July 22, 2014

SmartRecruiters aims to modernize the hiring process

SmartRecruiters

smartrecruitersThere has been a big effort in the hiring industry to make it easier for possible candidates to apply for jobs. SmartRecruiters is changing that focus from the applicant to the hiring manager. They are leading the way with a new innovative tool that lets hiring managers work on-the-go.

There are many companies and apps out there to assist the job-seeker find and apply for potential positions. What about the hiring manager? What advances have been made to make their life easier or even modernize it? Sifting through applications is a modern version of a ball and chain limiting the ability of the hiring manager to be away from their desk.

To solve this decades old problem, SmartRecruiters just announced the release of their first ever hiring app for Android. That’s right, a hiring app. This app gives executives that are making hiring decisions the ability to take the recruiting process mobile. It enables the decision makers to engage talent real time and make faster, better hires.

According to CareerBuilder, nearly half of candidates use their smartphones when job searching; 59% use their tablets but only 33% of Fortune 500 companies have adapted their career sites for mobile devices. This also means that most of those comapnies have not updated their equipment to let the hiring managers go mobile.

Maksim Ovsyannikov, the Senior Vice-President of Product for SmartRecruiters, stated that when building their Android app, they had several goals that they wanted to accomplish like making it look good and easy to use. Another one of their goals was to make it a natural companion to the desktop experience.

The world is mobile, right?  Well, as it turns out, not the world of recruiting. — Maksim Ovsyannikov

To measure the success of the app as compared to the desktop expereince Maksim explains that user preference of mobile workflow over that of the desktop (where supported) is a great barometer. In addition to keeping track of those trends, another source was user feedback. Maksim also stated that “time and time again once they started using our Android app, they preferred to use it to review new candidates over doing so on their desktops in all cases”. That is a strong statement to make, but in an industry that hasn’t seen a big technological change since internet applications became the new standard, this is a welcomed upgrade for many hiring managers.

SmartRecruiters is a freemium, end-to-end hiring platform. The platform gives hiring managers and recruiters everything they need to post jobs, manage candidates, and select the right individual while removing the complexity from the process. The app can be found on the Google Play Store.