Strong Recovery in Hourly Jobs Enabled by Mobile Recruiting Technology in 2014
The hourly jobs segment will continue to grow in 2014, particularly in part time and temporary positions, and more people will search and apply for jobs from mobile devices than from computers. In this environment it will be critical for companies to embrace mobile technology and streamline the hiring processes. More than one million new positions were added to the hourly jobs segment in 2013, but applying for a job using the current system represents both a cost of over one billion man-hours devoted to manual pre-screening practices and an unnecessary barrier for people seeking employment. Jobaline.com, a mobile hourly-jobs marketplace, has released its trend forecast for 2014.
“It is not about the web becoming mobile; the web is mobile,” said Luis Salazar CEO of Jobaline.com. In 2013, Jobaline.com processed more than 225,000 job applications, and almost 40 percent of applicants preferred mobile Internet or text messaging to complete the applications. “Not having a mobile recruiting solution will become a serious competitive disadvantage in 2014. It is going to be a very competitive market as we are observing an increase in wages in selected sectors, signaling more demand than supply of qualified workers. For the first time ever, more people will search and apply for jobs from mobile devices than from computers, and job seekers are five to ten times more likely to abandon an online job application if it is not mobile friendly,” Salazar said.