Text messaging has a 45% response rate, while email only has a 6% response rate.
Did you know: the average person checks their phone over 150 times a day, and, 91% of people report always having their phone within arm’s reach? This attachment to our mobile device is what makes text messaging such a vital tool for recruiters. With integrating two-way text messaging, recruiters can establish instant communication with prospects and candidates to present job opportunities, keep candidates in the loop on the status of their application, confirm interviews, or simply to check in.
Unlike other applicant tracking systems – which require you to subscribe to a 3rd party SMS service – COMPAS two-way text messaging is built directly into our platform. This means that every text correspondence is immediately logged into the contacts COMPAS profile. There are no 3rd parties, no additional contracts, and no toggling between your SMS provider and applicant tracking system to log your text recruiting activity. COMPAS SMS is a recruiting and sales tool guaranteed to speed up the recruitment process, while improving a candidate’s interview experience.
1. A quality text will encourage a positive response, so be sure to make your message relevant to your target.
2. Receiving a text is near impossible to ignore, so be cognizant of the fact that you are invading someone’s personal line of communication. Don’t inundate them with text after text.
3. Mind the time. Don’t text someone too early in the morning, late in the evening, or on the weekend.
4. Be brief and to the point.
Next to showing up in person, text recruiting is the most instantaneous way to connect with a prospect. Now that you’re armed with such a strong recruiting tool, it’s time to fill those open positions!