I have a simple math problem for you. I promise it won’t be too bad.
There are two people. Let’s call the first person Kelsey. Kelsey is a successful owner of a small, boutique recruitment agency where her days are packed with intake meetings, interviews and an assortment of time sensitive tasks.
Then, there is Connor. Connor is a manager at a Fortune 500. Like Kelsey, Connor’s days are usually packed with back-to-back meetings from the second he steps into the office until he leaves at night.
Their paths cross when Kelsey begins recruiting Connor. Everything is going seemingly perfect, but then it comes time to schedule the interview. Given everything we know, how many emails does it take to get the interview scheduled?
The answer is too many.
Scheduling interviews should be one of the simplest parts of a recruiter’s job, but too often it turns into a game of inbox tag with each new email driving us closer to drink.
The thing is it doesn’t have to be that way. Today, there are so many FREE and affordable scheduling tools to choose from that you never have to go through the pain of scheduling a meeting again.
If you haven’t made the switch yet, check out these recruiter approved scheduling tools and create your account today. All you have to do is decide what you want to do with all those hours you saved.
Calendly boasts over 1 million monthly users so you know they must be doing something right.
Their free plan offers calendar integrations with Google Calendar, Office 365, Outlook, and iCloud with the ability to schedule unlimited events. Best of all, you get your own personalized Calendly link and email notifications as soon as someone blocks time on your calendar.
If you’re looking for more robust features, check out their paid plans. For around $10 a month, you can personalize branding, schedule group events, and customize email links and reminders.
10to8 claims that they are the all-in-one appointment scheduling software for ambitious businesses, and I have to agree.
Their free plan integrates with Microsoft Outlook 365, Microsoft Exchange, Google Calendar, and Apple iCal. With 10to8, you are able to define multiple appointment types, customize your booking links, and set email and text reminders for all meeting attendees.
The only downside is that your limited to 100 appointments per month on their free plan.
Assistant.to is a 100% free tool. At the moment, it only works with personal and corporate Gmail and Google calendar accounts, but their website says an Outlook integration is coming soon.
Despite being limited to only google accounts, meeting recipients can use any calendar system on any device, and Assitant.to will automatically detect and convert meeting times to your recipient’s time zone to make scheduling a breeze.
Unlike the other solutions on this list, Assistant.to allows recipients to book meetings right from their inbox without visiting an external webpage, allowing everything to be done from a single email.
Did I forget to list you favorite scheduling tool? Let me know by sharing your favorites in the comments below.