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The Weekly Dose of HR Tech: @Jobalign – Hourly Candidate Engagement

Feb 27

This week on The Weekly Dose I review the hourly candidate engagement platform Jobalign. Jobalign’s candidate engagement platform helps employers Attract, Engage and Hire Hourly Employees.

Jobalign is a technology that sits between job boards and your ATS and fills the gap in engaging an hourly workforce that might want to apply to your jobs that probably don’t have a desktop computer and might not even have a smartphone.

So, what’s the ‘gap’ you might ask! Basically, there’s two the first is when candidates abandon applying for your jobs, which is a shockingly high amount of potential candidates. If all you rely on for applicants is your ATS application process, you’re missing out a large number of candidates.

Jobalign is a mobile-first platform where candidates can actually apply through SMS text messages, and it’s bi-lingual. Jobalign’s text-to-apply automation by itself is something most organizations who have large hourly hiring processes should look at.

The second gap is after apply. With an hourly workforce, you might have 24 hours to engage a candidate before they’ve moved on to another employer. Jobalign’s platform will begin working immediately in automating the screening process, so candidates are never waiting for next steps.

What I liked about Jobalign:

– Recruiters can send text messages right from the platform to candidates who apply and go through the screening process so your recruiters are only using one platform to communicate with hourly candidates, and not having to jump back and forth between their cell, your ATS, job boards, etc.

– Built-in Intelligent Sourcing Engine. Jobalign works with over 100+ job boards, local sites, and their own database of millions of hourly candidates to help you source hourly talent.

– Jobalign can also host your hourly career site to make sure your jobs are fully mobile optimized, which will help considerably with lowering the abandonment rate.

– Pay for performance. Jobalign works on a Pay per Applicant model. Basically, if they don’t deliver applicants you don’t pay. Two types of models, one that is considerably cheaper that uses their apply technology, and one more expensive that includes all of the auto sourcing technology.

Jobalign truly understands the hourly workforce and are advocates for helping them find jobs. I really like Jobalign’s Smart Apply Process via phone that will basically build a resume/profile automatically from how the candidates answer the questions. This helps both the candidate and companies.

If you do a lot of hourly hiring and you’re struggling to get enough applicants, process those applicants, or just need to do all it better, Jobalign is definitely a technology you should demo.


The Weekly Dose – is a weekly series here at The Project to educate and inform everyone who stops by on a daily/weekly basis on some great recruiting and sourcing technologies that are on the market.  None of the companies who I highlight are paying me for this promotion.  There are so many really cool things going on in the tech space and I wanted to educate myself and share what I find.  If you want to be on The Weekly Dose – just send me a note – timsackett@comcast.net

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