Technology has had a massive impact on the healthcare recruitment sector in recent years, and is only going to continue to do so into the future.

At Go Apply, we are always searching for ways to harness new technology and deliver the most effective recruitment solutions and services to attract fresh job applicants.

Ensuring that the recruitment process flows seamlessly and attracts the best candidates is constantly a challenge – which is why we suggest chatbots for healthcare recruitment. Chatbots are one of the technological elements of the fixed-price healthcare recruitment packages that we have to offer. They allow you to provide immediate information to your potential candidates, day or night.

What is a Chatbot?

Many businesses use chatbots to deliver the great support customers increasingly see as both a premium and essential part of their service. Chatbots work using artificial intelligence and smart programming to deliver responses to queries in a contextual and meaningful way.

Their purpose is to elevate the online user experience, instead of having to wait for someone to respond with an answer or take further details. Your question can be processed and answered in real time, in short it provides answers, quickly!

How Does a Chatbot Work?

In the past, chatbots were generally limited by technology. That is now no longer the case. A smart healthcare recruitment chatbot can now be tailored to answer a wide range of questions and appears no different from real human interaction.

You will see a chatbot on a webpage where a box appears offering assistance. You can type in your question and get an immediate answer. Chatbots also exhibit what is called ‘machine learning’ which means they can evolve over time.

The Benefits of Chatbots for Healthcare Recruitment

For potential candidates visiting your website or looking to apply for a job, it means they have immediate engagement and get a response straight away. By improving the variety of communication opportunities, applicants can understand the key elements before applying, saving time for all parties. Answering frequent questions, pay rates and shift hours for example are an excellent way to maximise the new technology. This is a more efficient and less time-consuming process to provide key information.

For healthcare industry job hunters, chatbots offer an easy and efficient alternative way to provide their details, streamlining and tracking the recruitment and application process from the comfort of their mobile phone. They can find out about current vacancies as well as have important questions answered so that recruitment doesn’t grind to a halt or stall. This means that everything runs seamlessly from start to finish, delivering a better candidate experience and, in the process, increasing retention rates.

For Go Apply, it also means we are able to reduce the costs of recruitment and ensure that all relevant stakeholders, both recruiter and recruitee, get the service they need exactly when they require it.

Healthcare recruiting is certainly changing with the times. At Go Apply, our aim is to help our client maximise their internal hiring capabilities and reduce the need for staffing agencies to an absolute minimum. Chatbots are just one technique we use to bring employers and future employees closer together.

If you’d like to find out more about fixed price recruitment support for healthcare organisations, contact the team at Go Apply today.