For recruiters to stay in touch with—and relate to—top candidates and continue to thrive in ever-changing market conditions, they must embrace technology and incorporate it into their recruiting practice wherever it makes the most sense.
Canton, OH (PRWEB) May 31, 2012
According to a recent poll conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly successful recruiting firms, an overwhelming number of recruiters are using smartphones for both professional and personal use.
Top Echelon Network consists of nearly 400 recruiting firms representing over 1,000 individual recruiters from around the world. These recruiters were polled with the following question:
Do you have a smartphone for either business and/or personal use?
Nearly 72% of respondents indicated that they do have a smartphone for both business and personal use. A little over 3% indicated that they have a smartphone for personal use only, and 1.5% stated that they have one for business use only.
Less than a quarter of the recruiters who participated in the poll (23.7%) indicated that they do not have a smartphone, for either personal or business use.
According to a survey conducted by Nielsen earlier this month, over half (50.4%) of U.S. mobile subscribers owned a smartphone. This percentage represents an increase from December of 2011, when it was 47.8%.
Nielsen’s survey also indicated that smartphones are especially popular with adults between the ages of 25 and 34. More than two out of every three mobile subscribers in that age bracket own a smartphone.
According to Top Echelon Network President Mark Demaree, the results of the poll conducted by Top Echelon Network accurately reflect the larger trends within the mobile phone marketplace.
“Recruiting is a profession driven both by communication and technology,” said Demaree. “For recruiters to stay in touch with—and relate to—top candidates and continue to thrive in ever-changing market conditions, they must embrace technology and incorporate it into their recruiting practice wherever it makes the most sense.
“We’re not surprised that the recruiters within Top Echelon Network are embracing mobile technology, and specifically smartphones, in their ongoing quest to improve their recruiting processes and grow their business. We fully expect this trend to continue.”
Top Echelon Network’s poll was conducted during the week of Monday, May 21, through Sunday, May 27, 2012.