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How To Improve Candidate Response Rates

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How do we get candidates to respond?

It’s one job identifying the best candidates for a role. Crafting the perfect message and engaging with those ideal candidates is a whole other story. Holly Fawcett takes us through the key features that will increase our candidate response rates.


Key Takeaways

Now you have everything you need to improve your candidate response rates! Get ready to see your inbox light up with messages from candidates who want to know about you and what you have to offer. For this to happen remember:

  1. If your candidate response rates are low it’s time to ask are you using the right medium? Maybe your ideal candidate doesn’t use LinkedIn as much as you thought. Research the best places to find these candidates.
  2. Following up is key. When you follow up with remember it doesn’t have to be 8 emails in a row. Trying using subtle reminders like retweeting or connecting on LinkedIn as follow-ups.
  3. When spending all the time and effort to find great candidates to contact you need to make sure you’re contacting them at the right time. Give your messages the best chance for success by optimising your sending times.

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