How did the CTO approach Greenhouse ATS integration?
The problems were known to everyone.
- Created job requisitions and positions in Workday needed to be synced with Greenhouse with manual entries for kicking off recruitment.
- New hires data needed to be transferred from Greenhouse to Workday manually.
And the solution was also known to everyone – integrating Greenhouse and Workday with the help of Greenhouse integration specialists.
But the deciding factor was an approach and how well they could navigate the approach through a lot of challenges!
Dealing with challenge #1: Lacking in-house expertise and having a non-flexible project deadline
While CTO had easily comprehended what needed to be done to achieve real-time data sync between Workday and Greenhouse, what concerned him the most was a serious expertise gap within his organization that could turmoil the entire project timeline.
He drilled down the multiple options for easy decision-making for the two most important factors – team and solution.
After intense evaluation, he opted-in for deploying a team of Azilen’s Greenhouse integration specialists as their own extended integration team for carrying out custom integration.
Dealing with challenge #2: Undefined integration roadmap
While discussing the potential approach with our HRTech integration team during the discovery phase, the startup CTO discovered that their integration roadmap was not yet defined.
What he had summed up was just Greenhouse Workday integration. But seeing the growth of his startup, multiple other integrations could require to be carried out in near future.
An undefined integration roadmap potentially increases your tech debt as rework might require on your already executed integrations while accommodating additional integrations.
To avoid such circumstances, we worked on defining the complete integration roadmap.
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Dealing with challenge #3: Reassessing the integration solution
The client had already concluded to go for custom integration. But since the integration roadmap was now clear, reassessing the integration solution was inevitable.
Here, we suggested to them our in-house HRTech Integrator and presented how it would perfectly fit their use case and roadmap.
Dealing with challenge #4: Data mapping between Greenhouse and Workday
For accurate data sync, data mapping is crucial. Because the same field value in Workday gets stored under a different field name in Greenhouse.
Let us explain the importance of data mapping with the following example of a use case.
(Both Greenhouse and Workday offer useful resources. Our Greenhouse integration specialists refer to these resources for meeting interoperability and compliance standards. The credit to the following mapping example goes to Greenhouse.)
Use Case: Workday job requisition and positions data sync with Greenhouse
In Workday, the recruitment team creates a job requisition that corresponds to single or multiple job positions.
To create a job requisition, the team needs to configure a scorecard, hiring team, interview plan, job post(s), department, office, and more.
This set of configurations applies to all job positions the team creates under that job requisition.
Because of this multi-level structure, you can either import job positions or import both job requisitions and job positions from Workday to Greenhouse.
Scenario #1: Importing job positions only
Scenario #2: Importing job requisition and positions both
Since the client generally had multiple job positions associated with a single job requisition, we proposed carrying out the import of both job requisition and positions from Workday to Greenhouse.
But that required custom data mapping as the field named ‘job position’ in Workday corresponds to the field name ‘job opening’ in Greenhouse.
Similarly, for the use case of Greenhouse data sync with Workday, our Greenhouse integration specialists mapped fields belonging to the candidate’s personal and contact details, job title, work history, education, skills for accurate data transfer into Workday.