Bruno Mettling, Human Resources Director of the Group said: "This survey has once again demonstrated Orange's ability to maintain its position as a leading actor in innovation, including social innovation".
The survey also indicates that 26% of job seekers already use a mobile device in search for job opportunities, and 59% think they will use one soon.
63% of respondents said they are interested in monitoring their job applications using a mobile device, and 47% said they would submit their candidature on their mobile device. 56% of respondents said they would use a special mobile app.
The interface offered by Orange to potential candidates and anyone looking for professional opportunities provides a high-quality search engine that enables them to consult the Group's offers, particularly on mobiles and tablets. The Group's orange.jobs site can be used on any "responsive design" screen, which automatically adjusts to the use of a tablet or a smartphone.
In addition, the Group offers its Orange Jobs mobile app free of charge in more than 20 countries. Already downloaded more than 62,000 times in French and English, it puts numerous opportunities at job searchers' fingertips with push notifications about offers corresponding to their search parameters or the geo-localization of many jobs and internships.
Accounting for the use of the orange.jobs site on a mobile device and of the Orange Jobs app, nearly 20% of the more than 200,000 monthly visits are now mobile, compared with only 12% a year ago. In addition, Orange has also moved up 12 places to rank 7th in France in the Teweb survey on the quality of employer sites.
France Telecom-Orange is one of the world's leading telecommunications operators with sales of 45.3 billion euros for 2011 and has 170,000 employees worldwide at 30 September 2012, including 105,000 employees in France. Present in 33 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 227 million customers at 30 September 2012, including 169 million mobile customers and 15 million broadband internet (ADSL, fibre) customers worldwide. Orange is one of the main European operators for mobile and broadband internet services and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.
With its industrial project, "conquests2015", Orange is simultaneously addressing its employees, customers and shareholders, as well as the society in which the company operates, through a concrete set of action plans. These commitments are expressed through a new vision of human resources for employees; through the deployment of a network infrastructure upon which the Group will build its future growth; through the Group's ambition to offer a superior customer experience thanks in particular to improved quality of service; and through the acceleration of international development.
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