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Only One in Five Fortune 500 Companies are Mobile-Optimized

talent statisticsDespite the lightning-fast speed by which the mobile job search is growing, the vast majority of companies still do not have mobile-optimized career sites.

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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Mary Lorenz

About Mary Lorenz

Mary is a copywriter for CareerBuilder, specializing in B2B marketing and corporate recruiting best practices and social media. In addition to creating copy for corporate advertising and marketing campaigns, she researches and writes about employee attraction, engagement and retention. Whenever possible, she makes references to pop culture. Sometimes, those references are even relevant. A New Orleans native, Mary now lives in Chicago, right down the street from the best sushi place in the city. It's awesome.


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