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Mobile Recruitment in the Netherlands

From the perspective of the job seeker it seems that mobile is not hype, as the mobile traffic on career websites is increasing significantly. Since 2011, the amount of mobile traffic has doubled every year. To this date, 22 percent of the total amount of visits is made by a mobile device. The mobile visitor reads information about the organization and about job openings, but he does not apply for a job. Why not? Because most of the career websites do not facilitate a mobile job application.

Another interesting outcome is the rise of a new recruitment moment. After four o’clock in the afternoon mobile visits increase while at the same time desktop visits decrease. This is an opportunity for employers to recruit differently; for example, to integrate the use of television and/or radio.

More Employers Are Positive About Mobile Recruitment

From the perspective of the employer we see a positive attitude toward mobile recruitment. More than three quarters of the employers think that mobile should be an integral part of recruitment and 69 percent believe that the own organization will have a mobile recruitment strategy within three years. However, there is a difference between intention and behavior. Currently, only a quarter of the employers have a mobile recruitment strategy while only a little more than 10 percent of the employers claim to have knowledge of the online behavior of their mobile visitors. These and other aspects about mobile recruitment in the Netherlands are discussed and analyzed in this whitepaper.


Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at The Current State of Mobile Recruitment in the Netherlands –


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