As a recruiter, you know the thrill of the hunt and connecting with prospects. Optimizing the rest isn’t just in your best interests. You need to be efficient to survive.
In his latest article for the 1-Page Blog, our resident recruiting futurist Dr. John Sullivan doesn’t mince words: if you don’t utilize technology to save time on ‘tech heavy’ tasks including sourcing and job posting, you’ll have less and less time to master the new skills you’ll need to survive.
“You need to realize that your employability could also be weakened, because in the near future, you might no longer be able to rely on formally critical recruiting skills that are becoming less significant every day” Sullivan says.
So what tools should you be chasing, out of the hundreds out there? We’ve put on our research caps, and picked four we think are worthy of your attention. Four of the best list-building and productivity tools that can save you at least 1 hour a day, so you can focus on delivering top quality leads to your hiring manager.
But wait, there’s more…
Once you’ve investigated these four, scroll down for the full list of FORTY EIGHT tools used by the very best sourcers at the top of their game.
GET YOUR SCRAPE ON
Find leads faster with Import.io
What it does: This 100% web-based tool lets you paste a URL into your browser and get a list in seconds. The data is returned in a sortable, exportable, ready-to-search list, or to run by your hiring manager to select candidates to chase.
How it saves time: It combines multiple sources into one cohesive, customizable data set. Recent updates include a scheduler to set your extraction runs straight from the Import.io UI, and cloud-based data storage for easier retrieval and sharing.
Platform: Website, with cloud-based storage
FOLLOW THE SOCIAL FOOTPRINTS
Get greater prospect insights with 360Social.Me
What it does: Delivers verified real-time data on prospects: images, social profiles and contact details. They’ve recently upgraded their sidebar from browser based to server based for faster searches and greater stability (reviews on Recruiting Tools still report sluggish speeds and inconsistent search results).
How it saves time: Hover over a prospect’s social media profile to activate a search. It ploughs through 140+ social networks and displays the results in one sidebar.
Platform: Chrome extension
MAKE A GREAT IMPRESSION EVERY TIME
Always be prepared with CharlieApp
What it does: Compiles briefings on prospects from the web, before your meeting. See shared connections, recent social updates, company news, personal interests and more.
How it saves time: The intuitive app finds emails in your calendar to start searching. Emailed meeting alerts include a link to the briefing so you can prepare. And if you’re meeting with more than one person, you can compile a briefing on everyone attending.
Downsides? It needs access to your personal information to work, and it’s not available for Android yet.
Platforms: Website and iOS app
SOURCED, SEALED, DELIVERED
Get the talent you need, sourced, curated and delivered with 1-Page Source
What it does: Gives you a list of talent – expertly tailored to your job opening – with direct contact details, up-to-date work history and connections to current employees, ready for you to contact.
How it saves time: As a sourcer or recruiter, you need to focus on the increasingly challenging tasks of outreach, selling and closing. 1-Page Source does the research so you just have to pick the best prospects. It searches pools of talent from hundreds of millions of human verified, aggregated profiles and delivers only the people you need.
Platform: Web application.
With any of these 4 tools, you’ll buy back precious time to focus on what you do best – candidate engagement, and closing your next best hire.
This is just a taste of the 48 apps and add-ons you’ll find in our e-book. We’ve done the research for you and curated the best list-building and productivity tools that will lighten your sourcing workload overnight.