As your company grows, it becomes increasingly challenging to stay on top of all the tasks required to keep candidates moving through the pipeline. In the face of today’s aggressive hiring goals, recruiting teams must make the most of their limited resources in order to succeed. And yet, recruiters across the board find themselves wasting valuable time when it comes to scheduling initial interviews. Setting up a phone interview often takes days of back and forth with candidates — involving ever-growing email threads and manually checking availability across multiple calendars.
Lever understands the pain of scheduling. That’s why we’ve invested so heavily in building robust scheduling tools with native calendar integrations. But we know there’s always room for improvement.
Today, we’re introducing the newest addition to our best-in-class suite of scheduling tools: Easy Book. Easy Book powers seamless self-scheduling for candidates, so recruiters can spend less time coordinating high-volume, 1-on-1 interviews, and more time on strategic talent acquisition.
How Easy Book works
1. Create and send an Easy Book link: Simply create an Easy Book link and insert it into an email to a candidate. You can customize options such as length of interview, interviewer(s), associated feedback form, availability range, link expiration, minimum scheduling notice, and more.
2. Candidate selects interview time: When a candidate clicks on the Easy Book link, they’ll be offered a range of available times, pulled directly from interviewer calendars.
3. Interviewer and candidate receive confirmation: Once a candidate selects an interview slot, the meeting is booked, and both parties will receive a calendar invite to confirm.
How Easy Book will save you time
1. Eliminate the back and forth
Imagine if you could schedule an interview without ever looking at a calendar. No extra tabs, no painstakingly typing availability, no mental timezone math, and no lengthy back and forth trying to find a time that works for both parties. With Easy Book, you don’t have to imagine. All you need to successfully schedule a 1:1 interview is one link, and one email. Simply send an Easy Book link to your candidate and let them pick a time when your interviewer is available.
2. Avoid scheduling conflicts
Schedules change and fill up quickly. When you’re scheduling dozens of interviews a week, it’s nearly impossible to avoid scheduling conflicts and embarrassing double bookings. With Easy Book, you don’t have to worry. Easy Book updates in real time to reflect an interviewer’s current availability, so candidates will only ever book a time their interviewer is free.
3. Keep everything inside Lever
Many companies pay for standalone tools solely to address their scheduling pain. Why waste time duplicating work in multiple systems? Easy Book works seamlessly within Lever so you can manage 100 percent of your scheduling activity in one place.
4. Meet top talent faster
Moving fast is key to keeping talent engaged and getting offers out before the competition. Any days that pass while you’re trying to confirm an interview is valuable time you could spend moving your promising candidate closer to hired. By getting you out of your calendar and eliminating the back and forth, Easy Book makes initial reach outs easier and minimizes delays – helping you meet candidates and kick off the interview process as soon as possible.
See Easy Book in action
Easy Book is only the latest innovation in Lever’s ongoing commitment to help teams spend less time on manual work so they can spend more time winning over candidates. Easy Book is included in the Starter, Pro, and Enterprise Lever Hire plans, and is rolling out to customers starting this week.