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October 25, 2023

Top Tools Used by Recruiters to scale business growth

If you’re a recruiter, then making your business more efficient through the use of technology can help save you heaps of time on your daily processes. 

You don’t have to be a genius to work out that it’s better to spend your time on business-critical functions like securing placements and winning clients, rather than on basic administrative tasks that can be done by someone, or something else within the business. 

This is where recruitment tools can come into play.

Dux-Soup, for example, is used by hundreds (if not thousands) of recruiters to help them automate their LinkedIn process for recruitment and save up to 75% of LinkedIn outreach time. That's a HUGE benefit right there.

But what are the top tools used by Recruiters? 

With such a huge array of business tools available to recruiters, and more exploding onto the market each year, it can be hard to know where to start.

Whether it’s Applicant Tracking Systems, Social Networking, Background Checking, Process Automation, Project and Collaboration, Screening and Skills Assessment, CRMs, Candidate Onboarding, Client Accounting…... the list goes on.

Here at Dux-Soup, we asked some recruiters at the top of their game about the tools that have made a difference to their recruitment business. What they simply can’t live without, and what’s changing up the way they work. 

And here’s what they came up with:

1. Seamless.AI

Seamless.AI helps to enrich data with contact details found across the web. The sales software finds verified cell phones, emails, and direct dials for anyone you need to sell to. It is a great option for firms looking to move away from Zoominfo. 

Seamless.AI offers the following advantages:

Data Enrichment: 

Seamless.AI is a game-changer in terms of data enrichment. It scours the web to populate contact details, ensuring our database remains robust and up-to-date.

Success Rate: 

HC-Resource has observed a consistent 10-15% success rate in its data population using Seamless.AI. This efficiency has significantly reduced the time and effort the team spends on manual data entry and verification. This is both for the candidate and client acquisition.

Why It Stands Out: 

Beyond its technical capabilities, what makes Seamless.AI stand out is its intuitive interface and the quality of data it retrieves. It's not just about quantity, but the relevance and accuracy of the contacts it brings to the table.

Recommended by: Shaun Coe & HC-Resource

Shaun Coe is the CEO and founder of HC-Resource, an international recruitment company that specializes in the tech and hospitality sectors. With a global footprint, HC-Resource partners with renowned international brands and some of the industry's largest players. Under Shaun's leadership, the company is dedicated to connecting these prestigious brands with top-tier talent, ensuring a harmonious fit that propels innovation and growth.

2. Dux-Soup

The #1 LinkedIn automation tool, Dux-Soup is used by over 80,000 to connect with candidates and generate leads on LinkedIn. 

Dux-Soup is all about automating the early-stage, high-volume outreach activities on LinkedIn such as profile views, connection requests and messages. You can create drip campaigns of up to 12  LinkedIn actions to nurture prospects through a journey toward a desired outcome.

Dux-Soup can also pull LinkedIn leads and data straight into your CRM system for centralized sales pipeline management.

Dux-Soup is Dest Recruitment's favorite tool for executive search for the following reasons:

Candidate outreach: 

“Invaluable for lead generation. Its seamless integration with LinkedIn allows me to automate outreach, visit profiles, and gather critical data.”


“Dux-Soup ultimately saves me time and helps me identify potential candidates effectively. This tool is particularly helpful in the competitive field of executive recruitment.”

Recommended by:  Serge Claesen, Best Recruitment. 

Best Recruitment pride themselves as the Dutch premier agency specializing in logistics and recycling executive recruitment. With years of experience in the industry, they've built an extensive network and a deep understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities it presents. Their dedicated team is committed to finding the best-fit candidates for executive roles, ensuring the success and growth of both our clients and candidates.

3. Jazz HR

JazzHR delivers an enterprise-level set of easy-to-use recruiting tools that empower small and mid-sized teams to hire faster at an unmatched price. JazzHR's best-in-class solution replaces manual, time-consuming hiring tasks with intuitive tools and automation, empowering hiring managers to recruit and hire the right talent faster.

What sets JazzHR apart?

With many ATS (applicant tracking systems) on the market, what sets Jazz HR apart from the others? At Dux-Soup, we were first made aware of Jazz HR by a user of ours who praised the proactiveness of the business. 

Jazz HR has one of those ‘go-getting’ attitudes. The team is hungry to collaborate and develop new ideas into features. They’re excellent at listening to their audience and engaging with them. We feel that these characteristics will help Jazz HR to win huge market share.

