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Reinventing the Recruiting Wheel With HotSchedules Recruit Mobile App

The term “go where people are” is now more true than ever. Consumers are using cell phones in great measure. No matter where you look, people can’t seem to pull their face away from their cell phone. Who can blame them? It’s literally become our primary source of staying connected with everything and everyone. Many […]

The term “go where people are” is now more true than ever.

Consumers are using cell phones in great measure. No matter where you look, people can’t seem to pull their face away from their cell phone. Who can blame them? It’s literally become our primary source of staying connected with everything and everyone. Many of us won’t even leave the house without our cell phones and we’ll instantly turn around if we forget.

We buy shoes, spot tornadoes, and even catch a ride somewhere. There’s really nothing you can’t do with a cell phone. Did you know cell phones are also becoming the primary method for job seekers to locate new jobs? With the inception of LinkedIn, we began seeing the landscape change as it relates to connecting with employers and sharing resumes. The same is now true for the restaurant industry, and HotSchedules is at the forefront of this movement.

According to the National Restaurant Association , the restaurant industry now accounts for roughly 10% of the total workforce and annual sales are just north of $709 billion. That’s a staggering 4% of the national GDP! So there’s no shortage of jobs for restaurant employees. However, turnover has been increasing at a rate of 3-5% in the industry for over five years now and job seekers are constantly on the move.

This is where HotSchedules Recruit aims to close the gap. We’ve built a mobile app that is solely dedicated to the restaurant industry and its millions of job seekers and hiring managers. Knowing that mobile is where many people are searching for jobs, we make it very easy to connect the dots. Millennials, who account for nearly 40% of all candidates today, use their cell phone as their primary method of finding work.

“Dan Ryan of talent acquisition firm Ryan Search and Consulting near Nashville says companies that don’t have recruitment systems set up for cellphones are lagging behind. He says he uses FaceTime to interview candidates. And while many people are comfortable relying on the smartphone, Ryan acknowledges not everyone is there yet.”

– NPR Business

The process for finding jobs in this mobile environment is only going to become more important, so it needs to be as easy for people as possible. Glassdoor cites that 40% of job seekers think applying for jobs on mobile devices is either difficult or very difficult. With our one-touch “Apply Now” button, job seekers can immediately send their information to hiring managers for consideration. For the hiring manager it’s also great because he or she can review candidates in real time and make decisions much faster than with traditional job boards.

Referrals also play a large role in hiring new talent. Most restaurant managers have those handful of staff members they trust. Leveraging them to recruit new talent through the mobile process is a key benefit of HotSchedules Recruit . These employees can help managers build a staff much faster and with greater control.

Consumers and job seekers are on the go, and they’re all using their mobile devices to get everything they need. Everything! Restaurants and other businesses who aren’t paying attention will eventually be left behind. The days of spreadsheets and notebooks is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Join the hundreds of millions of people in the United States who are submerging their faces in their cell phones.

Employers: Claim your location today – people are already applying!

Job seekers: Download the app to check out who’s hiring in your area!

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