Texting is far and away one of the most popular forms of communication today. However, many don’t associate texting with work, but you should. Texting is proving to be an effective recruiting tool. It’s another way for hiring companies and recruiters to connect with candidates.
A recent study by Yello has found that smartphones are one of the most useful recruiting tools, especially when it comes to interviewing and hiring. The study found that:
In a time where speed and efficiency are important, especially when trying to recruit desirable talent, texting, instant messaging, and smartphones could give you an edge over other organizations.
Texting creates a more personalized approach to recruiting. Tim Crawford from Tenstreet explains:
“For most candidates, texting is preferable, because it eliminates the hassle of playing phone tag and allows your recruiters and clients to respond quickly as soon as they receive a message. From your candidate’s point of view, a well-crafted text message can also add a personal touch to your recruitment strategy. A professional, targeted text conveys a genuine interest that many people probably find lacking in most mass emails they receive.”
Here are some of the benefits of incorporating texting into your recruiting process:
Adding text messaging to your recruiting communication process provides you with another way to connect with and engage candidates.
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Gary is a Partner and Practice Lead of one of Toronto's most respected team of IT recruiters. He has a strong background in building and managing teams, and specializes in contract and permanent placements within the IT space. With over 15 years of IT Sales and Recruitment experience, Gary is committed to customer service and has a genuine love for working with people and solving business problems.