So much so, that we’re exploring a native integration with Dux-Soup. Watch this space…..

Future-proofin ATS

The other strength behind Jazz HR is its suite of tools for recruiters of all sizes under the Employ Inc. umbrella, allowing you to stay within the family as your business grows. 

Jobvite’s talent acquisition suite is aimed at the enterprise market and Lever is a combined ATS and CRM positioning itself as talent relationship management to further develop the ongoing relationship side of recruiting.

4. LinkedIn Sales Navigator

LinkedIn is the world’s leading B2B social networking platform. For recruiters, it’s a ready-made source of candidates at your fingertips. Somewhere within the platform will be a perfect match for your client. It’s just a case of finding them.

The key to exploiting LinkedIn is in your ability to harness the advanced search capability. Sales Navigator offers more search criteria than regular LinkedIn, allowing your targeting to be more precise. 

Add to this the higher number of search results and outreach activity allowed, and you’ll find Sales Navigator less restrictive.

We cover some of the extra features of Sales Navigator and show you how to use this with Dux-Soup to automate your recruitment outreach process.

Why opt for Sales Navigator? 

Whilst some recruiters opt for the LinkedIn Recruiter plan, this can be cost-prohibitive. A Sales Navigator license can be just as good for recruiters and is a popular choice.

You can explore an overview of the different LinkedIn plans for recruiters to help you decide which is best for you.

If you’re looking to use automation for your LinkedIn outreach activity then we recommend a paid LinkedIn plan so that you’re not limited in your search results, and can send more connection requests and messages to potential candidates.

For Best Recruitment, they’ve found the ability to access a vast network of executives the killer feature of LinkedIn Sales Navigator.

5. Sales QL

Sales QL sources email addresses for your LinkedIn targets - even if you haven't yet connected with them. 

An alternative to Seamless. AI and Dux-Soup’s email address finder, where you pay for successful email addresses found on a LinkedIn profile which you’re not connected to, Sales QL goes out to external sources for the data. The tool provides email addresses and phone numbers and validates them.

Recruiters and businesses find it to be an accurate source of contact information and lead generation and have voted it one of their top tools.

6. Canva

An ever-popular tool, Canva allows people with little design experience to produce creative job adverts in minutes.

It contains ready-built recruitment templates that you can easily customize and share.

Check out this advert which was designed from one of the Canva templates in just 3 minutes. For recruiters, Canva makes life so much easier.

Why choose Canva?

Canva has led the market as a simple-to-use design tool, helped along by its free plan. The fact that so many people are Canva experts means it’s a great tool to choose for your business. 

Of course it isn't the only design tool on the market. Alternatives to Canva that were mentioned include Adobe Spark and Adobe Sign.

Adobe Sign delivers a streamlined document signing process, crucial to helping you lock in your placements and get the deal done.

7. iSmartRecruit

Recruiters, are you ready to automate and manage your end-to-end recruitment process easily? Then, iSmartRecruit is your one-stop AI recruitment software solution. More than 10,000+ recruitment professionals in 70+ countries trust this user-friendly solution to overcome their hiring hurdles.

What sets iSmartRecruit apart?

iSmartRecruit is the world's first two-way matching algorithm to find the best candidates for job roles and suitable jobs that fit individuals easily. It automates your candidate sourcing faster and more efficiently.

Is data security your top priority? Then, iSmartRecruit is your go-to solution as it provides the highest level of security for your confidential data.

Plus, iSmartRecruit provides you with self-hosted options so you can install them on your server and gain more control over your recruitment operations.

Also, the dedicated team at iSmartrecruit gives you prompt customer support for query-solving and customisation.

Key Features:

Sourcing Mailbox

Assign Multiple Recruiters

Knockout Screening

Pre-Assessment Screening

Autopilot Workflow

Smart Search

Fuzzy & Proximity Search

Self Scheduling Interviews

Pipeline Management

Other recruitment tools worth mentioning

Here are some other tools worthy of a mention that are being used to streamline the executive recruitment process:

  • Zoho Recruit: Another applicant tracking system (ATS) to manage candidate pipelines.
  • Zoho CRM: To nurture candidate relationships and track interactions.
  • ContentStudio: To share industry insights and attract top talent.
  • Google Workspace: For efficient communication and collaboration.

What recruitment tools do you use in your business? Are we missing any? 

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