Humanity, Texting & Recruiting – How Sodexo Wins the Engagement battle with Candidates



We’ve been hearing a lot lately about job-seekers who, having been unemployed for some time, often refer to the current recruiting process as being ‘inhumane’. While that word might be a bit drastic, it’s generally not a good sign if we’re describing the process of bringing talent into an organization the same way some describe slaughterhouses.

One issue is technology. While technology has been fantastic at connecting people and enabling processes, it doesn’t actually possess humanity. (That’s the core of concerns about the rise of artificial intelligence.) In an Utopian recruiting world, technology would be used as a tool to drive human relationships even further. Unfortunately, oftentimes is viewed as the solution, as opposed to a step towards the proper solution.

On September 19th, join Heather Thomas, Recruitment Manager at Sodexo and William Tincup as they discuss issues surrounding: Humanity, Texting, and Recruiting. This webinar is aimed at helping recruiters master the medium to win the engagement battle.

Text recruiting has become all the rage in recent years, in part because of the immediacy of text and how frequently candidates are likely to check it. There are concerns, however. Texting can seem invasive, and some companies respond to candidate inquiries with shortened links — which can seem shady. While texting could be a medium to respond uniquely to candidates, it’s often very cookie-cutter.

In short, the technology is there, and the immediacy is there, but we’re not using it in a human, connected way. We’re almost trying to make texting into a sourcing tool when it should simply be a communication and relationship-building tool.

Join the discussion and learn:

  • How to think of candidates like customers
  • How to break down silos
  • How to fully engage with technology and make sure it has a human element
  • And more!

Be sure to follow along and use #Rdaily. See you there!


Presenters


Heather Thomas, Recruitment Manager, Strategic Sourcing, Sodexo
Old fashioned headhunter meets high-tech recruiter. Speaker. Blogger on frustrations we face in Recruitment circa 2017. Being #wonderwomen.
Twitter: @SodexoHeather
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William Tincup, President, RecruitingDaily
At the intersection of HR and technology, I'm a writer, speaker, & advisor #hr #hrtech #recruiting.
Twitter: @williamtincup
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