The Convenience of Mobile Learning

Posted by Maren Hogan on Thu, Jul, 11, 2013 @ 10:07 AM

mobile_learningE-learning caught on so rapidly that the obvious next step is mobile learning. Mobile is spreading like wildfire, in fact, we will soon live in a world where there will be more mobile devices than there are humans on Earth. The ease of use, flexibility and convenience of mobile make it an obvious tool to take advantage of to facilitate training and learning. Many companies are now adding the mobile options to their company site as well as their training programs. Here are a few stats that magnify the importance of mobile adaptability from Learning Solutions Magazine.

  • In 2011, the number of smartphones sold exceeded the number of PCs sold.

  • By 2016, there will be 375 million tablets purchased globally—a 46% compound annual growth rate.

  • The tablet adoption curve will ramp faster than any other mobile device in history, including smartphones.

  • Global Internet users will double over the next few years, and most will be mobile.

Yup, Bring Your Own Device actually has its own acronym. As an employer this will automatically bring up red flags about security breaches and abuses, but the advantages to the employees are huge. It's safe to say that mobile lovers will fight for their device freedom for the foreseeable future. Creating policies about personal devices seems to be the way to go since 77% of companies are now allowing employees to bring their own device into the workplace. Companies like Cisco, who embrace mobile to its fullest, have their own mobile security systems in place so that employees can experience safe device freedom anywhere, anytime.

Once the proper security measures are in place, the workforce can experience flexible work options, a work day with hours more convenient to them, the ability to work from several devices, and the convenience of using the same apps and services on those different devices. All of these benefits translate to orientation, trainging and recertifications. 
Employees have a strong grip on their devices, and they're not letting go anytime soon, why not use this to the organization's advantage by offering more mobile options

Ease of Use 
From 2007 to 2011, the percentage of companies using mobile learning rose 12%. Organizations are taking to mobile quickly. Some organiztions are worried about the ease of use of elearning and mlearning. What good does a training system do if you have to train employees how to use it? If the mobile boom has shown us anything, it's that mobile is the people's prefered method of communication, learning and sharing. They want to consume information at work the same way that they're doing it at home.

Mobile learners also have the advantage of reaching their materials anywhere, at anytime. Training really shouldn't end, that's how you end up with stagnant, disengaged workers. A costly weekend conference can often end in a whirl-wind hangover. Traditional methods of training and continued learning are in a “wham-bam” style. Either you got it or you didn't. When employees have constant access to learning materials, they are given a convenient tool for self-help.

The benefits of mlearning are undeniable. Convenience, ease of use and the flexibility that comes with mobile learning make it a valuable tool that far too many organizations aren't utilizing. Today's workforce uses mobile, they live mobile, they want mobile. Implementing mobile in your training can lead to retention, engagement and continued learning. Offering tools that employees will actually use is just smart business.

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Top 3 Online Recruitment System Mistakes

Posted by Kimber Crumlish on Tue, Jun, 19, 2012 @ 11:06 AM

Using your online recruitment system to attract the best candidates...

Are you struggling to find superior quality applicants for the jobs you have open?  Perhaps it’s your online recruitment system that's holding you back from attracting the best job seekers.  Too often we spend so much time focusing on our internal processes and forget to think about the experience our applicants have on our career site.  A great applicant experience can be the key to attracting the right candidate to get open positions filled faster.  Here are the top three don’ts we hear from job seekers…

-Don’t make me repeat myself!  When applicants invest in putting together a winning resume, don’t ask them to re-type or copy and paste their professional highlights into your career page.  Instead, have them upload their resume to your career site and pre-populate the fields on your application with that information.

-Don’t act like you don’t know me!  If an applicant has submitted their information to your company before, don’t treat them like it’s the first time you’ve met.  Instead allow them to log into your career site and pick up where they left off.

-Don’t keep me in the dark!  Applicants who take them time to provide the information your company is after, deserve to be kept up to date on what’s going on with the open position they applied for.  Give them the opportunity to see where you are with your hiring process and communicate effectively to them as things progress.

Cyber Recruiter’s world class online recruitment system can make sure these mistakes aren’t made by your company.  For more information on how Cyber Recruiter can help you attract the best candidates, click here.

Tags: applicant experience, career site

Does Your Career Site Get the Job Done?

Posted by Mary Sue McClintock on Mon, Jun, 11, 2012 @ 13:06 PM

Winning resized 600The most important thing when hiring an applicant is to make sure that you get the most qualified candidate that plans on sticking around.  But before you can get there, you need to take a step back and figure out how to find them first. Now that we're in the digital age, it seems like that should be easier than ever. But there are a lot of applicants out there, and it's hard to tell if they're all really qualified.

Why not create a memorable experience with your career page, one the candidate won’t forget.  One that will make them want to apply and revisit over and over.  Get your applicants excited with something innovative but more importantly something that is easy to navigate and takes the monotony out of completing an application.  Ask compelling questions, relevant questions to the position and even out of the box questions.  Wondering how you can customize your career site and your applications? That's where Cyber Recruiter comes in.  Visibility Software creates your entire career page and allows you to create as many applications as you and your organization need.  Therefore you can truly customize the questions you ask, create a customized experience and not bog down applicants with an application that is not relevant to a position.  More importantly, as a recruiter, you won’t have to slog through profiles of people who may or may not be qualified. Cyber Recruiter streamlines the process of finding the perfect applicant. Get the best applicant experience while getting the best applicant for the job.  It’s a win win!

So ask yourself these questions: Does your career site get the job done? Does it have an applicant friendly career page, custom applications, and the best applicant experience? Does your career site allow you to ask your potential employees the questions you need to know? Does your career sight bog down your hiring process?  Start thinking about Cyber Recruiter as your answer today!  Pick a winning solution that gets the job done!

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