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Job Boards – Back to Basics Job Board explained
Next year (2013) celebrates the 20 anniversary of the first job board. In a very short period of time job boards have become instrumental in how an employer attracts candidates for vacancies.
Firstly, did you know that they are the second most preferred method for recruiting?
According to CareerXroads findings: ”2012 Sources of Hire (http://www.careerxroads.com/
Secondly, using job boards is much cheaper than using Recruitment Agencies or newspapers. (Don’t forget, if you are looking for an even cheaper low cost recruitment solution ,then pick up the phone to us first.)
Finally, as most candidates start their job search online & use an average of 3.5 job boards to conduct searches, you can reach out to a wide audience very quickly. You can also get maximum penetration by using a number of job boards in the right combination.
Some Job board Terminology:
Job boards – Sites such as Monster, Jobsite, CV libary, Reed.com . These are Generic Job Boards. You can advertise any type of job directly on these sites. These sites will use different marketing methods to attract candidates direct to your jobs.
Niche / Sector Specific Job Boards – These are industry or job specific. Sites such as Retail Choice or IT Jobboard.
Local Job Boards – Job Board sites like “My Jobs Group” A generic job board which you can advertise your jobs within defined geographical perimeters.
Flat Fee Recruiting – Providing a multi-posting job board service to companies. Flat Fee Recruiter (http://www.flatfeerecruiter.co.uk/
Job Board Aggregators – These sites, such as Indeed and Simplyhired, send out “web spiders” to find jobs on job boards and careers pages. The information is then “aggregated”
Job Board Posting Software – These systems allows a company to post your jobs to ALL the job boards with a just couple of clicks of your mouse. You may have heard of Broadbean or ibidu? Did you know that Flat Fee Recruiter has it’s own version too?
We hope this information helps you when considering the use of job boards as part of your recruitment strategy. Remember, If you are still feel a little bit out of water, want a cheaper recruitment solution or don’t want the hassle of advertising direct, please give the Flat Fee Recruiter (http://www.flatfeerecruiter.co.uk/