In one of the latest IBM WorkTrends surveys, the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute analyzed job seeker insights for mobile recruitment success. How do job seekers use mobile devices in their job searches? What are their concerns and expectations? How can organizations attract talent via mobile technologies?
Over the years, recruiting has become marketing: it is not just about finding the right fit for your position anymore. Recruitment is about attracting job seekers to apply for your company in the first place, but also about providing a positive candidate experience and retaining top talent. It is about conveying an authentic message out there to the public so that unsuccessful candidates do not feel rejected, and former employees still feel very strongly about their past employers.
Released on December 16, 2015, the latest report by The Boston Consulting Group and Recruit Works Institute reviews findings from over 13,000 job seeker respondents in 13 different countries. Considered one of the largest global surveys of job seekers, the study shows that 55% of job seekers use the Internet to look for employment and 33% rate Internet job sites as the most effective channel for finding a job.
French innovative job site Monkey tie created the first online store for employment. Launched on December 8, 2015, Job Hacker helps Monkey tie diversify after the growing success of the professional development platform. Described as the ‘Amazon’ for employment, Job Hacker mainly targets young graduates, self-employed professionals and workers changing career.
The freelance economy is on the rise, especially in countries such as the U.S. This week we are taking a look at the most comprehensive survey of the U.S. independent workforce commissioned by Upwork and the Freelancers Union called “Freelancing in America”.
On November 23, 2015, Deloitte introduced gaming technology to its recruitment process with Firefly Freedom. Designed by recruitment-focused software developer Arctic Shores, Firefly Freedom measures traits such as potential for innovation, creativity, problem solving and entrepreneurship.
Jobsite announced collaboration with location-based search software iGeolise on November 20, 2015. Among their two core products, the TravelTime platform is a fully featured API that enables users to search content by the travel time and transport mode of their choice. With the addition of such technology, Jobsite wants to provide more relevant results for recruiters sourcing candidates: focus is on commute time rather than just distance as the crow flies.