Reviewing and contacting incoming applicants daily is key to building a strong recruiting program because applicants who have applied to your CareerPlug posting are likely applying to open positions with other companies as well. Waiting a week or more to contact an applicant after they apply greatly increases the chances that the applicant will accept another position before you speak with them.

We recommend making reviewing and contacting applicants part of your daily routine while you are actively recruiting. When you are passively recruiting, set aside time at least once or twice per week to review and contact applicants. For step-by-step information on reviewing your applicants and contacting them to begin the recruiting process, click here: How do I move my applicants through the hiring process?

To contact applicants faster than your competitors, consider enabling text messaging on your account. (More info: Using Text Messaging)