2 Reasons Why Job Boards Are Still Essential

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Virtual recruitment is all the rage in human resources, but the buzz over apps and candidate tracking software has sometimes obscured the importance of a staple of online recruiting: the job board. It’s still important to use job boards, no matter how good your dedicated recruitment website may be. Using multiple recruiting channels is a must to help a company get the best talent possible, and a job board posting is an important part of this strategy. Here are two reasons not to overlook free job boards as a recruiter:

1. Recruiters are Busy Enough

Recruiting efforts that ignore job boards are highly inefficient, according to an infographic from The Undercover Recruiter. Recruiters typically have 25 requisitions open at once, with three people generally interviewed to make a single hire, and that single hire sometimes requires hundreds of hours of work. This is a huge amount of work for one recruiter, which is where digital solutions come in.

According to the infographic, one of these digital solutions is the job board. There are 100,000 boards currently available, with more than 40,000 of them supporting a particular niche. Overall, recruiters and companies spend $3.9 billion on job postings annually in the U.S., and 1 in 6 hires is made through a job board.

2. Many Job Boards Come with Digital Recruitment Technology

HR departments across the world are embracing more and more technology, and that trend shows no sign of slowing in 2014.

Some job boards can help HR professionals take advantage of new kinds of recruiting tech, including the ability to send and receive formatted text resumes and use an intelligent program to rate candidates before they’re even brought in for an interview. With these tools and the convenience of job boards, recruitment efforts can focus on creating a strong employment brand and attracting top talent rather than on the minutiae of HR tasks.

“IT departments will play a leading role in transforming human resources organizations in 2014, helping to elevate the status of traditionally process-driven personnel professionals to strategic talent managers, according to a recent report from Bersin by Deloitte,” according to Baseline Magazine. Deloitte’s “2014 Predictions: Building a Strong Talent Pipeline for the Global Economic Recovery” predicts a huge rule for technology in human resources in the year ahead.

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