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Software Advice Report Finds Recruiter Texting Professional

January 20th, 2015 Posted by Business 0 thoughts on “Software Advice Report Finds Recruiter Texting Professional”

Hi Everybody,

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A couple months ago I was contacted by Brian Westfall, a Market Research Associate at Software Advice, who was running a report on texting for recruiting. After learning more about the research Brian was doing to help the recruiting community, we were more than happy to provide some of TextRecruit’s internal data, including some of our client’s best practices and ROI results like time to respond and response rates. I think the finished product turned out great. The report is non-bias and helpful in understanding how to properly leverage texting for your recruiting strategy. There are some great points, but our core takeaways were:
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– 60% of recruiters are texting candidates from their personal networks
– The majority of jobseekers find texting professional
– Job seekers prefer to be contacted via text more than through social media
– Texting during business hours is appropriate but job seekers prefer mid to late morning
– After the first 2 texts candidates prefer to talk
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Here is the link to the report: http://www.softwareadvice.com/recruiting-agency/industryview/text-messaging-report-2015/

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Thanks, Erik

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Co-Founder/CEO

TextRecruit

erik@textrecruit.com

Millennial Job Seeking Trends: 2 Pitfalls To Escaping Their Parent’s Basement

December 2nd, 2014 Posted by job search, job-seeking trends, millienials, Trends 0 thoughts on “Millennial Job Seeking Trends: 2 Pitfalls To Escaping Their Parent’s Basement”

The millennial generation has received more attention in the media than perhaps any other generation in history. They are presented in two opposite and dramatically different lights. One view is that they are innovative and always using technology to the fullest. The other is that they are needy, self important, and entitled. These personality factors and others are impacting millennial job seeking trends. There are more than a few pitfalls to finding employment that we examine now.

 

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The New Grad Barrier
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A major obstacle in the lives of many millennials is the reluctance of employers to hire recent college graduates. Entrepreneur.com makes the point that many employees simply do not feel as though the new generation entering the workforce are prepared for work.

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“…a survey by Braun Research for staffing firm Adecco found that 66 percent of hiring managers do not believe college grads are ready for the work force. Rather than hiring new graduates for entry-level positions, recruiters are looking to take on people with experience.”
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This trend is not only disturbing but also poses a big problem for the millennial generation. They are impacted by this point of view regardless of their competency at work.

 

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An Overly Optimistic Worldview
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Not every issue facing millennials can be blamed on some outside authority. It would be easy to say that employers alone are holding back the new job seeking generation, but that is simply not the case. Millennials have been accused of having an overly optimistic worldview. They are said to believe that they can do whatever they want in their professional lives. Many also expect to be compensated for it handsomely as well. While some may be lucky enough to find this combination, it is simply not going to happen for everyone.

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Overly picky millennials may be doing themselves a disservice. They could be contributing to the cycle of unemployment that is so common in their generation.
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Contact us for more information on millennials and some brighter spots in the overall employment situation of millennials.

Millennial Job Seeking Trends: Listening To The Kids

November 14th, 2014 Posted by millienials 0 thoughts on “Millennial Job Seeking Trends: Listening To The Kids”

The millennial generation has received some harsh criticism in the media. Many have played up the theory that this generation is one that is lazy and entitled. They suggest that millennials do not wish to work and would prefer to have everything handed to them. However, that is a myth. The reality is that millennial job seeking trends have simply changed, and businesses have to be prepared to adapt to them.

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Technology Must Not Be Left Behind

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One of the saddening trends in our business community at the moment is the trend to not engage with technology as much as possible. The millennial generation already does this as a matter of habit. The Huffington Post points to the worrying possibility of losing out on a whole generation of works by not playing to their technological strengths,

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Unfortunately, our societies may be denying the 2.5 billion Millennials (roughly a third of our worldwide community) their chance to capitalize on the opportunities arising from the digital age. If we cannot correct the alarming levels of unemployment and underemployment, these dynamic young people could be lost.

