One thing becoming clear to me with our latest staffing software contracts at TempWorks and with my own recruiting is that the world is getting smaller as many companies, even medium sized ones like customers of ours with 50 to 100 internal recruiters, are going global both in the customers they serve and the candidates they recruit.
That presents an interesting challenge to us as software developers. Yesterday, it used to be good enough that you could make an application ‘localizable’, that is to say usable in a different context like a different country or language. But today, localizable isn’t enough in many cases. Applications need to be global, meaning that a global staffing company can operate off of a centralized database with each node of its hierarchy capable of using the language and other cultural settings specific to it.
In this video, I give a little structure to how we are accomplishing this at TempWorks, specifically looking at the schemas of our Applicant Portal’s survey system and also that of a new onboarding system currently in development.