Reaching Applicants Where They Live: On Their Phones

Ever since Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone in 1876, it has become a major tool in connecting people all over the globe. Fast forward to the 21stCentury where it is believed the HSPA+ iPhone is the smartest smart phone in the world. 

Very few of us have access to a HSPA+ iPhone, but most Americans, roughly nine-in-ten own a cellphone and nearly two-thirds own some type of smartphone. 

Smart technology has become an important way for Americans to  find employment, fill out applications, access and share employment related information. Young adults are especially likely to use their smartphones to look for work: 60% of 18- to 29-year-olds have used a smartphone as part of a search for employment. This behavior is not limited to just the youngest job seekers, as 30% of 30- to 49-year-olds have done so as well.

Laborchex’s smart technology includes a fully integrated mobile portal, hereafter (LMP). This technology allows employers the ability to improve their workflow and further streamline their hiring process.  

With the LMP, employers have a direct line to applicants. Employers can invite applicants by SMS text or email to input information, attach relevant documents using a camera phone and agree to the background check with an electronic wet signature. After that, the applicant can log back in with verification, check the status of the screen and provide any additional information or documentation that’s needed.

The LMP empowers the applicant and cuts down on an employer’s time and data entry and time spent answering phone calls. LMP’’s  gives employers of all sizes an efficient and robust process to handle their pre- and adverse action notices. 

Laborchex offers more than 2,000 configuration options which allow almost limitless integration and customization to serve the unique needs of our customers.  Laborchex’s open platform allows employers in any industry or business sector to streamline their background screening process with their hiring process through their ATS solution of choice.

To learn more, call 1-800-880-0366 or visit our website.

Contributed by Ricky Rayborn of LaborChex