The Big List of Mobile Recruiting Apps

As someone who is obsessed with mobile and how it can help recruiters and sourcers find & connect with more candidates, I ask you, why aren’t there more apps for recruiters?

If you search the app stores, you’ll find hundreds of them for finding jobs, but very few for finding candidates. I recently embarked on a search of iTunes to look for apps specifically created for recruiters. I excluded things like time and attendance apps of which there seems to be plenty, and concentrated on ones related to sourcing and candidate identification.

To my surprise I found very few, perhaps 15 or so. I tried various keyword searches using basic terms like recruiter, recruiting, HR, hiring, etc. Some of these apps are vendor specific. The link will take you directly to the app store.

  • CareerBuilder for Employers | link
  • Linkedin Recruiter | link
  • InstaJob | link
  • PeekYou | link
  • Proven (restaurant hiring) | link
  • JobDiva | link
  • The Interviewer | link
  • WePow Recruiter | link
  • Interview Assistant | link
  • RIVS Manager | link
  • Hirevue Pro | link
  • Talent Xray | link
  • Snagajob Hiring Manager | link
  • Search for People | link
  • getTalent | link

One of my thoughts on the lack of apps is that recruiters are a very ‘PC centric’ group who like their computers and just haven’t embraced working on mobile yet. Perhaps the lack of apps is also compounding this issue.

But to be sure, mobile recruiting is here and its real. Job seekers have already embraced it. Why are the big HR tech vendors ignoring this market? One would hope that the ATS companies and the new people search engines need to start making some of their features available thru a mobile app or at the very least make their sites mobile friendly.

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Do you have a favorite recruiting app not on this list? Leave a comment and enlighten us…

Note: I skipped the Google Play store since most apps launch first on iOS anyway. Android usually lags behind. If you are an Android user do a search on Google Play for the app names you see above.

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11 Comments on “The Big List of Mobile Recruiting Apps

  1. Hi Chris, thanks for the valuable information.

    Just want your advice on the below mentioned (found this while searching)

    Cardmunch, LinkedIn
    Evernote Hello, Evernote Corp.
    Lookup, TalentBin
    123People.com, yelster digital

    Thanks
    SG

    Sathish Ganesh
    Twitter : @sathish_ganesh

  2. There is no “lack of apps” for finding candidates, but the list you
    provided implies an overly-narrow definition of what helps find
    candidates using a mobile device. Agreed that such apps will
    proliferate when their use on a mobile device yields value at least near
    parity with their desktop computer equivalents (the latter tends to
    have more functionality). But what about apps when at an event
    (Camcard, Cardflick, etc.) and geo-promixity/tagging apps (Banjo,
    Foursquare, Highlight, Sonar, etc. – see
    http://www.theverge.com/2012/10/5/3459832/people-discovery-apps-bubble-highlight-foursquare-sonar-banjo )
    which can be high value and it actually makes sense to use those on a
    mobile device? But for pure searching, also add the mobile versions of these popular tools, Bing, Docstoc, HooversNearHere, Lanyrd, Scribd, Yandex.

  3. It’s a bit weird really, but all the recruiters I know don’t use iOS. They are, either, supplied with Blackberries at their workplace, or get themselves an Android phone, but not an iPhone. So, if the app marketplace want recruiters to use their apps they should design them for use in the operating system choice of their customers initially.

  4. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your helpful list.

    Do you have any idea how many users these apps have? I agree with you that recruiters are a very ‘PC centric’ group, so I don´t think that invest in develop app for recruiters will have a good return. What do you think about it?

    If any recruiter here use some of theses apps, please tell me what yours opinions and for what do you use it.

  5. Hey Chris

    Great list of Mobile recruitment apps.

    Check out http://www.rekroot.com. There are many features in this recruitment software and it is absolutely free of cost.

    This app helped our company for video interview. Good clarity of video and audio.

    Checkout the process flow of rekroot.

  6. QuikHiring is the 5th generation recruitment app that empowers searching and posting jobs through Mobile Apps and bring Recruiters and job seekers as closer as in face to face interview through its Video Interviewing Capabilities to pre-screen bunch of applications for calling the best candidates to meet you in person.

    Download recruiters and job seekers : http://www.quikhiring.com

  7. A bit late, but thanks Chris for the list! All those apps are really great, being the pioneers of mobile recruiting. As you must have seen, mobile recruiting is definitely staying. The need to connect and work on candidates on the go is only growing for recruiters! As we’re building a new ATS product, we can’t obviously ignore this fact. So we have launched an iPhone app and Android app for recruiters to recruit on the go: https://recruitee.com/blog/recruitee-iphone-app-android-app/

    In case you’re interested, here are the download links:
    Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.recruitee.app
    iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/recruitee-recruiting-software/id1231934627

    It would be our honor to be added to your list as well. Let me know if you need anything Chris!

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