August 24, 2016

Stick figure holding mobile phone

Social recruiting, social hiring, social media recruitment. Regardless of which term you prefer, all mean the same thing and all are important for a successful recruiting and hiring process. Social media has become a critical part in the recruitment stage and isn’t going away anytime soon. Whether your organization is social media savvy or not, leveraging platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc. can improve your chances of snagging candidates that seem out of reach.

Use Social to Boost Your Employer Brand

Are you using social media to promote your employer brand? If not, your online presence may have become outdated. Using social media is a simple way to give the world an inside view of your employer brand. Having a consistent corporate message across all platforms is important for building and maintaining relationships with jobseekers. Provide timely information about company news or current job openings to keep followers up to date.

February 8, 2016

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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).

September 24, 2015

Man with mobile technology devices

By Andy Holtmann, Dexter + Chaney, LLC

Just the other day, I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade the cell phones my wife and I had been using for the past three years. Now, I had been dreading this as last time we upgraded, we moved from the older, flip-style “dumb phones” to Android smart phones with all the bells and whistles. Back then, I feared the change as I had to learn new things like managing data usage, accessing the internet and apps on the go. I was, however, surprised at how easy it was to adapt.

So it makes little sense that I had some of those same recurring fears this time around when upgrading. And sure enough, my fears were unfounded as the upgrade process was a breeze. It’s official. I’ve adapted. We as a society, have adapted. Today the device that is now resting comfortably in my pocket can connect me to nearly anything I want, virtually anywhere. My phone is my camera, my video camera, my computer, my work and personal email, my mobile music device, my television and so much more.

I use my mobile devices—phone, tablet, laptop—daily and can access anything I need. Cloud computing has taken the burden off of processing and storing data on these mobile devices, so that I don’t have to worry about how I will work—or play—remotely. Wherever I can get online, I can get to what I need.