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May 11, 2020

How SAP SuccessFactors and Checkr Will Empower HR Leaders In Uncertain Times

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As the world adapts to the changes wrought by the COVID-19 outbreak, organizations are now divided into roughly two types: those that need to scale up their workforce as quickly as possible, and those who will need to do so once the pandemic has been contained. 

In both cases, having the right HR technologies in place will be vital for industry leaders to contend with the challenges they’ll face. And by partnering on a joint solution, SAP SuccessFactors and Checkr are ensuring they’ll be ready.

The Short-Term And Long-Term Hiring Outlook

Despite all the negative stories in the media about layoffs and temporary closures, for example, there are still plenty of businesses that simply can’t hire people fast enough. These include firms in the grocery and convenience sector, online retailers and almost any company that offers teleworking software or services. 

Economists, meanwhile, have suggested that the eventual re-opening of most businesses in the U.S. and elsewhere could trigger a “V-shaped” recovery. That could mean employers will be busy quickly recruiting and screening workers including many who were previously laid off or hires that were put on hold as a result of the crisis. 

Even if COVID-19 wasn’t a factor, HR departments have had plenty of problems getting in the way of recruiting the right talent. 

Some of the common pitfalls have included ensuring compliance with myriad laws and regulations and avoiding HR technology complexity and risk. 

At the same time, companies must ensure that the quality of their candidate experience mirrors their company’s brand.

Increasing the value for SAP SuccessFactors users

SAP SuccessFactors helps HR leaders and their teams eliminate many of these obstacles, and partnering with Checkr will empower them to overcome even more. 

Whether you’re hiring amid a global health crisis or not, background checks and other HR technology have become an essential process to ensure companies can bring on the right people for the right job. 

Performing background checks within SAP SuccessFactors via the Checkr integration means organizations can practice fair hiring, removing the mystery and confusion that sometimes surrounds the process. 

On the back end, employers reduce potential errors while enjoying access to the data they need to improve reporting. 

For longtime SAP SuccessFactors customers -- or even those who are about to become one -- the partnership with Checkr should also provide peace of mind, given the similarities in our vision. 

This includes a cloud-first, highly configurable and flexible approach to building our products, along with the use of artificial intelligence to improve workflows and take away manual steps. 

Ordering, reviewing and assessing reports can all happen without leaving SAP SuccessFactors, and our platform’s real-time updates will ensure SAP SuccessFactors users are always on top of new regulations and the latest features. 

Although we’re not even mid-way through 2020, it’s probably fair to say that few HR departments had predicted the way COVID-19 would affect their talent acquisition and HR technology strategy. 

The combination of SAP SuccessFactors and Checkr, however, will help HR leaders focus on the things they can control now, and position them for long-term success in meeting their organization’s hiring needs as they continue to evolve in the future.  



The combination of SAP SuccessFactors and Checkr, however, will help HR leaders focus on the things they can control now, and position them for long-term success in meeting their organization’s hiring needs as they continue to evolve in the future.  

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