To provide you with the most effective recruitment technology tools, we’ve gathered insights from industry leaders, including co-founders and directors. From automating pre-hire assessments to using AI skill matching, discover the tools that have significantly improved these leaders’ hiring process.
Use Visual Feedback for Applicants
As a SaaS company, it is crucial to hire the strongest developers available on the market. Specific requirements are set due to the field in which the company operates, and applicants always receive test tasks before their first interview. Feedback on these tasks is given to each applicant, though it may not always be positive. As the task is tested, some bugs may be found.
To demonstrate them, the Loom video service is used. Not every bug can be shown via a screenshot, and making several screenshots is quite time-consuming. Loom allows for the recording of short videos that are posted online. There is no need to worry about their size and quantity, which would be crucial if such videos were sent as email attachments. Loom aids in providing timely and illustrated feedback to applicants, which helps maintain positive relations with them.
Managing Director, Linked Helper
Employ LinkedIn’s AI Messaging
LinkedIn’s latest AI-powered messaging feature has proven valuable in helping our company with efficient communication with potential candidates. It uses machine learning to automatically generate the candidate’s present job title and company. In addition, it also generates information from the job posting you are sourcing for from your projects. These features eliminate the need to type names and information onto templates for every candidate.
Additionally, recruiters have the option to integrate their personal calendars into the messaging interface, enabling candidates to schedule conversations with recruiters at their own convenience. This tool not only streamlines the communication process but also enhances its accuracy.
Technical Recruiter, The DAVIS Companies
Manage Recruitment with HubSpot CRM
Our primary tool for managing recruitment is HubSpot CRM. It helps our recruiters to efficiently handle all ongoing recruitment.
With this tool, we can create a customized process that visually represents each candidates progress on a board. In addition, the visual pipeline provides a clear overview of recruitment progress, making it easier to track and make informed decisions.
Marketing Manager, Right People Group
Find Cost-Effective Tracking with Airtable
Airtable has significantly improved my hiring process. They offer an application tracking system and a template that’s free to use. The solution is similar to Google Sheets, but offers more customization options.
It’s particularly beneficial for those trying to keep costs low when first starting out, as it comes at no cost.
We’re using it to hire SEOs for our initiative.
Boost Visibility with Schema Markup
Around a year ago, we started using Schema markup on our job advert webpages. Using structured data boosted our visibility on Google and meant that we were listed on Google’s “Jobs” search results feature.
It was easy to learn how to write the code, using the step-by-step guide on Google’s developer tool. Google also offers a schema checking tool, so you can make sure there are no errors before going live. Using JobPosting structured data dramatically increased the number of recruits we had finding us online and approaching us directly, saving us a fortune on fees.
Partner, Allcott Associates LLP
Revolutionize with AI Skill Matching
One technology that has revolutionized our hiring process at Click Intelligence is the implementation of an AI-powered skill matching tool.
This tool parses resumes and profiles, comparing them against our job descriptions to instantly identify the most suitable candidates based on their skills, experience and other relevant factors. It’s not just about keyword matching; the AI comprehensively understands the context behind each resume, ensuring a nuanced, in-depth match.
What’s truly game-changing is the tool’s ability to discover passive candidates—those who might not be actively seeking a job but are a perfect fit for our roles.
Prioritize context over keywords. Ensure that the technology you adopt understands the intricacies of roles, not just surface-level descriptors. This nuanced approach leads to better-matched candidates, saving time and increasing the likelihood of long-term retention.
Director, Click Intelligence Ltd
Transform Hiring with ATS
In my role as a recruiter, I’ve come to deeply appreciate the power of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). These platforms have developed the way I handle the complexities of the hiring process, like keeping track of numerous applications. ATS has been an essential tool that streamlines my workflow and allows me to focus on what truly matters—finding the right candidates.
One aspect I find most valuable is how ATS enables me to finely comb through applications with precision. As a recruiter, I can input specific skills, qualification and experience requirements, and the system efficiently sieves out the candidates who meet these criteria.
This not only frees up my time but also ensures that my attention is directed towards candidates whose profiles closely align with the job requirements. In an active recruitment environment, these systems inject a personal touch into the process, transforming it into a more interactive and dynamic experience.
Senior Researcher, Kepler Search
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