With the relentless evolution of technology, Canadian employers have a fresh crop of web tools to track down the best recruiting prospects in cyberspace and grab la crème de la crème before they get away. The new tools come at an opportune time: The economy is heating up and skilled workers are harder to come by.
Only 35% of jobseekers think it’s tougher to find a job this year than last year, according to the “Jobvite 2015 Job Seeker Nation” survey. The rest believe it’s about the same or easier. Not surprisingly, mobile devices are being viewed as ever-more convenient tools for job hunting — 21% of those surveyed say they look for mobile-friendly websites when looking for a job.
The figure is even higher with Millennials — 47% say they use their mobile devices regularly when hunting for a job. All digital recruiting tools considered, social media is especially hot with 93% of companies surveyed saying they’re currently using or planning to use the medium.