Talent Acquisition

The Best Recruiting Tools and Software for 2017

Running a successful recruiting agency is all about utilising all tools, tactics, and software available to streamline your process. Recruiting software can help your internal team with the process of sourcing possible employees, hiring individuals and assisting the onboarding process.

It simplifies talent acquisition and opens up free time for those having to manage the training. Apart from that, certain tools such as applicant tracking systems can also help you facilitate the recruitment process.

Let’s take a look at some of the tools and software that will benefit your company in 2017:

Resume screening

Screening resumes is estimated to take up to 23 hours for just one hire. That means resume screening is still the most time-consuming part of recruiting – Ideal

The hardest part of recruitment is screening each and every applicant, especially since more than half of them will be unqualified or unsuited for the position. Streamlining this process will save your company time, money and most importantly fast-track you to the right short list of candidates.

The Best Applicant Tracking Software options for your business:

  • Zoho Recruit: A very popular ATS for both corporate HRs and staffing agencies. They also have an app available to help you recruit on the move.
  • Greenhouse: Big brands such as and Airbnb make use of this recruiting optimization platform. It’s designed for companies of all sizes and focused on increasing recruiting performance.
  • Workable: This software takes the pain out of data capturing by automatically collecting resumes and cover letters. Its review system is easy to use and you have everything in one place.
  • BambooHR: This company gives you the best of both world with their ATS forming a part of their cloud-based HR platform. You also have the option to start a free trial.

There are also resources available such as Capterra’s tool to help you compare the various available applicant tracking software, and which would be the best solution for your business.

Recruiter chatbots

As we are entering the communication commerce era in digital marketing, chatbots are utilised in various ways to improve customer service, engagement, and commerce. In the field of recruiting, chatbots are used to automate the hiring process.

FirstJob recently revealed their recruiting chatbot, Mya that uses natural language to ask the applicant questions, verify their skill set and qualifications, but also answer questions that the applicant might have regarding the position and the company. After initial tests, it was found that applicants who engaged with Mya were three times as likely to hear back from the recruiter or manager.

The application assistant uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to ask a few questions, verify qualifications, and answer questions from job applicants about things like company culture, policy, and benefits.

Initial tests found that applicants who engaged with Mya were over three times more likely to hear back from a recruiter or hiring manager, the company said.

Boomerang recruits

Even though this might not be a physical tool or software to manage your HR; it can be viewed as a tactical tool. Boomerang employees refer to individuals that have previously worked at your organisation, then left – and comes back to your company. You already know what to expect of this individual and know that they fit in with the company culture. Chances are that they are returning to your company with an added skill set that you can now benefit from.

Boomerang hires are becoming more popular. 85% of HR professionals say they have received job applications from former employees and 40% report a former employee was hired – Ideal

Video interviewing software

Gone are the days of traditional resumes and CVs. In this digital age, the applicant is a brand in itself. Video interviewing software enables applicants to showcase more than just their qualifications and background but add a touch of personality to their application.

Through reviewing video content, recruiters are able to assess the recruit’s possible fit within the company culture while reviewing their experience. It’s a two-in-one solution that allows companies to only invite the shortlist for an in-person interview. A few video interviewing software applications to consider:

If you or your company make use of the above-mentioned tools and software you will be able to streamline the recruiting process by limiting resources, improving time-management and ultimately find the right recruit.

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