94% of FTSE 100 Companies Fail to Offer a Mobile-Enabled Careers Section

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Mobile Recruitment review finds that 94% of the FTSE companies fail to offer a mobile-enabled careers section to help candidates easily navigate and search for jobs.

Companies that fail to offer a mobile-optimised careers section are in danger of losing out on top talent through offering a bad user experience

A review of the FTSE 100 company websites revealed that that 94% of companies failed to offer a mobile-enabled careers section to help candidates easily navigate and search for jobs.

“Companies that fail to offer a mobile-enabled careers section are in danger of losing out on top talent through offering a bad user experience” said Mike Taylor from Web Based Recruitment and organiser of the Mobile Recruitment Conference, who carried out the review.

“Today, it is not unusual for Recruiters to see 30% of their overall traffic come from a mobile device. This means that if a careers section is not mobile-enabled, not only could a company miss out on top talent they can also damage their brand and reputation as well."

Recruitment Needs To Catch Up

“If you compare the mobile-enabled careers section experience to other industries then recruitment clearly has some catching up to do when it comes to a mobile strategy" continued Taylor. “The retail industry is well ahead because they realised early on that if they didn’t cater for a mobile audience they would lose sales. When you are recruiting you are in effect also selling. You are selling the job, the career opportunity and the company to potential hires.

With new smartphones and tablet devices being introduced all the time, and the new 4G mobile network being partly rolled out at the end of 2012, the use of mobile to search and apply for a job will only increase. Therefore every company that is serious about recruiting (not just the FTSE 100 companies) should be pushing mobile higher up their agendas for the rest of the year and beyond” concluded Taylor.

About The Review

The review was carried out by visiting the careers section of the FTSE 100 companies websites on the 12th September 2012 using a HTC (Sensation) smartphone.

Further Information About Mobile Recruitment

Web Based Recruitment offer a Free Guide – How To Get Ready for Mobile Recruitment which has just been updated with new information and mobile recruitment examples.

About Web Based Recruitment

Mike Taylor started Web Based Recruitment in September 2001 having spent the previous 18 years working in HR and Recruitment for major blue-chip companies including IBM, Motorola and Nokia.

Web Based Recruitment are widely acknowledged as innovators in producing high-quality educational Recruitment Conferences focusing on emerging technologies such as Social Media, Mobile and Video in Recruitment.

On the 23rd October 2012 they are organising the Mobile Recruitment Conference in London which will focus on helping companies understand the impact that mobile is currently having in recruitment, how it will develop in the future and how they can start to implement mobile strategies to gain a competitive advantage in their own company.

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