How to Make Your Employee Selection Process Mobile-Friendly

Posted by  Amie Lawrence, Ph.D.

Mobile devices are everywhere!


As a society, we use mobile devices for everything that we do, from shopping lists, to monitoring our children’s whereabouts, to setting our thermostats remotely; mobile devices have become our constant relied-upon tool for navigating our world. This begs the question, why would seeking a job be any different?

As mobile device usage and ownership continues to soar to all-time highs (over 64% of US adults own mobile devices; Pew Research Center, 2015), job seekers are likely going to leverage their mobile devices in the job search/recruiting process. In fact, the Pew Research Center found that people are regularly using their phones for employment activities. Over 43% of the people in the survey used their phone to look up information about a job, and 18% had used their phones to submit a job application.

Dr. Ted Kinney and I co-wrote a whitepaper, Mobile Devices and Selection, that was recently published in SIOP's (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) White Paper Series. In it, we answer common FAQs about mobile device usage during employee selection.

From the paper, you will learn:

  • Who is using mobile devices
  • How the use of smartphones in the job search process will impact the way organizations attract, screen, and select talent
  • How to determine if your employee selection processes are mobile-friendly
  • How to make sure your employee selection process is mobile-friendly

Check out the White Paper here:

mobile devices and selection

Tags:   I/O Psychology, SIOP, employee assessments

Amie Lawrence, Ph.D.

Amie is the Manager of Product Development at Select International. She is an expert in the design, development and validation of psychological assessment tools. An integral member of Select International since 2000, Amie has led the development of numerous competency-based assessments, including online in-baskets, job simulations and motivational fit instruments.

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