While many of today’s CDL driver recruiters realize the importance of technology and taking a tech-first approach to driver recruiting, it’s not always easy to know where to start when implementing a new tech solution. After all, you can’t take a ‘break’ in recruiting to activate or install a new platform – there is just too much to be done in order to remain competitive. In reality, however, recruiting software is easy to implement, doesn’t take a lot of time to get up and running, and won’t require any downtime.
In this post, we’ll break down what makes easy-to-implement software solutions different than clunky hardware platforms, why Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is taking the modern recruiting world by storm, and how the DriverReach solution stacks up to industry standards.
What’s the difference between software and hardware?
At the most basic level, software refers to a program, code, or application that is stored either on a computer or in the cloud. Hardware, on the other hand, is a physical device that is used in conjunction with or alongside a computer. While your actual computer itself is a piece of hardware, the applications on your computer such as Google Chrome, Spotify, or Slack are considered software.
When it comes to implementing and activating software and hardware, hardware typically takes much longer to activate because it requires more customization and configuration. If a hardware solution doesn’t align perfectly with the other solutions it’s trying to integrate with, it’s hard to make changes to the physical machinery. Software, on the other hand, is much more malleable and user-friendly. The very code-based foundation of software makes integration, APIs, and implementation so much easier and straightforward.
The benefits of a software solution
In the past decade or so, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies have infiltrated industries and careers from healthcare to real estate and, yes, even to CDL driver recruiting. SaaS applications streamline internal operations and make people’s lives easier. In the driver recruiting world, SaaS solutions allow recruiters to seamlessly track a driver throughout the application process through integrations with:
- Web-based applications
- Inbound phone calls and emails with CRM
- Questions and next steps in the recruiting process
The best part is that because SaaS solutions are web-based, they’re constantly updating and refreshing. So, when recruiters pull up a driver applicant record, they can know right off the bat that all of the information is up-to-date.
How DriverReach stacks up
DriverReach is a web-based SaaS system that delivers modern recruiting management solutions to CDL driver recruiters. Instead of spending weeks trying to configure current processes and platforms with a hardware recruiting tool, recruiters can get up and running on the DriverReach platform in less than four hours. With a series of four 45-minute onboarding calls that walk new recruiters through the solution, integrations, and best practices, DriverReach is one of the easiest driver recruiting platforms for recruiters, even those who are new to recruiting software.
Additionally, every single customer works directly with a dedicated Client Success Manager (CSM) to help walk them through the onboarding and implementation process. So, instead of having to figure out the finer points of recruiting software on their own, recruiters can simply call their CSM to ask questions throughout the entire partnership.
At DriverReach, we want CDL driver recruiting to be easy and rewarding. That’s why we’ve created a platform that helps recruiters work smarter, not harder. You can see the DriverReach platform in action here.
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