We all know Apps, since we got our first IPhone in 2008. And yes we use them for Pizza orders, Social Media, Banking, etc pp. .
But how about HR & Headhunters ?
Are there any Apps aside from career portals ?
Do headhunters have and love apps ?
Yes, in the Apple & Google Play store are a few headhunters & executive search companies, having their own app now, but they are not more than a mobile responsive website. The last years until today you can spend from 5 k $ to 80 k $ for developing a smart app and some executive search companies did, but there are also a lot of cheap products on the markets, where you can build your own app only by spending 500$ per year and some of your time.
The future is mobile, this is nothing new and many startups got it since 6 years, but we headhunters didn't got it until now.
There is much potential for engaging candidates in the metro each day by:
HireVue and Spark-Hire, were early adopters of time -shifted recorded video interviews, apps, which allow you since 7 years to video screen candidates by record video applications via your phone, IPad or laptop. I was working and experimenting since 2012 in Austria with this App(tool) and my clients really loved it. But there are also many, many other time shifted Video Interview tools, which are cheaper up from 3$ per recorded Video Interview, depending, what you need in the hireing process. It's a lot of time saving, because the candidates makes the video interview at any time, from any device he wants. No scheduling.
So, back to the App, we all know, since some years, that the millenials and generation Y loves Apps and the future is mobile, but it' also not on our focus yet, to spend much money on building an app.
I want to encourage you with this article, to think about, building your own app, just by using some of these tools and spend some time (or the trainee will), it's worth to be prepared for the future and have some extra add-on for your headhunting business to engage clients & candidates. (because in the end, all headhunters are cooking with water.. :-))
Check this article:
Think about. You will be prepared for the future for small money.
By the way, this is BREADHUTER's App, it's cheap from design, sorry, but it's for free, it does, what it should do and a IOS paid version, more stylish & fancy is on the way... so whatch out.
Greetings from Vienna !
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