increased demand for mobile developers signals corporate shift in online engagement.

technology talent and solutions provider sees year-over-year surge in demand for skills spanning mobile apps, modern web design.

Atlanta – March 15, 2017 –Randstad Technologies, a leading technology talent and solutions provider in the U.S., has seen a national surge in demand for mobile development skills, demonstrating the inroads mobility has made into everyday business practices. Based on Randstad Technologies’ broad client base, the company sees employers seeking specialized skills needed for building mobile applications and mobile responsive website design in iOS, Android, HTML5, Angular, Java and JavaScript, with a year-over-year increase of 104 percent between 2014-2016. 

As consumers increasingly rely on smartphones and tablets for information and tasks, businesses of all sizes, particularly in industries such as hospitality, restaurants and consumer goods, are dedicating resources to enhance mobile apps and optimize online presence with mobile responsive website design. According to Cisco Systems, there will be 5.5 billion mobile users globally by 2020. Just in the U.S., the number of mobile-connected devices will increase from 447 million in 2015 to 947 million in 2020.

People expect to be able to use untethered technology, and CIOs and IT managers are responding,” said Rob Hubley, practice director at Randstad Technologies. “Randstad Technologies is committed to helping our customers with their mobile and modern web development initiatives, whether it’s finding the most qualified talent (we have placed talent at a 121 percent year-over-year increase 2014-2016) or bringing in our team of experts to manage and execute the entire project.”

Additionally, with much of the workforce going mobile, sales and service personnel are more frequently conducting business using a mobile device rather than a desktop. Internal tools, such as intranets and sales portals that are responsive and efficient, are also vital for keeping companies competitive. 

To maintain our competitive position in the market and significantly improve how we communicate to employees and customers, we turned to Randstad Technologies to transform our mobile presence, helping us meet the real-time demands of our business,” said Tyler Coatney, project manager, Acme Truck Line. “Randstad Technologies’ expansive technical expertise in mobile design and development has taken productivity and communication for our drivers and customers to the next level. It has been one of our most valuable IT investments.”

CIO’s 16th annual State of the CIO survey found that 18 percent of CIOs at enterprise-sized organizations expect to have difficulty finding IT talent with appropriate skillsets in mobile technologies. Seventeen percent indicated that finding talent with application development experience would also be challenging this year. Randstad Technologies has found it is no longer just corporate IT departments that want to enhance their mobile presence - marketing, sales, human resources and even business intelligence teams are requesting mobile responsive web design to improve various business functions.   

 

about randstad technologies.

For more than 30 years, Randstad Technologies has been connecting top companies around the world to expert technology talent. Our deep industry expertise and broad range of full-service capabilities—Recruitment, Consulting, Projects and Outsourcing—enable organizations to be agile, productive and ahead in the field with our wide network of specialists and flexible solutions. Randstad Technologies was recognized with Inavero’s 2017 Best of Staffing® Talent Satisfaction Award, and for the fourth consecutive year, the company received Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client Satisfaction Award. For more information, visit www.randstadtechnologies.com.

 

about randstad US.

Randstad North America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Randstad Holding nv, a € 20.7 billion global provider of HR services. Through its unique talent delivery approach, Randstad combines human touch with digital HR technologies to secure and manage a workforce of more than 100,000 people for thousands of clients each week.

Employing over 6,500 recruiting experts through approximately 1,100 offices and client-dedicated locations, Randstad North America provides outsourcing, staffing, consulting and workforce solutions within the areas of engineering, finance and accounting, healthcare, human resources, IT, legal, life sciences, manufacturing and logistics, office and administration and sales and marketing. Learn more at www.randstadusa.com and access Randstad’s U.S. thought leadership knowledge center through its Workforce360 site that offers valuable insight into the latest economic indicators and HR trends shaping the world of work.

 

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media contacts.

Kathy Van Pelt, Vice President of Strategic Marketing  
(404) 418-4141 
kathy.vanpelt@randstadusa.com

Kara Lundberg
Raffetto Herman Strategic Communications 
(206) 264-1703
klundberg@rhstrategic.com