Integrated SMS Feature in MaxHire Helps Recruiters Get Faster Responses from Candidates

Vancouver, BC - May 2, 2012

MaxHire connected staffing software allows users to send SMS text messages from MaxHire to any cell phone, helping recruiters get faster responses from candidates who are on-the-road. The leading provider of complete front office to back office software integrates with several SMS services including Google Voice and Red Oxygento provide this functionality.

“Text messages have been proven to be a very effective method of communication and that’s why we decided to add this functionality to MaxHire,” explained Peter Blitz, CEO and Product Manager of MaxHire. “95% of text messages are read compared to fewer than 20% of emails, making it a very good medium to connect with a select, pre-qualified group of candidates.”

A common problem that recruiters face are long lag times between sending out job posts to candidates via email and hearing back from them. Adding the ability to send SMS text messages to candidates directly from MaxHire allows recruiters to leverage this powerful communication tool and reduce the lag time it takes for candidates to respond to job orders. In an industry where minutes matter, quick response times can help recruiters make more placements.

MaxHire’s SMS feature allows users to send messages to anyone with a cell phone and keeps a record of the sent message in MaxHire. Text messages are a convenient way to remind candidates of upcoming interviews and advertise new job postings to a list of pre-qualified candidates. If the text message is related to a new job posting it will also contain a link that lets the candidates apply to the job with a single click in MaxHire’s mobile candidate portal. Clients wanting to send text messages from MaxHire need to have a compatible SMS account with an SMS provider.

MaxHire is committed to providing staffing professionals with the tools they need, in one integrated solution, to make more placements. The addition of SMS messaging to MaxHire provides recruiters with a form of communication that candidates are more likely to pay attention to and elicits a more rapid response from them also.


About Red Oxygen

Red Oxygen was created to service the corporate need to communicate quickly and simply with an increasingly mobile workforce. Red Oxygen's primary focus is to develop products and services that leverage off existing enterprise and telecommunication infrastructure. Red Oxygen has built award-winning products and services used by corporations such as Microsoft, Siemens, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, 3M and Panasonic. They use Red Oxygen products and services because they reduce telecommunications costs, improve communication with staff, leverage existing infrastructure and improve productivity. Learn more about Red Oxygen at http://www.redoxygen.com.


About MaxHire Solutions

MaxHire connected staffing software provides contract and direct hire staffing firms with one integrated solution for sales CRM, applicant tracking, sourcing, business intelligence and back office. As the staffing software industry’s pioneer of new ideas since 1995, MaxHire is passionate about creating technologies that boost productivity and deliver results. Over 2000 recruiting and staffing firms in 25 countries rely on MaxHire to give them an edge in a highly competitive industry where minutes matter. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC or find us on the web at http://www.MaxHire.net.


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Rachel Lai
Online Marketing Director
MaxHire Solutions
1.800.206.7934

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