An HR manager has a lot on their plate, often balancing everything from recruiting and hiring to compliance and employee engagement. It’s no easy feat, and you’d be forgiven for thinking that there simply isn’t enough time in a day to make a dent in that to-do list.
Fortunately, there are tons of free online tools that can save you valuable time and energy, as well was help you become much more effective in everything from recruiting candidates to keeping full-time workers motivated.
This hiring software offers HR managers an end-to-end applicant tracking system (ATS) that’s completely free of charge. MightyRecruiter makes it easy to post and distribute your job opening, manage your candidates, schedule interviews, and even create your own career site (no development required)—all from one place.
This is a Google Chrome extension and free online tool that’s specifically developed for recruiters. It enables you to search for talent across multiple platforms, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Indeed, Twitter, Quora, and more.
In addition to Hiretual, you can explore other Chrome extensions that will make your life as an HR manager a lot easier.
HR managers have to be informed about all happenings in their industry. You have to know when big organizations are on the verge of layoffs so you can pick up quality candidates before they hit the market as well as what the competitive brands are doing so you can develop new projects and hire more talent to push your company on top. You have to search for influencers, so you’ll attract them to work for your organization. Plus, you have to analyze all this content, so you’ll work on the development of your employer brand.
Instead of wasting tons of time searching for relevant content on a daily basis, you can simply use Feedly. This free online tool is a news aggregator: You’ll just pick your favorite categories, and Feedly will serve you a daily dose of valuable information.
You’re tired of Excel charts, but you still need a similar system to log employee hours and organize priority projects? Try Smartsheet! It’s a great platform for keeping a close eye on each project, rearranging priorities, and managing the volume of work you delegate to your employees. In addition to planning and tracking features, the tool gives you reporting options, too.
This is not an entirely free tool (the Team option costs $15 per month). However, there’s a 30-day free trial version that you’ll certainly benefit from.
If you’re after a great free human resource management system, Sentrifugo is the free online tool for you. Its features include talent acquisition functions, detailed analytics, employee self-service, performance appraisal, service requests, background checks, interview scheduling, and much more. You get all this free of charge as it’s an open source product.
When you bring new talent into the company, you have to evaluate their performance. Admit it: performance reviews are not your favorite thing to do. They have to be authoritative, just, insightful, and motivating at the same time.
Mark The Job is a free online tool that allows you to create great performance reviews. It gives you logical performance rating scales, which make the evaluation of workers easy. The tool is completely free.
This is scheduling/time-tracking software that makes teamwork as organized as it gets. It’s free for up to 6 users. It allows you to organize a project through specific tasks and observe what each team member is doing at a certain time.
You’ll get precise timesheets that measure performance, so it will be easier for you to evaluate employees if you rely on this tool.