The Naked Recruiters Tech Stack

   ]]> 4966 0 0 0]]> 5484 0 0 0 0 Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:58:30 +0000 Customer Relationship Software – Zoho CRM In the past, I have used Salesforce, Bullhorn, RDB Pronet and Microdec and have been totally unimpressed with each one. Salesforce is really not geared up for recruitment, even with recruitment focused adaptations. Bullhorn I found hard to manage. RDB feels like something created for the Amiga 500 and Microdec, well I did not gel with at all. Zoho, on the other hand, is really great. It is a superb peice of software. It has loads of really great features, feels like it was made for the modern day and can integrate with a wide range of programs and other integrations like Zapier, which is really, really useful. You might like the other applications above because the ATS and the CRM are integrated. I, however, feel that for me, my business that keeping these separate is important.

Application Tracking Software – Zoho Recruit

Zoho Recruit is the other half of my core technology. It is my lifeblood for candidates. Zoho Recruit is essentially my application tracking system. As an ATS it is very good. It even links to an external webpage that all roles can be uploaded to. Additionally, it can link with all other Zoho products and thousands of other applications and software apps via zapier. It is not as all singing all dancing as Microdec or Bullhorn, but I found I never used most of the features anyway.

Automation and data sharing – Zapier

Zapier is a godsend. A time saver. A work of genius. The basic idea is that it links apps together and allows a trigger in one app to say work in another. For example, a candidate apply for a role in Zoho Recruit and he then is selected to interview and an interview is created (trigger) the details of the candidate can then be moved in MailChimp to send an automatic email that highlights interviews tips and hints. This is a basic example, but it does do some amazing things, which we think are really brilliant.

Email Marketing – Mailchimp

There is numerous platform out there in the wilds of the internet that allow you do mass emails, however, for most people MailChimp really is all that you need. It even allows you to create landing pages and automation queue’s of email (which is epic). The simple to use and easy design mean that you can create a polished email in minutes. It works at both a simple and deep level meaning that you can really use it how you want.

Accounting and Bookkeeping – Quickbooks

This has replaced my Accountant for about 90% of the tasks. In all likelihood, you have seen the adverts for QuickBooks on the telly. Those adverts do not lie. It really is a simple solution. Every Week do your bookkeeping and it makes doing VAT, P&L reports and invoicing very simple indeed. For your end of the year you are likely to still need an accountant, however, Quickbooks is really worth investing in.

Social Media Marketing – Recurrpost

I use Recurrpost to do my social media marketing. Why? Because it will automatically share content again and again and again. So, for example, you have a hard to fill the job that you have a month to fill. Create the update and then set a date for it stop sharing and it will. You can also create schedules of posts for different times of the day. Its great a means i spend around 5 minutes a day on Social Media.

Email and Office Tools – G-Suite and Microsoft Office

For all my email software, spreadsheets and documents I use GSuite and and Microsoft Office. Why you might ask do I use both. SImple, backup and ability to work on the go and when the internet decides to go down. &

Voip – Skype

Skype is brilliant. When I first started using skype it was naff. Now it really does replace my office phone, which is brilliant. You can call someone and then straight away text them from skype. With the addition of calling forwarding, voicemail and having a real telephone number that I can use from my laptop, why are you still paying BT a fortune?

Website – WordPress

WordPress is really, really impressive, easy to use. I mean come on I use it! And it is cost-effective. Worth getting a proper designer to bring the site together. This is a small section of the software, technology and apps that I have used over the years. However, after much trial and error, this is what I personally feel best suits my business.

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