Last week was a busy one for us here at TheLadders: We launched our brand-new “Mobile Inbox.” We know it’s not easy to hunt for a job while you’re on the job, so with our new “Mobile Inbox” job seekers can connect with recruiters and hiring managers through their mobile phone. Check out the full announcement below:
TheLadders.com Launches ‘Mobile Inbox’ Allowing Job Seekers to Connect with Recruiters and Hiring Managers While On-The-Go
A new tool for executives intent on finding a new job
NEW YORK – (May 3, 2011) – TheLadders.com, the leading recruitment solution for professional talent ($100K+), provides job seekers a seamless way to connect with recruiters and hiring managers through their mobile phone with “Mobile Inbox.”
“Searching for a job is a full-time commitment, but many job seekers have to put their efforts on hold while they are at work or away from their home computer,” says Marc Cenedella, Founder and CEO of TheLadders.com. “Mobile Inbox provides members with instant and continuous connectivity wherever they are.”
Mobile Inbox is the latest in a series of product releases geared towards enabling better and more productive connections between recruiters, hiring managers and job seekers, and minimizing the black hole that plagues and frustrates many job seekers during their search. Within the last year, the launch of My Pipeline, Follow Recruiter and 1-click communications have made great strides in improving job search efficiency.
Follow Recruiter enables job seekers to “follow” recruiters, who in turn can deliver personalized messages and job related information via My Pipeline to a warm pool of prescreened job seekers they know are engaged and interested in their content. The services have been well received – around 575 thousand hiring alert emails are sent from recruiters to job seekers each week and the open rate for hiring alerts or news issued via My Pipeline is 43 percent, almost double the industry average for marketing communications. Recruiters who use My Pipeline to issue hiring alerts find that they receive 30 percent more applications for a position.
In addition to this year’s new product launches, TheLadders revamped on-site communication to allow recruiters and job seekers to make 1-click connections. This abbreviated process more accurately reflects how 2-way communication has evolved. Short and to-the-point communications similar to text messages and Tweets are preferred over longer form email with subject line. Feedback on TheLadders indicates that job seekers, recruiters and hiring managers prefer the faster, more efficient 1-click communications process.
“As the online job market changes, and it becomes easier for job seekers to find and apply to job listings, recruiters are seeing an influx of applications creating what is commonly referred to as the ‘black hole,’” says Eric Burd, Vice President of Product at TheLadders.com. “Our focus is on improving the connection between job seekers and recruiters, making for a more productive hiring process.”
Dara Cothran is PR Manager at TheLadders.com.