A List of Must-Have Tech Recruiting Tools

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The hiring process has evolved in recent years, and so have the methods used to bring in candidates. Recruiters and hiring managers were forced to adapt to a changing world once the COVID-19 pandemic hit as well. Thus, in the tech industry, the recruiting tools they used changed too.

Let’s look at some must-have tech recruiting tools for the hiring process:

  1. Sourcing & job aggregator tools

Looking for candidates is very time-consuming. However, job aggregator tools (specifically automated ones) have a number of different benefits for the hiring process. They can:

  • Show job postings to significantly more people
  • Search a pool of candidates using filters
  • Gather information from candidate profiles
  • Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

With large numbers of candidates, each with their own backgrounds and skillsets, hiring managers and recruiters can utilize tools like ATSs to keep track of job postings and candidates. ATSs can also:

  • Post job openings on different job boards
  • Incorporate automated screenings of candidates and their information
  • Bring all the information to one place

Some examples of an ATS are Lever, Naukri RMS, and LinkedIn Talent Hub.

  • Screeners & Assessments

An extremely useful tool for the tech hiring process is the implementation of screeners or assessments. As they suggest, these tools allow hiring managers and recruiters to get more practical information from candidates. The skills of candidates can be tested with a screener or assessments—and some recruiters use both in a single hiring process. While candidates may list skills they have on their job board profiles and in their resumes, these tools allow them to prove they have those skills. Other benefits of screeners and assessments include:

  • Can be tailored to the job opening or company
  • Set standards for ‘pass or fail’ responses to further narrow candidates
  • Can be synced with ATSs

Places like KillerCoder, HackerEarth, DevSkiller, and CodeSignal are websites that recruiters can use to generate these screeners and assessments.

  • Background Check Tools

Background checks are always highly recommended in the hiring process, and there are even automated tools to help conduct them. By using one of those tools, recruiters can see more information than a standard check. Automated background checks provide:

  • Drug screening records
  • ID verification
  • Credit check
  • Court records
  • DMV records
  • And other customizable options

Examples of automated background check tools are Verified First, Sterling, and GoodHire.

  • Automated Onboarding Tools

After officially bringing on an employee, there is a part of the hiring process that’s still included—onboarding. This is similar to automated background checks but on the other side of the fence. These tools typically can directly or indirectly be given to the new employee. Benefits of them are:

  • Self-onboarding for employees by going through checklists
  • Filling out paperwork electronically prior to being hired (decreases onboarding time)
  • Helps with introductions to current employees
  • Aids employees with e-mails, receiving company-issued items, etc