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Rec Tech: the Recruiting Technology Podcast

Bringing you technology inspired conversations with practitioners and vendors in the recruiting technology arena.

Apr 13, 2020

Today’s episode features the audio portion of a recent HR Lancers Live event where a number of freelancers crowd sourced their favorite software tools, apps and sites that help them do their job.

Chris Russell

  • GoDaddy bookkeeping: An invoicing tool used for tracking income, expenses, invoicing, mileage ,Hourly time tracking – “very simple bookkeeping app”, “like it for its simplicity overall” Cost: $110/year

  • Ripl: Marketing Tool that allows you to create branded videos and images in minutes, then instantly post to all your social media accounts at once. - “favorite tool out of all that I am sharing today”, “will make your social media a lot better looking.  Can build it into your brand” Cost: $10/month

  • TinyScannerPro: A little scanner app that turns android device into a portable document scanner and scan everything as images or PDFs. “take a picture with your phone in the app, it creates a pdf and can email right from your phone” Cost: $5 one time fee

  • – Auto schedule and post blogs, photos, RSS, news and videos to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,  you can use this to push out content from multiple social media accounts- “pretty powerful, can do a lot of social media marketing” Cost: Free to $24.88/month

  • Snagit – Screenshot, screencast tool Cost: $50

  • Stat counter – a simple but powerful real-time web analytics service that helps you track, analyze and understand your visitors so you can make good decisions to become more successful online. “simpler version of Google Analytics” Cost: Free to $9/month

Javianna Nelson

  • QuickBooks self-employed: Invoicing tool

  • Canva: The design software that makes design simple, convenient, and reliable—create what you need.  Good tool for marketing. - “my business is an employer brand business…use it to engage employees of clients on Social Media” Cost: $120/year

  • Hello Bonsai: Project Management  contracts, e-signing, & invoices – client profile, contracts and proposals, time tracking, makes forms and keeps forms. Cost: $16/month

Alissa Penny

  • Venngage: Infographic creator. “I use it to do a lot of infographics for my consultation, I do strategic analysis and data analysis so it helps me show really quick charts to a lot of my clients” Cost: $19/month

  • Slack:  Client Communication for all projects, recommended for folks who are doing remote work. “If you are more into doing video based projects, I enjoy using Discord, more for the gaming industry” Cost: Free

  • Hootsuite: Social Media Posting Management Cost: Free

Tonja LaFrenz

  • Feedly: A news aggregator application for various web browsers and mobile devices running iOS and Android – “find what you are looking for, a project you are working on, it gives you articles, then you can post the article out through Hootsuite” Cost: Free

  • ATS/CRM: Big Biller through Top Echelon “can add your candidates, can add your companies, they do training all the time, their customer service is unreal”  Cost: $70/month

  • Fivrr: $15 for email signature, logo $10 and slogan $40 – freelancer site

  • Wisestamp: email signature generator 

Orin Davis

  • previously known as Read It Later, is an application and web service for managing a reading list of articles and videos from the Internet

  • Harvest- Time tracker: Simple time tracking, fast online invoicing, and powerful reporting software. Simplify employee timesheets and billing.

  • ScannerPro: Allows you to scan paper documents into PDFs that look clean and professional.

  • Expensify – for tracking expenses

  • - coworking space $39 for 10 hours – “giving you hourly access to co-working spaces….need a place to sit down and work, don’t want to do a coffee shop” hours rollover and accumulate.  They are a global organization.