SmartMessage Wins Gold for Mobile TA Tech

SAN FRANCISCO – January 6, 2021: SmartRecruiters is excited to announce that SmartMessage, the native texting solution, received the gold award for Best Advance in Mobile Talent Acquisition (TA) Technology in the 2020 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in Technology

Released in August 2020, SmartMessage is the industry’s first and only natively-built texting and WhatsApp solution within a TA Suite. The product as a crucial tool for TA teams now faced with the challenge of remote recruiting and tighter resources.

Recruiters and candidates are more dispersed than ever, so it’s critical they can connect wherever they are. SmartMessage helps recruiters engage candidates faster and provides a seamless candidate experience,” says Jerome Ternynck, Founder and CEO of SmartRecruiters. “We’re proud to receive this award and set the bar for best-in-class text recruiting.”

“Winners of Excellence in Technology Awards are critical drivers of their organizations’ success, especially in these disruptive times,” says Rachel Cooke, COO of Brandon Hall Group. “Their solutions resulted in substantial benefit to their business and the human capital management function. That is the ultimate differentiator: the positive business impact of technology.” 

Customer Results

SmartMessage represents the future of recruiting—conversational, remote, and inclusive—at scale. Not surprisingly, text responses are faster than traditional email. On average, 95% of all text message communications are read within three minutes of arrival. SmartRecruiters early-access users experienced similar results –  an 80% faster response time in addition to 5X higher open rates and 9X higher response rates when using SmartMessage. Jeff Goody, Talent Acquisition Manager at Salud Family Health Centers, echoes the sentiment, “With SmartMessage, candidates are more accessible and much faster to respond.” 

All-in-One Inbox

Hiring managers and recruiters can view and participate in the candidate conversation through a comprehensive messaging history – SMS, WhatsApp, and email in one view – for better transparency and collaboration across the entire team. 

All within one system of record, directly in the TA Suite, ensures compliant candidate data and zero wasted time.

Learn more about SmartMessage here

About SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters enables Hiring Without Boundaries™ by freeing talent acquisition teams from legacy applicant tracking software. SmartRecruiters' next-generation platform serves as the hiring operating system for 4,000 customers like Bosch, LinkedIn, Skechers, and Visa. Companies with business-critical hiring needs turn to SmartRecruiters for best-of-breed functionality, world-class support, and a robust ecosystem of third-party applications and service providers.

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About Brandon Hall Group, Inc.

Brandon Hall Group is the only professional development company that offers data, research, insights and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organizations. The best minds in human capital management (HCM) choose Brandon Hall Group to help them create future proof employee development plans for the new era. For the last 27 years we have empowered, recognized and certified excellence in organizations around the world influencing the development of over 10,000,000 employees and executives. Our HCM Excellence Awards was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the ‘Academy Awards of Human Capital Management’.

Our cloud-based platform delivers evidence-based insights in the areas of Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management for corporate organizations and HCM solution providers. To learn more visit (

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