The recruitment industry has come a long way from being the very traditional, process-oriented and simple sourcing and hiring era to the digital recruitment powered by social media, application tracking systems, candidates’ digital profiles and recruitment apps. At an estimate, 99% of job aspirants search the Internet for career opportunities in various ways, be it job boards, social networking sites like LinkedIn or mobile apps. Resource and talent management have become more challenging as the avenues for job-hunters proliferate and digitalization has made the process somewhat accessible but also complicated. Mobile recruitment apps are a great tool for recruiters to leverage technology and dip into the vast talent pool. Here’s a list of some of the most useful recruitment apps for talent hunters.
LinkedIn Recruiter: iOS and Android: LinkedIn Recruiter app enables recruiters to tap into the goldmine that LinkedIn is. You can search and review potential hires, reach out and respond to interested candidates and keep a tab on your team’s efforts. But the best part is you can do all this, on the go.
It is a free app and all you need is a professional LinkedIn account to access the wealth of features. Reach candidates via inmail, email, text or phone, use real time notifications, access full profiles of members – even those outside of your network, sort and filter and many more exciting features that make it a must-have for talent acquisition.
Monster For Employers: iOS and Android: When it comes to recruitment, Monster has been the market-leader in connecting employers with prospects right from the dotcom era. Not only does it understand recruitment well, Monster gets the digital media and challengers of hiring in the increasingly mobile world well. With one of the largest databases of resumes in the world, their Resume Search feature is a strong point for the app. It allows hiring personnel to manage all their recruitment activity – from job posting, sourcing, email/sms to managing their workflow – from the app.
InstaJob: iOS and Android: InstaJob is a unique app created by social resume and recruiting platform CareerCloud. It lets employers create instant job ads using their iPhone. Dubbed “Instagram for employers” the app turns any company, business, employee or similar photos into unique, visual job ads that are instantly available to share on social media channels.
The app helps not only with recruitment but also with employment branding as you can share pictures of employee engagement, your team and company in action and post the jobs. Each picture you share is linked to your career site URL and you can use a plethora of social platforms to publicize.
WhatsApp: WhatsApp is unsurprisingly one of the most popular apps for recruitment. Although never intended or designed to be used for this purpose, it has gained popularity for all recruitment related activity from sourcing, hiring to dedicated HR groups.
WhatsApp is a cross-platform mobile messaging app that uses the powerful user base of 1 billion that is virtual treasure trove for recruiters. One reason for its popularity is the instant response that it generates where hiring managers don’t have to wait long for email responses or SMS. You can contact candidates during business hours without disrupting their schedule.
Conclusion: The use of digital media and apps is only going to surge as the world becomes more connected and virtually available. As the number of devices and screens grow, recruitment apps are likely to be developed for cross-platform compatibility. Xamarin and PhoneGap are two of the most popular choices when it comes to multi-platform development. You can consult an expert Xamarin developer to understand how this technology can help you build better, universal apps. Have you used or built a recruitment app before? What would you recommend? Please share in the comments section below.