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Chat Apply is TalentReef’s conversational AI Chatbot. Chat Apply makes it easy for candidates to fill out an application and engage with your brand through structured conversations that automatically complete applications, assess candidates’ qualifications, and schedule interviews within minutes—not hours or days. 

Tip: Pairing Chat Apply with Automated Interview Scheduling allows hiring managers and recruiters to skip right to the interview. This combination drastically reduces interview no-shows due to the customizable, automated notifications the candidates receive. In addition, hiring managers receive calendar invites to scheduled interviews right on their connected calendars so they don’t even have to login to the TalentReef platform to know when their next interview is taking place. 

Chat Apply is fully integrated with the TalentReef platform, so it seamlessly works with your existing career pages, workflows, and processes—no need to bolt-on another application or learn a new talent management system. Adding the Chat Apply 24×7 recruiting experience to existing TalentReef application options results in reduced manual sourcing, recruiting, and hiring efforts—helping you get the right person hired FAST. 

The application process leveraging this feature takes approximately three minutes. Studies have shown that 73% of people will abandon a job application if it takes them longer than 15 minutes, so time is of the essence. 

Our customers have seen as much as a 12% reduction in applicant drop-off and decrease in time-to-apply by up to 84% by implementing features like Chat Apply that speed up the application process.  

How does Chat Apply work? 

Our conversational AI chatbot uses Natural Language Processing (NLP). NLP helps provide meaning and understanding to text-based input so that the bot can process and respond appropriately — mimicking the experience of talking with an actual human. The candidate should feel like they’re having a natural conversation.  

Ben Eubanks, SHRM-SCP, principal analyst at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, and author of Artificial Intelligence for HR, says “a chatbot can have a conversation with thousands of people at once and makes each of them feel like they are connected and having a real discussion. And 75% of people who end a discussion with a chatbot say ‘thank you’ to the bot, even when they know it’s a bot.”  

What are the benefits of Chat Apply? 

  • Increase applicant flow and reduce drop-off
  • Engage applicants with an experience matching your brand
  • Save time and money by decreasing manual recruiting efforts
  • Reduce time-to-hire
  • Enable quicker, more effective interviews
  • Greater application optionality
  • No need for 3rd party chatbot integrations
  • Reduce SMS costs

Learn more about how this feature could transform your application process and cut down your time-to-hire. 

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