July 24, 2019| 2 min read

Recruiting in the Mobile-Era

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30 years ago, a newspaper might have been the best place to advertise a job position. 15 years ago, a jobs website. Today, resumés rarely end up as paper stacked on a hiring managers desk. As technology progresses, where do human resource professionals look to acquire the best candidates? How do small business owners and volunteer coordinators find qualified talent to fill positions?

 

Since 2007, the term “Mobile Recruiting” has gained significant traction and it was important to have a specific strategy to attract skilled resources. It’s not “mobile recruiting” anymore, it’s just recruiting…and if it isn’t mobile, it isn’t where the job seekers are. With Baby Boomers retiring, this leaves the technologically savvy, hyper-connected Gen-Xers and Millennials as the majority of the workforce. This combined with the rise in smartphones explains why today we see upwards of 70% of internet traffic happening on mobile devices. A 2014 study by Lee Hecht Harrison suggests that 9 in 10 people are using mobile for searching and applying for positions. So, treating mobile recruiting as if it’s upcoming, emerging or in some near future misses the fact that it’s happening everywhere right now. By missing this key channel, employers, job seekers and volunteers are missing out on prospects and opportunities.

 

Leveraging technology can generate not just more leads, but more qualified leads — for employers, potential employees or those searching for relevant volunteer experience. It’s all about creating a better experience for on both sides of the exchange. Improving prospects and streamlining communications, makes the whole process as efficient as possible. This streamlining can often attract passive applicants as well as active job seekers. The key is simplifying the application process and allowing both parties to engage with one another instantly. What used to take 3 or 4 months, to get applicants lined up for interviews now takes 2 to 4 weeks to have a position filled, a significant improvement over traditional methods.

 

Mobile technology doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. Whether someone is searching jobs on their mobile phone over coffee or replying to applicants on their tablet from the couch, the process of finding and filling jobs has left the rigidity of sitting at a computer. While other methods are still used, mobile is an integral part of keeping your business or career on the move.

 

JobStream specifically addresses the nuances of the job search in today’s mobile-centric world. Allowing job seekers to manage their resumés and other documents within their profile or use the resumé builder to give potential employers the best possible information to help them succeed. JobStream gives hiring professionals the tools they need to easily view, manage and contact job applicants to streamline filling positions with the best available talent. Sign-up today and set up your career or your business for success!

 

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