Hiring on the Run – Mobile Apps for Recruiting

Nolan Gray Staffing

What’s your mobile recruiting strategy for 2013? If you are not already using this powerful technology to reach the best candidates, then you should be. With some 77 million people around the world using smart phones to connect with friends, family, and potential employers, it’s surprising that only 20 percent of the world’s top companies actually have a mobile-friendly website.

Surely, this number is growing as more companies realize just how simple it is to convert online content and recruitment tools into mobile applications. As predicted in an ERE.net article from 2012, “Leading firms will begin to make all internal recruiting software applications accessible to managers and recruiters on the mobile platform.” Mobile recruiting apps will dominate the scene, with tools and resources to help more candidates connect with employers on the go.

Why go Mobile?

If you are seriously looking for ways to integrate mobile recruiting into your current recruiting strategy, then you need to understand the nature of the animal. Mobile recruiting, as a whole, is tied deeply into social networking and the behavior of candidates who are searching for opportunities. A 2012 JobVite Social Job Seeker Survey indicated the following interesting facts.

  • 9 out of 10 job seekers have at least one social media profile in active use.
  • Facebook and LinkedIn claim the highest job seeker activity of all.
  • 1 in 5 job seekers updated their social profiles at least once in the last month.
  • 36 million Americans credit social media with being their source for a new job.

To reach a broader candidate pool, your company needs to establish a branded presence on social networks with a mobile recruitment strategy. This may include participating in current recruitment apps or developing your own branded apps.

What Job Seekers Look for in Mobile Recruiting Apps – Do You Measure Up?

There are several key features of a mobile recruitment app that candidates look for, when conducting serious job searches. Obviously, they want to be able to search for jobs using a simple platform. They also want to benefit from automatic alerts to new jobs that match their skills using either email marketing or SMS technology.

Most importantly, candidates want to have an open door to communication that allows them to connect with recruiters, check on the status of their applications, and find ways of improving the chance they will get hired. These are all careful considerations you should make as you evaluate any mobile recruitment tool, or create your own.

Mobile Recruiting Apps to Start Using Now

Candidate Relationship Management (CRM) – JobScience Mobile

While other CRMs lack the ability to take candidates through the entire recruitment process, JobScience offers an award-winning, robust product that can handle everything from sourcing and pipelining to building social communities and managing candidate relationships all in one mobile app. Powered by Force.com (Salesforce’s social enterprise app), JobScience Mobile puts the power of mobile recruiting into the hands of pros.

Job Postings – JobSpeek

Imagine having access to a mobile recruiting app that allows you to post open assignments in seconds, complete with a picture and a 60-second voicemail audio recording? JobSpeek gives recruiters the ability to increase talent relationship management in a simple to use format, all via the convenience of a smartphone app.

Candidate Sourcing – beamMe

Ever try to be in more places than one at the same time, to build your network of candidate and clients? beamMe gives recruiters the ability to send a virtual business contact card out to prospects via a handy mobile app. Linked to any social network you choose, you can chat with your networks, share your information and location, and arrange for meetings using smartphone technology.

 

Jobscience Delivers First Mobile Interviewing App on the Salesforce Platform

Nolan Gray News

**SAN FRANCISCO – Salesforce.com Dreamforce – September 18, 2012,** – Jobscience, the leader in Social Relationship Management for HR and participant in the new salesforce.com Social Apps Showcase, today announced Jobscience Mobile Interviewing, an innovative cross-platform tablet app built on the Salesforce Platform. The announcement was made today at salesforce.com’s Dreamforce 2012 in San Francisco. Jobscience will be in booth # 1347 at the Dreamforce Expo.

Jobscience Mobile Interviewing presents comprehensive candidate information to interviewers on-the-spot, captures feedback while impressions are fresh, and enables real-time assessment sharing within hiring teams. This unique app dramatically improves information sharing within the entire hiring team, while accelerating the decision-making process.

“Many times companies are able to bring in top-notch people for interviews, but lose the candidate because they can’t make a decision fast enough,” said Ted Elliott, CEO of Jobscience. “The hiring process usually breaks down because companies want to make decisions based on interview feedback, but gathering and distilling that feedback is often a cumbersome process. We’ve designed our Mobile Interviewing app to make the interview feedback process highly collaborative, but also efficient – in order to speed up hiring decisions.”

According to a 2012 Research Now survey, the #1 recruiting and hiring priority for corporations is to “improve the speed of hiring and filling open positions.” The survey also cited “streamlining the recruiting and hiring process” as another top priority for corporations.

Interviewers are able to complete a simple online assessment of the candidate directly after the interview – while the information is fresh, and candidate assessments can be instantly shared with the entire hiring team on Salesforce Chatter.

The Jobscience Mobile Interviewing app includes the following functionality:

• Candidate Information Views – Interviewers can view candidate information, resumes and search public social media profiles.
• Candidate Assessments – Candidates are given confidence ratings, which are automatically calculated. Interviewers have the option to include comments in open text. The entire hiring team has access to the ratings and comments.
• Instant Assessment Sharing – Organizations have the option to let interviewers immediately share feedback within the hiring team by posting assessments and/or comments on Chatter.
• Cross-Platform Tablet App – The Jobscience Mobile Interviewing App works on any IOS, Android and HP OS mobile tablet that is connected to a wifi or cellular network.

