Text Messaging Job Applicants to Increase Response-Rate

Cellphones have become universal – whether old or young, in an urban or a rural area, and independent of educational background, nearly everyone has a cell phone. According to research by Pew, for those under 50, cell phone adoption rates are rapidly moving towards 100%. For employers of hourly workers, ...

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Hiring in a Tight Labor Market with Passive Candidate Recruiting

The economy has been on a tear lately. People are spending money and there’s all kinds of work keeping folks busy.On the flip side, there aren’t a whole lot of active job seekers out there to do the work. Unemployment sits just below 4% (and even lower in many U.S. ...

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Text Messaging Templates for Recruiting Follow-Up

While text messages are one of the most effective ways to reach out to job applicants, we consistently see that figuring out what to say is difficult. We’re excited to launch text-messaging templates to make it easy to send messages using pre-written texting best practices.Our goal is to save you ...

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Automated Text-Messaging to Streamline Recruiting

For you to win the battle for the best candidates, you need to get in touch with them quickly and get them through the interview process, in the door, and making money as quickly as possible. Hourly workers often don’t have the freedom to spend weeks without a paycheck, and ...

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Addressing the No-Show Epidemic in Hourly Recruiting

Anyone hiring these days will tell you that no-shows are rampant. Even if you’re able to generate a whole pile of candidates for your openings, that gush turns into a trickle once it comes time for folks to show up and interview, or come in for their first day of ...

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6 Ways to go beyond Job Boards for Hourly Workers

We’ve all seen the headlines or heard it on the radio: “We’ll post your job to 100’s of job boards in one-click”. These websites then show pictures of all the places they post the job, most of which you’ve never heard of.Here’s the thing: The problem isn’t that you need ...

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Eliminate Unhelpful Obstacles in Your Hiring Process

Recently we saw an article about a company that hires everyone who applies through the practice of Open Hiring. Basically, companies using this model accept anyone willing to work and expect that employees will self-select out of jobs if they aren’t a fit.Most folks are a long way off from ...

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Facebook Advertising for Hiring Hourly Workers: An Introduction

In today’s labor market, job boards aren’t enough. You can’t rely only on people proactively looking for a job because so many of the great people are currently in jobs (even if they don’t love them). By using Facebook advertising for hiring hourly workers, you have a chance to go ...

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Making Hourly Hiring Faster: The 10 Minutes a Day To Do List

We’re excited to launch a big interface update for The Hiring Engine in the form of a totally revised To Do List. Our goal is to make your hourly hiring faster and more effective by giving you a short list of things you need to do that’s right in front ...

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Understanding an Applicant’s Commute Time to Improve Hiring (and more new features)

We’re excited to share new features in The Hiring Engine that let you quickly see the length of an applicant’s commute, create and edit new saved text messages and making it easy to add interviews to your Google calendar.Understand each Applicant’s Commute Time (by Car and Public Transportation)For each applicant ...

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