It shouldn't come as a surprise that more and more businesses are using mobile apps to engage with customers and make decisions more efficiently. We live on our devices. Recruiting is not immune to the mobile explosion. If your team isn't connected they should be.
90 percent of job seekers are using mobile devices to search job openings and apply for jobs
90 percent of job seekers are using mobile devices to search job openings and apply for jobs.1 If nine out of ten job seekers are leveraging mobile, doesn't it make sense that recruiters should too? After all, recruitment is not a one-way street. Hiring teams need to share prospects with the recruiter, and recruiters need real-time data to ramp up new business.
The business case for mobile is strong from both sides of the table. Here's why.
Mobile for Candidates
Much has been written about the benefits of mobile recruiting for candidates. For recruiters who have been hiding under a rock for the past few years, it's worth recapping the candidate side of the mobile experience:
Mobile Recruiting for Hiring Managers
At first glance, mobile's implications for hiring managers seem limited. A mobile-optimized interface is a great way of reaching a wider variety of candidates but, for hiring managers chained to their desks, that's where the benefits stop. Or do they?
Every hiring manager is looking to boost the bottom line. A mobile recruiting app with a compatible applicant tracking system (ATS) on the back end -- one that lets you enter and access data on the go, not merely a miniature version of the recruitment website -- raises productivity in a bunch of ways:
Hiring managers can access the most up-to-date information from recruiters, view key reports and instantly allocate budgets where they are needed the most, increasing recruitment ROI.
Mobile for Recruiting Agencies
Software that makes it easy for on-the-go recruiters to put a suitable candidate forward at the touch of a button gets good candidates in the pipeline quicker. If your external recruiter is armed with an efficient mobile workflow, providing RECs will be more like any other conversation via text. Other benefits include:
In a nutshell, mobile apps let recruiting be the team sport it was always meant to be. Flexible, collaborative systems eliminate any silos between the team's various devices, increase productivity and, consequently, the bottom line. In short, everyone wins.
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