We’re in the midst of an evolution of communication, and voicemail’s role in that evolution—and in the future of recruiting—is very much uncertain.
Canton, Ohio (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
The way that executive recruiters communicate with their clients and candidates largely determines how successful they are within the profession. As a result, the tools they use to communicate are also quite important, and one of those tools is voicemail.
But how effective is voicemail in this day and age? Do people respond to it? And if they do, how quickly do they respond to it?
According to a recent recruitment survey conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite recruiter network of highly specialized search firms, when recruiters leave a voicemail for a client or candidate, that voicemail is rarely returned the same day.
As part of that survey, Top Echelon Network asked the following question: “When you leave a voicemail for a client or candidate, how often do you receive a callback the same day?”
Nearly a third of poll participants (32.6%) indicated that they receive a callback the same day “less than 25% of the time.”
In addition, another 40.2% of recruiters selected “between 26% and 50% of the time” as their answer.
On the flip side of the coin, 22.8% of poll respondents indicated they receive a callback the same day “between 51% and 75% of the time.” However, when it comes to receiving a callback the same day, “more than 75% of the time,” only 4.3% acknowledged that was their experience.
According to Top Echelon Communications Coordinator Matt Deutsch, the results of this poll are indicative of the decline of the use of voicemail not only in recruiting, but also in society overall.
“People don’t respond to voicemail as much as they used to, plain and simple,” said Deutsch. “With the advent of texting in conjunction with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, voicemail is becoming more and more outdated.
“For many recruiters, when they leave a voicemail for a client or candidate, they almost expect that it won’t be answered until the next day, at the earliest, and in some cases, they plan for that contingency. We’re in the midst of an evolution of communication, and voicemail’s role in that evolution—and in the future of recruiting—is very much uncertain.”
The Top Echelon recruiter network was founded in 1988 in Canton, Ohio. Nearly 400 recruiting firms from all major industries are Preferred Member recruiters in Top Echelon Network.