Recruiting Products for Recruiters

There are many recruiting products for recruiters that can help productivity. At one time, recruiters used 3×5 cards. It worked but then things changed. Recruiting software started helping recruiters manage their candidates, job orders and clients much better. This leads to better productivity and more placements.

When Choosing the best recruiting software and products for your business it is important to know your workflow. This means understanding how you are most productive. The recruiting products you use must fit into the way you do business. Most recruiting software is far too engineered and many of the functionality will never be used.

In my opinion, you need to have a good way to track candidates, track clients, track job orders and be able to create and follow a daily plan. Make sure it has a good calendar system.

Some of the better recruiting software on the market allows integration with other productivity tools. This can be a valuable benefit because from one central dashboard, you can communicate with different software packages.

Another valuable application that some recruiting products allow is you can let your clients into your database and define rules that limit what they can have access to. I like this feature.

At one point Linkedin allowed API integration to many applicant tracking software systems. You could import a linkedin profile directly into your ATS. As far as I know now, Catsone software is the only recruiting software that allows this.

Some of the recruiting products on the market today fall into a number of different categories:

Applicant Tracking

Job Distribution

Social Media


Candidate management

Client management

RecruitingSoftware.info is a recruiting software directory that lists many products and services for recruiters. If you are a vendor that designs and develops products for recruiters, you should consider creating a listing.

Recruiting and HR Technologies

There are hundreds of companies that make recruiting and HR technologies. I came across a great list compiled by William Tincup on the 100 HR Technologies to watch right now. The list is divided into the following categories.

  • Employee Feedback
  • Recruiting Operations
  • Rewards and Recognition
  • Performance Management
  • Employment Website
  • Collaboration Technology
  • Time and Attendance
  • Benefits Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Pension Management
  • HR Information Management
  • Learning Management
  • Career Development
  • Engagement Tools
  • Sourcing and Recruiting
  • Workforce Management
  • HR Information Systems
  • Candidate Screening

And many more. You can see the full list of over 100 companies by visiting the post

The recruiting and HR software ecosystem is a big one. Lots of money being raised and I just read yesterday about an interesting company called Restless Bandit that just raised 8 million dollars to help solve the problem of resume black holes which exist everywhere caused mostly by humans being unable to keep track of who they have in their applicant tracking system. The term being used by Restless Bandit for this solution is “Talent Rediscovery”

You can also view detailed information on different recruiting software by visiting Recruiting Software which is a directory of recruiting and HR software