Job boards have been around for some time, with the first popping up in the early 90’s. Many employers post jobs on mainstream job boards like Monster, Jobsite and CareerBuilder in the hope of finding the best talent for their roles. However mainstream job boards cover a large cross section of sectors, markets and industries, which means a large scale unfocused service. You may receive a lot of applications, but many of them will be inappropriate or not adequately experienced. Finding the right person then becomes a lot like finding a needle in a haystack.
Micro job boards take the opposite approach and focus only in one particular area or skill set, such as marketing, sales, engineering, startups or ‘geographical’ areas like Soho or Silicon Valley. This means that the audience who will see your job, and ultimately apply, will be far more relevant and appropriately experienced for your job. You’ll typically get less “noise” and higher quality applications.
In short, yes. According to a Jobs2web study, companies look through about 219 applications per job posted through a mainstream job board before hiring. While this this may sound great, someone within your company has to manually read and review 219 applications to identify the strongest applicants. This in itself can take a very long time. Applicant Tracking Systems (like the JobPage ATS) can help streamline this process, but it would be far more effective if you only had great candidates from the start.
An alternative is to look beyond mainstream generic job boards and take advantage of micro job boards. They deliver the same great benefits... but due to their targeted nature, deliver less noise from irrelevant applications. Quality is higher too, saving time and cutting costs.
JobPage is proud to announce the launch a new service for powering job boards within niche communities, blogs and forums to help website owners, like you, monetise your traffic. The JobPage Micro Job Board service provides a compelling place for hiring managers to connect with relevant people searching for jobs in their specialist area.
As part of the service, the JobPage team will design, build, and host a dedicated micro job board for your community - completely hassle free. We take care of the support, management and billing. We don’t take all the credit - we split the revenue with you - sending you a cheque at the end of the month for each job posted to your micro job board.
Here are some great reasons why you should choose JobPage to power your micro job board:
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Find and engage with talented professionals on the leading social networks, including Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
Post jobs to some of the best performing job boards available on the internet.
Build a careers microsite to promote your jobs, brand and company to a wide audience
Automatically screen candidates when they apply. See their influence, reach and career background