Mobile devices are becoming ubiquitous; in fact there are now more mobile devices than there are people in the world (7.2 billion).1 Smartphones and tablets are becoming something people seemingly cannot live without. A Times magazine survey revealed that 84 percent of users could not go a single day without their mobile devices and one in five people checks their mobile devices every 10 minutes.2 And it is about much more than making phone calls; it is also about web access, messaging, social networking, and even job hunting.
In light of such popularity, many organizations are turning their attention to mobile recruiting. So, how do job seekers use mobile devices in their job searches? Using data from the global IBM WorkTrendsTM survey, the IBM Smarter Workforce Institute (SWI) analyzed why and how potential job seekers3 use mobile in their job searches and what concerns and expectations they have. The results provide organizations with clear insights into how they can attract talent via mobile technologies.