Mobile recruiting is a hot topic in the human resources field and there is some debate on when – and if – mobile recruiting will become a more widely accepted practice. It’s been forecasted that mobile recruiting will be one of the biggest trends in talent management this year. We thought it would be interesting to look at how many online job ads for Recruiters include mobile skills as a requirement. Hiring demand for these skills could indicate how quickly mobile strategies are being implemented by HR departments in the US.
We found 15 employers that specifically mention mobile recruiting in their job – either in the description of the position or as a required skill. Since some companies are sourcing candidates for multiple positions, this works out to 23 unique job openings currently being advertised online. Although this doesn’t represent a large portion of job ads for Recruiters, this is a trend we plan on watching.
Hiring Demand for Recruiters with Mobile Skills – 16-Week Hiring Trend
Some of the most commonly advertised job titles that include mobile recruiting in their job ads include:
Since mobile recruiting strategies are still developing, the Hiring Scale™ shows that these jobs are moderately hard-to-fill. Much of the difficulty will be caused by the fact that the current talent pool is small. Our Candidate Supply charts estimates there are less than 1,000 qualified candidates currently in the workforce. These candidates represent 0.5% of all people currently working as Recruiters. If you are looking for work as a Recruiter, these skills may become more valuable if hiring demand increases.
Candidate Supply of Recruiters with Mobile Skills in the United States
What do you think? Is 2012 the year that your company implements a mobile recruiting strategy?