TextRecruit Launches to Help Recruiters Text Candidates and Track Effectiveness

I won’t bore you with more statistics about why you should optimize your mobile site or use text messages to recruit. In case you’ve been hiding in a cave somewhere, there have been plenty of articles written about the topic.

Savvy recruiters and sourcers have been texting candidates involved in the recruiting process for years. However, leveraging text messages to generate initial conversations with candidates is tricky, as sending texts to people who haven’t opted in could be a violation of FCC laws. So, how can one initiate a texting campaign in a way that won’t violate anti-spam regulations?

Enter TextRecruit, a Silicon Valley startup founded by Erik Kostelnik (Identified, Careerbuilder) and John Danner. See the short video demo below.


The primary benefits of using TextRecruit are ensuring compliance with all regulators and the dashboard to track the effectiveness of campaigns.

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There are several pricing options which start at $19.99 per month for an individual license with permission to send up to 50 texts. To send 500 texts per month, the cost is $99 per month per user.


Have you tried TextRecruit or a similar tool? Share your experiences in the comments section.

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Jeremy Roberts, SPHR, is VP, Customer Experience at HiringSolved. He is the previous Editor of SourceCon. Prior to joining the ERE Media team, he spent over a decade working as a recruiter, sourcer, and sourcing manager. This time was spent in diverse environments, including third party agency settings (retained and contingent), recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) providers, and internal corporate HR departments. His previous employers include the MHA Group, Ajilon Finance, Korn Ferry Futurestep, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, and Randstad Sourceright, US. He resides in Corinth, TX with his wife and 3 children.


5 Comments on “TextRecruit Launches to Help Recruiters Text Candidates and Track Effectiveness

  1. I do not like to receive costly text messages from people with whom I
    have never done business. I immediately take note of any recruiter and
    his firm when I receive text message job orders. I block the number and
    do not do business with anyone from his company.

  2. I get free texting from my cell phone provider and have found it’s the only way to get a hold of my candidates now a days. Email doesn’t work and if I call them, they get pissed because they are usually at work. Who pays for texting?

  3. Hey John, Identified was purchased by Workday in February. It was a successful exit. Not sure what my employment at Identified matters in this conversation, but I was not fired from Identified. No doubt, there were challenges with the Identified Recruit product. I launched TextRecruit in April and have successful, paying, happy clients.

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