As someone who is obsessed with mobile and how it can help recruiters and sourcers find & connect with more candidates, I ask you, why aren’t there more apps for recruiters?
If you search the app stores, you’ll find hundreds of them for finding jobs, but very few for finding candidates. I recently embarked on a search of iTunes to look for apps specifically created for recruiters. I excluded things like time and attendance apps of which there seems to be plenty, and concentrated on ones related to sourcing and candidate identification.
To my surprise I found very few, perhaps 15 or so. I tried various keyword searches using basic terms like recruiter, recruiting, HR, hiring, etc. Some of these apps are vendor specific. The link will take you directly to the app store.
- CareerBuilder for Employers | link
- Linkedin Recruiter | link
- InstaJob | link
- PeekYou | link
- Proven (restaurant hiring) | link
- JobDiva | link
- The Interviewer | link
- WePow Recruiter | link
- Interview Assistant | link
- RIVS Manager | link
- Hirevue Pro | link
- Talent Xray | link
- Snagajob Hiring Manager | link
- Search for People | link
- getTalent | link
One of my thoughts on the lack of apps is that recruiters are a very ‘PC centric’ group who like their computers and just haven’t embraced working on mobile yet. Perhaps the lack of apps is also compounding this issue.
But to be sure, mobile recruiting is here and its real. Job seekers have already embraced it. Why are the big HR tech vendors ignoring this market? One would hope that the ATS companies and the new people search engines need to start making some of their features available thru a mobile app or at the very least make their sites mobile friendly.
Do you have a favorite recruiting app not on this list? Leave a comment and enlighten us…
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Note: I skipped the Google Play store since most apps launch first on iOS anyway. Android usually lags behind. If you are an Android user do a search on Google Play for the app names you see above.