Fully 63% of job seekers look for positions from a mobile device, but only 16% of global employers have a mobile career site.
Mobile recruiting is important, and chances are your organization is behind.
Luckily you can change that, and creating a mobile-friendly recruiting process is not actually all that hard. There are tons of guides, tools, events, and presentations to walk you through the importance of mobile recruiting and the design considerations for your organization.
Here are just eleven mobile recruiting resources:
LinkedIn’s mobile recruiting guide takes advantage of the professional social network’s vast array of hiring data to not only present a compelling case for recruiting through mobile devices, but also break down what’s involved, how to do it, and how LinkedIn (and others like Starbucks and Prudential) are currently doing it. If you only pick one resource from this list, this should be it.
This eBook, sponsored by PocketRecruit, not only makes the case for mobile optimization of your recruiting process, but also includes a high-level “how to” section that walks through how to design for mobile, and how to get traffic to your mobile careers site. A checklist rounds out the helpful tools included.
A little more basic than the above guide, this eBook nonetheless walks through a good checklist of questions and considerations you need to address before pursuing mobile recruiting. It also breaks down different mobile options in an easy-to-digest way.
Written by Automated Business Designs, this guide takes a step-by-step approach to crafting a mobile recruiting strategy. From what questions you need to ask to understand your target applicants, to integrating mobile with social, video, and local, this is a nice overview of the different elements you’ll need in your mobile recruiting strategy.
LinkedIn is a bit of a though leader in the mobile recruiting space, having recently released a standalone recruiting app as well as some of the premier research on the space, and the in-depth guide mentioned above. Their Talent Solutions blog has a good mix of recent articles on mobile recruiting, and covers case studies, helpful tips, and news.
ERE is a big name in recruiting, running conferences and awards for hiring professionals. Their blog has a huge number of posts covering mobile recruiting and gives readers topics like which supplier Marriott is using for mobile recruiting, how to go mobile, and why mobile recruitment is key to attracting college talent.
This 39 minute webinar, hosted by Matt Alder of Metashift and Three Sparks, covers the current environment of mobile recruiting. His presentation includes case studies, emerging functionality like mobile apply, and resources for further research.
A Slideshare presentation from a talent acquisition VP of Abbot, this slide deck details practical methods for using mobile as an effective recruiting tool. From creating a strategy, to specific tactics case studies (like SMS check-ins with new hires), these slides are an easy-to-digest resource of tips and how-tos.
Tools and Events
Chris Russell of CareerCloud has put together a comprehensive list of iOS apps specifically for recruiters. This list of around 15 apps excludes time and attendance apps and focuses exclusively on those for sourcing and candidate identification. Several of the apps are free.
An entire conference specifically for mobile recruiting, this event is now in its third year. This is a European conference, and was held in London in 2013. Speakers include heads of recruiting from companies like Barclays, Jobsite, and the Internet Advertising Bureau, covering topics from mobile recruiting trends to profiles of mobile job-seekers. The conference’s website includes a blog that writes up presentations and discusses many other mobile hiring topics.
The same people who run the Mobile Recruiting Conference listed above organize this awards program. Award categories range from Best Staffing Firm Mobile Website to Best Job Board Mobile Recruitment App, and past winners include Barclays, Sodexho, and RMP Enterprises. A great resource for keeping abreast of the state-of-the-art in the industry.
Are there other great resources I missed? Add anything else helpful for mobile recruiting in the comments below!
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