The numbers are very clear: candidates are far more likely to complete a job application on their desktop, instead of their mobile device. Applying to jobs is simply not as good an experience on mobile as it is with a full screen and keyboard.
While that information may come as no surprise, new research shows that there is a huge difference in the click-to-apply rates for the different types of mobile devices. A study from Appcast has found that candidates using Android devices are 2.25 times more likely to complete a job application as their peers using an iOS device.
Why are Android users more likely to complete their job applications?
Continue reading iOS vs Android on Mobile Recruiting
Check out this helpful video on what to consider when uploading your resume into online recruitment systems. Understand the simple rules of what to include and what to avoid so that your resume is accepted and noticed by recruiters. One tip: trying to ‘game the system’ won’t help you in the end!
Continue reading Fix your Resume for Online Systems: Video
Flexible work leads to higher productivity, lower stress and an expanded talent pool among other benefits. It’s no wonder that more companies are embracing flexibility and changing the definition of today’s workplace.
Have a look at this infographic from TechnologyAdvice for insight into what types of flexible work exist, why people want greater flexibility and why 9-5 will be a thing of the past.
A candidate walks in the door with an okay skill set but a personality that would fit right in with your office culture. The next candidate seems a little standoffish, but their skill level for the job is the best of any applicant. Who gets the job? Continue reading Is the Best Hire for Skill or Cultural Fit?
Custom application questionnaires are a great way to gather information to help make better decisions regarding your candidates. When used correctly, question forms can be an effective screening tool.
Unfortunately, it’s easy to overdo a questionnaire, which causes a bad candidate experience, and lowers your employer brand image. Avoid these common mistakes to make your application process both friendly and effective. Continue reading Watch Out for These Problems with your Application Questions
A resume summary can be a big help in getting the rest of your resume read.
(TL;DR? Skip to the end for the 4 simple rules.)
Why use a resume summary?
Recruiters typically spend an average of 6 seconds determining whether to keep or toss a resume. You need to make the most of those seconds, which means the content at the top of your resume needs to be compelling. Continue reading 4 Rules for a Great Resume Summary