Once you’ve sourced a shortlist of right-fit candidates for your opportunities, there are multiple ways to open up the lines of communication – even in a virtual environment.
- MESSAGE CANDIDATES IN APP: Start by utilizing the messaging features within your recruiting platform to begin a candidate dialogue.
- EMAIL CANDIDATES: Numerous surveys show that email remains the most preferred method of contact for recruiter-candidate communication.
- CALL & TEXT CANDIDATES: After initially engaging with a candidate, utilize personal email addresses and phone numbers to connect with candidates outside the system.
- IMPORT CONTACT INFO INTO OTHER COMMUNICATION TOOLS: Export shortlists of candidates to CSV spreadsheets or directly to your ATS to continue the conversation using other 3rd-party communication tools.
IMPORTANT TIP! No matter what channel you utilize, be sure to personalize communications as much as possible to improve the candidate experience. If sending mass communications, utilize variables to automatically insert the candidate's name and other personal info. Candidates constantly tell us they don't want to feel like a number, they're looking for a more personalized recruiting experience.
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