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OnShift®introduces New Text-Based Recruiting Software

CLEVELAND–In the ongoing evolution of its cloud-based software suite to solve workforce challenges in healthcare, OnShift® has announced easy-to-use text-based recruiting and candidate engagement software.

OnShift® Text2Hire™ automatically engages and communicates with job candidates to schedule interviews, dramatically reducing time-to-hire, minimizing no-shows and increasing the number of new hires.

OnShift Text2Hire leverages artificial intelligence to automatically book interviews with job applicants using their preferred communication method: text messaging.

“Working with thousands of communities in senior care each and every day, we see first-hand the challenges in recruiting and hiring employees,” said Mark Woodka, CEO of OnShift. “Day after day, job candidates slip through the cracks because managers rely on phone calls and emails in attempts to follow-up with applicants, which leads to horrible experiences and lost candidates. With our newest product, OnShift Text2Hire, we hit these challenges head-on with automated and convenient communications that quickly and easily engage candidates through text messaging.

“This new product is another step to help senior care providers improve retention and staff consistently, so they can continue to deliver the high quality care and service their residents deserve,” Woodka added.

With OnShift Text2Hire, hiring managers no longer need to spend days making phone calls and sending emails in attempts to connect with applicants, which frustrates candidates and causes them to move on to other job opportunities.

Early adopter organizations using OnShift Text2Hire experienced significant improvements in recruiting and hiring, including twice the number of hires, 50 percent faster time-to-hire and 60 percent less interview no-shows.

Workforce challenges in senior care are more intense than ever before, with 50+ percent turnover and 32,485 open positions. With OnShift Text2Hire, senior care organizations gain an edge in the war for talent by connecting, communicating and engaging with candidates in the way they prefer.

Research has shown that 37 percent of senior care providers cite getting a candidate to come in for an interview as a major hiring pain point. The majority of applicants prefer to be contacted through text messaging, and 90% of text messages are read within three minutes.

“OnShift Text2Hire has improved our metrics overall,” said Shelly Szarek-Skodny, CEO of Century Oak Care Center. “We’ve doubled the amount of candidates hired while cutting our time-to-hire in half. And new employees have loved the quick interaction.”

OnShift Text2Hire is the newest addition to OnShift’s growing suite of intuitive software and proactive services designed to solve the most significant workforce challenges in senior care.