On this blog, I write frequently about different tips for job seekers, how to reinvent their job search and what to do in different job search situations, amongst other things. After all, there are a whole lot more job seekers out there than HR folks. In this murky hiring climate, why not improve the job seeker in order to make the whole mechanism work better?
The “recruiter’s toolbox” is always changing with new technologies that come out everyday. In a recent shift to mobile computing, it’s not surprising to see HR professionals gravitating towards SMS, QR codes, and the like.
Lagunas goes on to list a few mobile applications that any HR pro would find helpful:
This app “brings the power of the applicant tracking system right into recruiters’ pockets. Recruiters can access jobs, applications, candidates and clients on the iPhone, and their nifty resume search completes this powerhouse package. To use this award-winning application, you’ll need a subscription to JobScience. Pricing varies.”
TrafficGeyer’s Instant Customer
“A handy tool for business card and contact management. On your way out of an interview? Snap a picture of the contact’s business card, and Instant Customer scans the contact info, creates a profile for the candidate, and allows you to send a pre-written follow-up. It’s simple to use, and highly useful for the recruiter on.“
Recruit2’s Global Recruiting Roundtable
This “app does more than give users access to top industry news and trends. It connects with a community of experts. The application delivers some serious functionality (sharing capabilities, videos, full article library) and offers an easy-to-use interface. A great resource for novices and gurus alike.”
This “app has staked a claim in the recruiter split placement community. This app enables hiring professionals to collaborate with networks of trusted recruiters and share placements using real-time technology on the go. Though it has some kinks to work out, I’d say it’s definitely worth exploring (it’s free).”
This app “wins the award for originality. This free app adds a new dimension to job postings: audio. When posting a job description, recruiters can record a ‘hiring message.’ Your very original postings go live on JobSpeek, as well as the major job search engines. I’m interested to see if this will catch on. For now, though, it’s just downright cool.”
What do you think? Have you read the article? Do you know of any other HR mobile apps that would be helpful? Share your thoughts in the comments below!