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How you communicate with candidates matters. Picking up the phone and calling a candidate may seem like the best option, but it is not the only effective way to connect with candidates in today’s job market.
Email, social media, online chat, and even text messaging are all options today. Knowing when to communicate, what to say, and which platform to use all have an impact on the candidate experience. Therefore, it’s important to know which method of communication is best to engage top industry talent.
Business 2 Community recently published an infographic from Ideal outlining candidate messaging preferences. Here is what they found:
Candidates are increasingly comfortable with multiple forms of communication. What is most important is promptly communicating with candidates during the hiring process.
Email messaging is widely used during the recruiting process. Here are some stats to note:
Using email effectively is important to engage candidates. Communicate regularly, keep it short and sweet, and always follow up.
Who you are contacting matters:
Know your audience. Choose the right method of communication to reach the candidate using their preferred method of communication.
Whether you are using email, text messaging, or the phone, candidates want more communication from hiring companies and recruiters. They want to be kept in the loop and updated about developments in the hiring process. Good communication habits also help to improve the candidate experience. Keeping candidates engaged maintains their interest in the position.
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IQ PARTNERS is an Executive Search & Recruitment firm supporting clients across the country. We help companies hire better, hire less & retain more. We have specialist teams of recruiters in Technology (IT), Accounting and Finance, Consumer Goods, eCommerce and Retail, Financial Services and Insurance, B2B and Industrial, Operations and HR, Professional Services and Legal, Media, Digital and Marketing, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Emerging Technology and Telecom, and Sales. IQ PARTNERS has its head office in Toronto and operates internationally via Aravati Global Search Network. Click here to view current job openings and to register with us.
Stephen is a Partner and Practice Lead in the Accounting and Finance group. In 2011 Stephen purchased The London Group, and over the next several years built a small team and became a go-to recruiter for several mid-sized accounting firms. In 2016 the London Group merged with IQ PARTNERS, allowing Stephen to grow his accounting and finance recruitment practice under the umbrella of IQ PARTNERS.