Browser extensions are useful tools for HR managers who want to manage their projects efficiently, organize their contacts, and increase their productivity.
Achieving productivity is the top goal for many employees in different fields — those working in the human resources sector are no different. Digital tools, like Google Chrome browser extensions, are changing how HR professionals, managers, and recruiters do their jobs.
The wide array of options available at Chrome Web Store can be overwhelming, especially for those looking for easy-to-use and free tools. Here are some of the best free Google Chrome browser extensions for HR professionals who want to save time, manage their projects, and boost their productivity:
Calendly is a scheduling platform that allows HR professionals to book interviews and meetings more efficiently.
It has a function that allows users to send an invite that includes a list of time slots available recipients can choose from. This way, it is easier to agree on a time for one-on-one meetings, catch-ups, and job applicant interviews. This is useful to avoid double bookings, which are a common problem, especially when making appointments only via email.
Remembering passwords can be a little tricky, especially for HR professionals who often must use several platforms and websites where credentials are needed.
LastPass is a password manager that saves credentials in the cloud, allowing users to have access across their devices. This extension has a feature that analyzes passwords and reminds users of reused passwords and those that needed to be changed.
With LastPass, HR managers only have to remember a master password to access their credentials vault.
HR professionals often have to juggle several projects at once, and it could be overwhelming having to track the progress and time spent on each of them.
Everhour is a project management platform hosting several tools that can help HR professionals manage tasks, track time, generate reports, create visual plans, and even manage payroll.
A huge part of the daily hustle-and-bustle of HR is writing — be it email correspondence, reports, or presentations. With Grammarly, HR professionals will be able to ensure that their messages translate well into their writing.
The Grammarly extension allows you to check your spelling and grammar instantly as you type emails, reports, or social media posts.
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Right Inbox is a plugin specifically designed for Gmail that provides next-level productivity for HR professionals. This extension has several features that enable users to schedule emails, send recurring messages, and create email reminders.
This extension also has an email tracking tool, which lets users know if the email has already been opened and which recipients have accessed the links in a message. This is very useful, especially on the recruitment side, as it could provide insights on the engagement of potential candidates.
Mail merging is another practical feature that saves time — it allows users to send customized emails to a large number of contacts in one go.
For information or Data Gathering
It is quite handy for HR managers, especially those working in recruitment services, to find the email addresses of certain people using just the information available on a website. Hunter is the tool for that job.
Hunter can generate email addresses related to the website a user is visiting. The tool marks which ones are verified email addresses and scores the credibility of other found addresses.
The tool can also find the email address of a specific person — the user can simply type the name on the search field and Hunter will be able to find email addresses related to the name.
Swordfish is a tool that extracts contact information of prospective candidates.
It works like a search engine that connects to social network profiles such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
HR professionals using this tool will be able to see information such as personal and business email addresses, direct extensions , and phone numbers.
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