Mobile Recruiting is the New Standard As of December 2017, the unemployment rate is at 4.1 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which is the lowest unemployment rate in the last 16 years. That means finding top talent is harder than it’s ever been, especially for small to medium-sized businesses. On top of that, without the proper online processes in place, finding and hiring top talent can be nearly impossible. In order to attract today’s job seekers in today’s extremely tight labor market, it’s critical to have a mobile-optimized career site. Mobile Recruiting Consider these mobile recruiting statistics: And, according to Forbes Magazine, more job searches take place on a mobile device than the desktop. Why Go Mobile? Candidates of all generations are using mobile devices for job searches, because it’s convenient. Additionally, almost 50 percent of baby boomers are using mobile devices for searches. With this data, it shouldn’t be a surprise that mobile recruiting has become the dominant form of recruiting today. Mobile recruiting has quickly and smoothly transitioned from a trend to an established form of hiring. Mobile-less Recruiting Turns Applicants Away As millions of millennials enter the workforce, they expect a quick and easy online applicant process. If job seekers don’t experience this with your company, they will apply for jobs with competitors. Give the applicant what they want with a fast application process. Don’t let your competitors steal the top talent. Provide a simple way for applicants to submit their resume and fill out their basic information. You can get the rest of the detailed information later on in the process. With an online and mobile-friendly application process, your company is always recruiting. Keep your brand front and center in a candidate’s mind as they become a part of your talent community. Make it Easy with an Applicant Tracking System To implement mobile recruiting, consider using an applicant tracking system (ATS). An ATS makes your career site mobile-optimized, so job seekers find your jobs online, but it also brings other benefits with it. An ATS is a cloud-based solution created to simplify the functions of employment branding, job distribution, candidate management, and reporting for efficiency and compliance. The result is a centralized, automated process for attracting high potential employees that will help you improve hiring results and reduce employee turnover. This helps you simplify and streamline posting jobs online, receive resumes, and sort through potential applications. Communications and scheduling interviews with applicants is also simplified. When a candidate sees that your company has 365-day recruiting, they will be more compelled to apply for your open positions. Deliver the speed and convenience of a straightforward, easy-to-use mobile experience to job seekers, managers, and HR professionals by utilizing an ATS. In this tight labor market, mobile recruiting can help you attract top talent and stay efficient. Does your organization need to implement mobile recruiting through an applicant tracking system? Tiffany Ensley Tiffany Ensley is an HR Product Analyst with more than 10 years of HR technology experience. Her goal is to shift the paradigm from technology-focused systems to business-focused systems, enabling companies to put technology to work for their business needs, freeing them up to do what they do best.