As it has for a long time, the hiring funnel goes from sourcing all the way through to an extended and accepted offer. But if you take a closer look, you’ll notice considerable differences—particularly at the top of the funnel. The widespread adoption of mobile devices—smartphones and tablets—has transformed the way talent finds and engages with requisitions.
Today, research shows 8 in 10 job seekers are conducting part of their search from a mobile device. That number’s expected to grow in the coming years. But, unfortunately, the mobile experience—or lack thereof—provided by most Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) is not meeting the technological expectations of top talent. Consequently, they’re fleeing un-optimized careers sites as quickly as they find them.
If you’re wondering whether or not you fall into the poor mobile experience category, this paper should clear things up. It shares ten examples of mobile experiences that are more likely to drive talent away than push them through your apply flow.