Hold the Phone: Mobile Recruiting Is Your Secret Weapon to Successful Hiring

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As mobile devices become easily accessible to the public, job seekers are using them more and more often to search for jobs. If your career page isn’t mobile-optimized, you could miss out on opportunities or worse, let the competitor snag the top talent out from under you. It’s important to make your job postings accessible from a mobile device as mobile recruiting transitions from a trend to an established form of recruiting. 70% of job seekers stated that they use their smartphone or tablet as a critical tool in their search (Source).

As many job seekers already utilize mobile-optimized career sites, it’s important that you to get hooked on mobile recruiting. As Millennials enter the workforce they expect a quick and easy application process because they grew up in the age of the smartphone where information was only seconds away. The longer and trickier you mobile application processes takes, the faster you will lose candidates to competitors. Make the application process quick and enjoyable for those highly sought after candidates, because if it’s not, they will go someplace that is. 9 in 10 job seekers report they are likely to use a mobile device during their job search and application process within the next 12 months (Source).

Posting jobs on your company’s social media is also an effective form of mobile recruiting. It is important to be where your candidate pool is. 73% of Millennial job seekers found their last job through a social media site (Source).

BirdDogHR can deliver an easy to use mobile experience to your job seekers, HR leaders and managers through our applicant tracking system. Learn more about the BirdDogHR Applicant Tracking System. For quick tips on mobile recruiting, check out BirdDogHR’s Mobile Recruiting Infographic.