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Talent search and recruiting is as difficult for corporations as for small businesses. All businesses want to make sure they get the right person for the job before anyone else. While corporations benefit from funds and whole departments set aside for hiring, small businesses suffer limited resources for talent search and hiring. As a result, they often lose out on the best talent there is. However, with a targeted approach and using the right technology, small businesses can still attract great talent. This tech stack is for you if you’re starting a business or running a small business and getting into the tedious hiring process.

Why Use This Tech Stack?

Every business is looking to find and hire top talent for their operational success and customer satisfaction and to stay ahead of their competition. This means that the more you wait to hire, the more you reduce your chances of getting top talent. 

Automating your talent acquisition and hiring process will help you make sure that you’re always scanning talent sites and resumes, scheduling interviews, and hiring great employees. This is because hiring never stops. You’ll even find passive job seekers in the market who have the right skills but aren’t looking to change their current jobs.

Small Business Hiring Tech Stack

The following are some of the simple, less cost technologies small businesses can leverage to help them find and attract top talent. All of these tech solutions are less costly and manageable for small businesses:

  1. Evernote

Use Evernote to store your job ads and schedules, and take notes for job descriptions and candidates during screening and interviews. You will need the notes to help you settle on candidates. 

  1. Google Forms

You can use Google forms as job application forms to make sorting applicants easy.

  1. Applicant Tracking System

The applicant tracking system (ATS) offered by Team Engine will help you overcome hiring and talent acquisition challenges. You can use it to establish a complete and structured recruiting process, track applicants, automate your recruitment and new hire onboarding, and stay ahead of the curve in hiring. 

  1. Gmail

Use Gmail to organize your incoming applications. If your business doesn’t already use email for hiring, you can create a Gmail address for applicants and hiring processes. An example of such an email is your hiring@yourcompanyname.com. Since hiring is a constant process, this email address is your opportunity to see the skills and personalities your small business is attracting over time. 

  1. Calendly

Your candidates don’t need to be physically present for an interview. Calendly should be your tool of choice for scheduling appointments, interviews, and meetings with applicants throughout the hiring process. This way, you’ll be able to eliminate back-and-forth communications to nail down interview times immediately. Instead of email chains, you’ll just send your time and availability to the applicant with a Calendly link, and they’ll see which times to pick for interviews and meetings.

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Hiring doesn’t have to be difficult in this era of technology. The tech stack we’ve listed here should help you find and hire applicants with the right skills for your business. You’re also free to find other tech solutions to make your hiring process smooth and less costly. 

About the Author(s)

Adam Torkildson

Adam is a long-time resident of American Fork, UT. He serves in several local service organizations and advises several startups that he's invested in or founded.

Owner, Tork Media

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A Simple and Less Costly Small Business Hiring Tech Stack