It can be incredibly frustrating to have candidates not show up for their interviews. Interview anxiety, scheduling conflicts, and sickness are just a few reasons for interview no-shows. However, there are ways to help prevent this interview problem.
Here are four ways to decrease the number of interview no-shows.
Schedule the interview now!
Competition in hiring is fierce! Every hour that you don’t connect with a candidate increases the likelihood they have taken another position. We recommend scheduling interviews as soon as possible, the same day or next day, to reduce the chance of job seekers taking another offer and abandoning you.
Send reminder texts the evening before the interview.
One of the nice features of texting with applicants is that you can easily send a message to remind the candidate that they have a meeting or call scheduled. This helps hiring managers reduce frustrating no-shows by giving candidates the opportunity to confirm the time/location or reschedule.
Create value during the text conversation to prevent interview no-shows.
The goal of the messaging with applicants is to be as engaging as possible! Make sure job seekers know you are excited about them – versus trying to schedule an interview in the first message. Try including a message such as “We have great benefits and can’t wait to connect with you!” in your text conversation.
Video or phone interviews are important.
Video or phone interviews can be an essential step in the hiring process. Not only can you further vet applicants, but potential employees get the chance to learn more about the organization and person who sits on the other side of their application. They make your job feel like a real opportunity.
Don’t have the right tech to connect with candidates to decrease interview no-shows? Efficient Hire can help with that! Learn more by contacting sales today!