Are you a recruiter that has just quit the rat race to start your own business?
Are you a recruiter that is still part of the rat race but is thinking of breaking away and starting up as a Freelance Recruiter?
If either of the above statements applies to you then, you’ve come to the right blog post!
Here at Giig, we’re on a mission to give Independent Recruiters the tools and the clients to be successful in breaking away from agencies and surviving in the world of business on their own.
Stage one of our master plan is……
To gift you a Free ATS
No limitations, No Restrictions, and No Trial Period
I guess we should start at the top for anyone reading this blog that is unsure what I mean when I say ATS.
Quite simply it stands for — Free ‘Applicant Tracking system’
A place where you can track and manage any candidates that you are headhunting for roles for your clients.
A candidate database, if you will.
As you will know the lifeblood of any recruiter’s business is their candidate network and database.
It’s of the utmost importance that you make sure you store, track and manage your candidates efficiently.
If you are speaking to candidates daily but not storing them effectively you will find that you are constantly chasing your tail when you get a new role.
You will be starting from scratch every time.
Creating a structure for managing your candidates will increase your success and make your life easier in the long run.
The recruitment software industry is a minefield, there are now so many different choices when it comes to purchasing an ATS and more often than not it’s an expensive choice.
As I mentioned at the start of this blog, our mission is to give Independent Recruiters the tools they need to be successful.
Money is tight when you’re sitting at your desk on day one of starting up on your own.
I’ve felt that pain as I’ve been there myself!
Which is exactly why we are giving this away for free.
We know that budgets are tight in the early days of starting a business, so if we can take away the pain of having to pay for a super pricey ATS… Well, then I guess that is one less thing for you to worry about.
At the time of writing this, I will be honest in saying that it’s fairly basic, but do not fear!
Our super team of software developers will be working around the clock, day and night to constantly improve the platform and bring you features that will make your job easier and hopefully help you make more money.
So let’s talk about the key features available to you as of the time of writing.
As we have already discussed your candidate network is the lifeblood of your business so we thought that it would be important to allow you to add as many candidates as you need to the system.
You simply add a candidate by clicking the ‘add candidate’ button attaching a CV and filling in the details.
That candidate will then be stored in Giig, to ensure you can get to them again in the future.
When adding candidates to the free ATS you can skill them so that you can easily find them for future roles.
Skilling candidates make it easy to locate them in the future should you have a new role come up at a later date that has a similar skill set.
At any point in time, you can come back to the Giig database and search for candidates by name, location, skills etc.
This becomes useful when you are given a new role and quickly need to identify what candidates you have in your database that might be suitable.
Within seconds you can run a search on the platform to understand which candidates you have available that might be a match.
When headhunting candidates it can take time to win their trust and book a call to interview them before sending them to your client.
The prospecting pipeline board allows you to track when a candidate has expressed interest when a candidate meeting is booked & when a candidate is ready to send.
It’s perfect for ensuring you don’t lose track of the candidates who have said they are interested in chatting.
This one is very similar to the prospecting board, it allows you to track and manage those candidates that you have sent to roles with your clients.
When you have sent a candidate to one of your clients, you need to make sure that you know where they are at all times, so that you can ensure they have a smooth ride through your client’s interview process.
Now winning clients using Giig will become another blog post because it’s a topic in itself!
However, the big USP we will provide is that by building your candidate database on Giig you will get the chance to connect with the clients in the Giig Hire Marketplace.
When Clients post roles on Giig that require the support of recruiters, the platform will run a search to see which recruiters on the platform have the most relevant candidates on the ATS and will connect those recruiters to the clients.
Giving you the chance to make more placements.
You can get your hands on these features today by signing up on the Free ATS Page.
However, we will be pushing hard to make sure there are constant updates to the platform.
If you sign up and create an account you will be added to the mailing list and receive updates with every new feature we push.
Without a magic crystal ball to look into the future, it’s hard for me to predict exactly what the end product will look like.
The vision we have is to create a round product that will allow you to manage your recruitment business.
It’s starting with the ATS to help you manage candidates but we also want to build:
Dashboards — To help you manage performance
The Ability To Invoice — To help you manage your finances
A Portfolio Creator — To help you showcase your abilities to clients and win business
Automation Features — To help take some of the work off your hands
Recruitment Communities — To help you connect with other Independent Recruiters in the same position as you
And many more…
I hope you see that we’re committed to creating something much bigger than an ATS.
Join the community of Independent Recruiters already up and running by signing up for Free today