Recruiting top talent is a challenging task in today’s job market. With only 8 percent of companies using mobile platforms for recruitment, mobile apps can give your organization an advantage in locating, interviewing, and hiring the right candidates. Consider using these top 8 recruiting apps in your talent strategy:
1. LinkedIn Recruiter
With 400 million professional users, LinkedIn is a natural choice for recruiters. LinkedIn Recruiter, available for iOS and Android, focuses on networking and search tools for locating candidates. Additionally, LinkedIn Recruiter provides alerts on new potential candidates and specialized tools for contacting them.
If you want to increase your chances of finding the right candidate, Workable is an iOS and Android app that offers syndication to more than 50 free and premium job board services as well as social networks — a rising platform to locate potential hires.
In addition, Workable provides advanced applicant tracking tools that include candidate profiles, scorecards and evaluations, reports and analytics, and even interview scheduling.
Incredibly popular for social messaging, WhatsApp is also a surprisingly helpful tool for recruiters. With the rise of direct messaging apps, this free resource has a high rate of 62 percent active users.
WhatsApp offers the ability to post jobs, while WhatsApp Groups are ideal for recruiting, organizing, and segmenting candidates within the app — plus it lets you know immediately when messages are read.
4. Interview Assistant Pro HD
Hiring isn’t just about posting job ads and catching the attention of candidates. It also involves some form of interview process. This is exactly where Interview Assistant can help. This iOS mobile app is designed to streamline the process, providing:
- Tools to prepare for interviews (including pre-set interview questions)
- Tracking of interview results
- Stored question templates for future use
InterQ is another recruitment app focused on improving the interview process on both sides of the table. Its process begins with the candidate answering a few questions through the interactive app, which then generates a response sheet for the recruiter or interviewer.
Based on this information, the interviewer can inspire more natural and focused conversation to help in making the right hiring decision. The list of questions can be selected based on the type of position the candidate is applying for, making it more informative to the interviewer.
With candidates searching for jobs on the go, it only makes sense for recruiters to take advantage of mobile job tools as well. The above apps will provide fresh insights into your candidate pools while also allowing you to identify and interview potential hires.
Monster.com is a tried and true platform for evaluating and hiring prospective employees, and it has a great mobile experience to boot.
The app, which is free, makes it easy to post jobs, filter out undesirable applicants, go through resumes, and more. Contacting candidates can also be done in the application itself, so no need to hop apps to your email.
The Monster app, called “Monster Job Search”, has an average rating of 4.6 stars across 60,000 reviews. Needless to say, the Monster app is certainly a viable option for any HR professional who’s looking to recruit.
Looking to hire students fresh out of school? Rakuna (iOS only) is dedicated to recruiting millennials, particularly by targeting and supporting recruiting events on campuses. With an intuitive dashboard and event management platform integrated in one place, it’s a sure-fire way to streamline recruiting.
Another big feature of Rakuna is the “Master List” of Career Fairs in the US, which saves time for you and your team by highlighting career events that take place at schools nation-wide.
Shapr adopted the form of popular dating apps, in which users are presented candidates in their vicinity and use swipes to connect with users.
This approach certainly takes more effort than simply posting an application on a job board, but the quality and response rate of applicants is often much higher than average.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June of 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and includes more content!
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