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Hourly workers have different expectations about their hiring and working experience than in previous years, starting with how they apply for jobs. Millennials and Gen Zers grew up with modern technology, meaning these job seekers expect to do everything from their phones — except take phone calls (studies show that 75% of Millennials avoid phone calls and 81% get anxious about making a call).  

From text-to-apply to self-service interview scheduling to digital onboarding, a frictionless recruiting and hiring process can give you the edge in today’s highly competitive environment. 

Frictionless text recruiting allows hiring managers to: 

  • Decrease time-to-hire 
  • Decrease interview no-shows 
  • Provide applicants with a personalized experience 
  • Spend less time going back and forth with applicants and more time focusing on the business  

By scanning a QR code or texting a keyword to a specific number, applicants receive a filtered list of jobs available at a candidate’s specified location. Branded career pages specific to that business offers the opportunity to showcase what makes your location a great place to work. 

From there, using Text Communications to connect with candidates can result in a 10x faster response rate than phone or email 

Text Communications allow hiring managers and recruiters to easily manage contacts, conversations, and campaigns without using their personal phone or email addresses. TalentReef customers who use this feature have decreased their time-to-hire by 21% (on average). 

Once a candidate is interested in your position, you have to move them through the application and onboarding process as quickly as possible, or you risk them getting hired by someone else. 

Adding a Conversational AI Chatbot to text recruiting tools gives candidates a seamless experience. Structured conversations automatically complete applications, assess candidates’ qualifications, and schedule interviews within minutes — not hours or days. Automated Interview Scheduling allows hiring managers and recruiters to quickly extend interview invitations and allow applicants to select time slots based on the interviewer’s availability to minimize manual and time-consuming efforts. Pairing these tools together means the hiring manager doesn’t even have to lift a finger until they see a notification for an interview come through. 

When you’re ready to hire a high-quality candidate, a digital onboarding process keeps things moving along in a trackable and compliant manner. Employee Sync ensures that new hire information is sent to all the business-critical systems that are integrated with your talent management platform.  

When your talent management solution includes integrations that ensure background checks are run and received, no duplicate entries are made, and compliance is maintained throughout the onboarding process, it saves hiring managers, HR professionals, and franchisees time and money.  

Hiring managers need to be empowered with fast and efficient ways to engage interested job candidates, schedule interviews, quickly decide whether or not to hire them, and then get them all set for their first day without any snags.   

Download our guide for more tips on filling your applicant funnel, whether you’re looking for quantity or quality — or both! 

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