Tech job site Dice.com has enabled messaging on its platform. Messaging of candidates is a solid feature for a job board if you have enough candidates in your database for it to be used.
The problem for Dice is that this feature wont do much to boost sales. According to the latest earnings report from their parent owner DHI Group, Dice revenues were $19.8 million, down 3% sequentially and 13% year over year.
According to the release;
Technology professional career hub Dice announced the launch of Instant Messaging, enabling direct, transparent conversations between employers and technologists through the Dice platform. In addition to serving a valuable function for users, Instant Messaging is an important next step in the evolution of Dice, building to a comprehensive and flexible platform through which recruiters and candidates can rapidly and confidently search, match and communicate in real-time.
Earlier this year, Dice launched Recruiter Profile, a tool enabling recruiters to create an enhanced personalized profile, highlighting company brand and values, upcoming virtual events and other relevant insights, helping hiring organizations more effectively represent themselves to in-demand candidates alongside their posted jobs.
“Dice Instant Messaging offers a win-win for skilled technologists and the recruiters and employers looking to discover and engage with them. In concert with the other connection tools on the Dice platform, it’s a solution designed to eliminate the communication barrier on both sides of the hiring relationship,” said Art Zeile, CEO of DHI, parent company to Dice. “The launch of this feature is also an all-important waypoint in our journey to cementing Dice’s position as the vibrant and dynamic professional home base for technologists, recruiters and employers in need of tech talent.”Art Zeile
A Recruiter-Technologist Win-Win: Faster, Direct Conversations with Instant Messaging
- Allows recruiters to leverage online networking capabilities, establishing trust while building a talent pipeline for current and future roles
- Recruiters can effortlessly and speedily access Instant Messaging directly from both TalentSearch™ and application results, all through one seamless workflow
- Technologists can establish relationships with recruiters by more quickly identifying relevant contacts and connecting with them via Instant Messaging and Recruiter Profiles