The Ultimate Recruiting Starter Kit: 7 Snippets for Hiring Manager Communications

In the first of this three-part series, we’ll highlight the foundational snippets that help build an effective recruiter-hiring manager partnership.

High on the list of recruiter frustrations is the need to spend hours each week copying and pasting across multiple job boards, social channels, and internal communication platforms.

By automating the small stuff, recruiters can free up precious time spent on administrative minutia and focus on the high-touch pieces of the job that cannot be delegated – having crucial conversations, being a brand ambassador, and navigating the delicate process that is the candidate close.

Using TextExpander regularly can save recruiters between 1-4 hours each month.

To help get you started, we’ve assembled The Ultimate Recruiter Starter Kit. This public group provides the fundamental snippets that every hard-working recruiter needs to lighten their administrative load. Here’s a sample of what you get:

Intake Meeting Questions: Elevate your intake meeting to a strategy session with these core conversation starters.

Post-Intake Meeting Follow Up: Establish yourself a strategic and efficient business partner by sending this post-intake follow up within 24 hours of your meeting.

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“If you’re going to invest 30-60 minutes in meeting with someone, you owe it to yourself and whoever you met with to send a follow-up email,” says relationship management expert Patrick Ewers.

  • Introducing Candidate to Hiring Manager: After a successful phone screening or technical assessment, use this email to introduce the qualified and interested candidate to your hiring manager.
  • Hiring Manager Phone Confirmation: This simple snippet is ideal for recruiters with limited coordinator support who need to quickly send details to the hiring manager before a call.
  • Weekly Recruiting Update: Send this update weekly or bi-weekly, depending on your requisition load, to proactively keep your hiring teams in the loop.
  • Follow Up – Need Your Feedback: This snippet is perfect for when you need to gently nudge a hiring manager for feedback after an interview.
  • Post Recruitment Survey: Initiate feedback at the end of each recruitment to improve and strengthen your hiring manager relationship.

“Effective feedback has benefits for the giver, the receiver, and the wider organization” according to Susan DeFranzo of Snap Surveys.

Access these seven snippets in the Ultimate Starter Kit for Recruiters – Hiring Manager Communication public group.

In part two of our Ultimate Starter Kit for Recruiters series, we will share seven essential emails for effectively communicating with candidates.

What TextExpander snippets do you use to communicate with hiring managers? We’d love to hear from you on Twitter, Linkedin, or our TextExpander support page.