Looking back on 2012, mobile adoption was one of the hot topics in the human resources and human capital space. It's been a while since we last covered this topic, so we wanted to take an updated look at companies that are specifically hiring for HR professionals with mobile skills or experience. Over the last 90 days, there were about 1,500 job ads online for various HR jobs that specified mobile experience. Despite declining over the second half of 2012, this still represents a 23% year-over-year increase in hiring demand. Does the decline in the last half of the year signal a slowing mobile trend? Or do you think it's just a seasonal effect?
Hiring Demand for HR Professionals with Mobile Skills
Interestingly, Training and Development occupations most commonly required mobile skills. With the increasing usage of mobile devices, many corporate training jobs require development of learning platforms and training documents that can be accessed on mobile phone or on a mobile website/application. The occupation with the second highest demand for mobile skills was recruiting. These jobs require professionals to do a wide range of things, including building, updating, and managing a mobile-friendly careers website, as well as contacting potential candidates through mobile devices and texting. Other HR related occupations, like compensation and benefits and labor relations occupations, also required mobile skills, but at a much lower volume.
Here are the most commonly advertised unique human resources job titles that require mobile skills:
- Human Resources Manager
- Finance/Accounting Recruiting Manager
- Senior Trainer
- Technical Recruiter
- Staffing Manager
- Human Resources Generalist
- Training Specialist
- Customer Trainer
- Director Human Resources
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