Tools for Recruiters: The Complete List

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If you want to see the best tools for recruiters in one place, then you’ll LOVE this guide.

There are over 70 free and paid tools designed to simplify your job as a recruiter.

And you can filter through the list to find the best recruiter software for you.

Bonus: Don’t have time to check out all the tools? No worries. Download a free PDF version of this guide right here.

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APPLICANT TRACKING SYSTEMS

BreezyHR

ATS


This newer entrant to the ATS market has already earned rave reviews from its loyal user base for its amazing customer support, smooth UI and end-to-end functionality.

BreezyHR

BrightMove Recruiting Software

ATS


One of the few ATS offerings with publicly available pricing, BrightMove is highly touted by its users as responsive to new ideas. In fact, you can suggest new features and vote for them, with the features that get the most upvotes moved into the development queue.

BrightMove Recruiting Software

Bullhorn

ATSCRM


A staple of the ATS market, Bullhorn has many enterprise customers and large recruitment agencies as customers. It has many fans among those who use it on a daily basis but note that the price point is definitely geared towards larger customers.

Bullhorn

CATS

ATS


Used by both external recruiters and HR agencies, CATS is known for its end-to-end solution that starts with job postings and finishes with analytics on completed campaigns.

CATS

Crelate

ATSCRM


A combination ATS and CRM, Crelate is lauded for its wide-ranging feature set, modern UI and strong customer support.

Crelate

Greenhouse

ATS


Lauded for its intuitive user interface and beautiful design, Greenhouse receives consistently positive reviews by everyone who adopts it. In addition, they have an iOS and Android app that lets you use it on the go.

Greenhouse

HireHive

ATSCRM


A low-cost alternative ATS, HireHive excels at automatic job board posting, managing employee referrals and branded career sites.

HireHive

HiringThing

ATS


A full service solution for both external and internal recruiters, HiringThing offers best-in-class customer service and quick turnaround on new features requested by its users.

HiringThing

JobAdder

CRMATS


JobAdder is a CRM and ATS in one and is well known for its range of mobile apps that let you access the platform from any device.

JobAdder

Jobscience

ATSCRM


Marketed as a sales, recruiting and back office system in one, Jobscience receives excellent reviews from the external recruiters who use it.

Jobscience

iCims

ATS


Founded in 1999, iCIMS is a tool that is widely used by both recruiting firms and internal recruiters. Given its longevity, it is clearly well liked by many although there are some who complain that it could use a refresh.

iCims

Lever

ATS


Considered one of the top ATS tools, Lever has features such as one-click sourcing, two-way email sync, and @-mentions that you will not find in many of their competitors.

Lever

Loxo

ATSSourcingCRM


The feature that sets this ATS apart from its competitors is Loxo AI, a proprietary intelligent sourcing assistant that helps you find the top talent for your role while you spend your time elsewhere.

Loxo

OpenCATS

ATS


Although it does not have the prettiest user interface, it does have one feature that sets it apart from every other ATS on the market – it’s free. As the only open source ATS currently available, users (at least those with development backgrounds) can have direct input into new features without paying a dime.

OpenCATS

PCRecruiter

ATSCRM


One of the earlier entrants to the ATS game, PCRecruiter, founded in 1998, receives positive reviews from its dedicated user base for its customer service and willingness to continually update the product.

PCRecruiter

Recruitee

ATS


Known for their incredible customer service (their founder replies to emails on Sundays), Recruitee takes collaborative hiring to the next level: everyone in your team from the least tech-savvy to the most nerdy can work on hiring together with this cloud-based ATS. In addition, Recruitee provides beautiful careers sites for your employer brand as well as candidate-friendly application forms that you can fully tweak.

Recruitee

Workable

ATSSourcing


Workable is noted for its full feature set, easy learning curve, top notch customer support and a new sourcing tool called People Search. They also offer a $50 per job per month plan for recruiters who have less burdensome hiring needs.

Workable

CONTACT FINDERS

AmazingHiring

Contact Finders


Geared exclusively towards finding technical talent, AmazingHiring scours Github, Stack Overflow and Kaggle profiles to find potential candidates, including those who do not have a LinkedIn account.

AmazingHiring

ContactOut

Contact Finders


Considered the best by some, ContactOut touts that it can find 2x more emails than the competition and given that it offers 100 free credits per day, there is not much risk to test out their claim.

ContactOut

Hiretual

Contact Finders


A free Chrome extension, Hiretual is raved about by sourcers and recruiters for its ability to consistently cut down on the time required to find talent and their contact information. It is free for 15 contacts per month before increasing to $59 per month (billed annually) for 200 contacts per month.

Hiretual

Hound by Jobjet

Contact Finders


Working only on LinkedIn, Hound will find email addresses and phone numbers but can get expensive for those who search a lot.

Hound by Jobjet

Hunter

Contact Finders


Hunter is a bit different than other email sourcing tools as it can find all available emails on a given domain and also verify emails, in addition to the features you expect from a standard contact finder.

