The New Wave: Mobile Recruiting
As our modern world constantly changes with the increased use of technology, so does the ways in which we can recruit top talent for our organizations. Technology is something that is involved in most of our day-to-day activities and functions. It is consistently growing, becoming more advanced, and possesses the potential to make recruiting easier, more exciting, and literally at the tips of our fingertips. Now, more than ever, mobile recruitment is taking on a major role in how businesses reach out to job seekers. Keep these key points in mind as you examine your current recruitment methods and procedures.
- Portability: The portability of job search tools and resources make it even easier to find jobs at whatever time and location that is convenient for the user. Looking for the right job is a job in itself and to be able to do it at whatever time or place is sure to make the entire process more effective. It is estimated that approximately 87% of US smartphone owners use their smartphones to access the web at least once a day and 86% would potentially use their smartphone to search for a job.
- Access: The ability to access job postings on demand increases the likelihood that employers will find the right candidate. It will create more traffic for your site which, in turn, will increase applications giving you a head-start over your competitors. Mobile recruiting is quickly becoming the quickest and most effective way to reach well-connected, active job seekers. Mobile recruiting also presents the perfect opportunity to update your hiring processes- interview recording, in which candidates can record and send their answers to written interview questions to employers via video, is becoming increasingly popular.
- Apps: Creating an app for your business is the perfect opportunity to create the ultimate user experience to introduce job seekers to what your organization has to offer. It keeps candidates engaged and encourages them to find out more about your company. Also, a large portion of job-seekers are already working and have limited time to look for jobs in their free time. The most convenient way for them is by using smartphones and tablets. Having a user-friendly mobile app and/or site is sure to leave a lasting impression on these types of job seekers.
These are just a few of the many advantages offered by mobile recruiting. Now is the time to ensure that your organization is keeping up with current trends and utilizing all possible resources to obtain top talent. Take the next big step with your recruitment process and gain that edge over the competition by considering mobile recruiting.
Jennie Moussa is a Marketing Intern for Consultants 2 Go and student at NJIT.