The hiring process, from top to bottom, can be time-consuming and expensive. Yet, the more efficient and productive you are in your daily work, the more likely you are to succeed as a recruiter.
In this article, TalentHub recruitment experts have conducted a list of essential tools to help you source better talent, increase your hiring speed, and improve the quality of your candidate reach-out letters.
Let’s get into it!
An essential tool for sourcers that helps you highlight all of the keywords on a page that you are interested in (e.g. someone’s LinkedIn profile), making it easier to determine whether the candidate profile is suitable.
A tool that converts numerous tabs into one separate tab, displaying them as links and allowing you to restore them later and continue your work. With OneTab, you’ll save up to 95% of memory because you will have reduced the number of tabs open in Google Chrome.
A tool that keeps a list of all your Chrome extensions which you can enable and disable with one click. Frequently enabled extensions take up a lot of memory and make browsing noticeably slower.
A go-to guide for recruiters that helps you understand different technological definitions when browsing for a profile. A true lifesaver if you’re a tech recruiter.
A GitHub tool that allows for simple browsing through developer profiles, giving you their contact details, a summary of their skillset, the main languages used in their repositories, and whether they’ve marked themselves hireable or not.
A tool that makes it easy for you to schedule a call or an appointment with someone. No need to go back and forth on email with anyone to find a suitable date and time. Calendly generates a shareable link with your schedule on it, allowing the other person to find a suitable time and schedule the call themselves.
MeetUp is a platform for organizing in-person and virtual activities, gatherings, and events for people of similar interests, hobbies, and professions. For recruiters and talent sourcers, it’s an alternative platform for searching for candidates. Just type in a keyword such as “android” or “java,” and see if any groups exist. From there, you can get access to the list of members.
Trello is a project management tool that allows you to effortlessly organize your tasks using a drag-and-drop system. You’ll have an overview of what has already been done, and what needs to be completed. You can also, for instance, list the top priority tasks for the week and month.
Notion is a tool for project management, similar to Trello. However, it’s more flexible and boasts more customizable features, allowing you to also use it as an information database.
TogglTrack is a productivity tool that allows you to track your work time. You can categorize time spent on different tasks and projects, for instance, candidate communication, interviews, reach-outs, internal meetings, strategy, and more. This data will help you identify areas of improvement to become more efficient and productive in your work.
ATS Chrome extension
Depending on which applicant tracking system (ATS) you use, we recommend downloading its chrome extension to save a few clicks when adding a candidate’s profile to your database.
LinkedIn Recruiter Professional Service
A must for recruiters, LinkedIn RPS allows you to reach potential candidates with 100 monthly InMails. You can also search for the ideal candidate profile using 20+ advanced search filters, and get notified when the desired candidate becomes “open to work.”
This tool allows you to create and share simple job specs as a shareable link. No need to send PDFs or Word documents to candidates.
Another writing tool that gives you a score based on how easy (or difficult) your text is to read. Highlights sentences that are too long, identifies passive voice usage, and makes recommendations to cut unnecessary adverbs.
Before sending out any text, quickly check your text with Grammarly. It Works well regardless if you’re writing an email, conducting a reach-out letter, writing a job advert, or something else. It can be easily used by simply pasting your text into the free version of their platform. Grammarly will give your text a score from 0-100 and will recommend improvements to better your grammar and vocabulary.
Also works well as a browser extension.
An alternative to Google, DuckDuckGo is a search engine tool for sourcers who want to access different information. Another pro of this tool is that it emphasizes privacy, making it possible for you to search the web without being tracked by third parties.
A simple website where you can access definitions of various technical terms. Super useful if you’re a tech recruiter.
A free browser extension for sourcers to effortlessly find candidates’ contact information and a summary of their professional backgrounds. When used together with AmazingHiring’s AI-powered search engine, you can see a candidate’s current job, geographical location, available contacts, and comments on their profile.
How many of these tools do you use in your daily work as a recruiter? Which tools did we miss? Let us know in the comments below!