Ever heard anyone say ‘talent is in short supply in the technology industry’? Finding and keeping good people is a challenge for many verticals – and as consumers (and good people among them) increasingly depend on their gadgets to get through the day, new research indicates that Australia’s top employers aren’t doing enough to take cognisance of that fact.
That’s among the findings of a new whitepaper from talent management software company PageUp, titled ‘Mobilise Now Australia: Are Australia’s Top 100 Company Career Sites Ready?’
“As job seeker behaviour continues to evolve with the technology, employers must be able to keep up as well; those that place a low priority on creating a mobile-friendly recruitment experience will lose the competition for top talent,” says Simon Cariss, PageUp CIO.
PageUp says the advent of social media and mobile devices have ushered in a new era of talent acquisition, ‘providing new avenues and methods for connecting with candidates’. At the same time, however, the PageUp people state that ‘many organisations are challenged to attain the adequate technology and use it effectively’.
Apparently, two-thirds of job seekers currently using their mobile devices to look for work, which PageUp says creates a ‘need for employers to provide an end-to-end mobile-optimised application process’.
“Simply enabling job seekers to apply from their devices won’t solve the problem. Employers must make sure they leverage the latest mobile and social technology effectively to deliver a simple, engaging and intuitive apply process from any mobile device,” Cariss adds.
In its study of the career sites of Australia’s 100 largest companies, PageUp found that:
The PageUp White Paper is available for download at: http://www.pageuppeople.com/research_item/mobilise-now-australia/