorts of others. That means recruiters don’t waste time manually screening every applicant.
The automation rules that undergird the new Auto-screening feature can also automatically “tag” candidates. This added meta-data helps categorize candidates, enriching your talent database to make it more organized and more easily searchable.
For instance, if a job requires fluency in Chinese, Lever can automatically archive candidates who don’t speak the language and “tag” those who are proficient. This makes it easier to prioritize the candidates to review and to find the right candidates for other jobs that also require or benefit from Chinese fluency.
Confidential Postings support the handling of sensitive roles, such as executives and planned backfills. This feature provides granular access controls that restrict visibility of these postings — and any candidates tied to them — to a custom subset of users on a need-to-know basis.
Rather than handle these roles outside the system, hiring teams can use Lever as a single source of truth for all types of candidates. This ensures that reports are always accurate and up to date, regardless of confidentiality.
Easy Book Enhancement
Easy Book is Lever’s self-scheduling tool, a feature that’s proven popular for its ability to streamline interview scheduling and cut down on back-and-forth emailing. The Winter Release has expanded on Easy Book to make it more robust and more user-friendly than ever.
Previously, Easy Book was limited to scheduling phone screens, but the enhancement has added the ability to designate an alternative interview type. These include Google Hangouts and Zoom interviews as well as interviews at physical locations. In addition, Easy Book can now be customized to add event descriptions and titles, making it crystal clear for candidates what they should expect and how they should prepare.
Taken together, the new capabilities of Easy Book will result in a better candidate experience and a quicker and easier scheduling process.
Other updates in the Winter Release include:
- The rollout of the Opportunities data model to all Lever customers
- New API endpoints to delete candidates and create feedback forms
- More granular permissions for exporting candidate data
- Enhanced Zoom integration allows for a simpler, more streamlined scheduling of video interviews
- Hibob integration enables users to sync hire and requisition data between both platforms
- Interview Schedule integration syncs the interviewer’s calendar with Lever
- Performance improvements for quicker load times and in-app navigation
Lever’s Talent Acquisition Suite unifies organizations to source, nurture, interview, and hire top talent through effortless collaboration. Lever supports the hiring needs of over 2,500 companies around the globe including the teams at Netflix, Hot Topic, KPMG New Zealand, and Cirque du Soleil. With an overall gender ratio of 50:50, Lever is also fiercely committed to building a team culture that celebrates diversity and inclusion. For more information, visit https://www.lever.co.
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