My colleague Robin Erickson, Ph.D. and I just completed a webinar called “Get Ready for 2015: Ten Top Actionable Talent Acquisition Trends.” In the question and answer period at the end, one of the almost 1,000 registrants asked about the ability to actually apply for a job via a smartphone: Will it make the recruiter’s job harder or easier?
It’s a good question, isn’t it? Is ease in applying for a job a goal? If it is really easy, will recruiters just be flooded with junk applications? Or should the act of applying be laborious enough that only the truly committed apply? Is it different by industry? By age group?
A poll during the webinar showed that over a quarter of participants used mobile in the recruiting process—but we really don’t know how many supported the ability to apply with a mobile phone. And this moves us to the broader consideration—how do we in human capital management (HCM) plan to use smartphones with not only applicants but also with our existing employees?
What is your company’s stance on HCM apps on smartphones? Do you use them today? Will you add mobile aps in the year ahead? Please let us hear from you! Take this short survey (just a few minutes, promise!) on use and intended use of human capital related apps on Smartphones by clicking on the link below.
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