Now that the world is more mobile than ever, productivity has increased and the expectations to accomplish more in a day’s work has skyrocketed. Mr. Joe Stock-trader has mobile apps to provide real-time stock updates, and even the host or hostess at our favorite restaurants has a tablet to assign seating. So, what about the recruiters and HR professionals? What mobile apps should mobile recruiters use to optimize our day?
Here are some apps that every recruiter should consider using:
- Wunderlist– This app is a cloud based free app that will help individuals manage daily tasks by supplying a digital to-do list. It also incorporates reminders, note taking capabilities, and even event sharing. Because it is cloud based, it has synch-ability across multiple devices.
- HireVue– This iPhone and iPad app permits recruiters to send interview questions through phones and tablets. Then candidates can view the questions and video respond to answers at their own convenience and on their schedules. The employer can also share the pre-recorded videos with other managers too!
- Jobscience– This is an Apple based app which facilitates applicant tracking on mobile devices. Recruiters can invite prospects to submit resumes and then search and view suitable candidates as positions become available. Resumes can also be shared through email and SMS.
- Bullhorn– Like Jobscience, BullHorn is a mobile applicant tracking system. Unlike Jobscience, it’s available on Apple, Android, Windows, and Blackberry. It also has CRM features which can be very practical for agency recruiters or recruiters with multiple clients.
- The Hire Syndicate– This app is specifically designed for agency recruiters. It permits recruiters to administer and build networks and close deals completely from their mobile devices. You can create Pods of recruiters to facilitate sharing placements and increases coverage.
- SAP Interview Assistant– This app is great for arranging interviews and it also helps managers evaluate prospects, prepare notes, document results, and provide immediate feedback to HR.
- Genius Scan– With this, you can scan documents of any kind into PDF files. It’s a great way to organize handwritten notes or items seen outside to share with colleagues. Especially notes from interviews or paper resumes seen at a job fair.
- Google Drive or SkyDrive– Both of these apps are pretty comparable, but both provide the ability to have documents saved to the cloud so you can view documents at the home, office, or anywhere else from the convenience of your mobile device.
- Glassboard– This app is like a social network for private groups or teams. You can utilize the capabilities to add candidates and post jobs, especially if your core recruitment focus is in freelance or contract recruitment. You can also use it for your team of recruiters and share files, photos and documents.
- LogMeIn– Features of this mobile app allows access to a computer’s desktop through your smartphone or tablet. You can view documents as well as launch desktop applications. This is great when you’re traveling or away and forget something important on your computer.
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