Five simple apps to help your recruitment business save money

If you’re looking to save on business expenses in the new year, Sophie Hainsworth reminds us of a few money-saving apps.

Whether you run or work in a recruitment firm you are bound to be looking for ways to save money, maybe looking to cut the cost of that client lunch or make some savings on your phone bill. 

You may well be aware of the following apps and services on an individual basis, but these are also great for business owners and employees alike.

1. Vouchercodes

It’s easy to get lost in a world of discount apps on your phone – from Wowcher to Groupon to VoucherCodes. All of them offer a variety of discounts. My personal favourite is VoucherCodes, as it gives you wider options for shopping, plus it includes food and travel deals. So, it’s great when you’re considering team rewards. 

2. uSwitch 

This app will let you compare energy, broadband and mobile deals, so you can see if you are getting the best tariff for your business and your team. Switching tariffs is done in the app and only takes a matter of minutes to complete. 

The app has handy functionality, which will remind you to switch each year, so you never miss out on the latest and best deals. uSwitch is also a Feefo 2018 Gold Trusted Service award winner and boasts many top app store ratings and reviews.

3. LoyalFree 

If you’re looking for something more personalised to your local area then the LoyalFree app can help you ‘Save money when you shop local’ in 14 towns and cities across England. Boasting thousands of deals, the app also supports many independent businesses, as well as the larger names. 

So, whether you want to find a great spot for team drinks, save some money while holding a meeting or stock up on some business supplies, this app can help you do all of those things. Handily, you can find a wide variety of services on the LoyalFree app, meaning savings are available at local cafes, accountants, stationery suppliers, etc.  

4. Yroo

Yroo is a price comparison app, which tracks prices over time. In order to help you know the best time to buy it sends you an alert when a price drops. The app can search over 5,000 stores to show you the most competitive price on products, particularly handy when you’re looking for new office furniture or the latest tech gadgets.

The app also has scanning functionality, allowing users to check price comparisons instantly on-the-go so you know if you’re getting the best deal. Free to use and regularly updated this app is a great tool for any business owner.

5. Honey

Honey is a Chrome browser extension which will automatically find and apply discounts codes to checkouts for you. Not an app, but this tool won’t take any extra time for you to make use of. 

With over 10 million members, Honey is completely free to use and takes minimal time to set up. You can enjoy discounts at lots of large brands when buying office supplies at sites such as Amazon, Target and Best Buy.

Although checking through an app before you make a purchase may seem like extra work, it can really pay off as there are some great savings to be had. Whichever of these apps you choose to use, your recruitment business will see the benefits. 

Sophie Hainsworth is co-founder of LoyalFree, a multi-award winning innovative mobile phone app, which helps connect people to special offers in their area.

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