Attract the Right Candidates with These Essential Online Tools

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Over the years, the workplace has changed dramatically thanks to technology. Technology is incredibly useful, but its fast paced and ever advancing nature makes keeping up with its movements incredibly difficult.

Today, recruiters and HRs utilize online platforms like no other. The number of job advertisements and applications is continuing to rise in the UK, making it more difficult for companies to attract the right candidates to their vacancies. Engaging with candidates online is imperative if you want to be recognized as an employer of choice.

However with so many developments happening in the “tech” sphere which tools should you use to captivate the right candidates? Here are three key tools that should be part of your digital toolbox.

tools-for-recruiting Online Job boards may now be considered the older sibling to social media but they still serve a significant purpose in the recruitment process. Unlike social media users and visitors to your website, those who browse job boards are there for one reason and one reason only: to find their next role. Those utilizing job boards such as glassdoor.com, LinkedIn and Indeed are most likely going to be active job seekers so a presence on these platforms increases your exposure to more candidates ensuring that you have the pick of the bunch when it comes to shortlisting.
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Rolling Out Candidate Review Form for Zoho Recruit

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The age old story of the tortoise and the hare is passé; today it’s a rat race and the slow and steady often fall behind to give way for the faster ones. It’s no different in the recruitment world too! The finish line is not drawn when you find the perfect candidate; you are still a long way from snagging them. It is a tight race, from spotting the candidate, communicating with them, evaluating them, getting them approved and finally on board. Many a recruiter has lost valuable candidates due to the cracks in the system – unimaginative user interface, manual processes, and complex workflows; the list is many.

With every new feature that Zoho Recruit rolls out, we hope to maintain our lead in the race and make the customer’s work life easier. The latest to come out of the Recruit lab is sure to put a smile on the face of both the recruiter and client. Introducing the new Candidate Review Form.

Candidate Review Form for Zoho Recruit

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The Candidate Experience and How it Impacts Your Company

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Take a moment and think back to the last time you looked for a job. The last time you navigated a company’s career site. The last time you filled out an application and waited patiently for a response. (Okay, maybe you weren’t that patient).

How was the experience? Do you remember feeling frustrated or lost? Could you pinpoint the company’s career page? Did the application have more blanks than a Wheel of Fortune Bonus Puzzle without “RSTLNE” or more instructions than the board game “Risky Settlers Knights and Allies of the Lords’ Dominions of Earth: Pandemic Edition?”

Positive or negative, a candidate’s perception of a company can change based on the application and recruiting process. As recruiters, we can no longer ignore the candidate experience or treat it as an afterthought.

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The Ultimate Applicant Tracking System Holiday Wishlist

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Remember the days of writing a letter to Santa Claus? When you’d sit down with your computer or pen and paper and make a list of everything you wanted for Christmas.

Kids all over the world send letters to Santa ever year. In 2013, the Universal Postal Union expected to receive more than seven million letters from 192 countries addressed to Santa (or his cultural equivalents). That’s a lot of mail for one man.

As an adult the days of writing to Santa may be over, but that doesn’t mean you stop wishing. It just means those wish lists are more…practical.

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Introducing Template Support for Formatted Resumes

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Innovation doesn’t end with a product roll out. At Zoho, we believe it to be a continual strive to keep our customers happy by pushing boundaries to improve ourselves.

Formatted/Branded resume was one of our success stories in the recent past. It enabled staffing agencies to brand resumes and remove candidate contact information before forwarding it to clients. Now, after evaluating the feedback from our customers, we have decided to add a new feature to Formatted/Branded resume – Formatted/Branded resume template.

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Finding (e)Harmony between Candidates and Companies

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recruit_jobharmony_blog2For 14 years, eHarmony founder and CEO Neil Clark Warren has stood against a white backdrop on our television screens to discuss compatibility.

And while his white hair, suit, and glasses make him look a little more like Orville Redenbacher than a matchmaker, the proof is, well…in the wedding cake.

Since its inception in August of 2000, eHarmony has yielded 600,000 marriages with a divorce rate of only 3.8 percent – a fraction compared to the national average.

So what’s eHarmony’s next move? Matchmaking in the career space.

When eHarmony launches Elevated Careers this December, matching candidates with companies will be like finding soul mates. And like any serious relationship or marriage, Warren wants people to find companies they connect with on multiple levels. He wants candidates to find companies they will stay with for years to come. 

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Visit Zoho Recruit this June in London and Las Vegas

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June is a busy month for Zoho Recruit.

We’ll be taking part in not one, not two, but three recruiting events in two different countries starting Tuesday, June 3.

If you are a professional recruiter or HR professional looking for software solutions to source more candidates and a chance to network with other recruiting peers and professionals, take time to visit us at any of our three June events:

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Tuesday, June 3 — Recruitment Leaders Connect, London, UK

Thursday, June 5 Recruitment Technology and Supplier Showcase Event, London, UK

Wednesday, June 11 to Saturday, June 14 — California Staffing Professionals Annual Staffing and Recruiting Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada

All three events are a great opportunity to meet Zoho Recruit employees and talk about how applicant tracking and recruiting software can help you source more candidates and hire more people without draining your wallet.

Whether you already use Zoho Recruit or are looking for a software solution, we look forward to meeting and talking with all of you this month.

See you in London and Las Vegas!