How Government Agencies Can Use Bulk SMS for Recruitment

  05 October 2015

There are numerous agencies in Nigeria that are established under the purview of the federal government of Nigeria. They perform varying functions as defined which their scope. Year in year out, vacant positions are opened up in these government agencies for grabs. The country in turn produces thousands of graduates, qualified ones year in year out to fill in these positions.


Some government agencies use the help of recruitment/employment agencies to assist in their recruiting process. These agencies uses bulk SMS extensively in organizing the process. See here how recruitment agencies uses bulk SMS for vacancies notifications.



However, many agencies handles their recruitment process in-house i.e. they arrange all that is needed in getting qualified staffs for the establishment all by themselves. Usually, the human resource (HR) department is responsible for this. Below are some of the things bulk SMS can help accomplish for such agencies towards the recruitment process.


Usually, many government agencies have a website where people can visit and learn more about them. Vacancies are usually advertised on this platform. As a form of target marketing of vacant positions though, the agency can allow Job seekers drop contact details on the website. Then, when vacant positions are available, notifications of this can be sent to those who fits the bill using bulk SMS. The message is customized with the firm's name, and forwarded to all those concerned.


Once a vacant position is up for grabs, the next thing is to schedule aptitude tests and/or interview with the candidates. The instant delivery and ease of use of bulk SMS makes it a sure bet for this purpose. See here how employment agencies can use bulk SMS to schedule aptitude tests.


After the assessment, results of the test and/or interview needs to be communicated with the applicants. Bulk SMS again walk into the picture. With this means, everyone knows their stand instantly as to their chances of landing the job.


Confirmation of employment can equally be sent through bulk SMS. This can be a part of the results SMS or separate. This message lets the recipient knows that he has been employed and when to start work.


If any emergency situation though mitigates against the earlier plans of the recruitment process, the applicants deserves to be notified immediately. Bulk SMS also serves as a great form of notification. Apologizing for the failure and rescheduling the assessment.


In these major areas, bulk SMS can be a proven winner in the area of recruitment for government agencies. Simply sign up a bulk SMS account with a quality bulk SMS service provider, and get the right people for the establishment.


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