Candidate Text Messaging for Faster Employee Screening


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People open, read, and respond to text messages faster than emails or phone calls.

TextMagic reports dozens of enlightening statistics demonstrating this: 90% of text messages are read within 3 minutes, and the majority of people (89%) have their smartphone easily accessible.

This is why optimizing your hiring workflows for mobile isn't just smart—it's a must in today's tight labor market. Because if you're still using email or the phone to engage applicants (including the background check process) and your competitors are using text, know how this story ends.

Luckily, Good Egg has you covered when it comes to text messaging and employee screening.

"43 percent of smartphone owners have used their devices to look up information about a job and 18 percent to submit a job application. If you're not providing an end-to-end mobile recruiting experience you're losing out on prospective candidates."

Good Egg's Candidate Text Messaging:

  • text-alert-nobgFaster kick-off: The job applicant receives a text that invites them to start their background check.
  • Seamless intake: The applicant clicks the link in the text, which launches our mobile-friendly site on their phone. Entering info is easy!
  • Quicker turnarounds: The streamlined kick-off helps reduce overall turnaround time.
  • Easier reference verifications: If the applicant gives consent on behalf of their reference, we'll text the reference asking them to give us a call. This reduces friction as well.
  • Effective bypass of barriers: Emails get lost in inboxes and many people ignore calls from unknown numbers—texting bypasses these barriers and gets the applicant's attention.
  • Better way to engage Millennials and Gen Z. According to, applicants between the ages of 18-44 prefer texting as their means of communication.
Ready to speed up your hiring process with candidate text messaging?

Smartphone users send and receive five times more texts than they make or receive calls.
[Source: TextMagic]


For people younger than 50, texting is the number one way they communicate.
[Source: TextMagic]


The open rate for text messages in the US is 82%.
[Source: TextMagic]

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