For many HR professionals, recruiting isn’t a 9-to-5 job: New candidates need to be evaluated, existing ones need to be updated, and other members of the hiring team need to make their decisions on potential hires. An applicant tracking system (ATS) often helps recruiters streamline the hiring process, but what happens when you leave your desk?
No matter how often you travel or when you might need to perform hiring tasks from your smartphone, a mobile recruitment solution provides the features you need to keep the recruiting process moving smoothly. By using a mobile recruitment app, you and the rest of your hiring team can accomplish many of your regular tasks on the go—or just over your lunch break.
Read on to learn how mobile recruiting apps make hiring easier for HR professionals and dramatically improve the experience for your candidates.
How does mobile recruiting improve the hiring experience?
One of the biggest benefits of an ATS is that it brings together all the members of your hiring team. Similarly, a mobile recruiting app helps your team work together on the go. If a member of your team is out of the office at an event or a meeting, they can still keep up with their hiring pipeline, respond to comments, and even approve new hires from their smartphone.
When human resources teams use mobile recruiting apps, they also give job seekers a better impression of the organization. You may believe that your team responds to candidates quickly, but 69% percent of candidates think that employers can improve their response times. A mobile app allows you to meet that expectation, making sure candidates feel valued and updated during each step of the application and interview process. Your team can quickly reply to emails, use texting to answer questions, and check in with candidates from anywhere.
Ultimately, 72% of candidates who have a negative experience during the interview process will share their feedback with others—on review sites like Glassdoor, via social media, or with friends and family. By responding to top talent faster, you’re preventing them from developing a negative perception of your organization or potentially dropping out of the hiring process before you can extend an offer.