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Recruiting Technology You Should Love

Happy Valentine’s Day: The Recruiting Technology You Should Love

Love is in the air.

Recruiting technology love, that is!

It’s no secret that cutting edge technology can be great for workplace productivity. But with so many different tools available, HR managers have to pick the tools that address their unique issues.

In honor of the holiday, here’s some of the recruiting technology industry experts love the most.

After all, who says Valentine’s Day was only designed for loving people?

Personality Assessments: A Faster Way to Get To Know You

There’s a lot that has to be done by HR professionals when getting to know their candidates. There are resumes, cover letters, video interviews, and face-to-face meetings to review, all in an effort to make sure they’re both a professional and cultural fit.

That’s why Tripp Rockwell, chief marketing officer at DNA Behavior International, love’s personality assessments.

“I love getting to the core behavioral strengths and struggles of a potential candidate before the interview,” he said. “It helps to ensure a proper match to the role and team while providing a baseline for future talent development opportunities.”

Rockwell loves the assessments because he feels they “reveal a potential candidate’s true talent and capabilities.” His view is that personality assessments give you a better idea of which candidates are good culture fits, than the traditional job interview.

Some personality assessment options available for recruiters are Caliper and Truity.

Additionally, he finds personality assessments do a good job of pinpointing “the exact match” for a candidate’s role. In fact, he says, “the right team elevates a team’s productivity and engagement with one another, management, and clients. It’s a win-win-win.”

Auto-dialers: A Better Way to Send Voice and Electronic Mail

Have you ever had an overwhelming number of potential job candidates? Did you dread having to repeatedly call candidates? What if there was a faster way for you to move through your call list ?

Luckily there are multiple tech tools that can help you better organize and navigate your recruiting calls.

Karen Schmidt, partner at Next Level Exchange, says she loves the tool her company uses, Call Logic, because it allows users to make up to an astonishing 90 calls per hour and is very easy to set up. Other great options are CloudCall, Telephony and Tenfold.

With an auto-dialer like Call Logic, when a voicemail is reached, you can use a pre-recorded response and move on to the next call. This helps you stay focused on your outbound clients and candidate development, because incoming calls are routed to your voicemail, Schmidt explained.

“One of our recruiters came in one day and made 38 dials in the morning using the standard way. Through better technology, he made 106 dials in a little over three hours that same afternoon.”

Many of these tools also integrate your emails so you can access them and your call list seamlessly.

And maybe it goes without saying, but you have to love the wonderful recruiting technology of video interviewing! 🙂 Isn’t love grand?

What new and innovative forms of technology have you fallen in love with? Let us know how it is improving your workplace in the comments below.

Heather Huhman

Heather R. Huhman is the Career & Recruiting Advisor for Spark Hire. She writes career and recruiting advice for numerous outlets, and is the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships: The Truth About Getting from Classroom to Cubicle (2011), and #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle (2010).