Welcome!

News Feed Item

Facebook Is the Social Network of Choice for 86% of the Workforce, but High Mobility Job Seekers Prefer LinkedIn, Jobvite Study Shows

Jobvite's Job Seeker Nation: Mobility In The Workforce Study Analyzes Job Seeker Behavior in the Two-Tiered Labor Market

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwired - July 22, 2014) - Jobvite, the comprehensive recruitment platform for the world's fastest growing companies, today announced the results of the Job Seeker Nation: Mobility In The Workforce Study, derived from the company's annual Job Seeker Nation Survey. Jobvite examined the defining characteristics that set job seekers apart in the two-tiered labor market and how this impacts the methods and tools they use to seek career opportunities.

The data underscores the behavior and characteristics of job seekers in an increasingly divided labor market. This divide has produced heightened demand for highly skilled workers, leaving less skilled workers with fewer opportunities for advancement and mobility within the labor market.

Notable findings include:

A tightening labor market increases demand for skilled workers.

Technology, in combination with the retirement of baby boomers, contributes to increased demand for highly skilled workers. These job seekers have the demand and skill to change jobs more frequently, giving them increased mobility within the labor market. Unlike low mobility workers, these high mobility job seekers are predominately female, college educated and actively use social media and mobile technology in their job search. They have the skills to meet the demands of increasingly competitive and technical fields, making them more optimistic in their career prospects, resulting in the flexibility to switch jobs more frequently. Alternatively, less skilled workers experience more difficulty finding advanced positions resulting in lower mobility when job searching.

Not all job searches are created equal.

Social and mobile technologies have forever changed job seeking. The Job Seeker Nation: Mobility In The Workforce Study found that 70 percent of high and low mobility workers change jobs every 1-5 years, thanks in large part to technological advancements. Regardless of education or skill set, workers never stop searching for jobs, yet the way in which high and low mobility job seekers find jobs differs significantly.

Data shows that twice as many high mobility job seekers use recruiters or social networks during their job search. These job seekers are savvier about their social media privacy and are more likely to use LinkedIn during the job search than low mobility job seekers. Low mobility job seekers prefer to use referrals and Internet job boards in addition to Facebook to find the next career opportunity. However, both tiers of the labor market find the ability to apply for jobs on a smartphone important. This emphasizes the increasing prevalence of mobile for the always-on job seeker as job shopping becomes an extension of everyday life.

High mobility job seekers are more likely to be fully employed, optimistic and open to new opportunities.

As companies struggle to find quality talent to meet demand for technical, highly skilled positions, high mobility job seekers have more choices and opportunities for advancement. Data reveals that education, skill set and demand likely contribute to job seeker's optimism, which contributes to their increased flexibility and mobility within the labor market. Ultimately, more optimistic workers are likely to leave a company for a better opportunity.

Mobile is important to both tiers of the labor market, but not everyone uses the same tools on mobile.

The rise of social and mobile technologies has turned job seeking from an "under the radar" activity into a part of everyday life. This shift in the job seeking experience is changing how and when job seekers interact with companies and seek new career opportunities. While both high and low mobility job seekers actively use mobile in their job search, how they use mobile difference significantly; high mobility job seekers are more inclined to use LinkedIn, whereas low mobility job seekers prefer Facebook. For today's job seeker, mobile is an essential tool in the job hunt, regardless of skill set, education level, or market demand.

"As the economy continues to improve, a divide in the workforce is becoming increasingly apparent," said Dan Finnigan, president and CEO of Jobvite. "Demand for highly skilled, technical positions is rising, leaving less skilled workers to compete for fewer jobs with less opportunity for advancement. This signals a greater need to embrace STEM education and for job seekers to be savvier about their job search with social media and mobile technology. Combined, these factors will help bridge the gap in a fiercely competitive labor market."

On behalf of Jobvite, the polling company, inc., conducted a nationwide online omnibus survey of 2,135 adults (aged 18+), of whom 1,303 were participants in the U.S. labor force. Participants were not necessarily Jobvite customers and were screened based on their education level, employment status, and attitude toward future career opportunities. Non-employed, non-job seekers were excluded from the study.

About Jobvite
Jobvite is the leading recruiting platform for the social web. Today's fastest-growing companies use applicant tracking, recruiter CRM and social recruiting software solutions from Jobvite to target the right talent and build the best teams. Jobvite is a complete, modular Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform which can optimize the speed, cost-effectiveness and ease of recruiting for any company. For more information, visit www.jobvite.com.

Media Contact
Kristen Ford
(415) 625-8555
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
The past few years have brought a sea change in the way applications are architected, developed, and consumed—increasing both the complexity of testing and the business impact of software failures. How can software testing professionals keep pace with modern application delivery, given the trends that impact both architectures (cloud, microservices, and APIs) and processes (DevOps, agile, and continuous delivery)? This is where continuous testing comes in. D
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, discussed how they built...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
Mobile device usage has increased exponentially during the past several years, as consumers rely on handhelds for everything from news and weather to banking and purchases. What can we expect in the next few years? The way in which we interact with our devices will fundamentally change, as businesses leverage Artificial Intelligence. We already see this taking shape as businesses leverage AI for cost savings and customer responsiveness. This trend will continue, as AI is used for more sophistica...
The “Digital Era” is forcing us to engage with new methods to build, operate and maintain applications. This transformation also implies an evolution to more and more intelligent applications to better engage with the customers, while creating significant market differentiators. In both cases, the cloud has become a key enabler to embrace this digital revolution. So, moving to the cloud is no longer the question; the new questions are HOW and WHEN. To make this equation even more complex, most ...
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, provided a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. He solved a machine learning problem and demonstrated an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and B...
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, discussed the b...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Synametrics Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Synametrics Technologies is a privately held company based in Plainsboro, New Jersey that has been providing solutions for the developer community since 1997. Based on the success of its initial product offerings such as WinSQL, Xeams, SynaMan and Syncrify, Synametrics continues to create and hone in...
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examined the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence arou...
As you move to the cloud, your network should be efficient, secure, and easy to manage. An enterprise adopting a hybrid or public cloud needs systems and tools that provide: Agility: ability to deliver applications and services faster, even in complex hybrid environments Easier manageability: enable reliable connectivity with complete oversight as the data center network evolves Greater efficiency: eliminate wasted effort while reducing errors and optimize asset utilization Security: imple...
Nordstrom is transforming the way that they do business and the cloud is the key to enabling speed and hyper personalized customer experiences. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ken Schow, VP of Engineering at Nordstrom, discussed some of the key learnings and common pitfalls of large enterprises moving to the cloud. This includes strategies around choosing a cloud provider(s), architecture, and lessons learned. In addition, he covered some of the best practices for structured team migration an...
No hype cycles or predictions of a gazillion things here. IoT is here. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, an Associate Partner of Analytics, IoT & Cybersecurity at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He also discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data...
Companies are harnessing data in ways we once associated with science fiction. Analysts have access to a plethora of visualization and reporting tools, but considering the vast amount of data businesses collect and limitations of CPUs, end users are forced to design their structures and systems with limitations. Until now. As the cloud toolkit to analyze data has evolved, GPUs have stepped in to massively parallel SQL, visualization and machine learning.
The 22nd International Cloud Expo | 1st DXWorld Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, to be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, brings together Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding busin...
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the bene...