Phenom, Microsoft Teams Unveil Integration to Aid TA-Manager Collaboration

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Phenom unveiled a new integration with Microsoft Teams designed to streamline collaboration between talent acquisition teams and managers. Linking the platforms allows users to more easily exchange information, and so speed the hiring process, Phenom said.

In a blog post, Phenom will let recruiters collaborate with hiring managers “on sourcing and interviewing directly within Microsoft Teams, promoting focus and reducing context switching. Employees can easily search for open roles, get answers to frequently asked HR questions, refer roles to their network, and check their application and referral status.”

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The integration provides several new in-app features, such as:

  • Collaboration between recruiters and hiring managers. Recruiters can send candidate profiles, then determine next steps based on their response.
  • Video interview scheduling. Recruiters and candidates use automated tools to coordinate one-on-one or group video interviews.  
  • Capturing of in-meeting side panels during video calls with candidates.  
  • Recommended job openings to help employees learn about open roles, based on their profile and skills.  
  • Answers to HR FAQs. 
  • Job referrals to family and friends.  
  • Application and referral statuses for employees. 
     

“Microsoft Teams is the communication hub for many of our customers, even surpassing the use of phones and conference rooms,” said Phenom CEO Mahe Bayireddi. “TXM’s integration with Teams increases users’ productivity, bridging any disconnect associated with a full-time remote environment.” 

In October, Phenom acquired My Ally, a company with automation geared toward scheduling interviews. At the time, the company said My Ally would help it deliver “an intelligent, omni-channel interview scheduling experience.” The acquisition, Phenom’s first, came just eight months after it closed a $30 million round of Series C funding.  

In March, Phenom added one-to-one personalization, a gig-style approach to internal assignments and role-based access to TXM. The idea was to the need for multiple platforms in recruiting, interviewing and assessing candidates, which the company believes hurts the efficiency of the recruiting process.

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