Monday, July 25, 2022 · 2 min read

A Calendly alternative for hiring and recruitment

Assantewa Heubi
Assantewa HeubiWriter & Content Creator
A Calendly alternative for hiring and recruitment

A Calendly alternative for hiring and recruitment

Calendly is a great product. It's changed how we book time with each other and connect; it's done this by simply getting rid of all the extra back and forth that's typically part of schedule coordination. However, just because it's a fantastic product doesn't mean it’s perfect. Since Calendly is closed-source, its options for customization are limited. This impacts how people can implement it as part of the hiring and recruitment process.

Calendly is a great booking solution, but it's not a highly flexible scheduling infrastructure product. Thankfully this is where comes in. is an open-source Calendly alternative with options for the no-code individual users and organizations that need a greater degree of security and customization.

Businesses of all sizes can benefit from using as part of their recruitment and hiring workflow. Once you've set up your account, you can create booking events specifically for hiring, recruiting, and onboarding processes. The interviewer can share each event via individual links you can customize or be embedded as part of your organization's recruitment, hiring, or onboarding web pages.

How to get started with

  • Visit so you can see what we’re all about.

  • From there check out our plans to see which is best for you.

  • Next, hit that sign up button. 

  • Then choose a username and enter an email address. 

  • Don't forget to create a password, and then click the sign up button. 

  • Alternatively, you can also create an account using SAML SSO or Google. 

  • Next, enter your full name and select your main time zone. 

  • Select the black button labeled next. 

  • Choose the calendars you would like to connect. 

  • Next, set your default availability schedule. 

  • Then upload a profile picture and some bio text. 

  • Next, click the finish button. 

  • Finally, create some bookable events, and share your meeting link.

Using as part of your organization's capacity-building strategy positively impacts the bottom line by reducing all the extra running around which is typical when trying to organize meetings. Perspective interviewees can click on the relevant event and choose the time and date that works best for them. Since has an optional opt-in feature, the appointment won't be booked unless confirmed by the interviewing party. This is useful for ensuring that the human element remains a vital part of the appointment authorization process.

One of the great things about using for creating bookable meetings and events is that they don't have to all be virtual. meetings can also happen in person or over the phone. However, your organization likes to connect with people, can be used to facilitate that communication process.

It might seem old-fashioned, but one of the best ways to figure out who a person is, what their values are, and how they can contribute to your organization is by actually meeting with them. Yes, resumes can tell you a lot, but they can't tell you everything, which is why face-to-face meetings will always be the cornerstone for hiring decisions. is now FREE for individuals - sign up here

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