No-shows have become all too common in the recruitment world. With the U.S. employment market favoring job seekers at present, businesses are seeing workers accept a position only to bail on the first day. And some workers don’t even make it to the interview stage. Not only does this trend slow down the hiring process, but it also causes companies to lose revenue. Fortunately, recruiters are discovering a new tool in the battle against no-shows: texting. Learn more.
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Advertisers know that texting is a great way to get someone’s attention. In fact, research shows that 90 percent of individuals read their new text messages within the first three minutes of receipt. So it’s only logical that texting is also a great way to communicate with new and prospective employees. If you want to ensure workers get your messages, shoot off a quick text.
Emails and phone conversations can easily come across as stilted. After all, people tend to be more formal in these settings. When you send a text, you invite job candidates and new hires to respond in a similar manner. A simple emoji can go a long way toward making people feel welcome at your business.
Want to remind job candidates of an upcoming interview or let new hires know what time to arrive on the first day? Reminder texts take seconds to send and can have a significant effect on employee timeliness. Plus, these messages invite workers to respond with any questions or concerns they have about the role. The last thing you want is a worker bailing because she feels uncertain or nervous. Texting is also a good way to communicate next steps, such as coming in for a working interview or taking an assessment test.
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At Accurate Personnel, we’re passionate about staffing businesses for success. We utilize a results-oriented approach in which every worker is carefully screened to ensure the best possible match. Unlike other companies that use a one-size-fits-all staffing solution, we customize our recruitment efforts to meet your needs. To learn more about how we can help, call today or contact our recruiters online.