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9 top apps to drive your digital interview hiring process

9 Top Apps to Drive Your Digital Interview Hiring Process to Success

Thanks to today’s technological, fast-paced world, hiring pros aren’t the only ones wanting a faster, more efficient interviewing process. Job candidates are also on the hunt for the best interviewing experiences.

No matter your industry or business size, digital interviews are the perfect way to accomplish these goals — for yourself and top candidates. However, sometimes, even with the best tech tools, it’s easy to get stuck in a routine, leaving your strategy stagnant.

That’s why we’re here to offer you a little extra help to give your digital interviews a boost and make you the ultimate hiring machine with these top apps:

Top apps to increase the number of quality candidates in your talent pipeline

When you lose an employee, there’s no time to waste finding a replacement. To stop the financial bleed, you need to find a quality new hire.

Unfortunately, doing this quickly is more challenging now than ever. In fact, according to a CEB survey of 900 recruiters and 6,000 hiring managers, time to fill has increased by 50 percent since 2010. On top of this, the average vacancy costs $500 per position per day, a loss of $22,000 per position over the average period of 44 calendar days.

Here are three apps that will soften the blow when an employee leaves by having quality candidates lined up and ready to go:

  1. LinkedIn Recruiter

Price: $99.95/month (Lite) and $825/month (Corporate)

Available on: iOS and Android (Desktop and web apps also available)

LinkedIn Recruiter is an advanced search tool that allows you to define the type of talent and skills you’re seeking. With smart suggestions, Recruiter provides for a stronger search with recommended skills, locations, titles, and more.

  1. Monster for Recruiters

Price: $319 (Standard), $359 (Enhanced), $395 (Premium), $49 (Express)

Available on: iOS and Android (Desktop and web apps also available)

The Monster app allows you to post new jobs, shortlist your top talent, contact candidates, and manage those already in your pipeline from anywhere. To further help you keep quality candidates in your pipeline, the app’s search function filters out irrelevant entries.

  1. Spark Hire App

Price: $99/month (Bronze), $209/month (Silver), $499/month (Gold)

Available on: iOS and Android

The Spark Hire app puts the power of the digital interview in your hand — no matter where you are. Candidates can interview from their mobile devices, increasing your conversion rates due to accessibility. Once the interviews are in, you can review their videos from any device.

Time management apps to decrease time-to-hire

Time-to-hire can make or break the candidate experience. And according to a 2017 IBM report, The Far-Reaching Impact of Candidate Experience, people who are satisfied with their candidate experiences are 38 percent more likely to accept a job offer.

These apps will give candidates the experience they want thanks to decreased time-to-hire:

  1. Todoist

Price: Free (Todoist Free), $29/year (Todoist Premium), $29/user/year (Todoist Business)

Available on:  iOS and Android (Desktop and web apps also available)

Todoist is a fun organization app that keeps your priorities straight. You can assign your tasks due dates and keep track of them with color-coding themes — all of which can be done from your desktop or phone. To keep you motivated, Todist offers “Karma points” that you can collect by staying on track and consistently completing your tasks.

  1. 30/30

Price: Free

Available on: iOS

This app will help keep you productive throughout the day. You can set a task to focus on watching digital interviews for 30 minutes, then give yourself a break for 30 minutes. To further help you remain focused, the main screen is free of buttons, allowing you to perform tasks based solely on gestures.

  1. Asana

Price: Free (Basic), $6.25/member/month (Small Teams), $9.99/member/month (Premium)

Available on: iOS and Android (Desktop and web apps also available)

Asana keeps everything straight when recruiting, hiring, managing teams, and when life, in general, gets hectic. You’ll be able to manage projects and chat with your team all in one easy-to-use place. With this app, you’ll feel in control and your team won’t mind its fun, bright colors.

Direct messaging tools

Job seekers want immediate gratification in their job search — just like everything else. They expect the same easy functionalities from your application and hiring tools as they do their daily apps.

A few expectations people have when searching for a job on a job search site, according to an iCIMS’ 2017 report, The Modern Job Seeker Report, are: instantly mark jobs of interest (54 percent); receive recommendations based on job preferences and resume (53 percent); and input salary requirements and enable employers to reach out directly (53 percent).

Let these apps take your candidate chats mobile:

  1. WhatsApp Business

Price: Free

Available on: Android

WhatsApp Business app is an easy-to-use, secure messaging tool that allows businesses to respond to candidates quickly. This also includes document sharing which gives you the opportunity to easily ask potential hires to send over the sample work they discussed in their digital interview.

  1. TextRecruit

Price: Pricing based on business needs

Available on: iOS and Android (Desktop and web apps also available)

TextRecruit also allows you to connect with candidates via their favorite form of communication — text messaging. Candidates don’t need to download any apps or scan QR codes. They only need to have their thumbs ready to shoot you a text reply. You can personalize each message and save templates to speed up the process and maintain consistency.

  1. TextUs

Price: Must contact for prices

Available on: iOS and Android (Desktop and web apps also available)

TextUs is popular boosting communication by 10 times the average rate. You’ll have the ability to convert group broadcast texts to 1:1 messages. Your ability to quickly reach candidates and start the interview process is heightened with this powerful app.

Share your favorite recruiting and hiring apps with us in the comments below!

Josh Tolan

Josh Tolan is the Founder and CEO of Spark Hire, a video interviewing platform used by 5,000+ customers in over 100 countries.