February Product Round-up: Text-Based SMS Recruiting

Drew Whitehurst | February 23, 2022

Introducing interviewstream SMS Recruiting

We’re excited to announce the release of SMS invitations for on demand interviews! Along with invitation emails, you can now send SMS text message invitations to your candidates. Simply add the candidate’s phone number to the invitation page, select the SMS invitation option and click Send. Reach out to your Customer Success Manager to activate the feature today.

With over 60% of job applications being completed on mobile devices, it’s easy to see why recruiters are incorporating text messages into their hiring process. But there are other benefits to using SMS text messages for recruiting – you catch your top candidates’ attention almost immediately (most texts are read within 2 minutes) and they have an 80% higher read rate than email, allowing you to reach your candidates faster than traditional social or email-based recruiting.

Take a look at how text-based recruiting can modernize your hiring process:


Fast, Direct Communication

Candidates are using mobile devices more than ever. Messaging apps have a 98% open rate, which means that when you use SMS recruiting, it puts you in front of your top candidates 98% of the time.

With SMS recruiting you’ll simply select the SMS invite option when inviting a candidate to interview. From there, candidates will receive an email and text message with a link to complete the interview.


Device Flexibility & Higher Completion Rates

interviewstream interviews can be completed on the device that best fits your candidates’ needs – mobile browser, app, or desktop device. With SMS recruiting, the candidate will receive their interview invitation to their email and mobile devices. Allowing them to complete the interview quickly and easily from any device, at any time.


Improve Your Candidate Experience

Candidates who receive text messages as part of their recruitment process rate their experience 50% more favorably than those who do not.

In our increasingly mobile-first world, give your candidates multiple ways to complete their interviews, all while staying in faster, more frequent contact with them.

Want to learn more about how SMS recruiting can help your organization? Read our ebook – A Guide to Text-Based Recruiting – or reach out to our hiring experts today.

About The Author

Drew Whitehurst is the Director of Marketing at interviewstream. He's been with the company since 2014 working in client services and marketing. He is an analytical thinker, coffee enthusiast, and hobbyist at heart.


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