You’ve seen them everywhere. The people whose hands are glued to their smartphones. They can’t go to a bar, dinner, or even a movie without that screen in their palm. And though it’s easy to see how sometimes they use their phones too much, guess what? That “smartphone generation” is where your next employees are coming from. If you think about it, most younger people are beginning to use their phones or tablets more than traditional laptop or desktop computers. So, what’s your mobile-optimized recruitment strategy look like?
It’s gotten to the point that 1 in 4 mobile job seekers won’t even apply to a company that doesn’t have a mobile-optimized site for their job postings or applications. Think about that. How many forward-thinking, on-the-go potential employees are you missing out on if your mobile page isn’t optimized for iPhones, iPads, Android, and Windows Phone? Here’s another number: 3 out of every 5 job seekers used their phones for job searching in 2012—a number that’s only going to keep going up in 2013 and beyond.
Check out the gatherDocs infographics page for more information on these and other fascinating statistics that you need to know—like the fact that 68% of smartphone users say they couldn’t even live without their smartphones. In a changing world, is your company keeping up? Do you have the right applicant tracking system (ATS) for your retail or service that allows your applicants to easily apply from their mobile devices? The world is going increasingly mobile, and your recruitment strategy can roll with the punches and keep up with the next generation of job applicants. Visit the gatherDocs recruitment infographics page to learn more about how the recruitment landscape is changing, and how your company can keep up with the latest trends.
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To all the hiring managers, HR workers, recruiters, and anyone else involved in hiring: there’s good news for you! Right now you own the job market. With unemployment at high levels, and several large retailers announcing hiring cuts for the holiday season, more and more people are in need of a job. And that’s where you step in. With so many candidates to choose from, you’ll really have the pick of the litter when it comes to filling your open positions. It’s a little like going house shopping in a buyers’ market—you’ve got the advantage right now. Read on
You know the drill. Your company needs to fill an opening—whether from growth, reorganization, or replacing a trusted employee. You brace yourself for the inevitable: the piles of paperwork, the sorting through resumes, the endless interviews, the sheer headache of it all. As you begin to draft your help-wanted ad, you think, “There must be a better way.” Well, there is a better way! You can save untold time and money by simply switching your hiring process to software-based recruitment management—an Applicant Tracking System.
An Applicant Tracking System (ATS) offers so many benefits for any HR department. By switching to digital, you’ll no longer have to deal with the mess of paper applications and resumes—you can set up online applications that are easier for you and the applicants! And state-of-the-art analytics offer more useful data than you could generate on your own. Read on