As a small business owner, you’ve always got a lot on your plate. You’re the CEO, the CFO, the chief marketing officer, and oftentimes, you’re also the HR manager. And while you might be a Jack or Jill of all trades, trying to do everything yourself isn’t always the best use of your time – especially when it comes to hiring.

The good news is, there are a number of digital tools available that can help you fast track your hiring process, so you can focus on running your business. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the best.

LinkedIn Recruiter Lite

LinkedIn is one of the most powerful recruiting tools available, and LinkedIn Recruiter Lite is its budget-friendly option for small businesses. With LinkedIn Recruiter Lite, you can post jobs, contact candidates directly through the platform, and access a wealth of data about potential hires. Best of all, it’s only $99 per month.


Jobvite is an end-to-end recruiting solution that helps small businesses source, screen, and hire candidates. With Jobvite, you can post jobs to major job boards with just a few clicks, track applicants through an intuitive dashboard, and conduct video interviews right from your computer. The service isn’t cheap, but for some businesses, it may be worth the cost.

Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS)

An ATS is a software application that helps businesses manage the recruiting and hiring process. ATSs can be used to post open positions on job boards, screening candidates, and managing applications and resumes. They can also be used to track applicant progress throughout the hiring process. There are a number of different ATSs available on the market, so be sure to do your research to find the one that best meets your needs.

Pre-Employment Testing

Pre-employment testing is another great way to streamline your hiring process by helping you identify qualified candidates quickly and efficiently. There are a variety of different types of tests available, including skills tests, aptitude tests, and personality tests. Testing can be done online or in person, depending on your preference.

Email Campaigns

Another tool that can be helpful in your hiring process is email campaigns. You can use email platforms like MailChimp or Constant Contact to send out messages about open positions at your company. This is a great way to reach candidates who might not be actively searching for new jobs but who would be interested in hearing about opportunities at your company. Plus, it’s an easy way to keep track of all the applications you receive in one place.

Social Media Networks

Social media networks like LinkedIn and Facebook are a tried and true method for recruiting new employees. LinkedIn, in particular, has a robust job listing feature that lets you post open positions directly on the site. You can also use social media networks to connect with potential candidates and get a better sense of their qualifications and work experience.

Video Interviews

In today’s digital work environment, there is no reason to waste time scheduling in-person interviews with candidates who may not be fully qualified for the role. Instead, consider using video interviews to screen candidates before inviting them to come in for an in-person meeting. Video interviews allow you to get a feel for a candidate’s personality and communication style without having to leave your office. Plus, they are usually less expensive and time-consuming than traditional in-person interviews.

Hiring the right employees is essential for any business’s success. If you’re looking for ways to streamline your hiring process, consider using some or all of the digital tools mentioned above. By using job posting sites, recruitment software, or applicant tracking systems, you can reach a wider pool of candidates, target specific demographics, and automate various aspects of the recruitment process. Leveraging these tools can save you time and money while still finding the best candidates for the job. Now it’s time to build your dream team!

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