In the hunt for talent, PageUp People goes mobile
By Digital News Asia August 2, 2013
- Mobile extension of its unified talent management software suite
- Slated for launch in Q4, across multiple mobile device platforms
TALENT management solutions provider PageUp People has announced it would be integrating the mobile-based recruitment solution Apply Anywhere with its unified talent management suite.
Designed to help global organisations reach job applicants anywhere and anytime via their mobile devices, the service is intended to make it easier for companies to engage, attract and recruit talent from multiple touchpoints, the company said in a statement.
“Mobile is becoming a critical tool for talent managers, particularly in emerging markets where mobile adoption is rising at an unprecedented rate," said Karen Cariss (pic), PageUp People chief executive officer. "The best talents out there may not always be sitting in front of a personal computer, but they may very well be checking their mobile phones every five minutes.”
There were 1.2 billion unique mobile subscribers in the Asia Pacific region at the end of 2012, according to GSM Association’s recently published report ‘Mobile Economy: Asia Pacific 2013’.
GSMA expects the high growth of mobile in Asia Pacific to continue over the next few years, estimating 1.9 billion unique mobile subscribers by 2017, which would account for nearly half of the predicted global total of 3.9 billion.
Within the Asia Pacific region, PageUp counts stationery brand Smiggles, international corporate law firm Minter Ellision, integrated engineering and services provider Thiess, and New Crest Mining Limited amongst its portfolio of clients.
Available across multiple mobile device platforms, Apply Anywhere is slated for launch during the fourth quarter of this year.
It is intended to let companies connect with a deeper pool of candidates across levels and job descriptions, delivering value for companies that are expanding in emerging markets where mobile is highly popular.
Bryce Dunn, senior vice president for Global Product Management at PageUp People, noted that some of the world’s top employers such as Accenture, PepsiCo, and Orange have already integrated mobile into their recruitment strategies.
“We expect more global companies, especially in industries like mining, retail, transportation and logistics where talents are frequently on the move or in remote worksites, to follow suit and fully optimise mobile technologies for greater flexibility and reach in talent acquisition,” he added.
Apply Anywhere is an enhancement to PageUp People’s Recruitment Management system which provides secure end-to-end management of the entire recruitment process for large organisations that are operating in multi-markets.
“Apply Anywhere was designed for simplicity, flexibility and efficiency. It can be tailored to the needs of recruiters and to suit conditions in different markets and industries,” Dunn added.
Some of the key features of Apply Anywhere include:
- Mobile Application Forms – which enable candidates to apply for jobs by simply filling in mobile application forms on their smartphones or mobile devices;
- Social Connectivity – where candidates can apply for jobs using their social media accounts (Facebook, Linked In, Twitter);
- SMS Apply – where candidates receive job alerts and updates through short messaging service (SMS), by simply subscribing to the service. They can also apply for jobs through text messaging.
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