Talent Tips: Recruiting’s “House of Cards”

HR ideas from Jeffery Giesener – SourceMob – CEO


It always surprises me just how many attendees to our SourceMob Webinars share one or both of these issues they are facing.

  1. They need help convincing their management that using social and mobile recruiting is a priority for their organization and for their candidates.
  2. Their “old school” company culture roadblocks their talent acquisition team from using social and mobile recruiting.

Is this also what is happening at your organization?

One of the key reasons why this may be happening is due to a lack of accessible clear career analytics. How do you advocate new innovations if you are still driving using your rear view mirror? Remember, I always advocate that your Talent Acquisition Department should be running your analytics. Too many Talent Acquisition departments are left in the dark by not managing their own analytics or content. Instead they let their marketing manage these critical components for them. That is a really bad idea.

To convince your management to make social and mobile recruiting a priority, your first step is to show them how many candidates are already visiting your career pages and viewing your jobs on their mobile phones. Next you need to learn and demonstrate also many candidates are actually searching for jobs on your social media channels. The high numbers usually surprise recruiters and management alike.

What you will find out is that your candidates are already searching and viewing jobs on social and mobile channels. In fact, did you know that 16-25% of your candidate visitation is already on a mobile device. Why not let SourceMob educate your management on the benefits of social and mobile recruiting?

We are experts at assisting our clients on how to bring social and mobile recruiting solutions into their businesses. We can help you too. Simply give us a ring at 612-349-2740 or email jeff@sourcemob.com


ABOUT SOURCEMOB: SourceMob links Internet, social, talent community and mobile recruiting solutions to help talent acquisition professionals recruit the very best candidates for tough-to-fill positions.  SourceMob software distributes job content and conversations providing a job posting springboard to over 3.5 million candidate profiles on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and all of the major search engines. Our solutions also enable Mobile Quick Apply and candidate application management services to create efficiencies and lower recruiting costs.