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Joe Essenfeld

Joe Essenfeld is the founder and CEO of JIBE, a provider of cloud-based mobile recruiting and HCM enterprise software solutions. Prior to starting JIBE, he held several executive-level positions in which he was responsible for hiring hundreds of employees. It was his experiences with those hires that led him to start JIBE. Beyond his hands-on hiring experience, his relationships with senior recruitment executives at the Fortune 1000 have shaped the recruiting solutions JIBE has built. He received his bachelor of science from Cornell University and currently resides in New York City with his wife.

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You May Be Less Mobile-ready Than You Think

by
Joe Essenfeld
Aug 14, 2013, 6:43 am ET

Get mobile! Now!
Oh no, everyone’s mobile but us!!
If we don’t optimize for mobile, we’re dead.

Sound familiar? There is no greater hue and cry right now across the recruitment landscape than the “sky is falling” refrain of the “get-mobile” crowd. Google recently added to the anxiety when it announced that it would be rolling out changes to its algorithms designed specifically to improve search functionality for the mobile web. The takeaway: If your company’s website isn’t deeply optimized for mobile users, your search rankings are going to suffer.

Following this announcement, Larry Engel contributed a great piece to ERE.net examining just how Google’s changes may affect the recruitment and HR sector. In short, he theorizes that if your career page isn’t optimized for mobile, you could miss out on a good chunk of quality hires. And he’s right. keep reading…