You may be surprised to learn that you won’t fill your open positions on job boards. While Indeed/Monster/Zip Recruiter and many others are well-known platforms for job seekers, we speak with certainty that they are not attracting qualified or suitable candidates for your role.
Here’s what’s wrong with them:
Quantity vs. Quality
On job boards, you will receive an overwhelming number of applications for a single job posting. Automated resume-sending bots are a problem, and you’ll receive a large number of irrelevant resumes. Candidates will apply for the same job multiple times through different channels, leading to a duplicated effort. Candidates are “rage applying” and filling applications to any job that looks interesting — even if they are not qualified for the position. The quantity of responses doesn’t equate to the quality of candidates you need in order to make your ideal hire. Do not fall for those serial job applicants; those aren’t the types of candidates you are going after. The best people on the market are working and very passively on the market — those are GOLD candidates that a quality recruiter is connected to.
It’s important to know that online platforms match jobs to candidates based on keywords in a candidate’s resume. Candidates will stuff their resume with words and phrases that makes it look like they are 100% qualified, hoping they look like a perfect match. The candidate’s skills have not been verified and it will take you time to vet the candidate to make sure they have the skills and abilities that they claim they have. If you don’t screen them properly and hire them anyway, you’ll end up with an employee who can’t perform at the level of your expectations — a bad hire that costs your company 5-15 times the candidate’s salary.
Not A Cultural Fit
Job boards are one-dimensional and have a limited view of a company and its culture, not allowing for a full understanding of what it would be like to work there. They provide limited information about a company’s culture and values, making it difficult for candidates to determine if they would be a good fit. There is no direct communication between the company and the candidate, making it difficult to gauge a candidate’s fit. Placing candidates is all about the human connection; asking the right questions and getting to know the candidate well. It’s almost impossible for a job board to screen a cultural fit.
Job boards feel impersonal. Job postings lack the personal touch that can come from networking or working directly with a recruiter, and it’s almost impossible for a candidate to make an accurate impression about their personality, work preferences, and how they would perform as a teammate. The best candidates are not interested in a non-personal approach. They want to develop a lasting relationships with people who want to know them and understand their professional goals and objectives.
Costs Too Much
Recent reports tell us that the cost of job boards has risen 43% – 300% in the last 2 years. And, if you want your job posting to be seen, you’ll need to pay extra. If you want to rank at the top of a candidate’s search, you’ll need to pay even more. Premium listings cost thousands of dollars. For example, a premium job posting will cost about $3,000 per month. The typical time to fill a director-level or higher position, without an outsourced recruiting firm, is 90 days to 6 months. This means a company would be spending $9,000 to $18,000 with no guarantee of a good candidate or fit for the job.
When Boutique Recruiting sources out a candidate, we perform an extensive, face-to-face meeting and get to know the candidates in-depth. Technical skills are verified, personality traits are evaluated, and specific likes and dislikes are explored. We root out a candidate’s ability to perform in your exclusive work environment.
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