Text Messaging: A Recruiting Strategy to Reduce Time-to-Hire


Over 83% of talent leaders say talent is the number one priority in their organization, according to the 2017 LinkedIn Global Recruiting Trends report.[1] Time-to-hire is one of the top performance metrics for recruiting. With 56% of talent leaders expecting an increase to hiring volume, Text messaging may add the efficiency and effectiveness talent leaders are looking for to reduce cost to hire.

The average cost-per-hire is $4,129, while the average time it takes to fill a given position is 42 days, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) new Human Capital Benchmarking report.[2] With tight budgets a reality everywhere today, it’s unlikely you’ll have more recruiters to help you quickly attract the kind of talent you’re looking for. “As the hiring volume rises, recruiters need to get creative and automate their workflow,” says the LinkedIn study.​

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