Birch Faber's Blog (12)

Virtual Career Fairs: 5 Ways to Stand Out as an Employer

So you've decided to host a Virtual Career Fair, huh? Congratulations! Virtual Career Fairs are a great recruiting tool that can help your team achieve your hiring goals more efficiently. Not only has it been a huge aid during the pandemic, but it also serves as a bridge…


Added by Birch Faber on May 18, 2021 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Do's and Don'ts of Text Recruiting

Whether you're a text recruiting amateur or an SMS expert, it's always good to consider some best practices to create the best candidate experience possible.

Text Recruiting is a fast and modern form of communication that can be used to both recruiters' and candidates' advantage, but there are general guidelines to follow - and boundaries not to cross.

Qualified candidates are hard…


Added by Birch Faber on May 12, 2021 at 2:30pm — No Comments

How to Reduce Candidate Drop-off With Chatbots

Candidates are 365% more likely to drop out of your application process if it takes more than 15 minutes to complete.

Depending on the size of your talent pool, that could mean a few dozen - or hundreds of applicants who are deterred from applying to your job. This poses a huge challenge for recruiting teams who are looking to fill multiple…


Added by Birch Faber on April 28, 2021 at 8:30am — No Comments

5 Reasons Why Text Recruiting is the Present - and the Future

The average attention span of any millennial is about 8 seconds. With millennials being the fastest-growing group of candidates, it’s important for recruiters to communicate on the same wavelength.

93% of millennials own a mobile device and spend a lot of time checking their texts and social media. This makes a great opportunity for recruiters to reach these potential candidates - and…


Added by Birch Faber on April 21, 2021 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Why Text-to-Apply Makes Recruiting Easier

Traditional recruiting is great, but what if you could achieve more efficiency, and attract even more talent?

Text messaging is a fast and efficient form of communication, especially in recruiting. The average open rate sits at 99%, with 97% of messages read within 15 minutes. It's a no-brainer why SMS…


Added by Birch Faber on April 12, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

8 Things To Know About Hosting a Virtual Career Fair

COVID-19 posed a challenging time for many businesses and industries, instigating change no one could’ve ever imagined. The recruiting space was no different. With social distancing regulations in place, recruiters couldn’t meet candidates in person. Recruiting teams were forced to think outside of the box, and…


Added by Birch Faber on April 1, 2021 at 10:00am — No Comments

Don't Call Me Maybe: 7 Text Message Templates For Mobile Recruiting

Whether you are texting the dreamy hunk from the wine bar, the cute girl from trivia night, or even just your candidates: writing the perfect text can be intimidating. Since when did 160 characters become so scary and why make it a part of…


Added by Birch Faber on January 21, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

3 Mobile Recruiting Trends You Need to Know for 2016

On Wednesday Deloitte released their annual Global Mobile Consumer Survey and as predicted mobile usage is on the rise, but the scale, frequency and purposes for which consumers are leveraging mobile…


Added by Birch Faber on December 10, 2015 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Biggest Social Recruiting Network Isn't LinkedIn

The Atlantic calls it “the quiet king” of social networks with a dominance that is both obvious and profound. In fact it’s being used six billion times per day in the United States so with some fuzzy math you…


Added by Birch Faber on December 2, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Recruiting Hack: Automate Your Candidate Responses

Imagine you are just reaching out to a group of candidates for the first time with a text like: “Hey Kim – We have an opening for a Customer Support Associate at our Phoenix office. Are you interested? -Birch”

Kim answers: “Yes!” Now every recruiter has a preferred way to follow-up after a candidate expresses interest.…


Added by Birch Faber on November 30, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

3 Reasons to be Thankful For Your Talent Acquisition Team

When you are seated around the dinner table with your friends and family this Thanksgiving, and Uncle Dave asks what you are thankful for, your talent acquisition team might not be the first thing you say. So why not give thanks a few days early to the sourcing, recruiting and onboarding part of your company that really deserves thanks on a daily…


Added by Birch Faber on November 24, 2015 at 3:14pm — No Comments

How Texting and Recruitment Marketing Can Fill Your Talent Pipeline

Recruitment marketing is all about candidate engagement. How can you attract and nurture candidates to fill your talent pipeline before you even post a job application?

The concept takes its name from inbound marketing, which focuses on providing useful content to prospects in order to attract high quality leads. Only in the case of recruitment marketing, employers are providing brilliant content to job seekers in a cadence and style that drive…


Added by Birch Faber on November 19, 2015 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments


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