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Published On: Fri, Jul 12th, 2019

5 Tools You Need to Have a Smooth Hiring Process

When hiring a new employee, there are a ton of steps (and people) involved in the process. This is why many companies are constantly looking for ways to streamline their hiring process.

If you’re looking to hire the right candidate and you want it to go as smoothly as possible, consider these five helpful tools.

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Quick background check software

Whenever you hire an employee, the first thing on your mind should be the background check, since this can immediately disqualify many bad apples. Important as it is, this doesn’t have to be an extremely time consuming or thorough. There are tools and software that allow you to conduct simple background check in no time.

For example, Go Look Up allows you to look up arrest records, court records, and other relevant information. You can find out all you need to know with a simple search. Be sure to have a system in place to check up on the background of your potential future employees.

Email tracking tools

Email tracking tools are helpful for gaining insight into the hiring process. Technology allows software to show you when someone has read your email, as an example. With this, you can keep track of responses and see if you need to follow up with anyone.

You can also see who hasn’t opened an email, which would cause you to follow up or wait for a response. Either way, email tracking is a great way to eliminate worries. MixMax is one email tracking tool that’s worth checking out.

Some platforms also allow you to automate your emails, so you can schedule them all at once to send on a certain date.

Third-party screening and recruiting companies

Sometimes, when hiring new employees, you’re going to hire the wrong person early on. While this happens from time to time, there are ways to avoid bringing in the wrong candidate as often. You should allocate your time and energy toward interviewing employees who have already been deemed qualified.

You can hire a third-party company that deals with the first rounds of interviews and the recruiting. This way, they can screen people and send you the top candidates. This takes a lot of pressure off your in-house hiring team, because everyone can focus energy on the next steps of the hiring process.

Scheduling apps

Some quality (and low cost) scheduling apps like Calendly can help a great deal. Calendly won’t let you schedule appointments over other appointments, so you can organize your schedule much more easily.

It’s as easy as sending an interviewee your Calendly link and letting them pick a time block in your schedule that works for them. There’s really no way you can go without a smart calendar when working with a busy schedule and hiring new employees. 

Productivity tools

Productivity tools like Breezy HR are another way to make your life easier when looking for and interviewing potential employees. Breezy HR is an application tracking system that tracks every step of the hiring process; it’s like a hiring-specific CRM. Plus, you can use it for free, although it (and many other apps) have pricier tiers with more features included.

These tools are all easily attainable and user-friendly. If you’re feeling weighed down by all the work that goes into hiring new employees, take some action with these tools. Hiring smarter doesn’t have to break the bank. In this age of tech, free tools and beta software exist all over the place.

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