30 free tools to help recruiters through the coronavirus pandemic

30 free tools to help recruiters through the coronavirus pandemic

By Erwin Hokken via https://www.recruitmenttech.com

The world of recruitment is also affected by COVID-19 Coronavirus. Employees who have to work from home or, for example, job applications and meetings via video. Recruitment Tech made a list of 30 free tools to help recruiters through the coronavirus pandemic with tools for recruiting, communicating and productivity.

12 free tools for recruiting


Free use of the new Workable video interviewing software for all customers. Whether you’re planning to work from home, or just reduce commutes and on-site visits, Video Interviews can help you keep screening candidates efficiently while remote.


interviewstream announced that they are offering their on demand online interview solution for free to companies that aren’t currently using this due to the Coronavirus. interviewstream exists to create experiences that transform hiring. They do this by simplifying interviews, inspiring change and getting hiring done anywhere. More on the free tool from interviewstream can be found here.


Lusha is the most popular free tool for sourcers, according to our survey under 100 sourcers. Their free plan can be used to find email addresses and phone numbers.

HR Acuity

To help organizations respond quickly to Coronavirus (COVID-19), HR Acuity is providing free access to a limited version of their employee relations platform. Note: Your company must have 500 employees or more and be based in the U.S.


Lever’s recruiting software enables scheduling and joining Zoom meetings from within its app. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, they are extending access to the Zoom Integration to all of their customers for free.


Harver will offer parts of their suite for free, with an option to extend depending on the situation at that time – “No strings attached”.


Free access to OutMatch‘s video interviewing platform for 60 days. The 60-day program includes unlimited use of live and on-demand video interviewing. You’ll also have a Client Success Manager help set you up for success.


Lystloc is a user-friendly location intelligence platform for workforce and vehicle management and for free till June 1st for organizations fighting COVID-19.


Zenefits recognised that small businesses are dealing with unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 outbreak. That’s why they are offering one year of free payroll software with an annual subscription to any of their HR software packages.


The MeetFrank hiring app delivers your job openings to 300 000+ job-seekers across Europe. You will get both the local applicants & candidates willing to relocate. MeetFrank offers 30 days for free for companies and talent to meet based on their aspirations and skills.


Novoresume gives you free access for a month to all their resume and cover letter templates.

Clarity Wave

To support your company during these challenging times, Clarity Wave is now offering 3 months of free access, without any limit, to new customers. Effective immediately, you get full Clarity Wave service for free, for your whole company, until (at least) the end of June.

Need more free tools to boost your recruitment? Here is a list of the 30 most popular free tools for sourcing.

10 free tools for communication

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is a platform developed by Google that can be used for video chatting and videoconferences with colleagues (and candidates). In Google Hangouts there are quite some applications and options available like screens sharing, document sharing, working on a document together, sharing links and copy etcetera. A maximum of 10 people can join the videoconference.


Free site-wide licensing for 3 months of LogMeIn‘s video conferencing solution, GoToMeeting, for eligible organizations like health care providers, educational institutions, municipalities and non-profits.


Vidyard can be used from Google Chrome and offers free secure video messaging to enhance internal communications for all businesses.


Jamm is a communication tool used by remote and distributed teams, which can be used for free for 3 months.


If you’re not currently a customer and need a way to stay connected during times like these, 8×8 has Free Video Meetings available without any downloads or registration required.


To support organizations’ efforts to keep employees connected and productive, Lifesize is currently offering 6 months free of their video conferencing service to any organization, business, NGO or government agency in more than 100 countries.


To support SMBs, educators, and teams at large enterprises during the Coronavirus outbreak, Otter.ai is offering two months free service of its product Otter for Teams to support employees working remotely or from home.


ServiceNow,the leading digital workflow company, announced a customer care plan to support its public and private sector customers in managing the COVID‑19 pandemic. The company has announced four new community apps to help its customers, including government agencies and enterprises, manage complex emergency response workflows. These apps are free of charge through September 30, 2020.


Numa handles your missed calls, makes it easy to text your business, and answers common customer questions automatically. They are temporarily waiving all costs for Numa for the next 2 months to help businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.


Slack is committed to providing non-profits and other organizations associated with COVID-19 relief with full support. If you are part of this sector, Slack’s Standard and Plus plans are now free for the next three months.

8 free tools for productivity & marketing


Zoho offers 11 apps for free until July 1, including ones for online meetings, training sessions, storage, project management and everyday work.


Microsoft offers a free 6-month Office 365 E1 Trial, including Microsoft Teams. Microsoft is making this special E1 Trial license available in response to the increased need for employees to work from home (WFH) in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.


Calendly is offering Zoom and GoToMeeting integrations—previously Premium tier features—free of charge through June. Google Hangouts/Meet remains free for users who prefer that platform.


Free access to the productivity platform of ClickUp to help get all your tasks, docs, conversations, goals, reminders and more in one place.


Hootsuite offers free access for Hootsuite Professional to small businesses and nonprofits until July 1st, 2020. With Hootsuite you can easily manage your social media.


Benckmark offers a free trial of their email marketing solution designed to help you create and send compelling campaigns with ease.


Hatchbuck offers a free trial of the company’s all-in-one sales and marketing platform combines email marketing, CRM and marketing automation.


Wundamail is giving away a free three months of remote-team-management software. Their software is purpose-built for managing people remotely and will keep your team on track in the coming weeks. It works directly in your mailbox, collating all team responses into one easy to digest team update.

Sources: EntrepeneurHRTechnologistRecruitment Tech

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