In our previous article, we introduced our text recruiting functionality that comes standard and free with our applicant tracking system. More recently, we’ve added a “mass message” feature that allows hiring managers to send text messages to multiple candidates instantly.
How It Works
Within the message center, ATS users select the “mass messaging” tab. Selecting an active job and specific recruitflow will automatically pull up candidates that live within that flow and who have opted-in to receiving text message communication. Selecting a candidate’s name will automatically pull up their profile for review if needed. Then, create a customized message and send a text to all within the listed area instantly. It’s that simple!
- People in the United States on average check their phones 46 times in a day.
- People of ages 18-24 years old check their phones around 74 times per day; the most compared to other ages.
- Most check their devices during leisure time or while shopping.
Considering the data, text message recruitment can serve as an effective communication tool to contact talent and get quicker responses for scheduling interviews, setting up calls, or simply building rapport that could reflect a positive company culture. Most companies charge fees for the ability to text recruit, however Pereless Systems applicant tracking solution offers this service for free.