New fully integrated feature speeds communication with applicants and increases engagement
Salt Lake City, Utah
Tuesday, July 1, 2019
SwipeClock today announced unlimited texting is now available in ApplicantStack, the top-rated applicant tracking solution included in WorkforceHUB or as a standalone product. Customers that activate the feature before July 8, 2019, receive their first month free—a savings of $25 in the first month. ApplicantStack allows collaborative, paperless recruiting and onboarding. SwipeClock is a leading provider of simple and affordable workforce management services.
“Texting is the communication method of choice for many applicants,” said Coleman Barney, SwipeClock CEO. “This new capability speeds communication and response times and helps streamline and shorten the hiring process for our customers.
Once texting is activated, ApplicantStack users are immediately able to text applicants by clicking on a mobile icon next to the applicant’s contact information. Landlines are automatically recognized and excluded from texting. Users can enter both text and an optional link to a questionnaire. Reply messages are displayed within ApplicantStack, which also keeps the messages as part of the applicant’s complete history.
ApplicantStack with texting enabled helps hiring managers communicate more effectively with job applicants. Managers who communicate with job applicants by text can expect a 98 percent open rate — far greater than with email. Candidates are more likely to read text messages and typically respond within three minutes.
Texting capability is available for US and Canadian users only.
SwipeClock is a leader in simple and affordable workforce management solutions. More than 1,000 payroll and HR service providers partner with SwipeClock, empowering 35,000+ businesses and their 1,000,000+ employees to reduce labor costs, comply with regulations, and maximize profits.
SwipeClock solutions streamline HR management, from applicant tracking to timekeeping, advanced scheduling, benefits enrollment, secure online document storage, employee engagement and automated workflows. These solutions are integrated and mobile-ready.
SwipeClock products include WorkforceHUB, TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity, ApplicantStack, and intelligent hardware clocks TimeWorksTouch and TimeWorksTUFF for rugged timekeeping in the field.
ApplicantStack has exciting news. We now offer texting!
Sign Up For Texting Now And Get July Free
Send unlimited texts for free during July. Just sign up before July 8.
How Does ApplicantStack Texting Work?
- ApplicantStack users can contact candidates via text message in addition to email
- Texts can include links to questionnaires
- Complete conversation history is retained and can be viewed by any user
Affordable Texting For All Users On Your Account
Unlimited text messaging is only $25 per month. All users on your account can text any applicant in your account for one low monthly price.
Why Is Texting A Must-Have For Recruiting?
Consider the following:
- 98% of text messages are opened. By comparison, the email open rate is 20%.
- 95% of text messages are read within 3 minutes—most in UNDER 5 SECONDS! (source: Forbes, Slick Text)
- The response rate for SMS is 45%. Email response rate is 6%. (Source: Gartner)
- People respond to text messages in 90 seconds. It takes 90 minutes, on average, for an email response. (Source: CTIA)
Any way you measure it, texting reigns supreme.
Connect With Applicants Immediately
You can send a text instead of an email any time you need to communicate with an applicant:
Easier For You And Easier For The Applicant
Once you text an applicant, they can text you going forward. Any user on your hiring team can respond. The applicant will always see the same number.
This is the natural way for applicants to communicate. If they have a question or need to reschedule, they can send a quick text while they’re thinking about it.
Because of the near immediate response rate, texting can shorten time-to-hire considerably. Stop waiting for email responses. Eliminate a common process bottleneck.
Texting Adds Even More Value To ApplicantStack
When you add texting to your ApplicantStack account, you extract even more value from the top ATS on the market.
Using texting in addition to email sets your company apart. Companies that connect via texting are up-to-the-minute technologically. Adopt texting now and enjoy a competitive advantage.
Our new texting feature is available to new and existing direct sale customers. Although this feature isn’t available during our free trial, you can see why thousands of recruiting professionals use ApplicantStack. For more information, contact ApplicantStack.
Source for texting statistics: https://www.marketingprofs.com/chirp/2017/33045/email-vs-sms-battle-of-the-heavyweights-infographic
New connectivity adds applicant tracking to HR workforce management with a click of a button
Salt Lake City, Utah
May 20, 2019
SwipeClock today announced new connectivity between ApplicantStack and their WorkforceHUB and TimeWorksPlus products. This new connectivity adds seamless transfer of new employee information from the hiring process to onboarding and time tracking. Employers can take advantage of greater efficiency between hiring and managing new employees.
