San Francisco, California—LinkedIn mobile recruiting tools have gone live on the site, an increasingly popular desktop feature the business-centric site currently counts as a larger percentage of its user base. Putting its proprietary “Recruiter” tool into the mobile realm should do well to make the site valuable, not only to companies hiring, but to professionals seeking employment.
Unveiled yesterday in Las Vegas, two desktop tools, Recruiter Mobile and Mobile Work With Us, are now available for mobile access.
Recruiter Mobile allows companies looking to hire to search for candidates, with the ability to send InMails, or to text or call. In addition, hiring managers can take notes on specific candidates and forward that information on to others in their company.
LinkedIn Mobile Recruiting Tools Optimized
The business networking site is seeing explosive growth in its mobile interface, just like its social counterparts, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. Approximately 33 percent of its users visit via mobile device. These features will allow recruiters on-the-go in job fairs and networking events to forgo the desktop.
“We took the most important functionality in Recruiter,redesigned it from the ground up, to be optimized for mobile, and packed it into an incredibly useful and beautiful mobile app,” said Parker Barrile, senior director of products at LinkedIn.
Subscriptions Well Worth the Investment
Unlike social networking sites, LinkedIn has subscription services, Recruiter is the company’s largest one and accounts for a good percentage of the site’s revenue. Its mobile Mobile Work With Us gives companies searching for professional to fill positions the ability to show those openings on the site. Such job ads appear at the top of member profiles.
Both mobile tools, Recruiter Mobile and Mobile Work With Us, are currently available for download in the Apple Store but are not yet available for Android devices. LinkedIn has approximately 240 million members with active profiles on its professional network.