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If technology is not used during the hiring process, then the millennial generation will simply be left out.

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Lower The Barriers

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For the most part, those born into the millennial generation do not buy into the power structures that have been created by those before them. They see technology as a great equalizer and may even be more reluctant to bow to authority. Companies that have a strictly structured set of roles and rules may find more difficulty attracting the young talent that will make a difference in their business operations for the future.

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Better Training And Education

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Millennials may require better training and education from their employers than generations past. This can be frustrating to some employers, but it is a symptom of a failing school system all throughout the country. Employers who are aware of this reality and try to work with it rather than against it can sometimes see better results and tap into the larger base of workers that are millennials.

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Feel free to contact us for more information about millennials and the ways to reach out to them for employment opportunities.

Mobile Trends: Time Spent On Smartphones Is Climbing Rapidly

November 13th, 2014 Posted by Mobile usage 0 thoughts on “Mobile Trends: Time Spent On Smartphones Is Climbing Rapidly”

To say that we are all attached to our smartphones is actually a bit of an understatement. Mobile trends are always moving towards more and more time being spent on these devices. Analysysmason.com tells us that the amount of time spent on a smartphone on average has doubled in just a two year period,

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The average amount of time that consumers spend using smartphones per day almost doubled between 2011 and 2013, from 98 minutes to 195 minutes, according to new primary research from Analysys Mason.

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That massive amount of time points to an enormous business opportunity. It is time to take advantage of it.

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Applying For A Job Online

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At one point in time, job applications were all done in paper form. A potential hire would walk in and ask for an application, fill it out, and then go through an interview process to get a job. Things have changed dramatically now. Not only are many businesses moving towards an online application process, but they are also taking applications over smartphones. This has opening up the job market to a whole new crop of individuals who may not have taken the time to fill out a paper application in the past.
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Smartphone Get Faster Responses
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The paper application process or even the online application process takes a lot more turnaround time to get employees than does using a smartphone. The smartphone process is an almost instantaneous turnaround time that can help produce results.
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Business owners who want to open up their employee base as widely as possible should consider making the application process available over a smartphone. Younger employees in particular are likely to respond to the smartphone application process, and they can be hired on for less pay in a lot of cases. This can help in the process of building a business.
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Contact us for more information in regards to creating an application process for smartphones. (more…)

How Mobile Recruiting Can Be Used To Reach Millienials

November 10th, 2014 Posted by millienials, Mobile Recruiting, Mobile usage 0 thoughts on “How Mobile Recruiting Can Be Used To Reach Millienials”

Millennials are more than happy to go to work for a lot of different kinds of business if they are recruited in a way that appeals to them. Contrary to popular belief, a lot of millennials are more than happy to get a job and get working, they just want that job to be delivered to them in a certain fashion. Mobile recruiting has become a popular technique to get these millennials to apply.

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Preparing For The Business Of Tomorrow
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Those who refuse to make the move into the mobile space for recruiting are doing nothing more than denying themselves some of the top talent that was available to them to begin with. Entreprenuer.com makes the case quite plainly when they say this,
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“It is abundantly clear that today’s, and most certainly tomorrow’s, workforce is ready for a mobile search and apply process. As more and more millennial job candidates enter the workforce, companies that ignore mobile and rely on the desktop application as the sole means for attracting talent, run the risk of alienating themselves to the best candidates.”

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Why would any business want to deny themselves the opportunity to have some of the top talent not accessible to them? That is the question that every business owner needs to pose to him or herself.
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Texting Automation Makes The Process Simple
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The automation of the text recruiting process has made things even easier for the average business owner. He or she needs only to come up with a terrific pitch to make to potential applicants. That pitch can then be sent out to all who have expressed interest, and this in turn can lead to new candidates being hired. The messages and replies can be sent out automatically, and the results can be reviewed by the business to determine what has been the most effective.
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Contact us for more information regarding text recruiting and why it is so paramount at this point in business.