Beyond.com, Inc., the world’s largest network of niche career communities, today announced that The Beyond.com network of mobile applications have reached more than one-million downloads. As the use of mobile devices continues to rise, Beyond.com recognizes the role that mobile recruitment strategies now play in the way employers and candidates connect with one another.
In today’s market, the ability to search for jobs anytime, from anywhere, can provide job seekers a competitive edge by staying informed, quickly reacting to new job opportunities and getting in front of prospective employers before the competition. The Beyond.com applications are designed to meet the job seeker’s need to search and share relevant jobs, with features such as push notifications of newly posted jobs, as well as valuable articles and videos to help them find a job faster.
A Morgan Stanley analyst report predicts that by 2014, the Internet will be more frequently searched on a mobile device than on a computer, bestowing tremendous implications for the recruitment industry. Mobile recruitment creates an opportunity for companies to engage with targeted candidates in a more immediate way, delivering content when and where people want to consume it – which is on their mobile device. By incorporating mobile strategies into an overall recruitment program, employers are able to effectively connect with job seekers the way they want to be reached.
“Mobile technology has changed the way people communicate in every aspect of their lives,” said Rich Milgram, CEO of Beyond.com. “Professionals today are often on-the-go and prefer a discreet and faster way to receive and respond to job postings. This is evidenced not only by the significant number of application downloads, but by the exploding mobile traffic we’re experiencing at Beyond.com, with a 183 percent increase over the past year in mobile traffic coming to our site. Job search apps are proving to be a key component in a recruitment strategy as an effective method to bring together employers and candidates.”
Beyond.com also provides employer-branded mobile applications, which allow companies to create stronger brand recognition and provide direct access to jobs and company information to increase the overall value of the application. For more information on how Beyond.com apps can be incorporated into a mobile recruitment strategy, please visit http://www.Beyond.com.