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What You Need to Know about Text Recruiting

In today’s fast-paced world, everyone wants instant gratification, or in the case of the employment world, at least a “yes” or “no” for a job application. In business, texting is growing in popularity as one of the fastest methods of communication. For hiring managers, using texting-based talent acquisition software is vital. Over 90% of organizations who have tried text recruiting stick with it. Job seekers also have an equally enthusiastic response. If you’re looking for candidates, here’s how to connect.

1. Nearly Half of All Recruiters Have Texted Already

As the power that texting has for job searchers rises, more recruiters are playing along. That’s good news for job seekers who now use their phones more frequently than their computers to find jobs. Along with reaching candidates more quickly, applicant tracking systems designed for mobile devices capture a wider age range. Currently, texting is used by 80% of people in the workforce for some business-related purpose. Since the number of people using phones worldwide is expected to surpass five billion by 2019, hiring managers who are not using modern recruiting solutions like text messaging are missing out.

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