Tools Recruiters Need to Succeed In 2018

Technology will continue to transform and disrupt the way professional recruiters work in 2018. Job Boards have made candidate sourcing a lot easier but at the same time, competition between recruiters has also increased dramatically. Using the right tools to manage candidates has become more important today than ever before.

Recruitment tools can be classified into two types: Tools that help with sourcing and tools that help with candidate relationship management(CRM).

Sourcing is the process of identifying and discovering candidates. As one of the first stages of the recruitment process, it needs to be organized and executed with a clear goal.

A sourcing strategy will deliver the best results when dedicated sourcing tools and expertise is leveraged in the right way. Passive candidates are a great pool to explore that is often ignored.

Apart from well know platforms like LinkedIn, ZipRecruiter and Indeed, Here are a few less popular but extremely effective tools that can help you with sourcing the right candidates:

Zillion resumes — Zillion gives high-quality passive candidates. Almost 70% of their database comprises of passive candidates. It has an easy search interface which helps in adding filters and segregating candidates geographically or by their occupation etc.

TalentBin — TalentBin gives you access to a database of passive candidates and lets you add notes, stages, tasks, and reminders to stay on top of the talent pipeline. The only downside is that it’s extremely expensive (over $6000 per user per year)

RecruitEM— Boolean search helps narrow down your search and gives you optimized results. What RecruitEM does is it takes your requirements and develops a Boolean query for you. You can run this query on your search engines. This helps you find the right candidate on job boards.

You can also have a look at other sourcing tools like Hired, HiringSolved, Sourcing.io.

After Sourcing comes Candidate Management, This includes Staying in touch, explaining the job opportunity and keeping candidates updated and engaged during the recruitment process. Reminding candidates to attend interviews is also an often ignored but critical habit of successful recruiters.

The last thing you want is the candidate not showing up on the day of the interview after all the work you’ve put in to make it happen. We can do all of these things easily using simple tools to manage candidates. I’ve listed a few of these tools below along with short reviews.

Bullhorn: helps you with everything right from sourcing to managing the candidate. It integrates with your email mailbox, which makes it easy to organize appointments, meetings etc. The main downside with Bullhorn is that it’s extremely expensive (~$2000 per recruiter per year) and since it was built in 1999 it can also feel a little clunky.

Recruit CRM: is a simple tool that helps recruiters at small to medium-sized staffing firms manage their work. You can get started in minutes by uploading all your candidates into the system from an Excel/CSV file. We offer a free plan so you can get started right away and try out Recruit CRM for an unlimited period of time. I’ve listed a few of our features below:

Recruit CRM integrates with your email so you can send and receive email directly from with the application.

You can Add Notes, Reminders, Appointments or Files associated with any specific candidate/job/contact.

You can Share candidates through a link with interviewers who in turn can give you instant feedback.

You can generate an invoice for a candidate that is placed.

Many recruiters have been forced to use sales CRM’s to manage their work even though it is cumbersome because there were no affordable dedicated recruitment tools available to them. We want to change that with Recruit CRM. Check us out, I promise you’ll love us ;)

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