There are a few important things that you need to do in your Workstream account to get ready for a hiring freeze.

Unpublished your positions from the job boards.

Your jobs will stay on the job boards until you unpublish them. Please note that only admins have the ability to do this task.

Reach out to your applicants.

Keeping the lines of communication open during this time is important. You can send a message to all applicants to let them know about the freeze. Please use the template below.

 Hiring Freeze Sample Template

Hi {{applicant_first_name}}, Thank you for applying to the {{position_name}} role. At this time we have decided to put a freeze on all hiring until further notice. We will reach out to you in the near future when we are ready to hire again. Thank you and let us know if you have any questions.  

Respond to messages

Applicants will be sending you emails and text messages inside of Workstream. Make sure you log in daily to respond to your applicants.

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Final Thoughts

Luckily, your hiring freeze will not last forever. When you are ready to hire again you will be able to easily publish your positions and send a bulk message to all applicants that were interested.

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