**Pricing and Availability**

Built on the Salesforce Platform, the world’s leading cloud platform for social and mobile business apps, the Jobscience Mobile Interviewing app is immediately available for test drive and deployment on the AppExchange at www.appexchange.com, for all Jobscience Recruiting Business Edition and Corporate Edition customers at no additional charge.

Dreamforce 2012 is the industry’s largest cloud computing and enterprise technology event, welcoming more than 70,000 registered attendees to experience the power of the social revolution. With more than 750 sessions and 350 cloud companies in the expo, attendees can participate in interactive sessions, hands-on training with cutting-edge technology, thousands of live demos and unparalleled networking. In addition, Dreamforce welcomes special guests Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group; Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric; Gen. Colin Powell, former Secretary of State; Tony Robbins, Entrepreneur, Author & Peak Performance Strategist; and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Dreamforce 2012 offers attendees everything they need to connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways, under one roof.

##About Dreamforce
Dreamforce 2012 is the industry’s largest cloud computing and enterprise technology event, welcoming more than 70,000 registered attendees to experience the power of the social revolution. With more than 750 sessions and 350 cloud companies in the expo, attendees can participate in interactive sessions, hands-on training with cutting-edge technology, thousands of live demos and unparalleled networking. In addition, Dreamforce welcomes special guests Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group; Jeff Immelt, CEO of General Electric; Gen. Colin Powell, former Secretary of State; Tony Robbins, Entrepreneur, Author & Peak Performance Strategist; and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Dreamforce 2012 offers attendees everything they need to connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways, under one roof.

##About the Salesforce Platform and the AppExchange

The Salesforce Platform is the world’s most trusted and comprehensive cloud platform for building social and mobile cloud apps. It powers Salesforce CRM, more than 2.3 million custom apps built by customers and more than 1,600 apps developed by partners in its ecosystem. Social apps for business built on the Salesforce Platform can be easily distributed and marketed through salesforce.com’s AppExchange.

Salesforce, Dreamforce, AppExchange and others are trademarks of salesforce.com, inc.

##About Jobscience

As the leader in Social Relationship Management for HR, Jobscience understands that social connectivity is more than a feature — it’s the future. Deployed on salesforce.com’s [Force.com](http://www.force.com) platform, Jobscience’s agile solutions bring social, mobile and CRM processes to talent management, keeping corporations and staffing agencies connected with and attracting top talent. For the last four years, Jobscience has been voted the AppExchange Customer Choice Award in HR and Recruiting by [salesforce.com](http://www.salesforce.com) customers, and recently won the 2011 Brandon Hall Gold Award for Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Technology. Discover what Jobscience clients already know: great people, great technology and great companies are all connected. To learn more, visit www.jobscience.com.

**Salesforce, Dreamforce, AppExchange and others are trademarks of salesforce.com, inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks in this document are the properties of their respective owners.**

Jobscience Mobile App Waves Goodbye to Paper Resumes

Jeremy News, Products & Technology

SAN FRANCISCO – Salesforce.com Dreamforce Conference – Aug. 31, 2011 – Jobscience, a leading Talent Relationship Management provider on [Force.com](http://www.force.com), today announced Jobscience Mobile, the industry’s first mobile Talent Management app leveraging [Force.com](http://www.force.com), [salesforce.com](http://www.salesforce.com)’s social enterprise platform for employee apps. The first release of Jobscience Mobile extends the efficiency, personalization and compliance benefits of sourcing prospective employees to networking events, campus visits, and informal recruiting interactions in the field. The announcement was made today at Dreamforce 2011, the cloud computing event of the year. Jobscience will be in booth #315 in the Dreamforce Expo.

“Paper resumes are a thing of the past – top talent job seekers today expect companies to find and interact with them online,” said Ted Elliott, CEO of Jobscience. “With Jobscience Mobile, job seekers can stop bringing printed, one-size-fits-all resumes to networking events and campus recruiting visits. Recruiters can start every application process out digitally – eliminating time consuming scanning and data entry processes.” Recruiters can use Jobscience Mobile from a smartphone (Android, BlackBerry and iPhone) or Internet tablet (Android tablet, iPad) to kick off the job application process by inviting just-met candidates to reply with their resume. Job seekers can personalize their resume and job application. Additionally, this communication thread helps recruiters track the quality of sourcing events in the field.

Resumes submitted to Jobscience Mobile are parsed into the Jobscience TalentCloud application, which leverages the Salesforce CRM best practices to enable companies to gain, retain and grow employees through the full TRM lifecycle for talent optimization. Hiring managers can also use Jobscience Mobile to quickly provide feedback on applicants after interviews – no matter where the interview occurs. HR professionals can use Jobscience Mobile to speed the on-boarding process by utilizing smartphone and internet tablet cameras to take photos of passports and driver’s licenses – required for citizenship verification on an employee’s first day.

“Customers coming to Dreamforce will have the chance to see some truly innovative approaches that partners like Jobscience have taken in leveraging the capabilities of the [Force.com](http://www.force.com) platform,” said Ron Huddleston, vice president, ISV Alliances, [salesforce.com](http://www.salesforce.com). “Apps like Jobscience Mobile continue to push the social, open, mobile and trusted capabilities customers expect from the [salesforce.com](http://www.salesforce.com) ecosystem.”