If You Build It Candidates Will Come – Mobile Edition

I recently had an experience that I thought I would share with those of you who are interested in trying to take advantage of the growing demographic of mobile users who are job seekers... I recently stopped at one of our local fast food restaurants (name withheld to protect the innocent).  I was going through … Continue reading If You Build It Candidates Will Come – Mobile Edition

Mobile Career Sites: Part 3 – Top 10 Development List

The following is a list of the top 10 items to think about when  developing for mobile: Keep it simple – This is good advice for almost everything you do, but it is particularly important for your mobile career site. You probably don't want to load you mobile career sites with a lot of information … Continue reading Mobile Career Sites: Part 3 – Top 10 Development List

Mobile Career Sites: Part 2 – Sources of Applicants and Activity

This is Part 2 of my blog about Mobile Career Sites and applicant tracking. In Part 1, we looked at the raw numbers of applicants that applied on our career sites and the type of device they used. In this blog, I will try to answer the question that Kevin Grossman at Ventana Research posed … Continue reading Mobile Career Sites: Part 2 – Sources of Applicants and Activity

Mobile Career Sites: Part 1 – A simple quest for facts…

Like everyone else in our industry, we are hard at work transforming our applicant tracking system into a mobile enabled tool. And like everyone else, we are doing it because all of the experts and consultants are claiming that the mobile device is the next big thing. I even read an email today that claimed … Continue reading Mobile Career Sites: Part 1 – A simple quest for facts…

Web 2.0, looking beyond the fancy name…

Wikipedia defines Web 2.0 as "a living term describing changing trends in the use of World Wide Web technology and web design that aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, collaboration and functionality of the web."  Sounds great, but what does it mean and more importantly, what does Web 2.0 mean for staffing and recruiting?    … Continue reading Web 2.0, looking beyond the fancy name…

Intro…

The elevator just closed and you've got 30 seconds to pitch the random reader on who you are and why they should read your rants.  Go.. I've been in this industry (applicant tracking/recruiting/technology) since 1982.  My first experience with a "technological breakthrough" was the fax machine.  While I can't tell you how a fax machine … Continue reading Intro…