ApplicantStack Now Has Texting!

ApplicantStack Now Has Texting!

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.

Shorten Time-To-Hire

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

8 ATS Software Upgrades That Revolutionized ApplicantStack

8 ATS Software Upgrades That Revolutionized ApplicantStack

ApplicantStack was founded nine years ago, and since that time we’ve made dozens of upgrades to our ATS software. One of the benefits of software as a system (SaaS) is that updates occur automatically. That means our end users might not immediately notice that something has improved. In honor of the many ATS software upgrades we’ve made over the years, we’ve put together a list of the eight improvements that really changed things for our clients. Does your ATS software offer these features?

1. Email Delay

Got a fish on the line and want to reel him or her in? In 2013, we added the option to schedule an email to be sent anywhere from one day to one year after its creation. Essentially, you could create a drip marketing campaign to nurture your prospects and keep them interested.

2. Integration With Glassdoor

When Indeed.com bought the up-and-coming job search site Glassdoor, we were on top of things. Our ATS software immediately enabled automatic integration with Glassdoor. If you post your job on Indeed, we’ll post it on Glassdoor, too. No extra steps necessary. With 62 million unique visitors each month, that’s a whole lot of free exposure.

3. Questionnaire Updates

Questionnaires are a quick and easy way to screen out unqualified candidates, and we were leveraging this tool way back in 2010. In May of that year, we added several features to the ATS software at the request of our users. Among those features, we made questionnaires global, so they didn’t need to be attached to a specific job. Layout Templates make questionnaires appear professional, clean, and organized. We also added reporting features as well as the ability to export questionnaire data.

4. Feedback Forms

Standardized candidate feedback can help you streamline your recruiting processes and find weak links where you can improve. ApplicantStack makes it easy to obtain consistent feedback easily using a candidate evaluation form. With suggested multiple choice, scale, or ratings questions, you avoid vague descriptions or hard-to-interpret emails. This gives you a collaborative review of candidates. Consequently, you can compare everyone’s input and create a report on the data – all within your ATS software.

5. Custom Signatures

Most companies believe that increased personalization will improve email interaction with their subscribers. Apply this insight to your recruiting strategy by incorporating custom signatures into your emails. In addition to adding a bit of flair, this will strengthen employment branding efforts – which are essential to successful job recruitment.

6. Jobs Filters

The Jobs Tab is the heart of ApplicantStack, and we’re constantly adding features to make adding, organizing, and managing open positions even easier. The Jobs filter makes it a cinch to narrow down the information you’re looking for. You can view just the jobs you own or manage, sort jobs by stage, filter by department or category, and select jobs by type. Choose multiple filters to provide an exact, detailed list of specific jobs.

7. SSL Security

Security Magazine reports that 70% of hackers target small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Of these hacked SMBs, 60% go out of business within six months. ApplicantStack realized early on that security is a primary concern for small business owners. We increased security measures by offering SSL security for all job boards. Job applications often contain sensitive information. SSL encrypts the data so that its more difficult for hackers to obtain.

8. New Data Set Reporting

Whatever kind of report you want, our ATS software has you covered. The Reports Section is key to discovering and assessing your hiring metrics so you can better optimize your recruiting process. Reporting can show you:

  • Where candidates are dropping off or losing interest in your application process.
  • Which sites are bringing in the most applicants – and which sites result in the most new hires.
  • Global activity for an account so that you can ensure OFCCP compliance.
  • Basic information on all candidates who have created an account on your job board, so that you can follow up with any who have not submitted.
  • Any combination of fields, filters, and groups you need to view specific data.

At ApplicantStack, we’re constantly improving our ATS software to bring you the most functionality. We’re the experts on how to recruit, hire, and onboard the best employees. Our team solicits (and listens to!) user feedback, so that we can add the features that are critical to our users. Want to learn more about how it works? Start your free trial today, and see just how much you can do with ApplicantStack.

