Recruiting and hiring new employees continues to be one of the most arduous business processes today. Organizations have to go through several lengthy steps to ensure they employ only the top talent that fits their company culture.
Many of these stages require substantial investments financially and manpower-wise as well. As such, recruiting new staff can affect the company’s budget. It can also hamper the usual work output and productivity of the employees who are helping with the recruitment process.
Using the right tech, though, can help people involved in recruitment streamline the process from start to end. Mobile apps, in particular, have been proven valuable in making talent acquisition more efficient, cost-effective, and less time-consuming.
If you are an HR staff or working for a job consultancy firm, you will have a less stressful and challenging time by using technology. Below are the top apps recommended by prominent job consultants in Dubai:
1. LinkedIn Recruiter
LinkedIn is the most popular career networking platform. With more than 400 million users, it is a must-have app for any professional recruiter.
LinkedIn Recruiter is its offshoot app that focuses on networking and search tools for finding candidates. It has several useful features; the most notable ones include receiving alerts for new possible candidates and access to tools that will allow you to contact them.
LinkedIn Recruiter is available on both iOS and Android.
Monster.com is one of the best platforms used for evaluating and hiring prospective employees that have been around for ages. Its mobile version should be on every recruiter’s handheld device as well.
The Monster Job Search app allows you to post jobs, go through resumes, filter and sort applications, and more. You can also use this tool to contact applicants directly, which means you won’t have to open your email or other messaging apps.
This app is free and can be used on both iOS and Android.
If you’re looking for more high-end recruitment apps, start with downloading ApplicantStack. This cloud-based app features an applicant tracking system (ATS). It is an efficient employee onboarding tool as well.
With this app, you can post your vacancies simultaneously on multiple job boards, including LinkedIn and Indeed. You can also use their templates to create engaging job descriptions, application forms, pre-screening questionnaires, and emails or messages for candidates.
Additionally, ApplicantStack comes with an excellent tool that allows you to filter and rank applicants based on their resumes and responses on the questionnaires.
Since it is also an ATS, you can track applicants and add notes to their profiles throughout the different stages of the recruitment process.
ZipRecruiter is another cloud-based HR software with a mobile app platform.
The app allows you to post jobs, screen, recruit, and track applicants. Its Candidate Calibration feature enables you to provide details regarding your preferred type of candidates so that you get only suitable matches.
ZipRecruiter also has multiple sign-in capabilities with only a single account. Because of this, several users can track and review candidates at any stage of the hiring process.
Another noteworthy feature of this app is that it allows users to create customized questions based on the applicant’s performance in the pre-screening test and initial interview stages. This will help decision-makers make smarter choices when selecting their final candidates.
5. Zoho Recruit
Zoho Recruit is one of the best cloud-based ATS software for recruitment and job consultancy firms.
The desktop and app versions allow users to create and track job openings, filter applications, source, and screen candidates. It can also integrate your website with job portals and social media platforms.
Another interesting feature of the app is that it enables you to categorize candidates based on standard modules such as leads, contacts, and potentials. You can also add new modules according to your needs.
Zoho Recruit also permits job consultancy and staffing agencies to share documents and folders containing candidate information with their clients. Because of this feature, their clients can also track the entire recruitment process and share their input on shortlisted applicants, interview schedules, etc.
When you have the important job of hiring new employees, you will streamline the whole process and make wise decisions when you use these apps. They are tools that are useful for people in the field of HR and recruitment, and for first-time entrepreneurs who want to build their team on their own.
David Mackenzie, a recruitment professional with over 20 years’ experience in the field and a record of entrepreneurial accomplishment, is Managing Director and Head of HR at Mackenzie Jones. As the Group MD, David is responsible for the overall direction of the Mackenzie Jones Group, including Mackenzie Jones, MumsAtWork, MENA Solutions, Simply Digital and ThinkTech.