Hunter

Lusha

Contact Finders


Limited to 5 free phone numbers and emails per month, Lusha gets positive reviews by many but you will have to pay to get full use of the product.

Lusha

Nymeria

Contact Finders


Focusing on finding emails associated with LinkedIn and Github profiles, Nymeria has two simple and reasonable pricing options – free for 300 emails per month and $9 per month for unlimited emails.

Nymeria

Prophet

Contact Finders


Prophet is a Chrome extension that allows you to visit the Twitter, Facebook or Google+ page of a person and find emails and phone numbers. It comes with 15 free credits per day and you can get more by sharing data with the community or purchasing them. Note that the company does not have a website.

Prophet

SourceHub

Contact Finders


SourceHub is a clever tool that helps you construct boolean search queries by combining synonyms for the job title, skills and location you enter.

SourceHub

CRM

SugarCRM

CRM


An open source and developer-friendly CRM, SugarCRM is a great solution for the recruiter who knows they need to keep better track of their contacts but does not want to break the bank.

SugarCRM

Vincere

CRMATS


Marketed as a combination CRM and ATS, Vincere allows you to search for and manage candidates, create fully-branded microsite job boards and post your jobs across the Internet.

Vincere

INTERVIEWING

GreenJobInterview

Interviewing


Whether it is face-to-face or one-way interviews, GreenJob offers the solutions you need for your video interviewing needs.

GreenJobInterview

Interview Mocha

Interviewing


Interview Mocha has over 1000 skills tests that you can use early in your interview process to determine which candidates have the required skills.

Interview Mocha

Interview Stream

Interviewing


Interview Stream’s Hire platform allows you to set up screening interviews using a library of questions and pre-populated media, or face-to-face live interviews.

Interview Stream

Odro

Interviewing


Odro is online meeting software for the techphobics of the world. With no downloads or installs, this tool should work well for interviews, especially those that may require screen sharing.

Odro

sparkHire

Interviewing


sparkHire has a full range of video tools to help you optimize your interview process including one-way interviews, interview evaluation, interview scheduling and a mobile app.

sparkHire

RECRUITMENT MARKETING

Beamery

Recruitment MarketingCRM


Beamery connects to all of your other recruiting systems and gives you one system to manage and engage every candidate that touches your brand – past, present or future. They help companies nurture passive talent and build a pipeline for future roles.

Beamery

Clinch

Recruitment MarketingCRMSourcing


Clinch is a robust platform that combines recruitment marketing, a CRM, employer branding, and sourcing tools in one end-to-end solution. Features include a career site and landing page builder, social and email integration and robust analytics.

Clinch

Jobvite

Recruitment MarketingATS


Serving a range of customer sizes from startups to enterprise customers, Jobvite offers tools that go beyond your typical ATS including Jobvite Refer (tool for sharing job openings in your employees’ networks) and Jobvite Video (on-demand video interviewing).

Jobvite

Phenom People

Recruitment Marketing

Offering many features similar to its competitors, Phenom People’s main differentiator is its unique ability to turn visitors to your career site into potential applicants even if they don’t fill out your job application.

Phenom People

SmashFly

Recruitment MarketingCRM


SmashFly’s Total Recruitment Marketing Platform and Services proactively markets an employer brand and jobs through every recruiting channel using marketing automation technology and modern marketing practices. It empowers companies to attract the right people to their organization using the art and science of fit, enabling companies to generate leads and nurture relationships to hire faster and more cost-effectively. It is ATS-agnostic, integrating with your current system to provide a complete view into the candidate journey, from first source all the way to hire.

SmashFly

SCHEDULING

10to8

Scheduling


The free plan of this tool should be sufficient for many recruiters as it allows for 100 appointments per month and includes SMS notifications, a feature not offered at the free level by any competitors.

10to8

Calendly

Scheduling


Loved by its users for its simplicity and rock-solid integration with all popular calendars, the free version of Calendly will be sufficient for many recruiters who want a simple scheduling tool that reduces back-and-forth emails. The paid version can be integrated with additional tools you might use such as GoToMeeting and many CRMs.

Calendly

ScheduleOnce

Scheduling


This is a tool for the recruiter with more complex scheduling needs. The higher-priced tiers, while slightly expensive compared to the competition, have features such as pooled availability and master booking pages, that are ideal for environments where you will be scheduling more than just one-on-one meetings.

ScheduleOnce

SimplyBook.me

Scheduling


Known for its robust feature set, SimplyBook.me has a free tier that may be suitable for some recruiters.

SimplyBook.me

TimeTrade

Scheduling


TimeTrade invented the online appointment scheduling industry in 1999. The company’s secure, cloud-based solution meets the customer and client engagement needs of large enterprises as well as mid-size and small businesses. Thousands of companies—including 500 of the world’s top brands—rely on TimeTrade’s technology for their scheduling needs.

TimeTrade

Vyte

Scheduling


With almost all features available to free users, Vyte is an excellent option for recruiters with more basic scheduling needs.

