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The Importance of Mobile Technology for Recruiters

One industry greatly affected by the surge in mobile technology is recruitment. Make sure your recruitment advertisers know how mobile can improve the hiring process.

Mobile has been on the rise, quickly becoming a major force in our everyday communication. An increase in affordable smartphone options — especially in comparison to laptop and desktop prices — has transformed mobile into a primary source of Internet and means of communication for many phone owners. One industry greatly affected by the surge in mobile technology is recruitment. Make sure your recruitment advertisers know how mobile can improve the hiring process. 

Your advertisers should have a mobile-optimized jobs site. This will allow jobseekers to access and apply to open positions with ease. By ignoring the demand for mobile-optimized sites, recruiters are considerably shrinking the pool of candidates available to them. For example, many jobseekers applying on their phones are already employed, but looking to take the next step in their careers. Therefore, they are already busy from 9 to 5, but mobile options could increase the likelihood of them applying. That’s a candidate that has already proven his value as an employee to another company — someone your advertisers probably wouldn’t want to miss out on. Make sure your clients are getting the best of talent by offering mobile-optimized jobs site and an online application system.

Beyond receiving applications, your advertisers could also use mobile technology to streamline and simplify the hiring process. There is a plethora of recruitment apps out there that could do just that. These apps allow busy professionals to better juggle their workload with the added task of finding suitable candidates. When your clients turn to you to advertise an open position, let them know about great recruitment apps that could make the process easier. They’ll be grateful for your investment in their businesses and your industry expertise.

Here are a few recruitment apps to take to your clients:

1. HireVue: HireVue allows recruiters to design interview questionnaires and send them to applicants. The applicants can then record a video of their answers and return it to the employer. Now that’s recruitment on the go!

2. Jobscience: With Jobscience, recruiters can track applicants. Recruiters can search through digitally submitted resumes and identify suitable candidates. Resumes can also be shared via text and email, making it easy to get opinions on potential candidates from co-workers.

3. Tungle: This is a great app for scheduling meetings and, therefore, interviews. The recruiter can send the invite, which is then added to both parties’ calendars.