Did you know about 81% of all Americans have a smart phone?
Considering age, this number is even larger. 96% of people ages 18-29 have a smartphone; 92% ages 30-49, and 79% ages 50-64.
Even more, recent data is confirming that more people are using their phones to search and apply for jobs.
According to Indeed, 78% of Millennials used their device to search for jobs while 57% of Baby Boomers are doing the same. Each year, these numbers continue to rise across the board.
Recruiters using ATS OnDemand can take advantage of mobile usage by communicating with candidates via text message. Candidates can “opt-in” during the apply process to receive messages from recruiters. This will cover data usage compliance. Then, hiring teams can contact talent through a centralized messaging center that organizes and manages all mobile communications. You can even send interview invites based on scheduled availability.
Text recruiting is a great addition to email and phone communications that could significantly decrease the candidate review and time-to-hire rates of your company.