Mobile recruitment is currently in vogue in the field of human resourcing. Professionals are making replete use of this tool to simplify recruitment process and strategies.
This convention typically involves the use of smart phones, tablets or other mobile devices both by recruiters and the applicants. With the flush of smart phones in the market, candidates are increasingly using them to search and apply for jobs and schedule interviews. It is imperative that organisations adapt themselves with new trends such as these. Outdated mechanisms may result in unnecessary complications, wastage of time and the company losing the brightest applicants amidst fierce competition. Mobile compatible web interaction will allow companies to connect with and attract a wide range of people.
- Incorporation of mobile based recruitment within the existing system of a company is a meticulous transformation that demands major adjustments. The entire recruitment process should be easily accessible on phones and tablets and also be visually appealing.
- Information must be to the point and crisp with attractive graphics.
- Job descriptions should also be compelling enough to draw the attention of candidates.
- Phone enabled career sites should also be interactive so that candidates may contact recruiters directly.
- Brief videos, geolocation messaging or testimonials about the position and the organisation posted by the HR manager could be an effective way to catch the attention of candidates. Social media sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, Youtube and LinkedIn may be used for this purpose.
- The most effective of all could be employment apps that are mobile compatible. Short tests, games and simulations may be devised for assessment of candidates.
The popularity of mobile recruiting is confirmed by the fact that abundant apps, tools and technologies have been developed to assist recruiters. Correspondingly the process of hiring and interviewing has been made easier for job seekers as well. This has been made possible by mobile-compatible websites, job board apps and instantaneous SMS alerts for prospective candidates. Candidates need not hunch in front of computers to apply for a job or wait for an email. Also recruiters can send quick messages to alert and involve applicants on the go.