07 July 2010
Mobile recruitment software may be in its infancy but, as Sue Weekes at Recruiter discovers, recruiters and resourcers need to be up with developments. Despite mobile devices being a perfect fit for discreet jobseeking at any time and any place, mobile recruitment has been the subject of many a false dawn. As a report from the recent Future of Mobile Recruitment (FOMR) roundtable, co-hosted by Jobsite.co.uk and AllTheTopBananas.com neatly summed up, mobile devices and jobseeking have a synergy because of the “privacy, convenience and immediacy” offered by handsets but consumer behaviour remains ahead of the industry.
The tide is starting to turn, however, and with a major acknowledgment to the Apple iPhone ’for kick-starting things’, those who attended FOMR from major companies such as Google, Microsoft and the Internet Advertising Bureau, declared that 2010 could finally be “the year of mobile”….