’s Top 5 Recruitment Tools

Posted on 16th November 2017

Recruitment is very different to how it used to be. We all know that.

In today’s marketplace, Talent Managers and Talent Partners have a plethora of online tools that can help them source and contact the top technical talent available.

However, too much choice can be a bad thing.

It can be easy to fall into the trap of using a suite of tools just to use them. It’s important to not waste your time on tools that sound cool but produce little ROI.

Online recruitment tools should help you become more efficient and more importantly, help you get the right person for the job.

With this in mind, we’ve created a list of the tools our team use everyday (because they generate our clients an ROI!).


ContactOut is by far the most popular tool used within and we’re in good company. Talent Managers at the likes of Microsoft and Rackspace use it too.

ContactOut essentially helps you find anyone’s email address and phone number. Making it a super useful tool for outreach.

It’s more effective than using popular other alternatives such as LinkedIn’s InMail because it finds people’s personal email address.

This is important because InMail is checked one every 3 months (according to LinkedIn) where as personal emails are checked far more regularly.

LinkedIn Recruiter:

With LinkedIn being one of the largest databases in the world, it comes to no surprise that this is one of our most used tools.

Everybody knows the benefits of what LinkedIn can bring to any talent function.

Within we use it to source candidates, create talent funnels and our Principals and Partners will use it as an outreach tool.

It does cost money, but if you use LinkedIn to map out businesses and talent it will become a worthwhile investment.


Again, a well known platform but one that you may not have considered to use to find prospect candidates.

Having said that, it should be one of your main databases you search. Github is the world’s largest community of Developers.

Another benefit of Github is that you can see the projects they’re currently working on which can help you decide whether they will be right for your startup or not.


Recruitin is one of the most used tools within the team and it actually helps squeeze more out of platforms such as LinkedIn and Github.

Recruitin help you build boolean search strings across LinkedIn, Dribble, Google+, Github, Xing, Stack overflow and Twitter.

You can save search strings if you need to make regular searches and view results in Google – this is a great way to avoid any restrictions platforms may put in place.

The added benefit is that it’s free to use and requires no registration!


Most of our team recommend to their clients to use Workable thanks to the many useful features it has; candidate sourcing, applicant tracking, talent crm and team collaboration.

Our team especially loves the team collaboration tool as it helps keep communication lines open with both the start up and candidates.

Having such a powerful software will help you keep on top of all your recruitment efforts.

Using our top 5 tools should help you streamline your recruitment efforts and help you attract the best talent to your business.

It’s important to remember that although there are hundreds of tools available to you, you need to focus on the tools that help hire more efficiently and brings in the right people to your business.

We work with high growth gaming studios to ensure they hire the best staff for their companies and their environments. We work with you, on site, as part of your team. We’ve helped to build teams for Supercell, Klarna, Farmdrop and more. If you’d like help building your team, get in touch here .


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