What’s wrong with job boards? Nothing, in my opinion. However, from the ridiculous overabundance of articles, comments, and recruiting conference content that trashes job boards as if they are the worst source of hire, I am obviously in the clear minority. I continue to see and hear well respected thought leaders in the staffing industry make claims that the value … Read More
Don’t Be A Sourcing Snob
Are You a Sourcing Snob? Ask yourself these questions: Is a candidate identified on LinkedIn intrinsically “better” than a candidate sourced from Monster? Is candidate sourced by cold calling inherently “better” than a candidate sourced from a job posting on Careerbuilder? Does it really matter where a great candidate comes from? I continue to see well respected thought leaders in the staffing industry … Read More
Job Boards Evolving With Social Media?
With the rise in companies effectively leveraging SEM (Search Engine Marketing)/SEO (Search Engine Optimization), vertical job search engines such as Indeed and SimplyHired, and social media campaigns, it seems as if many feel that the ROI of posting jobs on the major job boards has steadily declined. Perhaps this is where the strong anti-job board sentiment comes from within the recruiting and staffing industry. However, there is … Read More
Job Boards = Bad Candidates? Don’t believe the hype.
I continue to see well respected thought leaders in the staffing industry make claims that the value of the job boards is waning and that the quality of candidates on the job boards is low. A few years ago, I weighed in on an ERE discussion in response to the question of, “What would happen if the job boards became … Read More