BlueRecruit Best Practices
First, we cannot tell you how excited we are that you have decided to use BlueRecruit to find the great talent you desperately need. We hope BlueRecruit not only allows you to quickly find the talent you need, but that your new hires will grow and develop into fantastic team members.
Of course, finding potential Job Seekers is only the beginning. Thus, we have put together a few methods that have proven extremely successful for contacting, interviewing, and onboarding your new BlueRecruit Job Seeker Connections.
Contact within 24 hours
Congrats, you have your first accepted Connection Request…now what? It is extremely important that you or your team reach out to that individual within 24 hours, preferably the same business day as when the Connection was accepted. After all, if you are searching for someone with their talents, chances are you are not alone. While it is not necessary to conduct or even schedule an interview on that first day, communicating with the Job Seeker is shown to have a much higher ultimate conversion potential.
Furthermore, for those of you who require a drug screen, reference, background, and/or driving record check as part of the onboarding process, finding ways to execute those checks simultaneously regularly proves beneficial. It is always sad to see a potential Job Seeker hire date delayed and ultimately lost to a competitor because the drug lab could not get someone in on time.
Text, text, text
I will be the first to say that I am still uncomfortable with the idea of texting someone (especially a stranger) for a work related issue; however, I also can’t deny that this is by far the most effective method for communicating with new Job Seeker Connections, at least initially. Let’s face it, most people don’t bother answering the phone anymore when it is from a number they don’t recognize. Shoot, I have voicemails on my cell from months ago that I haven’t even listened to. Therefore, I recommend that after a Job Seeker accepts your Connection Request, you first reach out to him or her via a text message…after all, there is more than an 80% chance that the Job Seeker accepted your Connection Request via their cell phone, so you already have a captive audience.
A lot of research shows that the longer a digital application is, the more likely it is that applicants will not complete the process. This is even more likely if the applicant is using a mobile device, as is the case with the majority of BlueRecruit Job Seekers. According to SHRM, the average person using a mobile device to complete an application will successfully complete 53% few applications and take 80% more time to complete them. Thus, try to keep applications as short as possible. We would hate for you to miss out on a great potential hire because the digital gatekeeper was overly complex or time consuming.
As a side note, feel free to ask our team about our ADP and ICIMS Applicant Tracking System (ATS) integrations…that’ll make applications even easier for you and your Job Seekers!