How Lever is Reimagining the ATS

In this podcast…

Technology is making hiring more human Which may sound a little odd, since “hiring” often evokes images of referrals and interviews. But consider the current state of hiring technology: a company might have 2 million résumés sitting in its ATS and not be able to see if any of them—all previous candidates—might be right for their next hiring need. Lever discovered the typical ATS is often perceived as a black hole: “Referrals are too important, we don’t put them in our ATS,” said one hiring manager. Which is why Leela, who has worked at LinkedIn, OpenTable, and Bain & Company, and is now CMO of Lever, is so excited about what Lever is doing: taking a new approach to mining talent that is candidate-centric and collaborative.

In this episode of Resonate you will hear:

  • Why companies that need to scale talent quickly are so excited about Lever (think Lyft and Quora)
  • Why social media has made a quality Candidate Experience so much more important for companies (it HAS to now be a “team sport” )
  • What it means to make hiring more human… and how technology can help
  • The most important type of diversity to hire for
  • What it’s like to work at a cutting edge Silicon Valley tech co (the CEO is a woman AND from Google)
  • The can’t-miss Italian restaurant in San Francisco Leela and Jason love

Heard in this podcast:

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Jason Seiden, CEO & Cofounder, Brand Amper. Jason’s a storyteller. He launched Brand Amper, a brand management platform for recruiting, based on 20 years experience solving leadership and communications challenges for Fortune 500 executives and their employees.
Twitter: @Seiden


Leela Srinivasan is Chief Marketing Officer at Lever, the venture-backed ATS-meets-CRM that was recently named to RecruitingDaily’s Top 10 HR Technologies and Recruiting Tools of 2015Lever aims to reinvent the way companies hire by putting the humans – both candidates and hiring team – front and center. Leela is responsible for all aspects of Lever’s marketing, as well as partnering with the recruiting team on employer brand. She developed her obsession with all things talent during four and a half years at LinkedIn where among other things, she was responsible for LinkedIn’s global Talent Connect conference.

Twitter: @leelasrin



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