Microsoft Teams, Outlook Integration by iCIMS

Human Resource Executive®’s Top HR Products contest spotlights the most innovative new solutions on the market that are helping business leaders meet the ever-evolving HR needs of their organizations.

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This year, Top HR Products joined forces with Awesome New Technologies. The experts chose 17 winners, several of which will be featured Oct. 28 during a keynote at the virtual HR Technology Conference set for Oct. 27-30.

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Here’s a look at one of the Top HR Products of 2020:

Microsoft Teams, Outlook Integration


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What it is: The iCIMS integration into Microsoft Teams and Outlook simplifies how recruiters and hiring teams collaborate. Recruiters can automate interview scheduling through Microsoft Outlook and solicit real-time feedback from hiring teams directly within Microsoft Teams. By connecting iCIMS with Outlook and Teams, recruiting organizations can automate interview scheduling and receive instant interview feedback from hiring teams without having to chase anyone down; empower candidates with self-scheduling capabilities based on the hiring team’s Outlook calendar availability; and boost productivity between recruiters and hiring teams by enabling collaboration in their flow of work.

Why we like it: Whether it was driven by the rapid increase in work from home and the need to improve virtual collaboration or it was an existing trend that the pandemic only served to accelerate, organizations are rapidly adopting and increasing their use of collaboration technologies like Microsoft Teams. With chat, file sharing, video conferencing and more in one platform, many employees “live” in these tools all day long. iCIMS recognized this and has quickly developed deep and rich integrations, from its leading recruiting technology suite to MS Teams, enabling much more efficient solicitation and capture of interview feedback and, in a first-of-its-kind application, supporting the capture of real-time feedback as part of a video interview.

As always, we encourage you to perform your own due diligence before making any investments.

See the full list of winners here.

Human Resource Executive
Elizabeth Clarke and Steve Boese
Elizabeth Clarke is executive editor of Human Resource Executive. Steve Boese is HRE's Inside HR Tech columnist and chair of HRE’s HR Technology Conference®.