Millenials, Technology, & Talent Warehousing

It’s no secret that I am a believer in mobile technologies.  As a Millennial/Gen X Cusper and also one of the co-founders of Texting4Jobs (the only text message based job notification platform in the U.S.), I have a vested interest in the use of mobile technologies and also recruiting. So it was a natural fit for me to attend Steven Rothberg, the Founder of’s session on mobile recruitment.

Millenials, Technology, & Talent Warehousing

Some interesting findings about mobile recruitment and technology that you may be surprised about:

  • 94% college students text at least once a day.
  • 99.7% of students have cell phones.
  • Job seekers spend 9 min. on a corporate phone app vs. 2 min. on a corporate career site and visit app site 20 times per week.
  • 85% of college students have smart phones but only 9% are  iPhone users.

In fact, Rothberg mentions that texting is not only the preferred but expected method of communication compared to phone and email.  Because of this, companies who are recruiting candidates and colleges will need to re-evaluate their methods and priorities in which to reach and engage this new and eager workforce.

And while the average millennial only makes three phone calls a day, 81% share photos, 60% play games, and 44% view the internet from their smart phone.

Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell (@jmillermerrell) is a workplace change agent, author and consultant focused on human resources and talent acquisition living in Austin, TX. Recognized by Forbes as a top 50 social media influencer and is a global speaker. She’s the founder of Workology, a workplace HR resource and host of the Workology Podcast.

Reader Interactions


  1. Steven Rothberg says

    Thanks, Jessica, for posting these highlights. It was great to see you just before I started as you were getting seated. Always nice to have a friendly face amongst the hordes of scary, nasty attendees. Well, maybe not scary. Or nasty. Or hordes. 🙂

  2. Ron Lane says

    I thought I would see if I could leave a comment for you. I am surprised that only 9% of smart phones are iPhones in students hands. It seems like a natural thing for them to have it.


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