Hiring Tools

In this section of our guide we take a look at the area of hiring tools and introduce five key aspects involved in the hiring process including: 

  • job posting
  • web-based recruiting software 
  • assessment providers 
  • background checks 
  • on-boarding



Job Posting

In the job posting section of the software recruiting guide we identify what a job posting is, what is involved in the job posting process and look at what  a sponsored posting is as well, and the differences between a sponsored posting and non-sponsored job posting. 

A job posting, also known as a job ad, is the main asset available to companies when recruiting newly hired staff. These advertisements relate to open jobs. Traditionally, they were traditionally published in newspapers and other printed sources. However, they are now more commonly posted online. Sponsored job postings involve paying  third party job boards for increased visibility.

Some key areas we explore in this section are:

  • job Posting (internal and external) 
  • job ad vs. job description 
  • sponsored job posting



Web-Based Recruiting Software

Inside this web-based recruiting software section of the software recruiting guide we take a look at specially designed software that digitally handles the recruitment needs of a company, otherwise known as an applicant tracking system (ATS).

ATS was used previously by larger companies, however, with technology and business model developments, applicant tracking software is now accessible to small and medium companies..

Some key areas we explore in this section are: 

  • the steps involved in the hiring process 
  • applicant tracking systems (full definition, brief history, how it works, current state and examples)
  • how ATS may be preferred over a DIY hiring method



Assessment Providers

In this assessments providers section of the software recruiting guide we cover the numerous assessment tests/providers as well as what is involved in pre-hire assessment.

Pre-hire assessment is the process of using tests and questionnaires to screen candidates for job openings on a variety of factors, for instance; motivation, preferences, personality, critical thinking skills and cognitive ability. 

The type of tests/providers we take a look at include:

  • Wonderlic
  • Caliper
  • Predictive Index
  • Myres-Briggs Type Indicator
  • Plum.io
  • Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire
  • SHL Occupational Personality Questionnaire 
  • disc Behaviour Inventory

Some key areas we explore in this section are; pre-hire assessment, types of tests or assessments and choosing the right test.


Background Checks

In this section of the software recruiting guide we explore background checks and how they are used in professional organizations. 

Background checks provide employers with third party confirmation of a candidate. An employee background check is a review of an individual’s employment, criminal, commercial and/or financial records. Numerous employers carry out background checks on job candidates. Some of them carry out checks post hiring an employee.

Some key areas we look at in this section are; background checks (definition, why they are used as well as how they are carried out) and what employers can check.




In this section of the software recruiting guide we take a look at onboarding process. Onboarding also known as organisational socialisation. It is the process in which new hires are professionally, physically and emotionally integrated into the set culture as well as operations of their new workplace.

Onboarding starts before the employee joins the organization, for instance, the use of handbooks and policies prior to the employment beginning. Effective onboard methods are able to monitor the employee’s response to the onboarding process and make sure that key measures of organisational integration, for example, social acceptance as well as understanding culture are accounted for and improved.

Some key areas we look at regarding onboarding in the section are; onboarding (definition, the process and strategies) as well as examples of onboarding in the modern world.