From making the careers page on your company's website mobile-friendly to communicating with potential candidates through text, mobile recruiting is a hot topic in the HR space. Some companies have jumped in and started implementing strategies, while others are deciding how to begin. The last time we reported on this topic, we had just begun to see increases in the volume of online job ads that include specifications for mobile recruiting, so we thought it was time to revisit this. In the past 90 days, there were more than 500 unique online job ads in the US for Recruiters that included mobile recruitment skills. This is an 89% increase over the same 90-day time period in 2011. Hiring has been increasing dramatically, especially since the beginning of 2012.
Hiring Demand for Mobile Recruiting Skills – 4 Year Hiring Trend
We see the most job ads being posted in New York City, Washington (DC), San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle. While the volume of ads in each location may not be very high (ranging from 17-29 ads in each area), all 5 areas saw year-over-year increased in hiring demand. Washington, DC grew the most, up 600% from the same 90-day period last year.
Interestingly, the most in-demand mobile recruiting skill is knowledge of the Android platform. Other skills that are highly demanded include;
- Project Management
- Cloud Computing
- Mobile Development
- Applicant tracking software (ATS)
Across the US, our heat map of Hiring Scales shows that the location with the best conditions for employers to source candidates is New York City. It is likely that employers here will be able to fill jobs with less difficulty than most of their counterparts. There are only a few employers currently hiring, but there is a higher concentration of qualified candidates in this area. If employers are looking for Recruiters with mobile skills, they should look to New York City to source candidates. Or, if a company is deciding where the position should be based, they should consider having the job located here.
Hiring Scale Heat Map for Mobile Recruiters in New York City
On the other hand, Recruiters with mobile skills will have a hard time finding work in New York since there are more potential qualified candidates in this area than there are employers looking to hire. The best place for qualified candidates to look for work is in San Francisco, CA.
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