Vyte

YouCanBook.me

Scheduling


While the free version of this software is not heavily advertised on their sign up page, it may have enough features to tide you over until you want to pay for more advanced tools such as appointment reminders, padding appointments and Zapier integration.

YouCanBook.me

SCREENING

OnboardIQ

ScreeningATS


Focusing on the hourly workforce, OnboardIQ is an ATS that helps you automate interviews, background checks and document collection.

Outmatch

Screening


Outmatch is designed to predict how candidates will perform and has tools such as job-fit assessments, behavioral interviewing, and online reference checking.

Outmatch

SkillSurvey

ScreeningSourcing


SkillSurvey is a multi-purpose tool designed to assist with referencing checking and sourcing via referrals.

SkillSurvey

Social Intelligence

Screening


Similar to a criminal background check, Social Intelligence uses a combination of technology and trained analysts to screen candidates online records for unlawful or inappropriate behavior.

Social Intelligence

Sterling Talent Solutions

Screening


Founded in 1975, Sterling Talent Solutions is a full service screening and on-boarding solution that offers plans including pre-hire background checks and drug testing and post-hire employee audits.

Weirdly

Screening


Weirdly offers a customisable quiz to rank candidates against your ideal fit. It can act as a stand-alone, light-ATS or be integrated into your current recruitment process.

Weirdly

SOURCING

Broadbean

Sourcing


Broadbean is a straightforward job distribution and sourcing tool that focuses on doing a few tasks really well.

Crystal

Sourcing


Crystal scours the Internet for every piece of information on your candidates and coaches you on how to write emails that are tailored to their communication style. This ensures that the people you find for your client are more likely to respond.

Crystal

Entelo

Sourcing


The Entelo platform uses big data, predictive analytics and social signals to help recruiting organizations find, qualify and engage talent.

Entelo

Headreach

Sourcing


Officially marketed as a LinkedIn-based lead generation tool, Headreach can also be used effectively to find the emails and social profiles of potential candidates.

Headreach

Hello Talent

Sourcing


This sourcing tool allows you to build talent pools collaboratively that can then be sent straight to your ATS. Best of all, it is free for 2 pools.

Hello Talent

HireKeep

Sourcing


Post your job on HireKeep and their algorithm will determine which candidates meet the “affinity threshold” to match with your company. The software will even schedule interviews with those who have matched.

HireKeep

HiringSolved

Sourcing


HiringSolved offers features that are not common in sourcing tools including Diversity Search (a tool to help increase workplace diversity), Scan (automatic updating of outdated records in your ATS and CRM) and Verticals (algorithms designed to find candidates in specific industries).

HiringSolved

Ideal

Sourcing


Typical sourcing tools force recruiters to do tedious, time-consuming tasks such as resume screening and keyword-based searches. Ideal uses artificial intelligence to automate sourcing, resume screening, initial candidate outreach and even interview scheduling.

Ideal

Joblyon

SourcingATS


Joblyon has a strong focus on on creating beautiful job postings that will be readily shared on social media.

Joblyon

Leoforce

Sourcing


Their flagship product, Arya, uses artificial intelligence to identify talent that not only has the right skills but also is aligned with the corporate culture.

Leoforce

Recruit'em

Sourcing


Recruit’em is a powerful free search tool that lets you use Google to search for profiles across various platforms including LinkedIn.

Recruit'em

Simppler

Sourcing


Calling themselves a “data driven employee referral platform”, Simppler helps employees of a company find candidates for open positions within their own networks.

Simppler

Talemetry

SourcingCRM


Talemetry integrates with your ATS and allows you to post job ads, source candidates, build talent pipelines and manage candidate relationships in a single platform.

Talemetry

TextRecruit

SourcingCRM


TextRecruit lets you manage communications with your candidates over text, increasing interaction rates significantly.

TextRecruit

OTHER

Boomerang

Other


Boomerang allows you to schedule emails to be sent later and reminds you about old emails that you have archived, ensuring that you never forget to respond to a candidate or client.

Boomerang

Data Miner

OtherSourcing


A data scraping tool like Data Miner can be used in many powerful ways by a recruiter. For example, if you need Javascript developers, you can find a list of conference attendees for a Javascript conference, scrape the data and upload it to your CRM or ATS.

Data Miner

IFTTT

Other


Although not specifically geared towards the recruiting market, IFTTT lets you create “applets” that combine different services together. For example, you can get an e-mail notification when a LinkedIn contact changes jobs.

IFTTT

Populate

Other


Populate keeps headcount data in one place so that managers and stakeholders can review and approve headcount or budget changes and you can review your analytics to help with your comprehensive HR strategy.

Populate

Zapier

Other


Calling themselves “automation for busy people”, Zapier lets you move data between web apps automatically (perhaps a recruitment marketing platform and ATS), saving you time and ensuring data integrity.

Zapier

Bonus: Don’t have time to check out all the tools? No worries. Download a free PDF version of this guide right here.


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