Now, reading the title of this blog you may be asking, “Well, who doesn’t have a computer?” It’s not that people don’t have computer access, it’s that they’re choosing not to use computers or they don’t have computer access at work and won’t want to log on at home. It’s actually estimated that by 2025 nearly ¾ of the population will only access the web via their cell phones, with that number currently hovering just over half of the population today. So how does that impact your ability to attract candidates for open positions? You have to get a little more creative with your hiring process by utilizing SMS messaging to execute your interview scheduling.
The Need for SMS Messaging in “Deskless” Worker-Based Industries
When it comes to the world of work, there are so many industries that require a variety of work environments. It may come as a surprise, but 80% of workers across the globe are actually what some people call “deskless” workers—workers who don’t have a dedicated workspace to sit at all day. These workers make up the good majority of the workforce as the statistics show with over 2.7 billion workers classified in this group.
According to a study done by Emergence, the highest concentration of deskless workers is in:
Agriculture: 858 Million Deskless Workers
Construction: 265 Million Deskless Workers
Education: 226 Million Deskless Workers
Healthcare: 148 Million Deskless Workers
Hospitality: 122 Million Deskless Workers
Manufacturing: 427 Million Deskless Workers
Retail: 497 Million Deskless Workers
Transportation & Logistics: 189 Million Deskless Workers
Now, if you’re hiring in these industries, there is also a large chance that your hiring managers and interviewers are also deskless workers. When they’re only able to check their email periodically throughout the day as they’re taking care of business elsewhere the majority of the time, it can hold up the process of getting interviews scheduled, greatly increasing the time to fill positions.
One way to make things easier, quicker, and more streamlined for both the hiring managers and the promising candidates, especially in deskless industries? SMS messaging for interview scheduling. When you’re in the business of creating connections and hiring the right people, it’s good to meet them where they’re at to start building a relationship and creating a sense of ease and belonging from the start!
Rooster Has the SMS Messaging Technology Your Company Needs
So how do you get started with SMS messaging for your company to attract talent more efficiently and effectively? You start by enlisting the help of an all-encompassing scheduling solution that is designed specifically to work with your applicant tracking system, like Workday. Cue Rooster! Our easy-to-use, time saving scheduling solution incorporates features like single dashboard scheduling, personalized automated emails, unique calendar invites, seamless integrations with daily business tools, and of course, SMS messaging for interview scheduling both internally and externally.
With Rooster’s SMS messaging capabilities, you can request interviews, schedule and reschedule interviews, send out reminders and thank you messages, and more! Interested in learning more about how this works? Sign up for a free demo of Rooster to try out the SMS messaging capabilities for yourself. We know you’ll see responses from your top candidates more quickly and more often!