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iRecruit TXT Texting Best Practices

iRecruit TXT is available now to all users who would enjoy the convenience of being able to start texting conversations with applicants through iRecruit.

Texting Best Practices

  • Ask for permission – this is required.
    • Candidate must opt-in to receive text messages.
  • Always introduce yourself as a first step.
  • Be professional (no abbreviations or emojis). ❤️
  • Text within business hours only in your time zone.
  • Don’t send rejections via text – continue to use email for rejection notices.

The Benefits of Using Texting

  1. 98% of recipients open texts versus 20% who open emails.
  2. iRecruit TXT is opt-in with a verified cell phone number, so you’re much more likely to get a response as well as increase your open rate.
  3. Communicate with people who prefer texting over email.
  4. Easier for a candidate to discretely reply via text than to call phone.
  5. Create a record of the communication for compliance.
  6. Reply from your phone or from iRecruit.
  7. Efficiently communicate with candidates.
  8. Ask a question about their experience.
  9. Ask about their availability.
  10. Schedule or confirm an interview.
  11. Send directions.
  12. Request documents.
  13. Request copies of licenses etc.
  14. You can create templates for frequently used messages.
  15. Your personal (or work) cell phone number is never exposed to the applicant.

About iRecruit

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