Three Reasons to Practice Mobile Recruiting

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With the amount of time we spend on our smartphones and tablets, it’s crucial to stay accessible to potential hires on these types of mobile devices. Without mobile access to applications, what could have been great, tech-savvy candidates might end up not being a contender at all. Here are just three reasons why your company should prioritize mobile recruiting:

  1. It saves time. By practicing mobile recruiting, many resources will be saved and not only does practicing mobile recruiting eliminate the waste of paper and other natural resources, it also reduces the amount of time spent creating, collecting and reviewing applications.
  2. It creates a larger applicant pool. By having the largest and most accessible recruiting tools, more individuals will be applying, making for a larger number of qualified applicants to select from. Studies have proven that 60 percent of online traffic derives from mobile devices. Needless to say that it’s important to be mobile, especially considering that 90 percent of job-hunting individuals are using their mobile devices in their search in some type of way.
  3. It knocks out the competition. Millennials are far less likely to complete an application that is too timely or one that is misconfigured on mobile devices, because 27 percent of mobile sites are misconfigured and are losing 68 percent of smartphone traffic, on average. These are just a few reasons why it’s crucial to provide applicants with a short, user-friendly mobile interface to prevent potentially-qualified applicants from applying for a job elsewhere.

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