Texting While Hiring

By on July 16, 2019 at 10:13am


54% of IT leaders use texting to communicate and coordinate interviews with applicants.

27% 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 37% 36%
Discretion 31% 17%
Ease and preference 19% 15%
None — Too much room for error. 13% 33%

“What is the biggest problem caused by texting?”

IT managers Workers
Miscommunication 36% 42%
Too personal and invasive* * 21%
Appears unprofessional 32% 14%
Too much room for error 20% 15%
None — Texting is welcomed. 12% 7%

* This response was not an option for managers.

Source: Robert Half Technology surveys of more than 270 IT decision makers and 400 workers in Canada

© 2019 Robert Half Technology

More From the Blog...

Availability Status

Let us know you're ready to work with one click.

Update My Status

Set Your Status

Click the blue button on your profile page at least once a week to keep your status set to Available.

Set Your Status

Your status will automatically change to Idle and Unknown over time, so update it weekly while you’re looking for work

Update My Status