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This Week: Top 10 Mobile Tools for Recruiters
According to Glassdoor, 89 percent of job seekers are using their mobile devices to search for new jobs. As with so much else, it appears recruiters need to adapt to this new state of affairs or die.
The future of recruiting isn't mobile – the present is.
With that in mind, here are 10 of our favorite mobile recruiting tools to help you make the leap if you haven't already. And if you have, these tools will help you take your mobile game to the next level.
1. Breezy HR
While many ATS apps are afterthoughts, scaled-down versions of the real thing released simply so companies can say their products are "mobile optimized," Breezy HR understands that smartphones are essential to the way we work today. The company's mobile app offers full calendar access for interview scheduling, candidate feedback and scoring functionality, and drag-and-drop pipeline management. Recruiters can fully interact with candidates and their teammates no matter where they are.
Networking is kind of mobile by definition. You have to leave the office to meet people, after all.
But Shapr's mobile app makes networking even more fruitful and rewarding for everyone involved. Instead of trying to cold call their way to new contacts, recruiters can rely on Shapr's algorithm to suggest potential networking opportunities. The app takes into account your interests, location, and professional background and then suggests 10-15 people you might like to meet each day.
Most random messages from recruiters go straight in the trash – but Shapr can change that by making relevant connections.
Bullhorn's ATS already has a great reputation, and its mobile version delivers the same quality tools to recruiters on the go. Users can view candidates and jobs, search through resumes, create and view notes, and even get driving directions to meet up with clients and candidates!
The vast majority of candidates are searching for jobs on their smartphones and tablets, and it's going to take more than a text-based job ad to catch their attention in the media-rich mobile environment. That's where ViziRecruiter comes in: It turns job posts into interactive, visually engaging experiences. That's a surefire way to stand out from your competitors.
Workable came recommended to us by Lauren Stafford, HR publishing specialist at HRMS World. We'll let her take it from here:
"Workable, another useful mobile tool, can be integrated with BambooHR and Namely HRIS to cut out data entry for each new hire. Workable automatically pulls through applicant resumes, as well as their social profiles. Their mobile app is designed to make finding candidates at different pipeline stages quick and easy."
6. Entelo Stack
Entelo Stack automatically ranks potential candidates based on custom criteria, which makes sourcing and screening candidates much easier. The mobile app makes it even easier by not only giving you access to these rankings on your phone or tablet, but also allowing you to approve or reject candidates with a single swipe. Imagine getting all your screening done on the train ride to work!
If you're in the market for tech talent, strongly consider adding Crowded to your arsenal. Every week, the team at Crowded will send you a curated list of candidates who might fit whatever roles you're looking to fill. Another neat feature is that Crowded supports multi-platform messaging, meaning you can connect with candidates via text, email, Facebook Messenger, Skype, and Slack directly from the platform.
(Important to note that, as of right now, Crowded only sources tech talent in the New York City metropolitan area – but it does have plans to expand in the future!)
8. Bambu by Sprout Social
One of the best ways to build your employer brand is through employee advocacy. The challenge there is getting your employees to, well, do some advocating.
Enter Bambu by Sprout Social, which makes it easy for employees to share company news, accolades, and job openings with their networks right from their phones. You curate content for employees to read and share; they can customize their posts and spread the word with the click of a button. Your employer brand gets more powerful every day.
9. Interview Assistant
Why lug a laptop to your interview when you can use your phone instead? The Interview Assistant iOS app from Intersog offers a list of 250 questions to choose from – or, if you're not feeling the pre-set catalogue, you can design your own questions and interview template. You can also take text and audio notes via the app, and it synchronizes with Dropbox, so all your important interview docs get stored in the cloud for security and easy access.
10. Dice Recruiter
Last but not least, there's Dice Recruiter, a mobile app meant to be paired with Dice's Open Web platform, which scours social media sites to build robust profiles on top tech talent. Dice Recruiter lets you tap into a database of top talent containing 18 million candidates from wherever you might be. That's truly mobile sourcing.