I think I’ve read about 50 write-ups in the past few weeks about the growing necessity of having a mobile friendly career site (by the way, most aren’t).
They all came to the same basic conclusion…
If you aren’t implementing a mobile friendly solution to your career site right now, then you risk never hiring another qualified applicant again!!!
I’m kidding… kind of.
Hey, just because nearly half of the current online job postings are searched using a mobile device doesn’t mean you’re losing all the quality candidates.
I mean, only 40% of mobile applicants will actually abandon a mobile un-friendly application process… the rest will probably plod right through.
So what that 90% of job seekers plan on using their mobile device to search for a job in the next 12 months… I’m sure that won’t affect your ability to capture quality applicants, right?
Well if you haven’t already, it’s time you acknowledge the elephant in the room and start making plans to bring your career site up to speed.
Don’t know where to start? Bayard can help.
Indeed’s June 2014 job search data shows “…nearly 50% of all job seekers are looking for and applying to jobs through a mobile device.”
According to CareerBuilder tracking “… as many as 40 percent of mobile candidates abandon their application efforts when they are notified they are about to encounter a non-mobile friendly apply process.”
A Glassdoor survey recently revealed “… 9 in 10 (89%) job seekers report they’re likely to use a mobile device during their job search in the next 12 months.”