How to accelerate the hiring process with SMS

Searching for the right talent can be challenging. So, it’s important to connect with qualified candidates as quickly and efficiently as possible. Here’s how:

If you want to stand out in a fiercely competitive recruitment market, it’s vital you prioritize effective and consistent communication with both clients and candidates. Esendex can help you fill positions quickly and keep your candidate data up-to-date. We provide recruiters with mobile messaging capabilities that help enhance the overall candidate and client experience, boost placement rate, and streamline processes.

After all, SMS is one of the most popular communication channels. And with 92% of the world owning mobile phones, it’s also one of the most accessible. You can reach the majority of the world and have one-on-one conversations with them in seconds.

9 ways Esendex can help with recruitment outreach

1. Job notifications

Quickly and effortlessly notify candidates who have registered their interest about new job openings. Did you know that 96% of people check SMS notifications within three minutes of receipt? You can boost engagement further if these job notifications are tailored to your candidates’ skills and preferences. 

Enabling rapid responses can be particularly valuable for agencies that specialize in providing temporary shift covers. It gives candidates the opportunity to sign up more quickly than alternative channels like email, which typically have a much lower response rate. Plus, emails can easily be missed or lost (e.g. marked as spam).

2. Prompt replies

Have two-way conversations within Esendex’s SMS platform – we can provide you with a Virtual Mobile Number that allows you to send and receive text messages from interested candidates. This keeps all your SMS communication with candidates in one place, allowing you and your team to pick up conversations as needed.

3. Interview reminders

Keep candidates in the loop, allow them to manage their interview slots, and reduce no-shows when you send out reminders via SMS. Using our online messaging platform, you can enter key details like date, time, location, and any required documents and help candidates stay organized and prepared for their upcoming interviews.

4. Real-time application updates

Create and deliver an excellent candidate experience when you keep people informed throughout their application process. From new job opening notifications and initial outreach to final interviews and onboarding, send real-time updates that reduce uncertainty and boost engagement.

5. Seamless onboarding

Looking to make the onboarding process as simple as possible for your new hires? Use SMS messages with links to essential paperwork, orientation schedules, contact details, and other necessary resources. This can help ensure a smooth transition as your successful applicants start their new roles.

6. Seamless skills evaluations

Use SMS to efficiently evaluate candidates’ skills and help them smoothly progress through the recruitment process. For example, send candidates reminders or instructions for online assessments and tests.

7. Event-related notifications

By sending invitations, reminders, and real-time updates via SMS, you can improve attendance and engagement at your job fairs, career workshops, and networking events. A quick SMS could be all it takes to remind a prospective candidate that there’s an upcoming job fair in their city.

8. Better client communication

Foster more efficient communication with clients with SMS. For example, you can share candidate shortlists and resumes, schedule interviews, or request additional information. And better yet, texts are quickly noticed and interacted with unlike an email which may be buried in a spam folder.

9. Surveys and feedback

Effectively gather feedback and use it to improve your recruitment services with SMS surveys. By gaining candidate and client feedback, you can make data-driven improvements.

Quick to set up, quick to see results

Simple to personalize and designed to fit seamlessly into your existing workflows, the Esendex survey tool allows you to use the power of SMS to manage surveys at scale.

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Our integration capabilities

A key feature to look for in your prospective SMS messaging solution is its integration abilities. Esendex integrates with various leading HR and recruitment platforms for seamless communications.

No matter the size of your recruitment organization, Esendex offers a solution that will best suit your business needs. Thanks to our API, you can start sending SMS messages within minutes from the comfort of your existing software. 

And it gets better. It can all be automated – from prompting candidate callbacks, sending shift requests, receiving replies, posting new job opening notifications, and asking for interview feedback, etc.

SMS APIs: What are they and how do they work?

Want to learn more about SMS APIs, their impact on organizations and best practices to help you get more out of them?

If an API isn’t for you, we also have an intuitive online portal where you can start creating and delivering more targeted, tailored communications within minutes.

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Esendex: We just understand recruitment

When you work with Esendex, you’re not just gaining the ability to send and receive SMS messages. You’re partnering with a global messaging solutions provider with more than 20 years of experience.

We strive to deeply understand your industry and unique business challenges. From the moment you start working with us, we’re here to help to craft a mobile messaging journey that not only meets but exceeds client and candidate expectations.

Get in touch with us today to learn more.

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To learn more about how SMS could transform your recruitment organization, reach out to us today.