Recruiting software – and recruiting strategy in general – needs to make the leap into the mobile age sooner than later.
The reason for this is simple: recruiters need to go where the candidates are. Thirty years ago, candidates routinely looked at the classified jobs section of the newspaper every Sunday. Now, they check their mobile devices every hour. And the numbers are staggering: over 4 billion mobile connections worldwide and over 500 million texts sent across mobile devices every day in the U.S. alone. (Do you have other statistics? Send them via a comment and I’ll post them.)
If a recruiter doesn’t make it easy for candidates to find the jobs they are looking for on a mobile device, some other recruiter will. In other words, the time to start thinking about expanding mobile recruiting is today, not next week.
Here are the mobile “must-haves” for any recruiting software and overall recruiting strategy:
What’s next on the mobile front in recruiting software? As with everything in digital communications, the apps and other vehicles that are most user-friendly will be the most successful. Have a good idea or know of an interesting new social media based recruiting software product? Pass it along as a comment (below) and join our ongoing conversation about recruiting and staffing in the modern digital world.