Speed Up Recruitment Efforts by Implementing Text Messaging

Communication is key when you are trying to recruit the top talent for your business. While phone calls and emails are standard forms of communication with potential job recruits, text messaging is quickly becoming a useful, popular way in which to connect with those you want to hire for a job. If you find yourself struggling to find the best talent for your industry, text messaging can help out first-time managers speed up the recruitment process. When you open up the lines of communication to include text messaging, you will reach a wider audience of candidates. With cell phones generally kept within reach, text messaging is the fastest way to reach almost anyone.

Most Working Adults Have Cell Phones

Cell phone use is integral in today’s society. With most working adults owning a smartphone, SMS can ease the recruitment process. Text messages are read quickly, and most are read within a few minutes. Emails can go unopened for days, if they are ever opened at all. Text messaging is an efficient and cost-effective way to reach out to a wide audience when you are trying to recruit for a new position open within your company. Recruiting top talent requires reaching out to the best talent and cultivating a relationship as fast as possible before another company hires that individual.

Texting Is a Simple Form of Communication

Text messaging is the best way to provide clear, direct information to job recruits. While texting isn’t going to be the only way you communicate with a potential employee, it will give you an edge when it comes to asking for small bits of information or setting up a quick interview. When you don’t have the time to make a phone call or you need an answer fast, texting is going to be the communication tool you need to get the job done. If you have a new job to post, you can send out a link to the job offer only to those that have the skills necessary for the position. This allows you to reach the right candidates, without bothering those that don’t find the information useful.

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Texting Streamlines Your Recruitment Process

Efficient communication makes the recruitment process go faster, and text messaging is the best way to streamline your recruitment process. Whether you need to make a small change to an interview that is already scheduled or you need a little more paperwork from a recruit, a quick text message is going to be the fastest way to get the job done.

Text Messaging Offers Discreet Communication Anywhere

With many potential recruits at work during the day, communication during business hours can be difficult. When you don’t want to wait for a potential employee to be able to make a private phone call, send a text message instead. The recipient will receive the message on their personal cell phone and should be able to answer the text message discreetly. When you want to reach recruits during the day, finding discrete forms of communication is essential. You’ll be able to ask questions, or request further information through a text message without having to wait for an answer.

Text messaging is an important tool to add to your recruitment process. You can send out reminders about an upcoming interview, ask for further information, and send out a thank you message to applicants who have come in to meet with you. It’s an efficient form of communication that will grow your recruitment efforts and give you the speed you need to reach top candidates.

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Ken Rhie

Ken Rhie
Ken Rhie is the CEO of Trumpia, a complete SMS solution.

Ken Rhie

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