One of the biggest highlights at Sendouts for 2011 was the release of the revamped Sendouts mobile. The mobile recruiting landscape had changed quite a bit from the initial launch of Sendouts mobile in 2004. Advances in technology, not to mention the proliferation of touch-screen devices meant that it was definitely time to reinvent our mobile app. Mobile will continue to be a big topicin the recruiting industry in 2012 as recruiters make their websites mobile accessible, connect with contacts via text messaging, and find innovative ways to use QR codes.
Here are a few more highlights of 2011:
→We had fun with Taylor, our summer intern, and learned what the job search looks like from a gen-y perspective.
→“The Economy” has been a big catch phrase the past few years, and 2011 was no different. While job growth inched forward, the recruiting space still remained crowded as recruiters joined, or re-entered the market. Staying competitive was key for TPRs.
→As a recruiting software, it’s sometimes hard to think of Sendouts as anything more that that screen that’s always open, or that little green dude on your desktop. But we made a real impact last year. By August of 2011, over 45,000 people had been placed in a job via Sendouts. That’s enough people to fill Busch Stadium, and a lot of opportunities created.
→We hit a hot button with our post about the love/hate relationship between third party recruiters and their counterparts in HR. “Recruiters vs. HR: Breaking Down the Barriers” was tied for most commented-on post on the Sendouts blog this year.
→As for the other post tied for first in comments? It was a look at Charlie Sheen as a disgruntled employee.