Fountain’s vision for 2024: Elevating high volume workforce management

Author Mike Marschke Date 17 Jan 2024

Fountain is gearing up for a transformative journey in 2024, setting the stage for massive changes in high volume workforce management. 

Our commitment to innovation takes center stage with our first launch of four key product updates and integrations within the Fountain Hire platform:

  • Sterling Dynamic Consent Integration (for U.S.-based customers only)
  • AI Jobs Directory
  • Assessments 
  • Opening Approvals

These enhancements promise to redefine the landscape of hourly workforce recruitment and solidify Fountain as the ultimate platform for high volume work. In this post, we’ll unveil the features and benefits of each update and how they can strengthen your hiring strategy in 2024.

Sterling Dynamic Consent Integration: Revolutionizing background checks

Fountain is excited to reveal an enhanced collaboration with Sterling, a trusted background check integration that will reshape our hiring platform. With seamless background checks and more engaging workflows, this collaboration delivers applicants a more efficient experience.

Key features and benefits:

  • A convenient, user-friendly experience that allows applicants to complete the entire background check process within the Fountain platform.
  • A simplified user journey through seamless consent and data collection.
  • Smooth and efficient flow of information between Fountain and Sterling’s backend.

Click here to learn more about this cutting-edge background check integration.

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AI Jobs Directory: Elevating career pages with AI 

Fountain’s new AI Jobs Directory brings the power and reach of AI to your career pages. This innovative AI-powered career site customizes job recommendations to match candidates’ preferences and qualifications, providing a more intelligent and streamlined hiring journey. 

Key features and benefits:

  • AI technology creates a personalized career site with job recommendations tailored to candidates’ preferences.
  • Intelligent search bar enables highly motivated candidates to find jobs aligned with their skills and interests.
  • Conversational AI interaction fosters friendly and accessible inquiries about the company and various roles.
  • AI categorizes jobs effectively, delivering a redesigned user interface for an improved applicant experience.

Want to find out more about how to implement the AI Jobs Directory on your career pages? Read more here. 

Opening Approvals: Responsive feature for efficient recruitment workflows

We listen to our customers’ needs and wants, and that’s why we’re excited to introduce Opening Approvals, a feature designed to extend key hiring benefits to all users. This enhancement provides flexibility and efficiency in managing recruitment workflows by allowing more control over job postings and creating a more streamlined approval process.

Key features and benefits:

  • Empowers managers to control each job opening, allowing them to focus efforts on the most impactful activities.
  • Designates specific managers as approvers, preventing redundant work by multiple recruiters on the same job req.
  • Additional approval step ensures well-reviewed and validated openings go live, reducing errors and improving the quality of job postings.
  • Opening Approvals does not alter editing capabilities or permissions for user roles, preserving the existing workflow.

Learn how to customize the applicant journey by role and location with automated workflows.

Assessments: Custom evaluation stage delivers more qualified hires

Our revamped Assessments stage allows recruiters to streamline their screening process through customizable candidate assessments. This feature promotes accuracy and fairness in candidate evaluation, enabling recruiters to make data-driven decisions to find the best-fit candidates for the job. 

Key features and benefits:

  • Design custom assessments tailored to unique job requirements, saving time reviewing generalized assessments that don’t speak to specific skills.
  • Set up rules based on candidates’ responses and scores, allowing for a more automated workflow. 
  • Easily evaluate candidates’ skills and abilities, and make quick decisions about their path in your hiring funnel.

More to Come! What’s next from Fountain in 2024

As we celebrate these groundbreaking releases, Fountain is just getting started on its journey beyond traditional hourly hiring. These innovations serve as the foundation for upcoming releases in 2024 as we continue to redefine the future of frontline work. 

Fountain’s commitment to innovation ensures your hiring experience remains at the forefront of industry excellence. Stay tuned for more exciting news and innovations as we continue to evolve into the ultimate platform for high volume work. 

To learn more about these exciting updates, click here.

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About the Author

Director, Strategic Programs

Mike Marschke

Mike Marschke is Fountain's Director of Product who has a passion for innovation and optimizing talent acquisition strategies, enhancing candidate experiences, and driving organizational growth.