Recruiters for Multinational Firms Can Now Reach Candidates Anywhere, on Any Device
ATLANTA, GA and LONDON and MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, Jul 29, 2013 — PageUp People, a leading multinational talent management solutions provider, has announced the upcoming integration of mobile-based recruitment solution Apply Anywhere to its unified talent management suite. Designed to help global organizations reach job applicants anywhere, anytime via their mobile devices, the service makes it easier for companies to engage, attract and recruit talent from multiple touch points.
Available on any kind of mobile device, whether phones, smartphones or tablets, Apply Anywhere lets companies connect with a deeper pool of candidates across levels and job descriptions, delivering value for companies that are actively recruiting in those markets where mobile devices are prolific.
“Mobile is becoming a critical tool for talent managers as mobile adoption is rising at an unprecedented rate. The most qualified talent usually isn’t sitting in front of a desktop computer. They’re on the go and more apt to be checking their mobile phones every five minutes,” said Karen Cariss, CEO of PageUp People.
At the end of 2013, in the Asia-Pacific region alone there were 1.2 billion unique mobile subscribers, according to GSM Association’s recently published report ‘Mobile Economy: Asia Pacific 2013’. GSMA expects the high growth of mobile in Asia-Pacific to continue over the next few years, estimating 1.9 billion unique mobile subscribers by 2017, which would account for nearly half of the predicted global total of 3.9 billion.
“The world’s top employers such as Accenture, PepsiCo, and Orange have already integrated mobile into their recruitment strategies. We expect more global companies, especially in industries like mining, retail, transportation and logistics where talents are frequently on the move or in remote worksites, to follow suit and fully optimize mobile technologies for greater flexibility and reach in talent acquisition,” said Bryce Dunn, Senior Vice President for Global Product Management, PageUp People.
Key features of Apply Anywhere include:
- Mobile Application Forms – which enable candidates to apply for jobs by simply filling in mobile application forms on their smartphones or mobile devices
- Social Connectivity – where candidates can apply for jobs, using their social media accounts (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
- SMS Apply – where candidates receive job alerts and updates through short messaging service (SMS), by simply subscribing to the service. They can also apply for jobs through text messaging.
Apply Anywhere is an enhancement to PageUp People’s industry-leading Talent Management system, which provides secure end-to-end management of the entire recruitment process for large organizations operating in multi-national markets. Apply Anywhere is scheduled to launch in Q4 2013.