Don’t Cancel Your Hiring Event. Take It Virtual.

April 30th, 2020 Posted by Events, Trends

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With in-person events cancelled, virtual career fairs offer employers a way to keep hiring in challenging times.

For those still hiring during the pandemic, cancelling recruiting events may seem like your only choice. It’s not. In fact, pivoting to virtual career fairs creates the same level of interaction and engagement as an in-person event. There are even some benefits you may not have considered…

Here are four key ways to get the most out of taking your recruiting event online.


Five Reasons WhatsApp is Great for Talent Acquisition

February 14th, 2020 Posted by Recruiting, Text Messaging

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With 1.5 billion active users, WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging application in the world. It’s a fast, simple, and reliable way to communicate and share information on a secure, trusted platform.  It’s the reason 3 million organizations use WhatsApp Business to reach consumers—but are they making the most of the channel to recruit talent?  Let’s look at five reasons you should make WhatsApp part of your talent acquisition strategy.


iCIMS TextRecruit for Talent Pool Re-engagement

November 12th, 2019 Posted by Product Update, Recruiting

Organizations are spending thousands of dollars each month in recruitment marketing to build healthy talent pipelines but for every job they have to fill, there could only be one hire.  This means those organizations could be sitting on talent pools with hundreds if not thousands of qualified individuals and uncapitalized networks.  

Why pay for sourcing talent each time you have a new position to fill when your preexisting talent database can be a tool for filling positions, in less time.   Unfortunately, it’s not enough to simply create talent pools.  Passive candidates need to feel engaged and connected to your recruiters and your brand. 

In order to leverage this talent source to its full extent, iCIMS TextRecruit now offers Talent Pool Re-engagement campaigns to help streamline engagement through automated reoccurring text campaigns that query your talent pool based on the date in which they were last contacted along with your choice of profile criteria. 

Take note of how talent re-engagement can help you transform your existing candidate databases into dynamic, real-time sources of leads. 


Best Practices for Texting with Candidates

September 4th, 2019 Posted by Recruiting Tips, Text Messaging


The accessibility of texting has grown tremendously in the past decade, so much that it has become a staple of all communications today. Although it is widespread, texting comes with its unique set of rules depending on the context, just as face-to-face communication do. This is especially important within a professional setting. In the recruitment process, a message should be tailored to accurately reflect company values. After all, a recruiter is a candidate’s point-of-contact and the company’s representative in the hiring process. Different types of messaging can invoke various interpretations and impressions. In today’s digital age, these impressions can be quickly shared with the candidate’s network. Understanding the unwritten rules of communication creates a high-quality candidate experience, as well as leaves a positive impression of your company to the candidate.  


TextRecruit Ari Analytics

July 22nd, 2019 Posted by AI/ML, Product Update, Recruiting

The age of artificial intelligence (AI) in talent acquisition is here. As employers begin to adopt AI in their recruitment processes, how do they measure its effectiveness? This responsibility often falls on talent acquisition leadership to report on AI performance, including measuring candidate engagement and experience, as well as candidate conversion rates.  New from TextRecruit, Ari Analytics enable talent acquisition leaders to do exactly that.


3 Tips To Source Smarter With Automation And Talent Pools

May 8th, 2019 Posted by Recruiting, Text Messaging

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You’ve spent days searching social networks and digging through your files, but no luck. You just don’t have the right person to bring in for that interview. Now it’s crunch time and you can feel your director watching you every time you get up to get something from the printer. They needed that role filled – yesterday. There’s a talent shortage and application rates are slow. But do they care? No; it costs a business, on average, $680 every day a job remains vacant. It is no surprise then, that accelerating talent pipelines is the top concern for talent leaders.

You won’t find the people you need as candidate demographics shift and talent acquisition costs spiral, resulting in a perpetual talent shortage, an impact to your employer brand and ultimately an inability to meet the business goals. Follow these three tips to build efficiencies around top-of-funnel engagement and build strong pipelines.


