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Millennials Would Like to Work for You, If They Can Apply on Their Smartphones


The millennial generation is a mobile generation, period. If this wasn’t an already known fact hammered home by the proliferation of mobile devices, it certainly has been reinforced by the impact this generation is having on the evolution of today’s businesses.

It then stands to reason that corporate talent acquisition teams, who rely on this generation to carry the company torch into the next several decades, should be making great strides in adopting and deploying mobile recruiting solutions. The results of the recent 2014 Jibe Talent Acquisition Survey tell another story: companies are struggling to keep up with mobile generation, and risk becoming virtually obsolete to the new generation of millennial job seekers if they don’t move faster.

The survey, conducted by independent research firm Kelton Global polling more than 1,000 job seekers and more than 300 HR professionals, highlights the disconnect between expectations and reality when searching and applying for jobs. Unsurprisingly, results showed that a clear majority of job seekers use, or at least expect to use, mobile in parts of their job search.