ApplicantStack is SwipeClock’s top-rated applicant tracking software for small to mid-sized businesses and recruiters. SwipeClock Partners can now enable applicant tracking for their clients with one click providing HR administrators a single login to manage recruiting, hiring, onboarding and HR functions. New hire onboarding initiates automatically when a candidate is hired and employees can be automatically added to time tracking, too.
“Recruiting and hiring are integral to HR management services,” said Coleman Barney, SwipeClock CEO. “With this integration, our partners and their clients gain tremendous efficiency at the beginning of the employee lifecycle.”
Recruiters and hiring managers use applicant tracking software to solicit, track, interview and hire new employees. ApplicantStack manages job descriptions and requisitions, posting to job boards, accepting and processing job applications, interviewing candidates, and extending job offers.
Payroll providers and service bureaus who partner with SwipeClock can now extend their service offering beyond payroll to a full HR suite including recruiting, hiring, onboarding, scheduling, timekeeping and ongoing employee engagement.
With ApplicantStack, SwipeClock’s offerings now include timekeeping with physical and web-based clocks, advanced scheduling, secure delivery of payroll records, and HR process automation for recruiting, onboarding, performance reviews, benefits enrollment and employee engagement. The connectivity with ApplicantStack brings critical HR management functions together into a seamless environment for greater efficiency in hiring and onboarding new employees.
SwipeClock is a leader in simple and affordable workforce management services. Our more than 1,000 partners have empowered more than 35,000 businesses to reduce labor costs, comply with regulatory mandates, and maximize profits. SwipeClock cloud products (WorkforceHUB, TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity, and ApplicantStack) and hardware clocks (TimeWorksTouch, TimeWorksTUFF and others) provide instant employee access to automated timekeeping, scheduling, leave management, HR dashboards, and other HR resources. With SwipeClock, employers transform labor from a cost of doing business to a competitive advantage.
Vice President of Product Marketing
With the recent acquisition of ApplicantStack, we are updating our logo to match the SwipeClock branding. We are excited to unveil our new logo!
We will now be a part of the WorkforceHUB suite:
WorkforceHUB is a one-stop source for payroll and HR related information. Employees get the information they need through a single portal, saving time and reducing errors or miscommunication.
The portal includes core HR workflows, employee engagement tools, payroll records and easy connection to third-party apps. TimeWorksPlus and TimeSimplicity come plugged into the hub, complete with all their timekeeping and scheduling capability. Employees access the portal via smartphones, tablets or other web-connected devices.
Manage Your Workforce Easier Than Ever
Punch tracking, job costing, break enforcement, time-off requests, time card approvals and accruals. All TimeWorksPlus features included.
Build schedules based on business need, skills required, labor law constraints, employee preferences and much more. Manage multiple shifts with ease. All TimeSimplicity features included.
Bi-Directional Payroll Integration (select platforms)
Give employees easy access to pay stubs, 1099s, direct deposit receipts and W2s. Empower them to update tax details (W4) and personal information.
Simplify the new hire experience. Step employees through activation, benefits, handbook review and more. Ensure timely and accurate completion of all tasks.
Streamline benefits renewal and change processes. Provide cost analysis, selected benefits, and benefits summary confirmation. Step employees through enrollment including electronic signature.
Add structure to the review process. Create your own questions and track responses. Attach employee and manager review documents. Drive the process to completion.
Easily build workflows for any common task. Automate processes that require acknowledgment to ensure compliance.
Create and display alerts within the portal. Use templates for common alerts. Set triggers by recipient type or hire date. Build custom fields such as next review date. Copy the manager.
Publish a company directory and announcements, birthday list, recognition wall and more. Enable an anonymous suggestion box. Provide a document and link library, and require read receipts for key items such as the employee handbook.
LEARN HOW SWIPECLOCK CAN HELP YOU
See why more than 30,000+ employers manage their teams with our products.
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ApplicantStack joins forces with SwipeClock to provide the best HR labor management solutions for SMBs across the country
Cary, NC, Release Date: January 15, 2019.
ApplicantStack has been acquired by workforce management software company, SwipeClock (https://www3.swipeclock.com/) and will be joining their workforce management solution portfolio. SwipeClock provides HR labor management solutions including time & attendance, scheduling and employee self-service software. The addition of ApplicantStack will give them a best-in-class applicant tracking and onboarding solution to add to their product suite.
