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What American Smartphone Usage Means for the Staffing Industry

In Blog, Workforce Staffing by gigwalk

Smartphone usage among Americans has almost doubled since 2011. According to PEW Research Center, it has grown from 35% to 64% in just 4 years. Alongside the growth in smartphone usage has been the eruption of the gig economy and part-time work. Today anyone with a smartphone can access a variety of apps looking for on-demand workers. And with 43% of smartphone owners using their phone to look for jobs, the enormous popularity of on-demand work makes sense. Jobs are literally at people’s fingertips.

So, what does this mean for the Staffing industry? Actually, with the right technology, like Gigwalk, staffing firms are well positioned to take on this enormous opportunity. People are gravitating towards the on-demand worker lifestyle and staffing firms could emerge as the resource for these workers; sourcing and connecting these workers so they can maintain the flexible work schedule they desire. However, just because this new era of worker is drawn to a flexible work schedule, doesn’t mean they do not want to work. The key to success for staffing firms will be quick sourcing and job placement.Screen Shot 2016-02-09 at 9.35.38 AM

With 46% of smartphone users saying they cannot live without their smartphone, staffing firms must be forward-thinking and take their solution mobile. Let Gigwalk help you seamlessly connect the right people with the right jobs. With our mobile enterprise software, you can instantly send job notifications via app to your top qualified candidates and fill those job openings quickly. Increase your job placements and turnaround time and retain your talent.

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