Recruit From A Larger Pond
Multiple job board posting is becoming an essential tool to have as a recruiter. It is common knowledge that no single job board can consistently produce results, and quite often some vacancies need to be placed on up to 5 job boards (niche and generic) to return the required candidates to fill the position within a reasonable amount of time. An effective multipost service enables a significant reduction in the time to post adverts and manage the response from one place, which in turn gives recruiters extra time and resources to concentrate on generating more business or searching for candidates.
Due to the relatively low cost and exposure of advertising on job boards as appose to print media, there has been an explosion of avenues to use to get the job 'out there'.
More and more recruitment companies are increasing the exposure of their recruitment advertising with multi-posting to several job boards to increase the chance of attracting the best candidates before their competitor, if you're not aware of these methods then you're not going to benefit.
More importantly I'd go as far to say if you're not using multi-posting methods you are wasting important time, manually jumping from job board to job board logging in and starting the posting process again with the added chore of managing the response from different locations.
'Multi-posting is an added expense'
Remembering the fundamentals in most businesses where time is money, getting 'the job done' in the shorted time available without cutting corners can only be a good thing. Job posting online within the recruitment industry is not going to diminish and getting a cost effective way to reduce the amount of time spent doing this important but timely task will pay a certain way to the cost that can be attributed to this service.
That said I would discourage anyone from entering into lengthy contracts with a multipost service before considering alternatives as from experience peaks and troughs aren't factored into this type of agreement.
Multiple job board posting is no longer exclusive to just the big companies that post 1000's of jobs online per month by exploring what's out there you can save the unwanted headache of overburdening yourself with the extra fixed cost that comes with certain multipost providers and still benefit from the key benefits that multi-posting brings.
'I don't need the whistles and bells that multiposters include in the cost'
I do tend to agree that some of the technology used on certain multiposters such as 'sector analysis' or RMS is quite simply not needed for the low usage SME recruiter.
However a simple applicant tracking method that tells which job board is performing can give an idea of cost per hire (if you're interested in that kind of thing)
Multi-posting services are here to stay and will become more widely used and (whether we like it or not) more technology focused as the online revolution continues.
Multipost type services have been used by big companies for well over a decade and it won't be long before the choice of service providers increase as SME recruiters start to embrace the timesaving service. That said the more services that are available the more inventive providers will become to get recruiters to use their products, which will undoubtedly bring down costs and costing structures at long last.
by: Scott Taylor