15 Integrated Recruiting Tools & How To Choose Them

When it comes to your hiring tech stack, there are many solutions to choose from. With hundreds of features and integrations to consider, selecting the right tools can take time and resources that you could use to find and nurture talent.

Regardless of your company’s needs or priorities, your recruiting software should be a single source of truth that enables everyone on your team to efficiently execute and analyze recruiting activities with data-driven insights.

With this in mind, let’s review everything you need to know about complementary recruiting tools that span the hiring and selection process, so your team can make decisions that fuel your talent strategy and your organization’s growth:

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What are recruiting tools?

You might have multiple products that aid your hiring and selection efforts, but it’s important to understand the distinctions between recruiting software and recruiting tools:

  • Recruiting software is any technology solution specifically built for recruiting needs. Some examples are applicant tracking systems (ATS) or candidate relationship management (CRM) software solutions. 
  • Recruiting tools are supporting technology solutions across the hiring lifecycle that can sync with — and enhance the effectiveness of — dedicated recruiting software solutions. The best recruiting tools can seamlessly integrate with your recruiting software.

Leveraging both recruiting software and recruiting tools is crucial for tailoring your tech stack to your team’s particular needs.

Why are integrated recruiting tools important?

If your organization already has dedicated recruiting software, you might not see an immediate need for additional products. But there are benefits of investing in integrated recruiting tools.

The benefits of recruiting tools (as explained below)
  • Increased return on investment (ROI) from your recruitment software. No recruiting software solution has every single valuable feature that could benefit your organization. By using recruiting tools that integrate with your chosen software, you expand your tech stack’s capabilities and see a greater ROI.
  • Lack of data silos. Using disparate software solutions can lead to data silos, which occur when your hiring data is stored across multiple systems. Integrated tools seamlessly share information, so you always have the full picture of your data, no matter where you’re looking for it.
  • Simplified management. Dealing with many different systems can be a managerial nightmare. Ensure your tools are integrated to streamline management of each tool.
  • Collaboration opportunities. By leveraging recruiting tools with collaboration features, your team can stay on the same page throughout every step of the recruiting process. 
  • Streamlined repetitive tasks. Many recruiting tools leverage automation, allowing your team to reduce (or even eliminate) team time spent on mundane, repetitive managerial tasks.

“By integrating your ATS + CRM solution with critical recruiting tools, you can streamline your processes, eliminate duplicated efforts, reduce human error, and — ultimately — allow your TA team to concentrate on what really matters: your candidates.”

15 proven recruiting tools to support hiring success

Whether you need to improve collaboration with hiring managers, write better job posts, or leverage a job aggregator to publish listings to multiple job boards, the recruiting tools featured below can up your recruiting game.

Before we dive into our list of some of the top recruiting tools, we should highlight the common thread between them: they’re all Lever’s integration partners

As the leading recruiting software for high-growth companies, LeverTRM has integrations with the most powerful recruiting tools on the market. Here are 15 essential recruiting tools that Lever customers use to level up their recruiting tech stack.

Click here to learn more about how Lever integrates with the top recruiting tools.

1. Datapeople

The first step to filling job openings? Writing compelling impact descriptions — something Datapeople helps Lever customers excel at. 

  • Standout feature: Multiple stakeholders can write, review, and revise descriptions in Datapeople, then use the one-click sync to send those descriptions to Lever.

2. Starred

Starred’s candidate experience platform enables recruitment teams to send NPS surveys to rejected, withdrawn, and hired candidates at each stage of the recruitment process.

Feedback is translated into actionable insights and attributed to each recruiter, hiring manager, and more. 

3. Codility

Codility offers role-based assessment tools to help hiring teams determine whether candidates have the requisite skills for a given position. 

  • Standout feature: With Codility, hiring managers can send structured engineering-centric assessments to prospects to gauge and compare their technical skills with other candidates. 

4. Hired Assessments

Hired Assessments offers a similar tool that also integrates seamlessly with Lever. It enables hiring teams to send programming challenges to prospects directly from Lever’s talent acquisition suite. 

  • Standout feature: Hired Assessments help employers discern candidates’ suitability for tech roles and reduce hiring bias.

5. Criteria

Criteria helps hiring teams use objective, multidimensional data to measure candidates’ personalities, aptitude for certain kinds of work, and overall emotional intelligence. Assessments can be sent to prospects based on recruiting process stage triggers.

  • Standout feature: The two previous assessment-oriented recruitment tools are tech-specific, but Criteria is a broader evaluation tool.

6. Bryq

Bryq offers cognitive skill and calibration assessments that can be sent via Bryq to candidates within LeverTRM.

