Supercharge your campus recruiting strategy

The best way to attract and onboard your company’s next generation of hires

Students on college campuses are already thinking about their next step. They’re eager to connect with future employers — and text messaging is the most effective way to get them excited about working at your company.

Mainstay makes it easy to have automated SMS text conversations that spark interest among early-career applicants and establish relationships with college students entering the workforce, so you can fill early-career roles fast.

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Provide the relevant, timely information job candidates and new-hires need with Mainstay’s Employee Engagement Platform. These instant, automated text messaging conversations benefit your company by:


Boost campus recruitment and create happier hires

When today’s students enter the workforce, they want opportunities to develop their professional skills and make an impact at their first company. Automated, 2-way text messaging conversations are the most effective way to show these candidates what your company has to offer. In fact, 98% of students today read every text they receive, and 90% read them within just three minutes. That’s why text messaging is the best way to engage candidates throughout the hiring process and strengthen your employer brand.

You can use Mainstay’s Employee Engagement Platform to hire, support, and retain people at every stage of their career. Our partners achieve employee response rates of 80-90% when they use our platform to automatically text their employees. Since our technology was originally created to engage college students, we know that it works to boost application completion — with our partners seeing up to a 217% increase in applications.


Keep new hires committed as they transition from college to your company

The lag period between when an early-career employee accepts a job offer and their first day of work is often when they’re most enthusiastic about their new role, but it can also be a period of silence from the employer.

That’s why preboarding is the ideal time to use conversational and empathetic 2-way text messaging to begin building strong relationships with your new hires.

Engaging new hires before they even start enables you to create a rapport and strengthen their commitment to the job. When done right, preboarding accelerates ramp-up time for new hires, so they’ll be able to contribute even faster.

  • How employee preboarding improves retention and reduces churn

How to create a better preboarding experience with Mainstay:

Good morning! We have a new job opening that fits your skill set. Are you still interested in applying?

Yeah, definitely!

Awesome. The application process is quick and easy — it should only take 5 minutes!

Intern engagement

Engage students early to strengthen your internship and applicant funnel

Do you need to fill a large number of internships quickly? Without the right strategy in place, you risk losing qualified applicants to your competitors. Mainstay’s team of engagement experts know exactly which text messages to send great candidates to build interest and get them to apply.

With Mainstay, you can use SMS text messaging to scale employee engagement and build more personal relationships with candidates throughout the application process. Our Employee Engagement Platform sparks more meaningful conversations at scale — giving you valuable feedback and insights you can use to boost applicant interest, build brand loyalty, and make improvements fast.

More than just a chatbot

Powerful employee engagement technology

Increase employee productivity, reduce churn, and boost morale
with Mainstay’s Employee Engagement Platform

Here’s how we do it:


2-way automated SMS text messaging

Send relevant, timely messages and answer FAQs automatically to support employees 24/7 while building loyalty — all on the channel they prefer to use.


Easy integrations

Get more out of your existing tools and drive deeper employee engagement at scale — while removing complexity from your strategy.


Research-backed custom conversational templates

Encourage meaningful interactions with personalized, pre-written conversations that are proven to drive positive outcomes for your employees and your business.


No heavy lifting

Partner with Mainstay’s experts to achieve your engagement objectives. We’ll build your AI knowledge base, design effective automated text campaigns and surveys, and deliver actionable insight reports for you.


Advanced analytics

Transform one-on-one conversations into actionable insights you can use to make positive changes and demonstrate that your employees' voices are being heard.


Escalation and notifications

Receive real-time alerts when employees require more personalized support — and instantly connect them to the right person for one-on-one guidance.

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