Your Recruiting Stack: Software Tools

by | Mar 15, 2019

by Ben Hess, Managing Director, ThirdPool Recruiting

Yesterday, we covered the communication tools in your recruiting stack, and today we’ll start to look at software.

The basic software tools in a real estate recruiting stack are an ATS, a CRM and an Onboarding System.

Applicant Tracking System (ATS): An ATS is the software that directly connects active recruiting prospects to your company.

A recruiting prospect is typically activated in an ATS by responding to a call to action (ex. applying to a job-posting, uploading a resume, a referral from someone in your company, etc.)

Candidate/Customer Relationship Management (CRM): A CRM is the software that nurtures passive recruiting prospects over time.

It’s common for a company to have a list of individuals who are potential hires, but not actively seeking to engage.  A good CRM implementation provides multiple low-key touches with little effort from the recruiter.

Onboarding System: This is software that helps guide the initial actions a new hire. It ensures the new hire is following an optimal path during their first days in the company.

Most failed hires can be attributed to a poor onboarding experience. It’s worth the effort to design and track the onboarding of new hires.

High-performing recruiters and hiring managers come to work with the right tools and know how use them.

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