We’re on our phones all the time for one reason or another; why? Because the information we seek and the business we’re conducting is right at our fingertips! Why should recruiting be any different? Texting may be the secret to hiring faster.
Reaching candidates by text could be the secret to solve the larger problem of getting someone to an interview–either the candidate or the recruiter–to respond at all. To close the gap, employers and seekers should consider and utilize the most effective way of interacting with opportunities. Text-to-Apply & Mobile Recruiting! With phones so deeply ingrained into our everyday lives, texting can break down a barrier to entry for those who have prioritized getting the job.
It’s All About Speed
We’ve been speaking to a lot of restaurant owners about the current landscape during COVID. It was tough times in 2020 and even going into 2021. Things are getting a bit better, but now the challenges are different. We’ve noticed it’s all about speed today. When applicants are applying for your job, they are probably applying for 10, 15, to 20 other jobs all at once. Whoever is the fastest restaurant to engage with them and get them to schedule an interview will likely be the restaurant that will actually hire them in the process.
One of the pain points we’ve heard when talking with different owners is dealing with unemployment benefits. These days it’s tough to get people to want to go into work. Another pain point is being able to hire in a way that makes the applicant and your team feel safe going through the process. Most owners said it was hard to get a candidate to engage, but it is even more difficult to schedule interviews. They go back and forth playing phone, email tag to get interviews scheduled, and it would take too long sometimes that the candidate had already taken another job!
Restaurant owners using Efficient Hire’s solution are finding big success right now with text-to-apply and text engagement. This is not just during COVID but in this new generation. Many of the team members you’re looking to hire today are spending a lot of time on their cell phones. They are on their apps like Tik Tok and Instagram. Everything is being done on the phone these days, which is why the best way to engage with these future team members is through texting. Not only are owners getting more candidates by making it easier to apply just by texting, but they can provide the right mobile recruiting tools for their location managers – allowing them to engage candidates immediately via text directly from their cell phone.
The secret to hiring faster is not just a faster, easier process, but to also make it modern. When it comes to hiring new talent, technology adoption can be a selling point for your organization. If your business uses modern, efficient technology, it markets you well (and looks good on you!). With 86% of candidates feeling positive about getting text messages during the hiring process, the odds are in your favor.
The right tools can be your secret to engage & hire faster with texting and onboard hourly workers consistently & compliantly. This will save you time and money. If you share the same challenges we’re hearing from other restaurant owners, get in touch with our sales team today to learn more about the secret to hiring faster!