Charleston, SC (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
PeopleMatter today unveiled the latest advancements in workforce management for the service industry during the Collaborate ‘14 Keynote Address, announcing new mobile-optimized job application and assessments on the PeopleMatter Platform™. Available to all PeopleMatter customers this summer, these mobile advancements redefine the job application experience on smartphones and tablets with shorter, faster behavioral assessments, location functionality, save features and mobile-optimized workflows. The new features were demonstrated live to a sold-out audience at Collaborate ‘14, PeopleMatter’s annual gathering of top human resources experts, thought leaders, and service industry brands, held May 7-9 in Charleston, SC.
The future of job applications is going mobile, thanks to the more than 159 million Americans who own a smartphone (per comSCORE). Millennials, the largest and fastest growing demographic of employees, are accustomed to connecting with their mobile devices. According to CareerBuilder.com, 40 percent of mobile candidates abandon the job application process when they are notified they are about to encounter a non-mobile-friendly application. An entirely mobile-optimized experience offers convenience to on-the-go workers and allows companies to easily connect with tech-savvy applicants.
PeopleMatter’s job application is a true mobile-optimized experience, designed to adjust to the specific layout and functionality of any mobile device. The design features a one-thought-per-screen layout and shortened personality and attitude assessments.
“I was thrilled to unveil our job application designed specifically for mobile at Collaborate,” said Nate DaPore, President and CEO of PeopleMatter. “We are giving job applicants the ability to apply anywhere, anytime — which is perfect for restaurant, retail and hospitality candidates who may not sit behind a computer every day. They can now apply for a job – standing in the middle of a place they want to work — on their mobile devices with a user-friendly, beautifully designed, mobile-optimized experience.”
Available on any tablet or smartphone, the mobile job application recognizes where the applicant currently is and suggests the closest locations to apply. Job seekers also have the ability to save their progress in the application on their phone, allowing them to pause their work while accepting phone calls or ordering a coffee, and then return at a more convenient time.
For employers, finding right-fit hires is still top of mind. To help companies keep applicants engaged and quickly identify the best ones, PeopleMatter’s job application now includes shorter, faster hiring assessments designed by PeopleClues, a Division of PeopleMatter. These new seven-minute screening tests, developed by chief scientists Dr. Richard Lanyon and Dr. Leonard Goodstein, provide the same level of proven job fit and attitude information in more than 125 job categories as previous tests.
“Our objective to provide employers with valuable and actionable information is balanced with the need to provide the best candidate experience,” said Julie Moreland, Senior Vice President of PeopleClues. “This new applicant experience represents a significant innovation given that our core markets are in brand-sensitive service industries and that the majority of their workforces places extreme value on working with a company that offers a mobile-friendly workplace.”
The Collaborate Keynote Address was held at the Francis Marion Hotel, officially starting the Collaborate ’14 conference. For more information on Collaborate, held May 7-9 in historic Charleston, SC, visit http://www.peoplematter.com/collaborate-14 or follow the conference live on Twitter at @PeopleMatter and #PMC14.
PeopleMatter is a powerful and complete workforce management platform designed to fit the specific needs of service-industry brands. Our complete set of mobile, workforce solutions and business analytics tools connect processes, employees and customers in entirely new ways. Automating and optimizing people processes since 2009, PeopleMatter helps more than 41,000 service-industry locations thrive through better efficiency, engagement and customer satisfaction. PeopleMatter is headquartered in Charleston, SC and on the Web at http://www.peoplematter.com, @peoplematter and Facebook.com/PeopleMatter.HR.