How to Attract Candidates for Hard-to-Fill Roles

At a time when unemployment rates are low, companies still face a challenge. There’s no shortage of work opportunities, but there is a lack of labor for hard-to-fill jobs that require specialized skills, such as health care. Nearly 50% of recruiters say that they can’t find the right candidates to fill specialized positions, and for good reason—in 2019, the global talent shortage is at a 12-year high. However, using a good applicant tracking system and techniques to catch a candidate’s eye can make it easier to fill those positions.

Connect Through Text

Texting is a powerful tool for recruiters. Studies show it takes a person about 90 minutes to respond to email. In contrast, it only takes them about 90 seconds to respond via text. While many people don’t look at their computers beyond regular business working hours, they have their phones handy all day long. If…


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