If you’re not taking advantage of mobile recruiting, you’re missing out on targeting and hiring from a huge pool of qualified candidates. More and more job seekers look down on their phones to find their next job. According to The Undercover Recruiter, 45% of job seekers search for jobs daily on their mobile device and 89% of job seekers think mobile devices play a critical role in the job-hunting process. A recruiting process that’s mobile, including the application process, puts your company in a great position to hire quality candidates. Need more reasons?
4 Reasons Mobile Recruiting is Important
A Mobile Process Saves Time
Time is something you can never make more of and a mobile recruiting process helps ensure you don’t waste it. Mobile recruiting reduces the amount of time spent creating, collecting and reviewing applications. Simplified processes let recruiters quickly post job descriptions and even watch candidate interviews. Mobile recruiting also saves the candidate time by allowing them to fill out their application in minutes from their phones. Fifty-five percent of job seekers say a long application contributes to a negative candidate experience. Plus, as a bonus, a mobile process eliminates paper waste.
Mobile Recruiting can be Managed from Anywhere
Smartphones are called mobile devices for a reason; they go where you go. A mobile process leaves you free to manage your recruiting process from anywhere – your house, car, the conference room and even your desk. Scheduling interviews, chatting with candidates, communicating with staff and updating job openings can all be done with a smartphone, freeing recruiters to handle candidates when they’re interested, without waiting to get back to your desk.
Mobile Recruiting Creates a Diversified Talent Pool
With the ability to reach a wide audience, mobile recruiting opens up your job opportunities to a diversified audience. According to Undercover Recruiter, a diverse workforce sparks innovation from multiple ideas, offers a wide variety of talents and skills and can even open the door to new business opportunities with companies that speak different languages or have different cultures. Mobile recruiting allows you to post jobs on hundreds of job boards plus social media channels so you’re sure to reach a range of diverse candidates.
Mobile is a Preferred Tool of Candidates
Many recruiters consider mobile technology a tool to attract Millennials, and while 92% of Millennials own a smartphone, they certainly haven’t cornered the market. According to Recruiter, 85% of Gen Xers and 67% of Baby Booms own smartphones meaning this tech is fast becoming the preferred way to communicate and get information for the majority of the population. If you aren’t providing applicants with a short, user-friendly mobile interface you miss out on reaching them on their preferred devices.
Adapting to mobile recruiting tools isn’t difficult. BirdDogHR’s applicant tracking software easily transforms your manual recruiting process into on that’s automated, with access to more than 350 job boards, and mobile-friendly. Contact us to ask how it can transform how you hire.