Five of the best HRMS for recruitment features

Recruitment is one of the best HR processes to automate. Just having a system that prompts the often-convoluted series different steps in the hiring process – from applicant tracking to assessment to onboarding – can be a godsend to the busy hiring manager.

Here are five HRMS packages that offer solid recruitment functionality. We’ve deliberately avoiding the big vendor names such as Sage and Oracle, not because their software isn’t good (it is) but simply to offer a little variety – after all, this list is “five of the best” and not “the best five”…

1. Breezy HR

Breezy’s strapline is, “End-to-end recruiting software to help you attract & hire great employees with less effort!” and that’s what it does. Aimed at small to medium-sized organizations, this cloud-deployed package allows easy access on the move, ideal for business owners who might need to juggle a recruitment campaign while traveling.

Priding itself on its ease-of-use, Breezy permits you to set up customized pipelines for different roles, using a simple drag-and-drop approach. Job descriptions can be posted simultaneously to a variety of free jobs boards, and the whole assessment process is automated. Finally, Breezy offers a set of standard metrics and analytics for source of candidates, time to fill, and pipeline performance.

2. Zoho Recruit

Part of Zoho’s range of solutions for small to medium businesses, Recruit offers enables you to handle resumes, candidates, (and clients and client contacts for staffing agencies) via a single platform. You can post to external jobs boards or your company’s social media account, parse resumes (pulling resumes from LinkedIn and other pages), track applicants, keep track of your interview schedule, and even manage a corporate jobs page.

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Fully customizable, Zoho boasts that you can add custom fields, status, buttons and the website hints at a variety of advanced functions. A variety of standard reports allow the user insights into current recruitment performance.

3. Jobvite

Jobvite is based on an impressive 10 years of development and is one of the market’s top recruitment best-of-breed modules. In fact, Jobvite claim that on average, users see a 27% improvement on their time to fill performance. From automatic interview scheduling to chasing your hiring team for action, the whole process is managed via a dashboard with a clear user interface with tabs for pipelines, campaigns, sourcing, requisitions and candidates. With mobile apps to coordinate mobile teams of recruiters, and a specialized Facebook interface, every element of your hiring process is tracked and measurable. Jobvite’s automated hiring features also seamlessly join up with Jobvite Onboard, continuing the good experience for the successful applicants.

4. iCIMS

Aimed at the larger enterprise, iCIMS offers platform-as-a-service talent acquisition solutions, including iCIMS Recruit which features applicant tracking, one-click jobs posting (including to the leading jobs boards and up to 300 social sites), and a mobile-friendly branded career portal for your company. The ATS coordinates all your jobs, applicant profiles and hiring processes with an easy user experience, making it easy for your existing employees to share job opportunities with their own personal networks, thus expanding your reach.

5. JazzHR

The JazzHR website claims to set the standard for recruiting software – a bold claim but it certainly ticks the right boxes.

Post a job once and see it appear on multiple jobs boards: check. Customizable applicant tracking process with the option of real-time messaging between hiring team members: check. Synchronized interview calendar and the option for interviewers of recording question-by-question notes: check. Digitized offer management process, including e-signatures: check. And finally, Big Data benchmarking of your recruitment processes using real world data points: check.

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Dave Foxall

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Dave has worked as HR Manager for the Ministry of Justice for a number of years, he now writes on a broad range of topics including jazz music, and, of course, the HRMS software market.

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