Texting While Hiring

By Robert Half on July 12, 2019 at 7:13pm


67% of IT leaders use texting to communicate and coordinate interviews with applicants.

48% of workers have used texting to correspond with a hiring manager.

IT managers and workers were asked, “What is the biggest benefit of texting with prospective job candidates or employers?”

IT managers Workers
Quick communication 43% 44%
Discretion 24% 19%
Ease and preference 22% 20%
None — Too much room for error. 12% 17%

“What is the biggest problem caused by texting?”

IT managers Workers
Miscommunication 45% 40%
Too personal and invasive* * 17%
Appears unprofessional 29% 17%
Too much room for error 16% 12%
None — Texting is welcomed. 10% 14%

* This response was not an option for managers.

Source: Robert Half Technology surveys of more than 2,800 IT decision makers and 1,000 workers in the United States.

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