The popularity of mobile web continues to grow as more people adopt smartphones, connection speeds get faster, and developers create websites specifically for smaller screens, so it should be no surprise that mobile job searches are on the rise as well. Thanks to smartphones and other devices, it’s now possible for someone at their current job to search for a new job discreetly by using their own personal device.
Who is at the forefront of the mobile job search trend? Recent college graduates, of course, candidates who are so used to mobile devices that they’re practically second nature. Another group hunting for new jobs via mobile web? Information technology candidates. A website that won’t load on a smartphone is a huge red flag for someone from either of these groups.
So, when you partner with a staffing firm, you want to make sure that you aren’t excluding mobile enthusiasts. Here are several things to consider asking about:
- Is their job board optimized for mobile traffic? Is the mobile version of their job board easy-to-read on a smartphone? Does it offer the ability for candidates to quickly and easily apply from their phone?
- Are individual job listings optimized for search engines? When a job listing is optimized for search engines, it will increase the potential reach of the listing and the chances of larger candidate pool.
If your staffing partner’s job board isn’t optimized for search engines or mobile devices, you could miss out on qualified candidates. Not only could they fail to see your listing at all, they may become frustrated by the non-mobile-friendly job board and decide the laborious effort needed to apply isn’t worth it.
If you are looking to partner with a staffing firm that is mobile friendly, consider working with the team at Contemporary Staffing Solutions. Why us? Our mobile search site was created with job seekers in mind. Candidates can search by keyword, location—either zip code proximity or from a drop down list of cities—as well as what kind of employment they’re looking for and what industry they’d like to work in. Candidates can create accounts to save searches that they wish to repeat in the future and they also have the option to view all open jobs on the site without filters.
Partnering with Contemporary Staffing Solutions means that your job listings are instantly mobile-friendly. You don’t have to build a new website, you don’t have to learn SEO techniques. We do all the work for you, and we get great results. In fact, over 80% of our searches are filled within two days. So are you ready to be mobile friendly? Call us today!