Staffing firms turn to mobile recruitment

June 10, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:41 am IST

Some apps enable job seekers to apply for an opportunity in just a minute

A significant rise in the use of smart phones has led staffing firms to increasingly focus on mobile recruitment strategies, some of which allow a job seeker to apply for an opportunity in less than a minute.

“We do have a mobile recruitment strategy and all our digital assets are mobile-friendly. We largely leverage the mobile proliferation in India to connect with the candidate ecosystem,” Randstad India CEO Moorthy K. Uppaluri said.

Team Lease Services senior vice-president Kunal Sen said the recruitment firm has developed a smart job app which would allow a job seeker to apply in less than a minute, including uploading of resume, if required and allow job-seekers to get updates on their applications.

“Staffing companies mostly cater to lower or entry-level candidates, thus recruiters possibly use only a limited number of apps that are popular,” Indian Staffing Federation executive director Suchita Dutta said.

Moreover, these firms are using free social networks like Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube for image building, marketing, publicity, customer relations and market research purposes.

“Staffing firms are increasingly looking to attract top talent and striving towards engaging candidates on social media platforms and communicating their organisation’s culture and strengths,” Dutta added.


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