As you know Jobg8 are always on the lookout for interesting stories relating to Job Boards and the Industry. These are our favourites of the last few weeks.
Why Specialist Job Boards Are On The Rise
Job boards have been part of the recruitment strategy for many years. When they first came on the scene in the mid-90s they were revolutionary and changed the way we recruited. No longer did recruiters have to post adverts through printed media, everything could be done more efficiently online.
We have now become accustomed to job boards and with most recruiters using the mainstream boards it is no longer revolutionary, often failing to provide unique candidates.
Specialist job boards bring a new angle to resourcing talent for your vacancies. Why are specialist job boards popular? Let’s have a look at what they can do for you, the recruiter… Read more
Jobg8 say – We’re seeing real growth in the Niche Sector and expect this to continue.
Indeed Rolling out Ad Campaign in the UK, U.S.
You know Indeed, I know Indeed, but considering how just big Indeed is, it’s not the household word you’d expect.
So, the company is launching a big, multimillion dollar branding campaign.
Outside ad agencies like Mullen are working with Indeed’s internal marketing team on the campaign, which already started in the UK and will begin this fall in the U.S. It’s aimed at both employers and job candidate… Read More
Jobg8 say – The growth of the ‘aggregator’ is also continuing and this is a great trend to see.
For small biz, Job Boards are still the best way to recruit
If it weren’t for job boards small businesses would have no place to post their jobs and get resumes.
I know this because I’m recruiting for a small tech company in Connecticut now. Since no one really knows our company name that well I HAVE to use job boards in order to create applicant flow.
Big companies have the advantage of a name brand and get much more volume of candidates purely from their company career site. But if you are a small company you don’t have that luxury. Small business NEEDS job boards in order to drive traffic to their jobs…. Read More
Jobg8 say – An interesting article and definitely one to share.
Job Boards vs Social Media
Social media is without doubt here to stay and in recruitment we have seen a shift from marketing managing the social media channels to recruiters having their own voice. With this change recruiters have utilised social media channels as recruitment tools by engaging with and approaching candidates directly. Whilst this isn’t a new method of recruiting it has certainly made the process easier and more cost effective by allowing these conversations to happen online. Something we often hear at our Elite Leaders meetings is if there is still a need for job boards now social media is becoming more of a recruitment tool. From our point of view the answer is yes, let me expand… Read More
Jobg8 say – A great overview by guys who know their stuff.
General Job Board News via our good friend The Job Board Doctor
Work4 nabs some serious cash:Work4, the Facebook-oriented recruiting platform, has picked up $7 million in Series B funding. It is also now integrated with Twitter and looking at other social platforms. Is Work4Instagram coming next? TheGoodJobs snags $300K: TheGoodJobs, a tool that spotlights employer culture, nabbed $300K in funding and loans. The company plans to use the cash to increase customer acquisition.
DMGT giving up on online recruiting?: DMGT, the UK-based conglomerate, has sold 3 of its 4 online recruiting properties, including Broadbean, JobRapido, and OilCareers. Inadequate revenue growth appears to be the cause for the exit from the industry, although DMGT still operates Jobsite.co.uk. Too much too soon? Hard to tell… Read More
We hope you have enjoyed these articles. Watch this space for further updates and information on The Job Board Summit 2014 – North America.