CHICAGO, July 13, 2011 – Mobile is more pervasive today than ever, changing the way companies communicate and recruit new talent. Building on its suite of mobile solutions, CareerBuilder is the first to market with a free iPhone application for employers, which gives employers access to job candidates anywhere, at any time directly from their mobile device. The application, called CareerBuilder for Employers, is available for download at iTunes.
CareerBuilder’s new app enables employers to sync directly to their existing CareerBuilder accounts and provides the following features:
· Employers can call, email, or send a letter to the applicant directly from their iPhone
· Employers can save a candidate to a folder in their CareerBuilder account for later review
· Employers can flip through applicants by swiping left or right on the application or use the page button at the top right
· Employers can receive push notifications when new applications are available for review
“Being able to reach potential employees wherever you are provides a whole new level of speed, efficiency and convenience to recruitment,” said Brent Rasmussen, President of CareerBuilder North America. “Our new app is designed to help employers quickly connect with the fast-growing population of mobile job seekers and get a leg up on the competition for talent.”
According to a 2011 nationwide CareerBuilder study of 2,600 employers and 5,000 workers, nearly one-in-five, 18 to 34-year-old job seekers reported they search for jobs and research companies using mobile devices. However, when it comes to communicating to this audience, the majority of employers (70 percent) reported that their corporate career site is not mobile-friendly.
CBmobile, CareerBuilder’s Mobile Solutions, gives employers the ability to launch mobile device-optimized versions of their career site for Android, iPhone, or Blackberry devices. CBmobile ensures that company career sites are optimized and accessible to all job seekers, no matter how they are accessing a company’s open positions.
CBmobile also enables employers to create a custom app that job seekers can download or revamp their current career site with mobile-friendly features, as well as Facebook and Twitter integration. Both solutions also include custom QR codes that can direct job seekers to career sites from an iPhone or Android device.
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset – their people. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 32 million resumes. CareerBuilder works with the world’s top employers, providing resources for everything from employment branding and data analysis. More than 9,000 websites, including 140 newspapers and broadband portals such as MSN and AOL, feature CareerBuilder’s proprietary job search technology on their career sites. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), Tribune Company, and The McClatchy Company (NYSE:MNI). CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.com.
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