I have never applied for a job via mobile, but the last time I was looking for work Swype Keyboard did not exist, so what do I know?!
Personal experience aside, mobile is one of the biggest trends in recruitment.
We all know the importance of having a mobile-friendly career site and companies all over the world are investing top dollar in making their application process mobile.
The results are mixed.
Chipotle recently launched a mobile recruiting app and they’ve seen great results.
According to this press release, within one month of launching their app, Chipotle has received 5, 000 applications via mobile (approximately 20% of their total application volume.)
Chipotle is a massive brand with a younger talent pool. Their success with mobile recruitment is not necessarily representative of the average employer.
That’s where this next article comes in handy.
Mobile Recruiting – You Need It, But Results May Vary… – By Kris Dunn
When Kris ran two months of mobile recruitment numbers for his company Kinetix he found that less than 1% of their applications came from mobile.
Kris still believes that having a mobile recruitment strategy is essential, but you’ll have to read his article to learn why!
How Recruiters and Job Seekers Use Social Media – From Career Glider
More stats on mobile recruiting, as well as social recruiting and candidate behaviour presented in a beautiful infographic.
A fantastic exploration of the use, importance, and accuracy of influencer lists. Read the comments and contribute yourself to get the most out of Paul’s piece.
Why Your Employees Are Leaving (and How You Can Win Them Back) – By John Ruhlin
I certainly hope that your employees aren’t jumping ship on mass, but if they are, then John’s blog post is just what the doctor ordered!
5 Stages of the Human Resources Life Cycle in Need of Improvement – Margaret Jacoby
A simple, but wonderfully written article about the cyclical nature of recruitment and how a few small changes can improve the process for everyone.
Enjoy these links and rest of your week!
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