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Talent Acquisition & Retention: A Guide to the Best Tools

Nic Mahaney

OnePager Co-Founder

October 13th, 2021

One of the most important facets of being a successful company is ensuring that you have a strong talent acquisition process. From building a pipeline of qualified candidates to incentivizing your employees to stay, you need to differentiate your company from competitors in the same way you would for sales or fundraising. Today, there are incredible tools to help you focus on finding, and keeping, the best talent. We’ll take a look at 10 products and companies that can help you below:

Application Tracking Systems (ATS)

What is it?

Applicant tracking systems are built to manage the entire recruiting process. Whether it’s an old-school job posting (these are the worst), scheduling a call, or leaving notes - your ATS is your homebase for recruiting.

What should you use?

Greenhouse - There are a lot of great ATS products in the market nowadays. The best, in our opinion, is Greenhouse. Already trusted by Fortune 500 companies and top startups around the world, Greenhouse helps you plan for specific roles, tailor experiences to each member of your team, and set up the platform based on your needs.

Alternative Solutions

Lever, Workable

Job Search Sites

What is it?

Job Search Sites are web-based platforms that help people looking for jobs find employment opportunities. As a hiring team, these websites can help you share job opportunities with a broader audience than what you have in your immediate network - but be careful! These will also lead to an influx of unqualified or uninterested candidates.

What should you use?

LinkedIn - LinkedIn is one of the best places to share your job. With preset filters built-in to candidates profiles, your job can be matched or promoted to job seekers based on their experience and/or interests.

Alternative Solutions

Indeed, OnePager Boards - share a custom list of job opportunities with your audience!

Job Posts & Outreach

What is it?

Creating and sharing a job post is an essential part of acquiring talent. Job posts typically contain broad information about the position and company, before providing more details about experience, responsibilities, and benefits. Doing outreach with job posts is your first opportunity to tell candidates who you are and what you believe in. It’s also your first opportunity to differentiate your company from your competition.

What should you use?

OnePager for Recruiting - Our team at OnePager feels strongly that talent acquisition is what can make or break a company. Ensuring that you put your best foot forward and create a great first impression is essential to hiring top talent. OnePager helps you tell a different story than traditional job postings by moving away from a giant block of text and presenting candidates with a clean, easily digestible profile of the opportunity and the company.

OnePager also helps you turn your biggest champions into your personal recruiting firm. By creating job posts with built-in referral bounties, you can leverage the communities and networks around you to accelerate the hiring process.

Alternative Solutions

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Recruitment Marketing Platforms

What is it?

Recruitment Marketing Platforms are similar to Job Search Sites, but have more features. These platforms typically offer multiple features to help you with posting job opportunities on their platform, as well as tracking candidates through CRM functionalities. These platforms also lead to a large number of unqualified and uninterested candidates, so should be considered a raw, top-of-funnel product.

What should you use?

Lever - Lever is a newer tool in the space, but has been able to differentiate itself for that same reason. With a product-focused company ethos and a system that combines features from ATS and CRM products into one platform, Lever helps companies through most of the traditional recruiting process.

Alternative Solutions

LinkedIn, Zoho

Employee Recognition Software

What is it?

Employee Recognition Software helps companies offer legitimate motivators to improve company culture. By setting standards of excellence, and providing tangible rewards as motivation, companies not only inspire employees to work harder, but they can also track progress and determine top performers.

What should you use?

Bonusly - Bonusly is determined to help employees connect with the mission of their company. Companies that use Bonusly see higher performing, more engaged teams by leveraging their recognition, rewards, and solutions platforms.

Alternative Solutions

Fond, Kudos

Employee Engagement Software

What is it?

Employee Engagement Software helps your company draw real, tangible insights based on employee feedback. From learning overall employee happiness to highlighting incredible achievements of specific employees, these tools allow you to learn what you are doing right and wrong with your employees and management.

What should you use?

Motivosity - Motivosity is dedicated to helping companies get the most out of their employees. They know that employees want to be valued and their platform makes it easy for companies to engage with employees through community, recognition, and management - maximizing talent retention in the process.

Alternative Solutions

Officevibe, Lattice

Benefits Administration Software

What is it?

Benefits Administration Software helps you create and distribute legally compliant benefits packages to your employees. Having the correct benefit administration system expands what you can offer to your employees, while also ensuring a smooth onboarding process.

What should you use?

Rippling - Rippling makes it easy to set up and manage payroll, benefits, apps, and more from a simple, easy-to-use interface. While making it easy to manage health insurance and 401k in one place is incredible, Rippling has differentiated themselves by creating tools that help companies actively support and manage employees.

Alternative Solutions

Gusto, Ease


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