People are increasingly using mobile devices as their primary means of access to the web. As of August 2013, 17.4% of global web traffic has come from mobile, compared to 11.1% of traffic in 2012 — an increase of more than 6% (StatCounter). By 2014, this usage will surpass desktop web access, necessitating a seamless mobile experience for the Internet services people use most (MorganStanley).
We’re already seeing the impact mobile has on the recruiting process. Today, one-third of visits to Indeed come directly from mobile devices. Our mobile traffic has more than doubled over the last year, and our Job Search app for iOS and Android is the #1 job search app worldwide.
However, very few companies – even the largest employers – have a career site that lets mobile visitors easily find or apply to jobs. The fact that job candidates can’t apply from their mobile devices creates a serious recruiting disadvantage. If you’re an employer, you need to make sure your jobs can be found in mobile search and most importantly, give people the ability to apply directly from mobile devices.
To solve this problem, we developed Indeed Apply:
With Indeed Apply, qualified candidates can easily apply to jobs on desktop and mobile devices with a cover letter and an Indeed Resume, or a traditional resume file. Over half a million jobs on Indeed and our partner sites now support Indeed Apply. These jobs are clearly labeled in Indeed’s search results to let users know which jobs have this easy application method.
How it Works
Indeed Apply is available to every employer for free. For employers with career sites, Indeed Apply can be integrated directly with your site or with your Applicant Tracking System (ATS). A list of ATSs that currently offer Indeed Apply can be found here. If your ATS doesn’t offer Indeed Apply or you’d like to add it directly to your career site, contact us.
If you don’t have a dedicated career site, jobs that you post directly on Indeed will automatically include Indeed Apply and be optimised for mobile viewing, appropriately displayed on mobile devices and be ready to receive applications from mobile candidates. When someone applies, you’ll receive applicants the same way that you do today – either through an applicant tracking system (ATS) or sent directly to you by email. By using Indeed Apply on all of your jobs, you’ll reach more tech-savvy, qualified candidates, and ultimately make more hires.
Contact us to learn more about setting up Indeed Apply for your jobs. By using Indeed Apply, you can help candidates apply to your jobs from wherever they are.