Autoresponders (courtesy Robert Mann, Enterprise Consultant - EmployStream)
One of the key automations a staffing and recruiting firm can add is an autoresponder – an email or text that goes out promptly after a candidate applies to a job or an online “contact me form”.
I speak with at least 100 different agencies per year and all of them acknowledge that their recruiters do not respond consistently to inbound job applicants or leads.
An autoresponder immediately creates a lot of efficiencies:
1. Candidates receive immediate acknowledgment;
2. Depending on the vertical, adding a pre-qualification survey prevents unqualified candidates from getting time on your recruiters’ calendars; and
3. Adding a calendar booking link to the autoresponder email streamlines the entire recruiting process.
In terms of bang for your buck, an autoresponder improves the candidate experience, protects your recruiters time, and streamlines the recruiting process.