ICYMI Monday: Talkin’ Bout My Mobile Generation

ICYMI Monday: Talkin’ Bout My Mobile Generation

Mike Roberts

This is a regular weekly feature here on the Jibe Blog, in which we uncover some of the best recruitment and technology stories from the previous week you may have missed. But first, we take a little trip in the wayback machine.

Last week’s trip back in time took us to the 1967 release of Jimi Hendrix’s debut album, “Are You Experienced,” with an all-too-easy tie-in to the candidate experience. This week, we’re sticking with the 60s rock-and-roll theme as today marks the day in 1965 that 20-year-old Pete Townshend of The Who penned the ultimate screed against his elders in writing the song, “My Generation.” Unlike the 60s, today’s generational gap is probably most glaring when looking at the technology divide. Today’s youth are accustomed to using technology, particularly mobile technology, to do everything. And yes, that includes searching for and applying to jobs.

I don’t know that any young musicians are currently working on a song about today’s generational technology divide, but if they are, they’re probably using their phones to write it, record it and eventually distribute it. And of course, we’ll all probably use our phones to download and listen as well. That’s just how pervasive this mobile thing is.

With that said, what better way to kick off this week’s post than with an article on mobile recruiting? Let’s dig in.

  • Hiring? The Job Search Has Gone Mobile
    Laura Montini from Inc. writes about the results of Glassdoor’s Mobile Job Search survey, which revealed that even more job seekers (90%) are using their mobile devices to search for jobs than a year ago (82%), when the survey was last conducted. There’s a lot of great data from the survey included in Laura’s piece, but the bottom line is that mobile is the platform of choice for job seekers and companies should optimize or risk losing good candidates.
  • 5 Ways to Simplify Your Hiring Process
    The TalentCulture blog shared this piece from Elaine Porteous, which originally ran on the Brazen Careerist blog. In it, Elaine breaks down some of the ways companies can streamline their hiring to offer an improved candidate experience, something we’re all for here at Jibe. Make it easier to apply, treat hiring as a marketing opportunity, and remove bottlenecks from the process to speed things up are but a few of the tips on offer.
  • Speed Hiring: How to Acquire the Best Candidates
    Speaking of speeding up the hiring process, Noah Mahrer from HR & Talent Management takes a closer look at some of the points made a few weeks back by Dr. John Sullivan on ERE’s family of sites, which we also featured here.
  • Recapping Mobile Recruiting Week
    Another great theme week wrapped up over at Blogging4Jobs, this one all about mobile recruiting. In his recap of the week, Blake McCammon offers the top 5 mobile posts from the more than 30 that appeared on the site through the week. To see them all, click here. And be sure to check this post from GEICO’s Shannon Smedstad, which includes some commentary from yours truly.

Before we finish up this week’s news round-up, I’d also like to point everyone to one other piece of news from last week. ManpowerGroup Solutions and Jibe announced a partnership to offer Mobile Apply and Recruiting Analytics™ to ManpowerGroup clients. Check it out.

And with that, I’m going to go ahead and fade away… but only until next week. Sorry, Pete.

If you come across something you think deserves some extra attention during the week, leave a note in the comments or hunt us down on Twitter @JibePR.

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