In our quest to become THE recruitment software for the messaging age, we have hit a major milestone this month as we’ve released a new version of our chatbot which can conduct the entire interview via Facebook Messenger. No more phone calls needed! We are the first software to offer such an integration and when you consider that there are more than 1 billion monthly active users of Facebook Messenger (10 times more than Linkedin) globally, that’s enough to get us and our clients VERY excited. Read on below for more details, product and company updates.
Meet Stanley 2.0
We released a new version of Stanley, our recruitment chatbot that integrates with Talkpush. Stanley used to respond to candidates, direct their applications to the right job offer and collect their info before initiating an automated phone call to them… That last portion can now be conducted without making a phone call, collecting audio responses directly from Facebook Messenger. This ground breaking innovation can save thousands of dollars in telecom expenses for our customers, all the while offering a smoother experience for candidates who never have to leave Facebook. You can experience Stanley right now by writing to our Facebook page and you can read more about Stanley here.
Facebook Lead Ad integration
Last year, Facebook released a new ad format called the “Lead Ad”, designed to help advertisers collect leads as cost effectively as possible. This method of collecting ads is effectively used by many recruiters to collect thousands of leads every month. Talkpush is the first recruitment software which has built a Webhook with Facebook Lead ads allowing you to capture all those leads into your recruitment campaigns in real time. In less than 20 seconds, candidates can see your an ad, apply for a job and receive a phone call from Talkpush! Read the documentation here. See an example of such an ad here.
Talkpush launches in South Africa
Globally, Talkpush already works with some of the largest employers in South Africa, so we decided it makes sense to accompany them in one of the hottest job markets in the world. From Cape Town, our local representative will also be looking to develop the African market at large. Did you know that half of the world’s population increase for the next 30 years is projected to come from the African continent? Read on here.
Recruitment Hack was a smashing success
We have published the presentations from our very well attended event on social media recruitment Hacks. Read about employer branding from Microsoft, learn about ad planning optimization with Ad Parlor and learn how to convert ad traffic into qualified leads from Talkpush. Its all here. Do you prefer pretty pictures over powerpoint slides? See the beautiful people who came that day by clicking here.
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- Linkedin adds chatbot feature. Read on here.
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- Google Assistant just got smarter. Read here.
- Microsoft announced it achieved human-machine parity in speech recognition! Read here.