Posts in Candidate Engagement

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.


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. 


TextRecruit Advanced Reporting

February 1st, 2019 Posted by Candidate Engagement, Product Update, Text Messaging

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The competition for talent hasn’t gotten any easier, and the pressure is on for talent acquisition managers to enable their teams to create recruiting campaigns that effectively engage candidates. As more and more employers roll out text messaging, the onus falls on managers to report on tool adoption, campaign effectiveness, and to show how these factors trend over time. Our new TextRecruit reporting enhancements enable talent acquisition managers to do just that. 


3 Candidate Engagement Best Practices

October 22nd, 2018 Posted by Candidate Engagement, Events, Recruiting, Recruiting Tips

Recruiters who follow candidate engagement best practices are able to fill positions faster than those who don’t. These candidate engagement best practices improve the speed of HR operations at all stages of your hiring lifecycle. They’ll help you attract more applicants, screen candidates faster, and schedule interviews more smoothly.


How Dierbergs Markets Improved their Candidate Communications

October 10th, 2018 Posted by Candidate Engagement, Recruiting, Text Messaging

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For business owners, retaining and hiring desk-less workers continues to prove a challenge.
A record number of 37% of owners surveyed by NFIB reported raising overall compensation for workers in September. The same NFIB study reported that 67% of business owners were hiring or trying to hire. Furthermore, of the owners who were trying to hire,  87% of them said that there were few or no qualified workers for open positions.


4 Ways to Use TextApply

July 27th, 2018 Posted by Candidate Engagement, Mobile, Recruiting Tips, Text Messaging

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TextApply helps you create an engaging application experience that candidates can use on the go from their mobile phone. Leading organizations are using TextApply today to increase applicants, find new ways to advertise job openings, and hire faster. Read on for 4 examples of how top brands like Chipotle, Sodexo, Domino’s, and ThredUp are using TextApply. 


5 Tips for Better Candidate Engagement

June 29th, 2018 Posted by Candidate Engagement, Recruiting, Recruiting Tips

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Take your HR professional’s hat off for a moment and think back to the last time you interviewed for a job. When you went through a job search you probably asked yourself why you wanted to work for a company. After each interaction, you began to make assessments about whether or not a firm would be the right fit for 


The Difference Short Codes Can Make for Your Candidate Experience

June 22nd, 2018 Posted by Candidate Engagement, Recruiting


There is a massive candidate experience discrepancy that currently exists in the retail sector. There is not much of a difference between the companies in the industry as a whole, just the decision to acknowledge candidate experience and pursue it.


How to Use Short Codes to Take on the Hiring Effort in Construction

June 8th, 2018 Posted by Candidate Engagement, Recruiting

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Construction. It is very easy to take for granted. But chances are, wherever you are reading this article right now, you would not be able to do so without the construction industry. It’s an integral foundation of our cities and without it, we would not be able to do much.


What is the Difference Between Candidate Engagement and Candidate Experience?

May 25th, 2018 Posted by AI/ML, Candidate Engagement, Mobile, Text Messaging


Over the past few years, a larger emphasis has been placed on the candidate in the recruiting process. Whereas candidates used to have to pine for the attention of recruiters, recruiters are now trying to find ways to woo candidates. There are a number of factors that contribute to this transition. Unemployment is at record-low numbers, giving job seekers the ability to shop around a little more for the perfect job. Social media can now also make anyone’s experience as a candidate amplified for the whole world to see, either in a positive or negative way. Overall, candidates are starting to look more like customers in the eyes of the recruiter.