Job Boards Improve Online Recruiting

Job Boards Improve Online Recruiting






Use of job boards

Let's look at job boards and the art to getting a job advertisement really working for you when recruiting online. This will improve your recruitment potential and assist in finding you the best employees for your job vacancies. This is our sixth tip to help improve your recruitment potential thought the use of online resources.

There are a huge number of job boards online which range from the general employment websites to the very niche. At first glance, getting a listing on a job board seems an obvious suggestion and certainly not a challenging task.  There is, in fact, quite an art to getting this right. That is to aid your recruitment strategy in a meaningful way and therein to reach the eyes of the maximum number of potential job applicants. 

The popularity and huge number of job boards is in itself both a strength and a challenge.  It is a strength since so many candidates use them to assist their job search; they are a weakness because unless used intelligently you may become overwhelmed by the number of unsuitable applications.  It is very easy to apply for a position on line and some job seekers are less than selective in what they apply for (which is not a wise strategy, but fairly common practice nonetheless).

Success can be better assured through precise and careful research of the options and a well crafted and put together advert. Many people think that catchy slogans are the way when looking to fill multiple roles within a company. "You've tried the rest now work for the best" is one example of this. Whether this is something that you think will work for you only you can decide. It also perhaps depends on the kind of roles you're looking to fill and the kind of applicants you want to attract for your job vacancies.  And here lies the real message - think about what your target audience will like, make sure it is congruent with your organisation values and culture, and be consistent. 

If your company is very traditional, a funky advert is more likely to attract candidates that will not actually want to join your company and thus be a waste of advertising budget and recruitment effort.

Depending on the type of vacancy it's important to choose between specialist niche boards where you will get less applications - but those applications should be more targeted to the needs of the role - and the generalist job boards. With the more general option you will probably be inundated with applications and therefore the aim should be to make the advertisements very clear and specific and where appropriate state the absolute requirements of the role (if nothing else it will help you screen the job applications). If of course you want to be inundated and have many positions to fill a catchy slogan type approach may be the way forward as mentioned earlier.

The HireScores.com job board directory will help and enable you to track down the board (or boards) that suit your recruitment requirements best. 

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