Daily-deal bellwether Groupon is on a hiring spree in the US and abroad. When the site first entered China, they were conducting nearly 500 interviews per week. For an immensely growing company like Groupon, or even for smaller start-ups, managing the hiring process can be a nightmare. Inboxes get spammed with resumes, which then have to be manually sorted out in excel sheets. For the smart but limited teams at these companies, time and productivity become a crucial factor.
While some companies have looked at recruitment software, most solutions traditionally have been an overkill in terms of price, functionality and complexity. Innovative companies like Groupon have turned to solutions like recruiterbox :
When Groupon entered China, Recruiterbox enabled us manage nearly 500 interviews per week on the way to become the fastest growing country team in the fastest growing company (Forbes 2010) ever.
– Fabian Kast, Head of Recruiting, Groupon/ Gaopeng China
Recruiterbox.com is a simple tool that helps startups and small companies manage their hiring. Such firms largely use excel sheets and email to manage their recruiting. Unfortunately, this method is difficult and messy. Often, you would like your colleagues to help you with the hiring, but there is no easy way to share notes, discuss applications or track interviews. The larger, more complex solutions available in the market are for HR departments in larger organizations.
RecruiterBox was designed for employees on small teams, or co-founders doing their own hiring. The tool is really a hit with startups because they can simply forward their emails with resume attachments to the recruiterbox platform. Further features like canned emails, custom tagging candidates, tracking and scheduling interviews, sharing status updates and reminders with team members, drastically reduce the amount of time spent on mechanical aspects of hiring.
It is extremely affordable from $50 per month, and its easy interface reminds you of gmail!