Email is great. It’s just not great for everyone.
Not all applicants have, want, or like to use an email address.
So why make it a requirement?
ExactHire provides employers with several options to simplify the application process. One way is to let applicants apply for a job using their phone number. This removes email as a barrier to applying and sets the stage for better candidate communication.
Some job seekers have never setup an email or rarely check it. On the other hand, some job seekers have multiple emails for different things. In both scenarios, entering an email address is not an easy way to start a job application.
Requiring an email to apply for a job usually requires the job seeker to then login to their email account. This is an extra step that, when not taken, results in incomplete applications–which contributes to your applicant drop-off rate.
People respond to text messages quicker than email. By inviting applicants to apply for a job with a phone number, employers can quickly engage with applicants and complete tasks like pre-employment screening and interview scheduling.