  • Standout feature: This tool offers more than just tests. It also helps recruiting teams decrease recruiting bias, promote talent mobility within the organization, build strong company cultures, and minimize hiring risk, including extending offers to poor-fit prospects.

7. Spark Hire

Live video interviews exploded in popularity over the past few years, but recruiting teams employed other video interview approaches as well. One approach is to have candidates answer interview questions provided by hiring teams through recorded videos hosted in Spark Hire. Lever customers can trigger these “one-way” video interview requests during screening and when prospects progress to a particular recruitment funnel stage.

  • Standout feature: Pre-recorded interviews allow your team to quickly identify qualified candidates without conducting a lengthy interview.

8. BrightHire

Conducting efficient video interviews is one thing, but hiring teams also need to record and revisit these interviews to ensure they fully understand candidates’ answers and general comments. That’s where BrightHire can help.

  • Standout feature: The recruitment tool’s AI functionality auto-generates transcribed highlights from each interview to help recruiters and hiring managers make smarter hiring decisions.

9. Grayscale

Many LeverTRM users use Grayscale, a text-based candidate outreach tool, alongside Lever’s native nurture capabilities to build unified email-text nurture programs.

  • Standout feature: The data from this unified nurture approach can be shared between our solution and Grayscale’s automated text communications app to track the overall engagement of qualified candidates throughout the recruitment funnel and convert them at a high rate.

10. Compa

Compensation analysis is a core HR task. However, recruiters and hiring managers need to have compensation info on hand to help them send enticing offers to prospects that still fall within their pre-set salary bands.

  • Standout feature: Compa’s predictive compensation analysis features help hiring teams determine the ideal offers to send to high-quality candidates to get them to sign with their organizations quickly.

11. HireEZ

Inbound recruitment marketing helps talent teams attract top-tier active candidates to apply for roles. However, outbound recruitment marketing is still necessary to help target qualified passive prospects for open positions — which is where HireEZ can help.

  • Standout feature: The tool helps recruiters engage qualified talent and boost response rates to outbound ads and messaging with automated drip email campaigns.

12. Fetcher

Some recruiting teams haven’t fully integrated AI into their workflows yet due to worries about AI adhering to qualification criteria. However, high-quality AI recruiting tools like Fetcher ensure that only best-in-class prospects are contacted for active roles. 

  • Standout feature: Fetcher learns each organization’s candidate preferences, sorts through applicants, and selects ideal fits to reach out to and advance in their recruitment process.

13. ContactOut

Before ContactOut, scouring the web for candidates’ contact information was an arduous task for recruiters. This tool has the phone numbers and email addresses of more than 1.2 billion individuals, many of whom are likely your candidates.

  • Standout feature: A Lever-ContactOut integration enables our customers to bolster their candidate profiles by syncing these contact details right into LeverTRM in a data-compliant way.

14. Phenom

As a major aspect of the recruiting and hiring cycle, your recruitment software has to be able to communicate with HR systems. Phenom provides robust insights into candidates’ experiences and funnel journeys that talent acquisition specialists can use to optimize their daily efforts.

  • Standout feature: The Phenom partner integration with Lever is built to report on insights important to HR and recruitment teams with their respective work, facilitating collaboration across teams. 

15. JOIN

Lever’s JOIN integration helps recruiters post, update, and archive job ads with ease. All postings and ads created in JOIN can be automatically published to upwards of 100 free job boards and other job search sites.

  • Standout feature: New candidates generated through these promos can be sent back to Lever, where customers can work with their respective CRM approaches and hire the optimal talent.

How to find your ideal Lever integrations

These recruiting tools are only a fraction of the solutions that integrate with Lever. To explore our complete ecosystem of integrations, follow these steps:

Four steps for finding recruiting tools that integrate with Lever (as explained below). Click here to get started.
  1. Navigate to the Partners page. This is the main search page for all of our integration partners.
  2. Use the collections and categories tabs. These tabs allow you to sift through the complete database, filtering to the tools you need. Use keywords to categorize results by general criteria, such as features or popularity, or recruitment-specific categories.
  3. Research the tool. Before you make any decisions, thoroughly review each tool’s integration process, licensing terms, and capabilities, so you pick the right one. 
  4. Read activation instructions. Once you decide on a recruiting tool, you can start the activation process. Click the “Learn More” button in each integration’s listing to review detailed activation instructions. 

Getting started with Lever’s recruiting tool integrations

Remember, these recruiting tools optimize your hiring process when working in combination with the right recruiting software. Get started with Lever today to level up your recruiting approach.

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