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What is an HR Integration?

This is the first entry in our FAQ series, in which we will feature the most commonly-asked questions that we get from HR leaders when it comes to integrations. We are starting with some foundational knowledge that we will build upon in the coming weeks.

Integrations facilitate the flow of data between applications that otherwise wouldn’t be connected. They enable companies to choose the applications that best fit their needs, without compromising on efficiency, visibility, data integrity or security. 

For example, in HR specifically, an integration can connect your recruitment system with the other tools used in the recruiting process (such as background screening and assessments). Integrations can automatically load new hire and other employee data into HR, payroll, onboarding, and learning systems, etc. and can keep data in sync between systems throughout the employee lifecycle.

This diagram illustrates how the various components of your HR technology stack relate to each other in terms of information flow. You can see how integrations could greatly facilitate the effectiveness of these information processes and data flows.