Infographic: The Science of Recruiting Email Outreach

Have you ever found a great-fit candidate and written them a thoughtful message, only to get hit with a “not interested” or worse yet, complete silence? Unless you have recruiting superpowers, I'd venture to say you have. In fact, as passive talent becomes increasingly inundated with recruiting outreach, response rates have only continued to plummet. 

To remedy this, the Entelo team went to work to determine the tactics and strategy behind the most successful recruiting emails, using the open, click and reply rates of hundreds of thousands of emails sent through Entelo Track. After crunching millions of data points, we’ve determined the do’s and don’t's of recruiting emails. Take a look:

Must-Use Recruiting Email Productivity Hacks

Most professionals these days spend a great deal of time in their inbox, but as outreach is such a big part of recruitment, perhaps none so much as you, dear talent acquisition studs and studettes. Once you've searched, sourced, qualified, and decided you've found someone worth reaching out to, I'm guessing you're headed to your email inbox to craft that perfect, intriguing, not-too-salesy-but-just-cheeky-enough-email to engage your next great hire. We've already talked at length about optimizing the content of that email, but what about the rest of the time you spend clicking, navigating, organizing, and responding?  There's a gold mine of time you can take back if you start whipping around Gmail like a pro, so let's dig in to some productivity hacks and shortcuts to help you spend less time clicking and more time recruiting.