Because mobile candidates typically do not have resumes on their mobile device and are far less likely to complete an arduous application from the small screen of their smartphone or tablet, the initial mobile job application must be highly streamlined.
The best practice is to deploy a mobile online application that only asks candidates for the minimum amount of personal data to determine whether the applicant should move forward in the recruiting process.
Because of this lean application requirement, the Taleo Two Step Application is used to automatically collect additional information from candidates later in the recruitment process. For example, you might wish to use the Taleo Two Step Application to collect professional references, salary history, or an e-signature approval from candidates in order to complete the background check process for finalist candidates.
The lean mobile application generates a large volume of initial applicants, because it makes the application process fast and easy. Then, later in the recruiting process, the Taleo Two-Step Application automatically collects the additional applicant details required, but only for candidates who have reached a particular step in your recruiting process (such as after the phone screen, or after the in-person interview).