How to Create a Scalable Global Recruiting Strategy

May 1st, 2019 Posted by AI/ML, Candidate Engagement, Recruiting

Sacramento Capitol (3)Creating a high quality candidate experience when recruiting for positions across the globe presents a unique set of challenges that should be addressed by your global recruiting strategy. It’s clear that enterprise talent acquisition teams responsible for hiring across borders can benefit from understanding culture differences & building support systems to fill gaps in service coverage. What’s not always clear is how. Take a look at the following tips to learn how you can work towards establishing a recruiting model that works across the globe.

Communication: One Channel Does Not Fit All
Communication has a crucial impact on whether or not a recruiting strategy is successful. However, methods of communication vary across cultures and countries. For example, text messaging and Facebook messenger are most popular in the United States [1], WeChat dominates in China, WhatsApp is most commonly used in India and Brazil [2], and KakaoTalk is the main messaging app in South Korea [3]. Therefore, it is important to do research on which platforms or applications are most used in different countries so you can refine your recruiting strategy to accommodate for cultural differences and engage talent.

Artificial Intelligence: Create a Strong Candidate Experience & Mitigate Time Zone Differences
Scaling your recruiting strategy to a global level can be difficult. Differences in time zones can cause delayed communication because recruiters and applicants are hours apart. To combat this, organizations can implement recruiting AI into their global recruiting communications strategy – this will help bridge the communication delay as chatbots are readily available 24/7 to answer any general questions candidates may have. Furthermore, AI chatbots can streamline interview scheduling by allowing candidates to pick and choose the dates and times that work best for them without the back-and-forth of e-mail.

Virtual Career Fairs: Scale Your Recruiting Events Strategy Without Travel Expenses
The biggest question when it comes to establishing a global recruiting strategy is: How can organizations recruit top talent without meeting them face-to-face? That’s where virtual career fairs come in. Virtual Career Fairs are chat-based online events that enable recruiting teams to execute candidate capture and branding of their events. With virtual events, companies can reduce cost-to-hire and reap the benefits of a personalized conversation without the in-person meeting or geographical barriers.

To recap, when creating your global recruiting strategy keep in mind the following tips. Make sure your plan accounts for variable preferred communication methods across the globe and that your recruiting team is equipped to communicate on such platforms while remaining compliant. Implement a recruiting AI into your strategy to answer FAQs, screen, and provide support to candidates in different time zones. Finally, scale your recruiting events strategy by considering options like virtual career fairs that help you scale while keeping costs low.


Artificial Intelligence: How to Promote Diversity and Reduce Hiring Bias

April 23rd, 2019 Posted by AI/ML, Recruiting

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While lack of diversity and hiring bias are not new phenomena among the workplace, it also shouldn’t be overlooked. As a matter of fact, the success of a company is partially dependent on its diversity – a firm with a wide range of employees benefit from broader skill sets, experiences, and perspectives which puts them at an advantage over homogeneous organizations [1]. Studies have also proven that ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to meet financial targets and outperform their peers [2].

So, how can companies combat these issues?


TextRecruit Virtual Career Fairs

April 5th, 2019 Posted by Candidate Engagement, Events, Recruiting

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Scaling a recruiting events strategy across disparate geographies poses a challenge for employers from both a budgetary and resource allocation standpoint. Physical recruiting events can also cause logistical issues for both active and passive candidates that prevent them from attending. When talent acquisition teams and candidates are unable to find a way to connect – both parties lose. 


20 Recruiting Trends of 2019

March 18th, 2019 Posted by Recruiting, Recruiting Tips

Top 20 Recruiting Trends of 2019

2019 presents a new talent acquisition landscape that requires high emotional and technical intelligence to succeed – it can be intimidating otherwise. Moreover, recent technological advancements call for flexibility and adaptability in recruiting methods. Consider the following 20 recruiting trends in 2019 to stay up-to-date on how your brand can recruit top talent in uncharted territory.