Canton, OH (PRWEB) February 04, 2013
More and more people are browsing the Internet on their smartphones and/or tablet devices. As a result, it’s become more important for businesses to have websites that incorporate responsive design technology.
With this type of technology, a website is presented in a format that’s customized and optimized for the way in which a person is viewing it. As such, the way it looks on a personal computer would differ from the way it looks on a smartphone, giving the end user a better overall experience.
However, with as many people as there are searching for job opportunities online (especially with their smartphones and tablets), how many recruiting and staffing firms have incorporated responsive design into their website?
According to a recent poll conducted by Top Echelon Network, an elite network of highly specialized search firms, only 15% of recruiting firms have websites with responsive design technology.
As part of that poll, Top Echelon Network asked the following question: “Does your recruiting firm’s website have responsive design?”
Nearly 15% of poll participants (14.6%) answered “yes” to the poll question, while 11.5% answered “no.”
In addition, 5.2% of recruiters admitted that they “didn’t know for sure” whether or not their firm’s website had responsive design technology. More telling, though, was the percentage of recruiters who indicated that they didn’t know what responsive design is.
That percentage, 68.8%, chose “What’s responsive design?” as their answer.
Hiring Hook, a product of Top Echelon, provides website solutions for recruiting and staffing firms. According to Hiring Hook Website Consultant Tory Tucker, more firms need to update their websites to include this critical piece of technology.
“The results of this poll clearly indicate that more recruiters should embrace technological innovation like responsive design,” said Tucker. “Nearly 70% of those polled did not know what responsive design is. One of our goals at Top Echelon and Hiring Hook is to educate recruiters about the nature and benefit of responsive design, so that they can upgrade their firm’s site, and consequently, the experience of the job seekers and prospective clients who visit it.”
With Hiring Hook, firm owners can post jobs to their firm's website and also have the option of posting them to LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to attract qualified candidates.
Top Echelon was founded in 1988 in Canton, Ohio.