The Role of Mobile Technology in Recruiting Employees

Experienced talent consultant Scott Robarge serves as the founder of Another8 Solutions, a recruiting consultancy that works with early to mid-stage technology firms. As a skilled recruiting professional, Scott Robarge understands the ever-expanding role that technology plays in recruiting potential employees, as well as the current trends that are transforming the process.

In addition to increasing the use of social media as a recruiting tool, employers are beginning to recognize that mobile technology is changing the way people look for work; thus, employers are seeking ways to accommodate this change. For most companies, however, mobile optimization is falling short of current demand. In fact, a recent CareerBuilder survey revealed that less than one-quarter of Fortune 500 companies had mobile-friendly career sites. This despite the fact that a growing number of people are using mobile devices to search for jobs.

Moreover, many of these companies have focused their mobile-optimization efforts solely on device interface, ignoring the need to adjust their site’s content to be more mobile compatible. However, as the use of mobile technology continues to grow, it will become more and more important for companies to modify important recruiting content, such as job applications, to ensure that such content is suited for mobile users.

Alzheimer’s Association Awards Largest Ever Grant to LEARN Study

A 15-year veteran of the recruitment industry, Scott Robarge is the founder of Another8, a firm that helps technology companies hire the best talent for their organization. In addition to his work at Another8, Scott Robarge supports the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Alzheimer’s Association works to improve care for patients and advance research. Recently, the organization announced that it will grant $8 million to support the Longitudinal Evaluation of Amyloid Risk and Neurodegeneration (LEARN) study and expand the Anti-Amyloid Treatment in Asymptomatic Alzheimer’s Disease (A4) prevention trial. The grant is the Alzheimer’s Association’s largest to date and will be distributed over the course of four years.

The LEARN study will use an innovative PET scan of the brain to determine the causes of cognitive decline beyond the buildup of amyloid beta. This research will expand scientific knowledge of individual variation of the disease. The A4 study, which also receives funding from the National Institutes of Health, is investigating whether Alzheimer’s disease can be prevented or slowed through treatments that block amyloid beta buildup. The study focuses on individuals who have not experienced memory problems or cognitive difficulties.

Using Social Media in Recruiting

Scott Robarge possesses over 15 years of experience in recruiting. In 2010, he founded Another8 Solutions, a technology recruiting firm that helps companies find and retain quality talent. Recently, Scott Robarge served as a senior talent consultant at Greylock Partners, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm.

Social media is beginning to play a bigger role in the recruitment process, both as a method of proactively finding potential talent and as a tool for communicating information to prospective employees. Companies are realizing that both finding talent and promoting their businesses are vital aspects of social media recruiting.

Through sites like LinkedIn, businesses can network with talented individuals, give and receive referrals, and share company details through a corporate profile. Social media outlets such as Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter can also play a key role in helping companies communicate their image to prospective employees by presenting information about company culture, business objectives, and leadership.