Mobile Recruiting: Changing the Way Companies Think

mrec-1Today, HR and recruiting leaders are becoming more mindful of emerging technologies and how new resources and functionalities can enhance everyday habits. Mobile recruiting falls right in this category.

Last week, Greenhouse was a participant in the Mobile Recruiting Conference (MREC) in Mountain View. This annual event focuses on mobile media, emerging technologies and innovation for the HR and talent acquisition industry.  

Daniel Chait, CEO & Co-Founder of Greenhouse Software sat down with a panel to discuss mobile recruiting and how the recruiting process is changing they way companies conduct their everyday responsibilites. 

Panel Discussion Included:

Daniel Chait - CEO & Co-Founder, Greenhouse Software
Jill Riopelle - Head of Recruiting, Airbnb

Dawn Haagstad - Staffing Manager, Twilio
Ahmed Nulla - Recruitment Product Consultant, LinkedIn
Jason Medley - Director of People & Culture, Quirky

Three takeaways from the event.

#1 Mobile recruiting is enhancing the candidate experience.

Today's candidates are mobile, and recruiters must consider this platform when developing candidate engagement strategies. Companies like Twilio consider the candidate experience from a mobile standpoint and are mindful of content and images when posting on job boards or careers pages.

Internally, mobile is also speeding up the req and feedback process within recruiting and hiring teams - so that it's quicker and easier to move candidates through the pipeline.

#2 Recruiting is a piece of the larger mobile strategy.

Mobile is also impacting marketing and customer success teams, each of which tie into recruiting efforts. Jason Medley from Quirky says that partnering with marketing will be a strategic advantage for recruiters. "Recruiting teams need to be partnering and aligning with marketing to stay ahead of the curve."

Others, like Airbnb, partner closely with customer support. “We have a customer support team that we partner with, that’s how we express the brand" said Jill Riopelle. 

By working with other departments you offer the opportunity for collaberation and a widespread amount of resources, in turn this further enhances your brand across a variety of digitial platforms. 

#3 Paper resumes will be a thing of the past.

Today, career fairs consist of students professionally dressed, portfolios in hand, and at least 15 resume copies. The resume is then handed to a variety of companies, where they go through the hundreds collected that day. A daunting task that may not be around much longer.

With the implementation of mobile recruiting, companies hope to make a purely digital transformation with career fairs and make the application process much more simplified.

"When we go on campus we are collecting paper resumes. The question is, how do we streamline this? What I’ve found is students who are coming in with paper resumes, don’t know companies have gone to mobile" said Dawn.   

Mobile recruiting is happening. It may not be seamless, but with conversations such as these it's a great insight into what recruiters are looking for in order to remain forward-thinking in a competitive market.

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