ApplicantStack and Google for Jobs

ApplicantStack and Google for Jobs

Google logoApplicantStack has integrated with Google for Jobs to make finding the right candidate even easier.

ApplicantStack and Google for Jobs: You can now automatically push your jobs to appear in Google for JobsGoogle for Jobs is a new job search engine powered by Google and is a job search tool which boosts the exposure of your job listings to help you attract more relevant candidates to your roles.  Job seekers can search for and apply to open positions directly from Google search. Google’s advanced technology makes it easier to find jobs that are a good match for what you’re looking for in your next position.  It is similar to how Indeed pulls job listings from many different sources.

How to post to Google for Jobs in ApplicantStack

When using ApplicantStack, simply go to your jobs launch page and select “Google for Jobs” here:

ApplicantStack - Google for Jobs launch

 

Simply continue as you would with any other job board included in your ApplciantStack account.

 

 

 

How can candidates find your jobs on Google for Jobs

When a candidate searches for a job in Google, they can easily select apply with “ApplicantStack”ApplicantStack and Google for Jobs

and they will be directed to your ApplicantStack job board where you can track the candidate in your workflow, communicate with them right from your ApplicantStack portal, & hire the right candidate!

 

Please note that Google does have full discretion of what they place in their feed. By submitting your job through ApplicantStack, there is no guarantee that your job will post on Google for Jobs.

 

Try ApplicantStack for Free for 15 days!

ApplicantStack: Best of 2017

ApplicantStack: Best of 2017

 

 

ApplicantStack: Best of 2017

ApplicantStack - Best of 2017

As we prepare to recycle the 2017 kitten and puppy calendars for their updated versions, we want to take a minute to look back at what a wonderful year 2017 has been.  We bring you the “ApplicantStack: Best of 2017”  The ApplicantStack team has worked hard to bring our customers new features to make recruiting and onboarding even better!

Although we are gearing up for an exciting 2018, here are some features that we rolled out in 2017:

 

May 2018 bring you many new opportunities, and may your goals for the New Year ahead stay firm, turning all your goals into reality and all your efforts into great achievements.

Request your 15-day no obligation trial here! 

ApplicantStack has partnered with Spark Hire for video interviewing!

ApplicantStack has partnered with Spark Hire for video interviewing!

Video Interviewing Made Easy

ApplicantStack, the easy to use applicant tracking system trusted by over 1,500 companies to manage their candidates and workflows, has integrated with Spark Hire, Inc. for video interviewing!

Spark Hire is a video interviewing platform used by more than 3,000 organizations to make better hires in a fraction of the time. For more information about Spark Hire go to Spark Hire

This new capability provides hiring managers with the best, end-to-end solution for successfully tracking, interviewing, and on-boarding new hires.

One-Way Video Interview

Gain more insight on candidates in a fraction of the time by having candidates self-record video answers to your interview questions.

  • Create text or video based questions
  • Limit think time
  • Control the number of allotted takes
  • Restrict max answer length

Live Video Interview

Interview candidates in real time no matter where they are and record the interview so it can be referred back to at a later time.

  • Record full-length interviews
  • Brand your interviews
  • Conduct interviews directly in your web browser
  • Receive concierge support

 

ApplicantStack Releases Application Programming Interface (API) for Developers

ApplicantStack Releases Application Programming Interface (API) for Developers

Api

ApplicantStack has released its Application Programming Interface (API) for Developers.

The ApplicantStack Application Programming Interface (API) provides a way for developers to build easy, secure integrations between ApplicantStack and and other third-party and / or corporate systems. The ApplicantStack API will give your IT group the tool it needs to integrate your ApplicantStack account with your corporate payroll system or HRIS. The API uses a REST interface with JSON as the input and output and can be accessed using GET commands to read data and PUT commands to update it.

For more information on how to use the API see our knowledge base article here.

For information about .Net 4.0 API Examples see our knowledge base article here.