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Two Killer Hiring Apps That Will Help You Find Your Next Rock Star Employee


Running a small business is no easy feat, and when you are looking to hire additional employees, you want to be sure you are getting the best candidates for your business. Hiring employees can be a costly procedure; it is estimated that the cost of recruiting, hiring, and training a new employee is close to $4000. It takes time, energy, and money. The success of your business often banks on hiring the right employees who work hard, fit in well with your company culture, and are loyal – because firing employees has a much higher price than acquiring them.

Hiring employees is an extremely important part of building your business. Your employees make up the foundation of your company and will exhibit your core values and ideals. Making sure you are hiring the right people can make all the difference in how your business is identified by customers and vendors alike.

There are so many tools and companies available to small business owners to help make their life a little easier, and hiring is no exception. Here are two hiring apps that will not only reduce your stress, but also help you find your business’ next ‘most valuable player.’

Bullhorn Reach

Bullhorn Reach is a recruiting platform that gives you the ability to connect your employee search with your business’ social media platforms to find the best talent. To top it of, Bullhorn Reach is fast. They leverage data from search engines and your social networks to find the best fit for your business. Bullhorn allows you to let your networks and employees work for you where it really counts – finding the best team members to build your business. With Bullhorn Reach, you can broadcast your open jobs to your social media communities and create engaging job listings. It is great for a variety of industries and businesses sizes and they have competitive pricing – they start with free, smaller plans, and have broader plans that start as low as $59 a month.


Plum is another great recruiting platform for small businesses because they work on improving the efficacy of your hiring process. Plum will help your business find, sort, and hire the best talent, while reducing the time and money you spend on reading resumes, conducting interviews, and training new hires. Plum improves the efficiency of your process by creating and conducting tests on each job position and on each job applicant’s problem-solving skills and personality traits – giving you a complete picture of every person who applies for a job. The results of these tests should reveal which prospective candidate has the best potential to succeed. Although this may seem like it would take a long time to create and implement, you can create an analysis of a specific job within 8 minutes! Costs vary depending on how many jobs you need to fill, but demos are free and a Plum Success Manager can give you more information regarding pricing.

Hiring the right employees can be tough. For small businesses, employees make up the heart and soul of your company, so you want to make sure you have the absolute best people working for you. Companies like Bullhorn Reach and Plum have made their business helping businesses find the best employees – why not give them a try?