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December 23rd, 2011

“I have had many experiences with recruiters and agencies in the past that did not help me find a job. I mostly had to do all the work by myself. But Daniel from Talener is the first person that really helped me with my job search and helped me land my current job. He did a very excellent job.”

Sarun Chinskul

Placed at Integrated Media Solutions

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December 23rd, 2011

“Daniel & and his team at Talener are the best recruiters I ‘ve ever worked With. Daniel takes the time to get to know you, he is very engaging , and he gives you all the information needed before you meet the employer. He wants you to succeed and he works very efficiently to match you with the perfect position. Daniel coordinates and follow through to get things moving and get results, he is very professional and he is a great guy to do business with. In just 2 weeks of working with Daniel he got me a great job and in this difficult economy that is very impressive. Daniel is great to work with, he gets results , he’s friendly, and he is one of the best in his field of work. I highly recommend working with Daniel, he gets five stars from me.”

James Lemaire

Placed at Warby Parker

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Holiday Office Schedule

December 23rd, 2011

Talener will be closed the week of December 26th, 2011 through the 30th. We will be returning to the office(s) on January 2nd, 2012.

We want to wish you all a Happy Holiday Season and we look forward to working with you in the New Year.

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December 20th, 2011

“I’ve hired several developers referred to me by the Talener Group and they’ve always found me great candidates who are super smart and make great hires. They’ve been my go-to recruiter for building my team at BI.”

Pax Dickinson

Chief Architect

Business Insider

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Mobile Recruitment

December 16th, 2011

With more cell phones in this world than computers and televisions put together, many are saying that mobile recruitment will blossom in the next year.  There are 1 billion computers, 2 billion televisions and more than 5 billion cell phones globally. 

77% of smart phone users looking for jobs use a mobile job search app.  The reasons why job seekers prefer a mobile job search app:

  • 36.27%   Quickly react to new job postings
  • 23.79%  Being able to job search anytime
  • 17.65%  Discreet way to search for a job

Who’s searching? The top 5 job app downloads by category:

  • 24.8%  Entry Level & College Grad
  • 20.9% Geographic focus; 54.4% Manhattan, 21% San Diego, 13% Canada, 11.6% Philadelphia
  • 8.3%   Finance
  • 6.2%   Healthcare
  • 6.0%   Technology

Although there are 77% of job seekers using mobile job search apps only 20% of fortune 1000 companies have a mobile optimized site, this number drops further when looking at small to medium sized firms. 

A study done by a recruiting research lab, Potential Park, spoke with 350 top employers in the US, Europe & Asia and found that only 7% have a mobile version of their career website and 3% have a mobile job app. 

Since only 30% of mobile devices are smart phones, this number is expected to exceed 50% in the next 12 months, it seems that we’re only getting started.  It would only make sense for companies to have mobile career sites and possibly mobile career apps. 

A Separate Study done by Potential Park showed that out of 150 Employers that were polled, 75% of respondents said they were planning to have either a job app or mobile career website by September of 2012. 

How could mobile career sites and apps be effective?

One company, PNC Financial Services Group, has developed a mobile website targeted to college and graduate students.  The website contains employment opportunities and offers a place for candidates to leave contact info without going through a full application process.  They also have mobile interview which is similar to a voicemail system.  The mobile interview asks a question and then beeps.  The candidate then responds to the question.  The applicant can complete the interview at his or her convenience and the recruiter can listen to his or her recorded answers later. 

Most people are wondering if this is all hype but since we’ve gone from 0% of traffic from a mobile device to an average of 5%-10% in just the past 12 months, with little effort in the industry, it doesn’t seem that way.  So get ready because it’s only getting started.

To see Kristin’s Current Events Presentation, you can view the video on our Livestream channel: http://livestre.am/1bgTM

As usual, the board is impossible to read, but the notes should be covered in the bullet points above.  Feel free to reach out with comments and questions!

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