At Zoho Recruit, our mission is to provide recruiters a simple, easy-to-use, single user-interface eliminating the need to juggle with multiple tools. Early last week, we had announced a bunch of new features; LinkedIn Integration was one of the most sought-after ones, which helps recruiters spend less time on the process and more time engaging with candidates. Now, let’s take a closer look at its functions.
Associate with LinkedIn profile
Zoho Recruit’s integration with LinkedIn, allows you to associate your candidates and client contacts with the LinkedIn profiles from inside Zoho Recruit. You can also narrow down your search using keywords with required qualification, skills, job title, etc., to match your existing candidates/client contacts in Zoho Recruit. This saves a lot of time toggling between the Zoho Recruit system and LinkedIn.
View LinkedIn profiles
You will have easy access to view all the details listed in the LinkedIn profile – Education, Experience, etc ., that will help determine the viability of a candidate/client contact before you contact them.
Send Private Messages
Once you find a right candidate/client contact, you can engage them by sending a private message through LinkedIn right from inside Zoho Recruit.
View and Comment on Updates
You can view and add comments on candidate/client contact updates directly from Zoho Recruit. Likewise, you can also Like or Unlike their updates.
Again, we hope you like this new integration with LinkedIn. Be sure to comment here as we love getting your valuable feedback.
Zoho Recruit is very happy inviting you for the Recruitment Agency Expo, running February 14-15 at the Olympia Conference Center in London.
On that note, we’ve got a bunch of new features that launched today – to enhance recruiters’ productivity and to give them more ways to engage candidates from within the application.
LinkedIn integration lets you to link candidate and client contacts with their LinkedIn profiles. In turn, you can see candidate and client information such as position, company, city, and business and professional activity. You can also send notes and invitations to candidate and client contacts, via LinkedIn, from the Zoho Recruit UI.
Custom Reports gives you 20 standard reports – and tools for customizing or creating new reports – to help visually analyze recruiting and applicant tracking information.
Mail merge lets you send personalized messages to thousands of candidates and clients at the click of a button.
Integration with Glassdoor.com, your free inside look at jobs and companies, helps you post jobs directly from Zoho Recruit. Once the candidate applies to the job opening, the candidate details are captured inside Zoho Recruit.
Candidate and client contact linking helps you easily copy a candidate to contact and vice versa.
We hope you like the new features. Come and meet us at stand 80 to discover a lot more.
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Many recruiters use both Applicant Tracking System and Microsoft Outlook for recruitment. Applicant Tracking System helps in tracking applicants and Outlook for emails, contacts and appointments. Using two different tools is tedious and time consuming. To ease the recruitment process, we decided to implement an integration to help you save time and be more productive.
Today, we are very excited to announce the long awaited and much requested integration between Microsoft Outlook and Zoho Recruit, which will help you to complete your task faster and more efficiently.
- Easily add multiple candidates and contacts from incoming emails directly to Zoho Recruit. This eliminates the need to manually key-in the details
- Associate candidate to job openings directly from Outlook to Zoho Recruit
- Automatically saves a copy of the e-mail into the specific candidate’s or contact’s record
- Parse attached resume from e-mails directly to the Zoho Recruit
- Store and track all your e-mail conversations with candidates and contacts in their respective records using the “Add Email” option
- Fetch all your events and appointments from Zoho Recruit and add them to your Outlook
Check out our online help pages for how to install and work with the plugin.
Try it, and do let us know what you think of this new feature. You can post a comment here or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Effective communication is the key for a successful recruitment. It is necessary for a recruiter
to communicate regularly with candidates during a recruitment campaign. At
, we understand the value of your requirements and make things easier for you.
Today, we are happy to announce the launch of mass emailing in Zoho Recruit. Now you can easily
send emails to a custom group of candidates, informing them about current job openings, seminars, tests, etc., all in a single click. Not only that, but you can personalize the email messages as well.
This helps you reach a large number of applicants quickly and efficiently. A copy of the sent mail is automatically recorded in respective candidate’s record for future reference.
Apart from the above, we’ve also made a few other enhancements:
Previously, you could attach only one file when emailing your clients/candidates. But now, you can attach multiple files to an email template using the new “Form field attachments” and “Browse documents” options.
We’ve enhanced the picklist field with the ability to set the first value as the default value.
The owner of an “Activity” can now edit and delete it.
We would also like to mention another new
that we recently rolled out – changeStatus. This will help you change the candidate status, with respect to the job openings in Zoho Recruit.
Hope you like the new features and enhancements that we continue to roll out. Try them out and let us know what you think.
Today, we are pleased to share the story of how Ah Cacao Real Chocolate simplified their recruitment process with Zoho Recruit. Rohan Barnett, General Manager at Ah Cacao, describes how they were able to overcome recruitment-related challenges with our Applicant Tracking System.
About Ah Cacao
Ah Cacao Real Chocolate, founded in 2003, offers a complete chocolate experience for both the mind and body. Their chocolates are handmade by skilled artisans with the finest Mexican cacao and natural ingredients that create a heavenly taste and a true ancient Mayan experience.
Ah Cacao’s Challenge
Within the 35-person company, Ah Cacao employs only one person to manage the administrative work across three retail stores and a wholesale business. And for a growing company with no human resource employees, this can be a challenge and requires appropriate technology to keep things running smoothly. In the past, Ah Cacao used Google Docs to receive employment applications, but this presented three specific problems:
1. Candidate information was hard to read in a spreadsheet.
2. Replying to candidates and keeping track of their statuses was laborious and error prone.
3. Candidate photos had to be requested individually by e-mail, another laborious process.
“As the general manager,” Barnett explains, “I just didn’t have the time to continue contacting candidates by e-mail. That’s when I went online in search of an automated solution and came across Zoho Recruit. Today, about five people access the information in Zoho Recruit. We use the job openings feature to post current openings on our website. We also use this URL in our job announcements, and it is the only medium by which we accept applications.“
After switching to Zoho Recruit, retrieving and organizing employment applications has become easier. After reviewing the applications, Barnett then divides the candidates into three groups to determine the action to take in response:
1. Unqualified/rejected – an e-mail is sent automatically to the candidate.
2. Hireable – we may hire the person in the future, but not right now. An e-mail template is sent.
3. Interview – we use interviewer scheduler to send an invitation, again with an e-mail template that includes a Google Map link to the interview location.
Zoho Recruit Impact
“Zoho Recruit has made the recruiting process much more streamlined and automated. Now, we receive an application and with a few clicks, we can reply to the candidate and update his or her status. This saves us a lot of time and allows us to be more responsive to the candidates, which improves our image as a company,” says Barnett.
Read more about Ah Cacao and Zoho Recruit here.
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