One of the biggest impacts to the recruiting industry in 2017 was the introduction of Google for Jobs. Even before Google for Jobs was released, 73% of job seekers were beginning their job searches on Google. Google has taken their great search technology and is attempting to help workers find the best job opportunities for them.
You've probably heard by now that Google has gotten involved in the hiring game with Google for Jobs – and it could affect your career site. With their announcement of Google Jobs API last year, and their implementation of Google for Jobs within their native search engine, Google is looking to clean up the job search process.
While it’s important for recruiters to take advantage of online job boards and social media in order to get the word out about new job listings, a company’s career website or careers page is the hub of all online recruiting activities. Silkroad recently reported that external online sources represent a whopping 83% of all hires. It’s been reported that recruiters rely heavily on technology to do their jobs, but there is one area where we find many recruiting organizations are missing the boat. Many career sites are still not mobile-friendly. In 2015, the cost for not catering to mobile devices just got much higher. Here’s why: