This tool has become increasingly popular in the high-volume recruiting space. Text messages have a 98% open rate, compared to email at a 22% open rate. With 70% of hourly workers seeking work at multiple jobs, instituting this change will dramatically increase the number of candidates you’re able to get into your pipeline.
The answer receiving the most votes was not having enough candidates (35.9%). I was surprised to see these results. With the spike in unemployment, there should be more candidates on the market. I would’ve expected internal bottlenecks (21.9%) or applicant dropoffs (18.8%) to receive more votes, with recruiters having to deal with more applicants on the market and new workflows due to Covid-19.
One possibility is that these recruiting teams don’t have the bandwidth to reach more candidates, or the proper tools in place to reach these candidates.
What are your thoughts, are you surprised by these results?
Mother's day is a great way to get in front of your customers and bring some community sense with your hourly workers. Obviously be careful of COVID restrictions and stay safe!
Hello, and welcome to the Hourly Recruiting Forum!
This is a unique time. As we all work to mitigate the impact of covid-19, let's come together as a community of recruiting professionals who specialize in hourly workforce recruiting. We're here to discuss and share solutions to ensure our recruiting operations can match workers with jobs as efficiently as possible.
For this reason, we have decided to launch the Hourly Recruiting Forum. It’s a free-to-use online forum, where we can share best practices, discuss how we can optimize recruiting flow, refine candidate pipelines, and other hot topics, together.
At first, we expect much of the conversation to revolve around the impact & aftermath of covid-19, managing the influx of candidates, and how to properly onboard candidates remotely.
Once we return to a normal workflow, we will continue growing the forum to include more topics such as top recruiting tools, background checks, e-signature, onboarding, etc. We’ll also have specific discussions around industries including, but not limited to, on-demand & gig, grocery & pharmacy, logistics & warehouses, and healthcare. We’re looking to create a community where recruiters can share best practices and information on the current recruiting landscape.