In an increasingly mobile environment, Sodexo is now bringing the job application process to candidates' fingertips, literally. As the first application of its kind that allows candidates to apply for jobs directly through the app, the new Sodexo Jobs application allows users to immerse themselves in the company's culture and directly connect with recruiters as they conduct their job search. With the app, users can:
- Search and apply for Sodexo jobs in the U.S. by keyword, discipline or location
- Join the Sodexo USA talent community
- Subscribe to job alerts
- Network on Twitter and Facebook
- Learn more about Sodexo from YouTube and the Sodexo USA careers blog
- Access the mobile career site m.Sodexo.jobs
Developing this app was a direct response to the changing mobile landscape as Americans are increasingly using mobile devices to obtain information, complete transactions and connect with others. In fact, Nielsen and Walker Sands studies show that a majority of 18- to 34-year-olds own a smartphone, 62 percent of smartphone users download apps, and website traffic generated by mobile devices increased 102 percent this past year. Further segmenting the data, the Pew Internet Research finds a high mobile web usage rate among minority populations.
As mobile technology continues to transform the way businesses reach consumers, we are also seeing that 77 percent of job seekers are using mobile apps to look for jobs (Beyond.com study). Because not all job seekers are external candidates, the Sodexo Jobs app supports multiple aspects of Sodexo's Talent Acquisition strategy, including the promotion of an inclusive workplace by encouraging the internal mobility – or advancement -- of our people.
"At Sodexo, we are always seeking ways to ensure that we remain competitive in the market for top talent," said Arie Ball, vice president, sourcing and talent acquisition in a prepared statement. "This demands a candidate-focused approach -- making sure that we understand where the talent is, what they are looking for in a company, and how to make it easy for them to connect with us, search and apply for our jobs."
The Sodexo Jobs app is currently available for iPhone, iPad and Android-based devices. A BlackBerry version is still in development. For one-stop access to information about the app, video how-tos and frequently asked questions, visit: http://bit.ly/SodexoUSAJobsApp.