Some hiring pros have succeeded in their mission to shorten the hiring process. In fact, 45% of job seekers reported in an Addison Group survey that the shortest time they’ve experienced between submitting an application and landing a job was less than a week.
On the surface, this is an incredible accomplishment. One that those tasked with recruiting top talent during high-growth periods strive to achieve. However, the time to hire doesn’t tell us much in regards to the quality of hire, internal collaboration capabilities, and overall candidate experience. And, a fast approach is pointless if it leads to ill-fitting hires and poor retention during a time when a company needs the most dedicated talent.
Your hiring velocity is the metric to track. This measurement takes into account your speed to hire and your quality of hire. As a result, recruiting top talent requires your team to use only the most effective tools. You need to invest in the tools that work seamlessly to shorten your hiring process, increase the quality of talent, and improve your ability to quickly and accurately assess talent consistently.
We’ve gathered six recruitment software tools to jumpstart your hiring team in the process of recruiting top talent during periods of high growth:
Pricing: Comeet offers three packages, Advanced, Ultimate, and Enterprise. Pricing for each varies based on your needs.
Current customers call Comeet their hiring teams’ “central nervous systems.” All in one location, you’ll improve your career page to attract candidates, improve your referral program, manage job board postings, and collaborate with external agencies when needed.
The software facilitates rapid growth hiring by allowing each of these processes to collaborate with one another. As your team works on job board postings, they can also manage and improve referral programs to bring in top talent from all sides of the spectrum.
Pricing: With a Hero plan starting at just $49 a month up to a Pro plan at $359, transparent pricing plans can be selected to suit your hiring needs.
In-house recruitment processes are rarely straightforward. Just moving from the requisition stage to actually recruiting top talent is often confusing and time-consuming.
JazzHR streamlines the paper trail so nothing gets lost in the shuffle. You move straight through the job preparation process to quick and easy applicant tracking, collaboration, and communication with candidates. You can even extend your official offer through JazzHR’s streamlined and professional platform.
Additionally, you can track each step of the process and pull custom reports so your entire team knows the requisition approval status and can keep top talent moving forward.
Pricing: JobScore offers a Start ($99/month), Scale ($299/month), and Enterprise (as quoted) package based on your unique needs, but you can get started with a free trial.
The platform allows you to create the perfect application for every job. Quickly add new questions with pre-set options from previous applications or add new question sets as needed. You also have the power to make a response optional, required, or hidden based on the open role.
You can reuse applications to make the process quick for your in-house team and easy for candidates to apply. To build your talent pipeline, JobScore has the option for candidates to express interest by filling out a form with their name and contact information. Or you can build and utilize their longer forms which allow you to zero in on the best-fitting candidates.
Pricing: Agorapulse offers a free 30-day trial and plans start at just $59 billed monthly.
Social media strategies aren’t just for marketing professionals. As you know, social media is key to quickly recruiting top talent.
Agorapulse is an all-inclusive social media management tool that streamlines employee advocacy efforts. You’ll engage in one-on-one conversations with potential candidates and listen- in on important social conversations to know what’s important to your target audience.
While you’re focused on nurturing relationships, Agorapulse takes care of administrative tasks, such as publishing scheduled content and tracking metrics to keep your team informed on strategy performance.
5. Talent App Store
Pricing: Downloading Talent App Store is free. Once you’re signed up, you can explore the app store and decide which you’d like to purchase or trial.
All of the hiring platforms listed here, and many more, are valuable to rapid growth hiring. But if you’re not using it in an organized and collaborative manner, the value of it decreases as you try to make fast, yet informed decisions.
Talent App Store connects and organizes all of your HR microservices. The platform allows you to share data between apps to supercharge your data-focused recruitment and hiring efforts.
6. Spark Hire
Pricing: At Spark Hire, our monthly packages include Lite ($149/month), Pro ($249/month), Growth ($399), and Enterprise (quote basis), with deep annual plan savings.
Expediting the hiring process isn’t easy. With the tools so far, you have the power to pull top talent into your pipeline. Once they’re there, our video interview platform provides your team with meaningful insights into candidates early in the screening process. As a result, you’re spending time with only the best-fitting talent during in-person interviews.
Our one-way video interviews, for example, give candidates a standardized interview experience. They record the interview on their own time and answer pre-determined questions to help you assess their skills, personality, and fit for the company and role.
Once candidate videos enter your inbox, your entire team can evaluate on their own time, while still meeting tight decision deadlines.
This post was updated to reflect the most recent pricing and product information in January 2023