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There were two main challenges Trilogy Health had to solve in their hiring processes:
(1) is that unemployment is fairly low in health care, as 5 of the 8 fastest-growing careers are within the field; and (2) was that, as in most industries, the passive/already-employed candidates they were trying to reach were, well, working during the day. Engagement with calls and emails was low.
Enter text messaging.
They started small — a demo with three recruiters and a focus on nursing and front line roles. Success came so quickly that they scaled their use of text messaging. All recruiters use it now, and they use it in executive searches too. It’s been incorporated end-to-end by now too: texting is a component of scheduling interviews (makes it easier to adjust on the fly), onboarding (pings about uncompleted tasks/check-ins), and even employer branding. They used to send snail mail to old employees, for example; last year they started sending texts (3K in all). “The Boomerang” occurred and some of those employees returned back — much higher than re-engaged with postal mail.
Have you considered text messages within hiring, but have concerns? Worries? Pain points? Think it won’t work because your tech stack is too complicated? Let’s walk through those concerns on a webinar with John Turner of Trilogy Health and William Tincup of Recruiting Daily:
- The boomerang effect
- Employer branding via text
- Candidate management
- and more…
They’ll be walking through everything Trilogy did, how texting made it painless, why you need to consider it, and addressing any challenges/concerns you might have about incorporating SMS in recruiting. We’d love to see you. Need a text as a reminder?
By Noel Cocca
CEO/Founder RecruitingDaily and avid skier, coach and avid father of two trying to keep up with my altruistic wife. Producing at the sweet spot talent acquisition to create great content for the living breathing human beings in recruiting and hiring. I try to ease the biggest to smallest problems from start-ups to enterprise. Founder of RecruitingDaily and our merry band of rabble-rousers.