Sending and Receiving Applicant Text Messages
The ExactHire beta now offers the ability to text candidates from within the platform. This happens in the messages area of the applicant record and is available for applicants who opted in to receive text messages during the application process.
With texting capability, you no longer have to worry about candidates who haven’t set up their voice mail, or who have voice mail boxes that are full. Now, instead of candidates ignoring your call because it comes from an unrecognized number, you can leave a text message including your name and organization.
Imagine how much more quickly you’ll be able to move candidates through the front end of your interviewing process.
Text messages are delivered instantly and as candidates reply, their responses are recorded in the messages area, too. Bi-directional communication is also now available for email correspondence with the applicant. You no longer have to copy and paste email replies from candidates into the recruiting platform.
Outgoing and Incoming Email Attachments
ExactHire allows internal users to attach files to outgoing candidate email messages.
Use cases for this new feature may include sending a PDF map of your office, including a Word document interview schedule and candidate visit agenda, or sharing a photo of your latest office potluck to encourage top candidates to appreciate your company culture.
Candidates receive your file as an attachment to their email message and the experience is seamless.
And, in case you were wondering, candidates can send you file attachments, too. They show up within the messages tab in the email history and when you click on an attachment it opens in a separate tab in your browser window for easy visibility.
We’re pumped to introduce the hiring teams feature! For each position that you post, you may designate a unique group of users to receive notifications as applicants advance through the hiring process.
This especially works well if, for example, your human resources department screens job applications and then passes qualified candidates off to hiring managers at later stages in the process.
Imagine the simplicity of users opting in to receive notifications only for the critical hiring milestones that are relevant to them.
Application Stage Change Prompts and Notifications
With your hiring team players now in place for a position, it’s easy to select stages at which various users are notified of candidates’ progression through the hiring process. As a candidate’s stage is updated, you may now optionally provide an advancement reason, too.
Your hiring team members are notified of stage changes to which they’ve subscribed via email. It’s communication without complexity…for your hiring managers!
The Best Features for Easy Applicant Communication and Movement
Imagine yourself attracting and converting more applicants per position, AND improving the response rate of candidates at the initial screening stage. What would that mean to your time to fill metric?
Not only does ExactHire make it easy for applicants to filter jobs, apply from their mobile devices, and respond to your interest, it also makes it simple for hiring managers, recruiters and HR to stay on top of multiple requisitions and candidate updates.
Better hiring is possible, and it starts with ExactHire. Get the tools to communicate without complexity.