Whatsapp Business for Recruiters & HR Professionals…
Offer Chat and Messaging to your customers using YourBusinessNumber.
With the current challenges facing the job market, finding talent and holding on to it is at the top of every company’s agenda. Recruiters are increasingly turning to messaging apps including WhatsApp Business to communicate discreetly and directly with candidates at every stage of the hiring process, from interview to job offer.
Compared to the average open rate for email of 12% - 40%, WhatsApp has an incredible average open rate of 98%, and the response rate is 5x faster when using WhatsApp Business compared with email.
Don’t let your recruitment drive get relegated to the bottom of your ideal candidate’s spam folder. Start harnessing the power of WhatsApp Business today.
Why do I need a second phone number as a recruiter?
With a second number you'll be more motivated to use messaging apps due to the clear distinction between "personal" and "professional" messaging.
In fact, we have found that WhatsApp Business is being used 10x more by recruiters compared with when they were using their personal WhatsApp accounts.
You can save your personal WhatsApp number for friends and family and use a dedicated WhatsApp Business tool for professional interactions – all while maintaining the privacy of your existing number.
To set up WhatsApp Business on the same phone as your WhatsApp Messenger account, you’ll need a separate number – and that’s where we can help. YourBusinessNumber can generate a new, unique UK mobile number in just three clicks. All you need to do is download the free WhatsApp Business app and activate your account in minutes.
For large teams of recruiters, YBN Teams offers an ideal solution. Buy bulk numbers for multiple users and maintain full control – you can log in and manage users at any time.
Recruiters will love using WhatsApp Businesses professional toolset:
- Use labels to categorise candidates by job type
- Sync and share files from your computer via WhatsApp Web
- Keep your personal number private
- Buy bulk numbers and manage multiple user with YBN Teams
- Set up automated greeting messages for new interactions
- Send away messages for out of office hours
Can I add this number to LinkedIn/Facebook?
Yes – you can, and we recommend that you do! Over 1.4 billion people actively use social media monthly, and many are seeking new job opportunities.
By keeping your LinkedIn profile current and creating a direct line of contact between you and your potential clients, you’ll be making it as easy as possible to generate new leads.
How are recruiters are using messaging apps?
Successful recruiters use messaging apps to:
- Advertise new job openings
- Launch recruiting campaigns
- Broadcast company updates
- Quickly answer queries
- Schedule meetings and interviews
- Communicate discreetly with candidates
- Send appointment reminders
- Update candidates at different application stages
- Build relationships with candidates
Don’t just take our word for it!
Recruiters everywhere are using YourBusinessNumber and business messaging apps.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I only use YBN for WhatsApp Business?
We currently support customers looking for a virtual number to get themselves verified on WhatsApp Business. Get your virtual number here.
Why do I need a second number for WhatsApp Business?
You need a second number for WhatsApp Business as you are not permitted to use the same number as your regular WhatsApp account. This would mean buying another phone with an extra monthly contract or pay as you go SIM. With YBN you can get that number to run your business through WhatsApp Business without having to buy a second phone and for a considerably cheaper price than another contract.
Can I use WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business on same number?
No, it’s not possible to use WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business on the same number, but you can use your YBN number in the WhatsApp Business app and your personal number on WhatsApp - on the same phone. Get your virtual number here.
Can I use my YBN number for normal calls / texts?
YBN virtual numbers can only be used in messaging apps. The number attached to your SIM card is for normal calls and SMS messages. If someone places a normal call to your YBN virtual number, it gets forwarded to the SIM card mobile number you signed up with free of charge.
Is an eSIM the same as this product?
No. An eSIM is an embedded chip inside your phone that acts exactly like a traditional SIM card, removing the need for swapping SIM cards if you move networks. You can have more than one plan from different networks on an eSIM, but the drawback with this is that you can only use one network at a time. With a number from YBN, you don’t have the issue of using one at a time - you can use your business number in tandem with your personal number, whilst still being able to separate it out.
Can I have both WhatsApp and WhatsApp business?
Yes, you can install both WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business but you need a different number for each messaging app. YourBusinessNumber gives you a second virtual UK mobile number that allows you to use both WhatsApp and WhatsApp Business on the same phone.
How do I cancel my subscription?
You can cancel your subscription by clicking here. If you cancel your subscription your YBN number will be terminated.