Texting to hire

Easy to send. Quick to engage. Fast to hire

It started a decade or more ago, but today there is no doubt about what the public’s preferred method of communication.


Text messaging has become the most common way we connect with our friends and family. Because of that, it’s no surprise the business world has taken notice, and we’ve seen an huge advantages when used in recruiting.

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What is text recruiting?
Why do I need it?

When asked what the toughest part of the hiring process is, near the top of every recruiters list is being about to effectively reach and engage prospects. Well fret no more… We have the solution for you.

Texting is the fastest, most engaging way to increase you candidate engagement. Cut through the noise and meet your candidates where they are most often — in their texting inbox.

Reach prospects wherever, whenever


Times the avg American checks their phone per day vs. most check email once per day


Average open rate of text messages
vs ≤ 20% for email


Members of the public that prefer
texting over calling and email.


Percentage of texts that are read are
responded to with 3 minutes


Job seekers that prefer to receive targeted texts for job opportunities


Candidates that consider text recruiting messages acceptable.


The click-thru-rate of texts vs
4% with email.

Ready to supercharge your hiring process

Email endless abyss. Prospect phone tag.

Without the right technology to quickly and easily reach candidates where they are, recruiters helplessly lose time and candidates and unintentionally leave teams short staffed and overworked.

Instantly increase engagement and speed up hiring by providing your recruiters with a text recruiting platform helps the work smarter not harder and do so more effectively.

Here’s a few ways ApplicantStack’s texting will set your hiring team up for success today and in the weeks, months and years to come:

Connect with candidates where they are – on their phones!

Ensure candidates get the message – texts have a 200% higher response rate than email and 98% of texts are actively read

Optimize effort with batch SMS messaging to all applicants at once, automatically

Maintain your engagement with two-way texting that keeps the discussion moving forward

Improve recruiting efficiency for candidates and your hiring team

Boost candidate engagement with two texting options

Premium Texting

Add Premium Texting to increase engagement with automated responses that take the work out of hiring and the ability to enable text-to-apply functionality so candidates can apply on the spot. Premium texting includes all the features of Unlimited Texting, and more…

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Add automated texting to workflows:

Automated texting takes the work out of managing applicant progress and speeds the recruiting process.

  • Embed SMS in workflows and trigger texts with hiring stage changes
  • Advance applicants to the next steps with automated communications
  • Speed up the recruiting process with workflows that improve efficiency and compliance

Enable text-to-apply:

Text-to-apply allows candidates to apply for a position at the point of initial engagement to save time and take advantage of interest on the spot.

  • Enable candidates to respond immediately from their mobile device
  • Minimize barriers to application
  • Empower more candidates to apply at the point of interest

Basic Texting

Enable unlimited Basic Texting for robust, integrated manual texting capability that allows you the freedom to keep the conversation going as long as it takes to land your perfect hire, right from within the system.

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  • Improve the candidate journey with quick communication that keeps them engaged
  • Send and track unlimited text messages from within the applicant tracking system
  • Engage more candidates and reduce abandoned applications
  • Quickly request a phone screening, verify interview details or answer candidates’ questions

You don’t have to take our word for it.

"Very user friendly! I've worked in several different ATS and this has been the easiest one yet!"

Megan A.

HR Manager

"It’s like Jazz HR, if you just made it better. It is a lot easier, and a lot more sustainable for our company than Jazz HR. I would recommend you guys over Jazz HR any day."

Emily L.

Corporate Recruiter

Make Recruiting and Onboarding Easy

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