Go paperless with mobile technology

Nobody likes paperwork. It’s easy to misplace, takes up valuable space, clutters your desk, and is a waste of natural resources. On top of all this, you need to have a system of filing and organizing all this important information for future use. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to store all of your resumes, cover letters, notes, business cards, and appointments in one place? Don’t you wish you had technology that made your life easier?

Fortunately with the advent of technology and smartphones, there truly is “an app for that.” Mobile apps exist on every platform that allow recruiters to scan business cards, review resumes, orchestrate video interviews, connect with job-seeking candidates, and more! Today, there are a slew of mobile apps proven to save employers both time and money.According to a 2012 study by the Small Business and Entrepreneur Council, companies that use mobile apps to help manage their operations are saving more than 725 million employee hours and an average of $14,000 annually.

Mobile technology is especially helpful for on-campus recruiting. First, it helps you manage all your contacts, appointments, and resumes from your smartphone or tablet device,providing a one-stop shop for all your recruiting information while ditching the paper trail. Second, it allows you to better manage the interview process so that you can more effectively connect with high-potential candidates. And finally, new technology (similar to Square credit card readers) makes it increasingly easier to find candidates at national recruiting events, allowing students to swipe their college ID card and immediately transfer their contact information to the employer. Together, these new mobile recruitment tools promote more handshaking and less hair pulling.

If you feel like you could benefit from a service like this, check your mobile operating system’s app store, then search for the "Global Focus" app. It’s designed specifically for recruiters on-the-go, with integrated search, schedule, outreach, and follow-up tools to help you manage your appointments while finding optimal candidates to fill your positions. And like most technology today, everything syncs in the cloud so that anything you do on the road is waiting for you back in the office.


Todd Erdy

Todd Erdy is the Vice President, Customer Success - Corporate at GradLeaders. Todd is responsible for formulating strategies for the sales team, developing key strategic relationships and driving revenue growth. Todd earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Ohio University.

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