Umbrella Company Employees on the lookout for new assignments when their current contract expires might be more inclined to search for work from their mobile phones, a new study suggests.
A new poll from jobs board CV-Library reveals that 56% of the 2,200 job seekers using the site also used their smartphones to find work.
CV-Library’s development team has focussed intensely on mobile innovation this year. The company has just launched a revamped iPhone app and added Dropbox to its site so that candidates can upload their CVs while on the hoof using their smartphones. Mobile responsive pages have also been rolled out across the site.
CV-Library’s MD, Lee Biggins, said: “Mobile innovation cannot be ignored, especially within the online recruitment industry where candidates and recruiters continually require instant and easy access to a pool of jobs or CVs. As job seeker behaviour continues to change it is the responsibility of the recruitment industry to stay up to date as we have done in the past.”
Job ads began to migrate from newspapers to websites ten years ago, and Mr Biggins believes the time has now arrived for recruiters to keep up with the new trend and introduce mobile services if they wish to engage with all candidates effectively.
CV-Library is something of a pioneer in this area: two years ago it became the first jobs board to offer a mobile app enabling candidates to both search for jobs and apply for them using their mobiles. In addition to Dropbox it is now offering cloud storage in the form of SkyDrive and Google Drive, and a new generation of SMS notifications with embedded web links.