In December 2014, UK job board Supply Chain Online made the move to a responsive site after they noticed a huge increase in traffic at the site via mobile and tablet devices. A few months after the biggest platform upgrade since launch, Director Richard Marshall says the results have been fantastic.
- Supply Chain Online: the UK’s leading Procurement and Supply Chain job site
Launched in 2007, Supply Chain Online is the UK’s leading Procurement and Supply Chain job site. Covering all disciplines and sectors within Procurement and Supply Chain nationwide, they provide targeted recruitment advertising to employers and recruitment agencies in the UK.
- A fairly recent yet successful responsive web platform
Last December, Supply Chain Online announced their move to the new responsive web platform. In practice, this means the website now automatically resizes to fit perfectly on any device and ensures maximum functionality to the many thousands of visitors arriving via mobile and tablet devices. Candidates can now apply on the move from their mobile or tablet using the new cloud based CV storage technology.
As explained by Director Richard Marshall, this new technology was brought as a result of a huge traffic arriving at the site via mobile and tablet devices: “With 33% of our candidate traffic now arriving at the site via mobile, and with 11% of all applications now being made via smartphone and tablet devices, it’s crucial that the engagement process via mobile is easy to use. The new responsive platform ensures candidates can apply on the move, from any device.”
Supply Chain Online used the help of Madgex, the market leaders in job board technology, to upgrade their platform. There have been huge increases in candidate engagement following the recent move.
- The rise of mobile recruitment and mobile job applications
Mobile devices have been changing the way we live and the way we approach recruitment. Making job boards responsive web platforms allows candidates and recruiters to make the most of their experience whether they are at the office, at home or on the go. With all that in mind, it seems that the future of job applications lies in mobile.
Do you think mobile job applications will take over the traditional job application process?
Author: Chloé Delolme
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