Next generation mobile recruitment apps become social

For over one year, we have mobile Apps in the iTunes Store specifically designed for Recruiters, HRM and Employer Branding specialists to follow the latest news on the iPhone (and also on Android Phone and Windows 7). In the latest version we go social! Now you can profile yourself*, like, share and comment on articles. You can also follow the activities of other users in the community!

Check out the new Recruiting Roundtable iPhone app and download it directly from the iTunes Store. I believe that this new generation of mobile apps opens new opportunities to corporate (recruitment) organisations and agencies to engage with their target audience. Until now mobile apps were ‘just’ an extension of the career site and social media activities. A great way to serve your audience with relevant information (including vacancies) anytime and anywhere but it was mainly one-way communication. When adding social features to mobile applications, like in this app, there is an opportunity to gain a much better understanding of the mobile app user and their preferences. And, thanks to their comments, serve users with better information accordingly.

What do you think? Will this social integration be the killer feature for future mobile apps?

* User tip: a profile can simply be added by the moving the bottom bar upwards in this app.

About Jacco Valkenburg

Jacco Valkenburg is an international recruitment expert, trainer and author of two books about LinkedIn. He has more than 16 years experience in global recruitment strategies and execution spanning numerous countries for leading companies. As founder of Recruit2 and Recruiter University he provides companies with recruitment and talent management solutions and expertise. His mission is helping companies ‘from good to great staffing’.

5 Comments

  1. What is hte actaul name of it. I can not seem to be able to find itin iStore. Is it still on there?

    Ivan

  2. The name is Global Recruiting Roundtable. It’s available worldwide in the iTunes Store via http://itunes.apple.com/nl/app/global-recruiting-roundtable/id383024236

  3. Michael

    I’ve got the app (and it’s a great one stop shop for information) but have a question… Where does one go to set up a profile??

  4. @Michael I’m glad you like the app. Profiles are hidden under the tab bar. Just swipe up on your tab bar and enter the app’s community!

  5. Christof Kinet

    Monster also has a super mobile app for jobseekers
    Iphone downloadlink : http://www.iphone.monster.com
    Android link :www.android.monster.com

    Check it out