Today, I’m proud to announce a new set of enterprise-grade product enhancements designed to meet the full talent management needs of our customers. For us, “enterprise-grade” means that we’re enhancing the scalability and performance of the Jobvite platform, and delivering features and functionality designed to support organizationally complex companies with sophisticated and varied hiring needs.
There was a time when recruiting success was defined almost solely by how many people were hired. Today, however, the best recruiters know that it’s not just about filling requisitions — it’s also about making sure that your top-notch talent sticks around for the long haul. Delivering a smooth process every step of the way, especially during the critical first few months of an employee’s start date, is key to making employees at home. Often, this period of transition brings high potential for miscommunication, confusion, and frustration between new hires and the many different teams working to get them up to speed.
Mobile devices have displaced the desktop as the primary means to access the web and interact with the world at large. As early as 2012, 80% of people didn’t leave home without their mobile device according to a research report from Google. Mobility—in all its various forms—has transformed how we interact with each other and the digital world. For those of us in the talent acquisition space the rise of mobile is driving the need for a mobile-friendly candidate experience. According to Kelton Research, an astounding 86% of active candidates begin their job search from a smartphone. That means that the vast majority of candidates will have their first interaction with your company over a mobile device. The question is: are you putting your best mobile foot forward?
Velocity in hiring is one of the most crucial metrics a talent acquisition team strives to improve. It is also, probably, the single most important measurement that management holds a talent acquisition team accountable to. Improving velocity is also a competitive advantage; as time to fill continues to drop, you need to keep up. Jobvite is excited to offer a preview of our new candidate roll up capability, which will dramatically increase your visibility of candidate activity and, combined with the insights and analytics we deliver, help deliver a competitive advantage to you.
The Jobvite native mobile app, that will be available in Q1 2016, has a host of new features designed to facilitate recruiting regardless of location or role. In fact, there will be a tailored experience created specifically for hiring managers and recruiters. Hiring managers who have a lot on their plate, but still need to give the final sign-off, are able to action on a candidate on the go and receive timely notifications to remind them when they need to jump into the workflow. Recruiters can then smoothly navigate in-person interviews by scheduling times, evaluating candidates immediately after an interview, and reaching out to them directly–all through the app.