The Similarities Between Recruiting Tools & Dating Apps

What would you do if you could see every candidate who came across your job posting?

Russ Caris
By Russ Caris 09/7/2018

What would you do if you could see every candidate who came across your job posting? You could view their resume, ask questions about what they’re looking for, but more importantly, YOU WOULD DROP EVERYTHING JUST TO TALK TO THEM!

Making high quality placements and hires in today’s job market is crucial. Being efficient with recruitment and spending your time effectively to make more placements is the bottom line.  

In recruitment, we all want to know who is viewing our job posting, not just demographics, but actual people! Fact is: FlashRecruit helps you do this!

Problem: Invisible Candidates

Job seekers viewing your job site aren’t always going to click apply. Actually, it’s more like 90% of them are leaving before clicking “Apply Now”. So, the really important question is who are these passive candidates? These candidates have unanswered questions about the job you’re offering. They simply don’t want to waste their time applying when they don’t know if the job is what they want. That’s part of your job as a recruiter to sell the position to candidates, so how could you sell to candidates when you don’t have any information about them since they never submitted to a form or application on your website.

Connecting Recruiters with Job Seekers… like a Dating App for Candidates

Put it simply, FlashRecruit provides a better opportunity to see the passive candidates on your posting. So, let’s try this dating app analogy. When you’re single and using a dating app, you’re viewing people’s profiles and maybe swiping right or left depending on your interest in them, they’re getting notified of your existence, and you can chat once you’re matched up.

Now bringing it back to how FlashRecruit is like a dating app for Candidates: candidates are metaphorically swiping right or left on job postings like on Google and other job boards. When a candidate views your job posting with FlashRecruit, they have the ability to answer some screening questions brought on in the chat, including their contact info. This allows for you as the recruiter to preview who you’re about to talk to and you can “swipe right or left” to either begin a conversation or decline it. Put it simply, FlashRecruit provides a better opportunity to see the passive candidates on your posting.

FlashRecruit Sends You Candidates… LIVE

An important aspect in the development of FlashRecruit is that candidates don’t have to go straight to your website to be seen. FlashRecruit is sending candidates right to you from across our network. Plus, FlashRecruit is indexed by Google For Jobs, which is where 85% of job searches take place. In addition, you can attach your FlashRecruit chat link to your external job postings, email campaigns, and social posts to connect your entire strategy and increase the results. Clients have seen engagement with email campaigns go from 9% to 36.9% by adding in the option for candidates to live chat!


Russ Caris

Russ Caris

Helping recruiters make placements effectively is one of Russ's passions. With over 14 years of sales experience, Russ works as an account executive for FlashRecruit, working with potential clients to demonstrate the impact of FlashRecruit's Live Candidate Technology and Live Messaging Platform. Aside from the work he does at FlashRecruit, he loves golfing and biking.

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