More and more people are using their phone for research, communication, and even to find jobs, so it’s no wonder job seekers need easy, on the go ways to search for a job.
According to surveys conducted by by Pew Research Center in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, nearly 2 in 3 Americans own smartphones, making the devices a key resource into the online world.
A big recruiting trend this year is having a mobile friendly application or platform as job seekers flock to their phones. Newer apps are emerging all the time as previous ones are updated to continue with the trends. These trends are targeting two key audiences: the young, emerging generations and ones who are low-wage earners.
Talent management and recruiting are at a turning point and there are 2015 recruiting trends that are changing the way things are done.
The Millennial generation is becoming the workforce of today as more and more are entering the workpalce. According to Pew Research, the Millennials will overtake Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation so trends will change as they enter the real world. Here are a few key factors that are changing the way recruiting is done.
Social media has become a secret weapon that many recruiting firms are turning to. While social recruiting is still foreign to a lot of staffing companies, there are some companies investing heavily in the new recruiting trend. In fact, recent survey from Jobvite, revealed 73% of hiring managers plan to invest in their social media presence in 2015.
Social recruitment is tough to ignore as most people are available on social media throughout the day. But the responsibility of learning the new technique goes both ways for hiring managers and candidates. This is the time were candidates should realize their online profiles need to reflect their professional experience and career goals while demonstrating a positive, put together person. Take time to clean up social media profiles so recruiters have a chance to get to know the professional behind the profile.