Mobile Recruiting: A New World of Opportunity Awaits

The mobile and social Web spaces interest me to no end. I can sit in front of a computer for hours reading about new innovative startups (like SmashFly, for example) that are pushing the boundaries of their industry and creating buzz that’s worth talking about. While the average internet junkie may or may not take particular interest in the social and mobile spaces, the average recruiter must. In fact, forget “average” – all recruiters must.

The Web today is a massive entanglement of social communities. While this is a good thing, the fact that some companies and businesses are still not fully familiar with the importance of creatively engaging these communities is not. And, in addition to the Web being social, it will be primarily mobile within the next few years (see this infographic by Morgan Stanley Research). What does this mean for recruiters? What does this mean for companies in general? A few of my ideas:

  • I believe the Web going more mobile than ever before means an in-depth knowledge of social media and mobile technology will no longer be “preferred” of recruiters, but required.
  • I believe the power and expanse of the (future) mobile Web will influence companies to hire more knowledgeable and creative industry professionals (the industry being recruiting) so as to effectively recruit via mobile channels/technology.
  • The importance of real-time recruitment metrics will be increasingly recognized as mobile recruiting grows. The Web is social – social is instant. A social Web being mobile is even more instant!
  • Lastly, I believe mobile recruiting will mean HUGE opportunities for companies with creative ideas. The world of mobile recruiting is new and mostly unexplored thus far. The companies and recruiters that map the territory first will reap the benefits!

What are your opinions/thoughts on mobile recruiting? How much of an impact will the future mobile Web make on companies’ recruiting efforts?

Originally posted on the SmashFly Intern Blog.

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