Posted by Kelly Grant, Senior IT Recruiter

This time of the year is when most companies plan for the following year. Proactive organizations are getting ready by researching and planning for the latest trends in recruiting and hiring. recently published an interesting article by their Chief Economist, Dr. Andrew Chamberlain that outlined three trends in hiring to look for in 2020.

One of the trends is the utilization of mobile technology as a job search tool. According to the article, it is estimated that in five years nearly 75 percent of internet users will access the web exclusively through a smartphone.

We use our smartphones for everything, and many candidates would like the ease and privacy of using a mobile device to look for jobs. Unfortunately, the job application process is not always optimized for mobile devices.

The article states “A Glassdoor study found that mobile job seekers encounter multiple barriers to entry in the application process. Most companies have not yet created a truly mobile-first experience, and as a result, companies are turning high-quality candidates off of their organization. In fact, mobile users complete only about 22 percent of applications they start versus 47 percent on desktop. And when the median time to complete a job application on mobile is 10.5 minutes compared to just 5.9 minutes for desktop users, it’s no wonder. If you don’t want to lose out on top talent, you’ll want to make a mobile-friendly application process a top priority.”

The article states that there are small steps companies can take to improve the mobile job search experience, such as creating a mobile-optimized version of your company job site. This can go a long way to creating a better candidate experience and your company will reap the rewards of a better applicant stream and more qualified candidates.

At TCC we are taking note of these trends to give our company the competitive edge we need to hire and retain top talent.

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