As shocking as it may sound, only 33% recruiters are using mobile for recruitment. This stat becomes even more startling after knowing that about 70% job seekers use their mobile phones to search for job opportunities.
All recruiters must be concerned about the mobile hiring aspect of their recruitment approach, because this year is going to be the year of mobile recruitment.
Why is 2016 the year of mobile recruitment?
The number of smartphone users is rising since last few years, but it was 2015 that saw a boost in the use of mobile apps. Right from recruitment to shopping, now smartphone users prefer using mobile apps over their laptops or desktops. This is going to continue in this year as well, but at a much higher pace.
When we talk about the constantly widening usage of mobile apps, there isn’t much left to assumptions, because we all are witnessing the rise of mobile usage for all kind of chores.
Experts believe that recruitment, which is already seeing candidate’s preference shifting to mobile, is going to see much bigger candidate base that can be targeted through mobile recruiting.
How to get started with mobile hiring?
Mobile-friendly career page– Self-audit is the best and the easiest way to get started in this case. Log on to the career page of your website from your smartphone or tablet to see if it is mobile-friendly, or not. If not, you must get it optimized as soon as possible.
Recruitment software with a native mobile app– Contemporary recruitment is difficult to handle manually, which is why recruiters depend on ATS software to streamline applicant tracking and recruitment. If your ATS software is not equipped with a native mobile app, then you should look for a product that better understands the current recruitment challenges and facilitates users with a comprehensive mobile app to handle recruitment on mobile.
Whether you want to recruit mobile-using candidates or engage candidates during the recruitment process, it is high time for you to implement mobile hiring as a part of your recruitment process.