Has Mobile Left Your Recruiting Team At The Gate?

…HR ideas from Jeffery Giesener – CEO – SourceMob.com

Have you heard from your Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Company that Mobile Apply will come soon?

When do they say you will have it? (2015, 2016 or beyond?) 

When you were promised the last HRIS upgrade, was it on time? How long was the delay? How much did the delay cost?

A recent survey from ERE.net indicated that most ATSs have between a 40 to 90 percent defection rate. Ouch… That is a serious drop-out rate! Imagine what that is costing your company annually.

In a recent post, Google stated that 30 percent of job candidates in 2015 are already searching for jobs on their smartphones and tablets. Facebook attributed 84 percent of its visits to be from mobile during its last quarter.

All Amazing stats indeed!

The problem exists when all those mobile candidates try to fill out an application via their smartphone or tablet. It makes an already lengthy process seem nearly impossible when your ATS is not mobile enabled. I can imagine that you would guess that candidates do not have the patience to fight to read and fill out multiple forms sized for the desktop and they simply defect.

How long are you willing to make job candidates suffer through a poor mobile apply experience?

How much money are you going to burn waiting for your ATS company to deliver a candidate mobile apply experience?

A prospect, I spoke with recently is spending $8,500 for each LinkedIn recruiting license (and they have five of them!). That is $42,500 spent annually with LinkedIn. If you could lower your drop-out rate with a better and more efficient mobile apply experience, wouldn’t you want to put 50 percent or more back into your recruiting bank account?

Of course you would! In this growing economy, I sense that it would be great for your HR budget. Great for you CPO and your CFO. In fact, I bet it would be a feather in your cap as well.

If your current ATS does not have a solid mobile apply solution, you are basically fishing for candidates with holes in your net. The result: a large number of qualified candidates will be invisible to your recruiting efforts. You will never see all of the applicants or hires that you should be seeing or netting.

Why would any company keep on waiting and expecting their ATS company to provide a truly mobile candidate experience? Stop waiting for Mobile Apply and start listening to your mobile-enabled candidates!

Send me an email at Jeff@sourcemob.com or call 952-417-6955 to learn how we can provide you with a better candidate apply experience and dramatically lower your recruiting costs.

Check out our May Educational Events by checking our Events Area at SourceMob.com. Also I have recently published my latest white paper entitled “Top 10 Recruiting Department Essentials” and you can receive your complimentary copy by sending me an email at info@sourcemob.com with “White Paper” in the subject line.


ABOUT SOURCEMOB: SourceMob integrates Internet, social, talent community and mobile recruiting solutions to help talent acquisition professionals recruit the very best candidates for tough-to-fill positions. SourceMob’s IT, Analytics and HR Media Services distributes job content and conversations providing a job posting springboard to over 3.5 million candidate profiles on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, mobile and all of the major search engines. We help you engage with your candidates and capture niche Passive candidates. Our solutions also enable Mobile Quick Apply and candidate application management services to create efficiencies, fill jobs faster and lower recruiting costs.



Jeffery Giesener





Twitter: @SourceMob