Article: Smartphones redefine the recruitment landscape

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Smartphones redefine the recruitment landscape

So why should recruiters transcend towards mobile recruiting platforms? The answer lies in the way job seekers are accessing information.
Smartphones redefine the recruitment landscape

Smart phones have transformed the way we perform simple tasks, from ordering food, booking movie tickets or holidays with the tap of a button”.  As a natural extension, the mobile trend took over the recruitment field in a similar way.

So why should recruiters transcend towards  mobile recruiting platforms? The answer lies in the way job seekers are accessing information.

With the Indian search and recruit market topping at US$800 million (Matrix Partners, 2015), and with over 70 percent (LinkedIn Mobile recruitment Playbook, 2016) of active job seekers on mobile devices, the time to a comprehensive adopt mobile recruiting platform is now. How applicants interact with the recruitment world is changing, and thus a change in the hiring process is essential.

What are the drivers that are affecting the job seeking efforts?

  • Convenience – One of the main reasons cited by applicants for mobile usage is its convenience. Smartphones have taken over our lives and it’s no surprise that applicants are using their phones to search, receive job alerts, research companies and apply for jobs via their phones.

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Topics: HR Technology, Recruitment, #MobileAssessmentWeek

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