“We’re excited to join SwipeClock’s family of premier HR solutions for small and medium-sized businesses,” stated Nathan Shackles, CEO of ApplicantStack. “Joining SwipeClock will enable us to further enhance our ApplicantStack Recruit and Onboard products while also providing our customers access to an integrated set of HR labor management solutions.”
ApplicantStack will continue to operate as a division of SwipeClock with the same products and level of service it has in the past. ApplicantStack’s products and services will continue uninterrupted.
“Applicant tracking and timekeeping are among the most compelling requirements for small businesses,” said Coleman Barney, SwipeClock CEO. “The acquisition brings together two extraordinarily complementary products that our partners and their customers can start using right away. This is a natural fit with our strategy to extend and expand our solution with other HR services of value to small and medium businesses.”
ApplicantStack: the affordable, easy-to-use, full-featured recruiting and onboarding system trusted by 2,500+ companies since 2009 to automate and streamline their recruiting and onboarding process.
We spent our careers in human resources, bogged down with paperwork and craving more time and resources. Our goal is to provide organizations the tool we always wish we had. We created ApplicantStack, a simple, gets-the-job-done software that has everything you need and nothing you don’t. It’s not another thing to manage, but the tool that helps you manage your day.
To learn more please visit: https://www.applicantstack.com/
SwipeClock is a leader in simple and affordable workforce management services. Our more than 1,000 partners have empowered more than 30,000 businesses to reduce labor costs, comply with regulatory mandates, and maximize profits. SwipeClock cloud products (WorkforceHUB, TimeWorksPlus, TimeSimplicity) and hardware clocks (TimeWorksTouch, TimeWorksTUFF and others) provide instant employee access to automated timekeeping, scheduling, leave management, HR dashboards, and other HR resources. With SwipeClock, employers transform labor from a cost of doing business to a competitive advantage.
To learn more please visit: www.swipeclock.com.
Indeed Assessments Integration Helps Employers Connect with the Best Candidates Faster
A data-driven hiring approach will help your organization win the battle for top talent against your competitors. That’s why ApplicantStack is partnering with Indeed Assessments, a candidate screening platform in which candidates have taken over 2.4 million candidate assessments.*
So what does the integration mean for you?
Trying to get to the best applicants as quickly as possible can be tough—but not with Indeed Assessments. From the Indeed Assessments platform, you have the opportunity to create an assessment package tailored to the exact job for which you are hiring. When you navigate back to ApplicantStack, you’ll be able to select that assessment package and either send to individual candidates or push out the assessment automatically when a candidate hits a predefined stage in your pipeline. As the candidates take the assessments, you will see their scores populate in ApplicantStack and can return to Indeed Assessments at indeed.com/assessments for additional details, if needed. In these simple steps, you’ll be able to view the most qualified people for your jobs so you have more successful interview processes.
Talk to the best candidates faster
There’s almost nothing more disappointing in the recruiting process than reaching out to a seemingly perfect candidate and finding out you missed your window—they’re far along with another company. Indeed Assessments lets you see your candidates in action quickly so you can figure out who makes a great match for the role right away and move them along in the process.
Objective screening, data-driven evaluation
Even with the proper precautions, hiring bias can still occur. Luckily, it’s nearly effortless with the ApplicantStack and Indeed Assessments partnership. Utilizing these two platforms, you can bring a data-driven approach to your screening process. These tools will help remove bias and ensure your candidate evaluations are consistent across the board.
Custom and prebuilt screening tools
Sometimes you know exactly what you need in your candidate screening evaluation, and other times you could use a bit of guidance on the requirements. That’s why ApplicantStack’s partnership with Indeed Assessments unlocks access to a library of over 50 expertly designed, prebuilt assessments, or you can customize your own to bring the right talent forward.
ApplicantStack’s integration with Indeed Assessments makes it possible for you to move your candidates along the hiring process with confidence. Whether you’re hiring for hourly or salaried positions, you’ll be able to identify and connect with the best talent faster thanks to this partnership.
A Statement from Indeed
“Indeed is very careful with making acquisitions, and was an early investor in Interviewed.com, as well as implemented its product on our site well before we made the acquisition. We acquired Interviewed.com and started Indeed Assessments because we believe it’s a game changer for candidates and employers. Whether or not we charge in 2019, we want as many employers and candidates using it as possible, and it will be priced to make that happen. Anyone who signs up in 2018 will have Assessments free in 2019.”
*Source: Data refers to Interviewed platform, which was acquired by Indeed, Inc. and is now referred to as Indeed Assessments.