27 Jul 2017

11 Sexy Tools that will Technologically Empower your Recruitment Business

The Rec Tech Solutions team are aware that the "War for talent" is still an issue for Recruiters. With this in mind; many Recruiters in the marketplace are looking to be more efficient, speak to more candidates, and create a better experience for all stakeholders. The use of technology is often underestimated in its ability to differentiate your service, keep your candidates and clients engaged. 

We are a lucky generation of Recruiters, working in the market in this day and age we have so much technology to enable us to be more effective, find brilliant talent and in turn faster at filling our roles. For those of you that remember this quote (check it out if you haven't, you've missed an amazing piece of cinema) - we often find that Recruiter and Recruitment businesses are like Tom Cruise in Top Gun "I feel the need, the need for speed." 

 

 

 

We at Rec Tech Solutions are consistently asked- how can I do things better/ faster and get a better result for everyone involved? I have collated eleven tools that you can use to make your recruitment business team feel more technologically empowered!

Rapportive

Rapportive lets you see the LinkedIn profile details of any person you are corresponding with via email right in your inbox, thus making your research work a lot easier. Rapportive can also help you build a really credible LinkedIn network by reminding you of the people you may have missed connecting with. It will be interesting to see what happens once Microsoft really gets a hold of Linkedin and integrates into their Microsoft365 operating systems- if the rumours are true, platforms like Rapportive ( unless you are on MS365) may well become redundant

Interview Mocha

Interview Mocha can you help filter irrelevant candidates from your applicant pools really quickly. All you have to do is select the skill sets required for the position, and the tool can then enable you to test candidates online. This helps you save a lot of time that could have otherwise gone into manually interviewing irrelevant candidates. Of course, there are many recruitment technologies that support this function (Front Office systems) so it really depends on what system your using (if any) for those boutique “head hunters” out there that are exploring new technologies without spending big $’s- Interview Mocha may well help you.

I-intro

I-intro is suited to search and perm placement recruitment. I-intro is enabling recruiters' internationally to move from contingent work to retained based services in a very interactive and transparent process. The portal is SaaS which is secure, branded and very personalised to your business. You allocate and send candidates bespoke processes whilst commenting and sharing information with your client. This product is new to the APAC market and is filled with success stories of Recruitment Agencies working within the retained space and filling roles quickly for higher percentages. Better still - this platform is said to help you differentiate your service and keep your clients engaged. 

Resumo

I can see Resumo really taking off, many RMS (Recruitment Management systems) or ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) do not format CV’s well at all, in fact, I know hundreds of recruiters that are using outsourced or offshoring services to format CV’s and package them up nicely for their clients. Resumo will take the world by storm and the smart systems will integrate with it.

Recruit’em

Recruit’em can help you search for candidates on platforms like LinkedIn, StackOverflow, and Google+ all in the one place. Through Boolean search strings tailored to your requirements, you can pinpoint the exact types of profiles you are looking for! It’s a clever piece of tech and certainly worth considering

Simppler

Simppler allows companies to leverage their employees to attract relevant referrals, and it works very well regardless of your company size. Plus, employee referrals have been known to significantly improve the overall quality of hire at organizations! So they say  😊

Checkster

Checkster- Whilst we are on the subject of referrals, check out Checkster. Checkster is an eloquent platform that encourages referrals from your reference checks and can create a wonderful referral based community for your growing business.

Hired

Hired helps companies acquire talent through a unique model. Candidates are “put up for bid,” and companies can compete with one another for their attention. Once the bidding is complete and the candidate has chosen a company they like, the regular interview process can continue. It’s one of the new age forms of client engagement - not for everyone!

IFTTT

IFTTT (If This, Then That) is a handy automation tool that, simply put, makes the internet to work for you. IFTTT enables you to set “recipes,” which are scripts that will execute predefined actions whenever a specific event takes place. As an example, when you post a new job on your company’s website, you don’t have to post to all the social networks to manually share it. Instead, IFTTT can do that for you. It’s like a mini aggregator in place of platforms like Broadbean, Idibu, Adlogic, Logic Melon etc

Calendly

Recruiters often have to spend a lot of time just scheduling meetings and interviews. Calendly can make life easier in this regard. It lets you share your calendar with managers, candidates, and others within your network. Then, they can choose a time to connect from the available slots, rather than the phone tag and emails back and forth. I used Calendly and told many people to use it.. it costs about USD$96 per annum, it’s a great tool but when I switched to Hubspot I didn’t require it anymore.

Clarke.AI

Clarke.AI is really cool tool a little similar to Calendly except it is one of the first of the next artificial intelligence Bot tools that is gaining fantastic traction in the market. It can connect you to people’s calendars  and can become a Mini Personal assistant. Well worth checking out !

Prospect.io

Finally, I love Google Chrome extensions and one that has worked well for me recently is Prospect.io  It’s a great tool for collecting email addresses from platforms like Linkedin. There are a myriad of these around such as Emailhunter and Contact out which are also popular in securing personal details from social networking sites.

 

Col Levander
About the Author

Col Levander FRCSA – Founder & CEO With over 25 years’ experience in the recruitment and on-hire industry and in technology, Col is the industry professional recruitment organisations trust to find, the right solutions for their needs. Col has proven track record of reviewing, managing and implementing end-to-end resourcing for large industry projects and he has real world experience you can trust. Designing multiple enterprise software solutions for medium and large corporate recruitment businesses over the past 5 years, he’s focused on finding the right solutions for your business. Committed to reviewing new and emerging technology and an innovator himself, Col and his team are absolutely committed to their clients’ success.

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