Update 1/31/17: Mobile hiring apps are more popular than ever. It only makes sense that we keep up with the times by finding three new apps for recruiters. If you want to see your favorite mobile recruiting app in the next update, make sure to include it in the comments.
According to a Jobvite study, 43% of applicants have used a mobile device to search for a new job. And more than half of Millennials use a smartphone in their job search. With smartphones and tablets far outstripping the number of PCs shipped every year, it’s no surprise more and more job candidates are turning to mobile to seek out new opportunities.
If you’re a recruiter that means not only do you need to be ahead of the pack with your mobile recruiting functionality, but also that you need to use mobile yourself to source, contact, and hire candidates. They expect you to be where they are, to be reachable even if working remotely, and to be savvy enough in the mobile space to understand their job needs.
That’s why below you’ll find a list of the top six apps for recruiters, many compatible with both Android and iOS mobile devices.
If you’re a recruiter, having this app is a requirement. Not only is LinkedIn the primary place to find talent online, its search and sourcing functionalities are second-to-none.
This free recruitment app allows you to search and review profiles, manage your job postings, and save and add notes to candidate profiles. Some users have, however, reported bugs like an inability to scroll.
If LinkedIn is the #1 online resource for recruiters, Monster.com is easily #2. Use their free app to not only post new jobs, but shortlist applicants, search resumes, contact candidates, share jobs and a whole lot more. If you use this popular job board to hire, this app is a must-have.
This free app from CareerCloud provides a ready-made feed of HR, recruiting, and talent management news sources. Sharing and podcast functionality add to the excellent features (though reviews indicate these may be glitchy on the Android version).
TheLadders Recruiter: iOS
Though this free app lacks an Android version, for iPhones and iPads it’s a great way to find, contact, and review applicants and applications. You will need to set up a free TheLadders account to access the database, but you are able to make unlimited searches, contact, and recruit candidates for free.
For $2.99 this app, custom-built as a sourcing tool for recruiters, helps you tap into social networks to find candidates on-the-go. The ability to save and share searches, and to search social networks like Google+ and LinkedIn by job title and location make this a useful addition to the traveling recruiter’s toolbox.
You can read the pre-eminent talent management publication for free using this free app. Get access to the current issue, as well as up to three months of back-issues, save, share and bookmark articles, and search for articles by title and keyword.
InstaJob is from the Instagram-era of apps, driving a focus on short attention spans and the power of images to grab attention. So how do you advertise a job in images? Show your office building, your smiling employees, and your cool desk spaces, with short bites of texts to move interested applicants over to your company’s website.
Crazy popular (just look at those reviews!) Workable is a recruiting app that ties into a larger ATS, though can be used as a stand-alone. Post to 15 major job boards and use the in-app scorecard to keep track of your applicants’ pros and cons.
Rakuna bills itself as THE app for hiring millennials. And it’s true that mobile access, a clean interface, and plenty of images are all appealing to the young hire set. Rakuna has all of those, plus an easy visual system for you, including star-based candidate ranking.
I intentionally did not include vendor apps that require the purchase of a related ATS or recruiting software to work, but there are many great ones out there (SmartRecruiters, and BambooHR spring to mind as having particularly elegant mobile apps) that are absolutely worth checking out.
Are there other awesome recruiting apps I missed here? Add them in the comments!
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