- Jobseekers cannot attach a resume on a mobile device.
- Link out application forms are generally not optimised for mobile – the fields are too small to complete.
- Pop up blockers are increasingly common and prevent the job application form from displaying.
- Login and password protected job application forms discourage jobseekers from applying.
RecruitOnline’s Piers Rowan said, ”I wouldn’t have a problem with the web service if it provided information that was compatible with a generic identity web form. It doesn’t’.”
Both have posted detailed comments in a recent LinkedIn group discussion post, Is Seek’s latest development an abuse of their power? on the Australian & New Zealand Recruitment Network.
Popular recruitment technology blogger The Recruitment Directory’s Thomas Shaw isn’t so fussed by Seek’s move, stating “Solution providers should embrace this move. In the end the candidate will have a better experience and the client will see an improved job application process”.
It’s an interesting discussion with JobAdder’s MD, Brett Iredale, also contributing, amongst the nine comments (as at 8/6/12).
Take a look and form your own view; better service or abusing market power by stealth?