Tired of playing phone tag with job candidates? Switch up your strategy by using an applicant tracking system (ATS) to contact them via text message. An estimated 77% of Americans own a smart device and use it to text twice as much as calling someone. 65% of them are using their mobile phone to search for jobs online. Job recruiters tasked with reviewing applications and contacting candidates for interviews have a main goal of hiring the best talent in the shortest amount of time. Making communication easy and convenient for both recruiters and candidates is an effective way to get things done quicker while creating a positive and innovative experience. Using an applicant tracking software like Pereless Systems that is equipped with text messaging functionality will accomplish just that.
Mobile-friendly career pages and applications – The first step to capturing mobile-active candidates is to have an apply process that is compatible with their device. 1 in 10 millennials reported they would dump a company – or skip applying for jobs – if they lacked a mobile apply process. Pereless Systems builds all career pages and applications mobile-responsive by default. Make sure the ATS provider you’re currently using does the same.
Text message functionality – The Pereless platform is equipped with SMS text message functionality allowing hiring teams to contact candidates on their mobile device. Use the ATS to instantly send a text using a generic phone number to introduce yourself to applicants, ask additional questions, and send interview invites. All conversations are stored within the ATS and can be accessed at any time.
Send interview invites based on schedule availability – One of the major benefits of an applicant tracking system is that you can create and manage schedules within the platform. Pereless System’s scheduling feature includes an innovative invite functionality that sends applicants text messages and emails with available dates and times for interviews based on your schedule. Candidates can then accept or reject their choices and continue to connect with you via text message. Have multiple team members involved in the interview process? You can assign them to the confirmed interview date and send them reminders via text and email too!
New Pereless clients get their first 5,000 text messages free!