Hiring managers, recruiters, and background check companies need to be technically savvy for a variety of reasons, a principal one among them may be that doing so is crucial for reaching and attracting the Millennial generation.
This segment of the population, born between 1981 and 2000, grew up with computers both at home and at school, and now make up more than a third of the American workforce; by 2020, that figure will rise to 50 percent.
They fully understand and use Internet-ready appliances and depend on texting and social media to handle the bulk of their communication.
In fact, many find it preferable to dealing with people face-to-face. Millennials not seen carrying their smartphone are as rare as spotting left-handed albino gorillas in Des Moines.
To reach this vast market segment, possessing more than 50 million potential job candidates, HR professionals need to recognize that mobile is the way to reach Millennials. Here are six tips to stay on this group’s radar: