A recent CareerBuilder survey of the Fortune 500 reveals that only 99 of them had career sites with a mobile-optimized process to search for jobs. Of those companies, only 14 had a mobile-friendly process to actually apply for jobs; however, 64 will let job seekers email the jobs to themselves to apply later.
A separate CareerBuilder study of the Staffing Industry Analysts’ 100 Largest U.S. Staffing Firms found that only 32 of those firms had a mobile-optimized job search process, and only 27 had a mobile-friendly apply process.
As the growth of the mobile job search accelerates, so does the demand for employers and staffing firms to offer a mobile-friendly search and apply process; otherwise, they risk losing qualified candidates to competitors that do provide these capabilities. Research shows that 40 percent of mobile candidates abandon apply processes that aren’t mobile-friendly.
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