Recently, we talked about the challenges that smaller towns and cities face, along with their chambers of commerce and local governments, when it comes to attracting and retaining a skilled workforce.
Many municipalities, their leaders, and businesses are working hard to make their communities great places to live and work, and are proud to see their youth achieve success in school and work. But they still struggle with being able to effectively connect those young people with the kinds of opportunities that will allow them to stay there and help grow the businesses that employ them.
So how can a community job board run by a chamber of commerce or municipal government help retain their young, homegrown talent?
To answer that question, we need to look at some key factors that make a community job board successful:
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We’re one week away from Halloween, and I’m thinking about all things spooky and scary, including what’s frightening on a job board – bad mobile experiences.
I know, I know.
You know that job seekers search and browse jobs on their mobile devices. We’ve talked about it a lot here on the Careerleaf blog, and you’d have to have your head in the sand not to notice how many people use their mobile devices for just about everything.
But the reality of it, and how job boards are facing up to it, can be a frightening prospect. Below are a couple (anonymous) examples of what job search can be like on a phone.
Classic Old School
This job board features a still-functional older design, but it’s intended only for desktops/laptops, and becomes unreadable on mobile without excessive zooming and scrolling. The point of registration for the job seeker isn’t any easier for the mobile user.
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Whether you are about to launch a new job board venture or you’re an industry veteran, it’s common to feel like success is a puzzle and the pieces aren’t quite coming together the way they should. Here on the Careerleaf blog, we lay out the key pieces of the puzzle and give you some ideas for pulling it all together. Even if your particular business model is a little different or unique, there are common areas you can focus on to help create success for your job board.
Be aware: Everyone’s puzzle fits together a little differently
Notice I said help create success. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: there are no magic bullets, no one-size-fits-all solutions to your job board business problems in perpetuity. What works today may be stale, awkward, and inefficient in a few years. Your dedication to staying aware and your ability to adapt will remain your most important assets.1
There are common building blocks that shouldn’t be overlooked when building a job board business, or using a job board as an additional revenue stream for an existing business. Starting with the basics, let’s review the purpose of your job board:
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Careerleaf is proud to share the news that we are among the finalists nominated for the 2015 Onrec Online Recruiting Awards. Careerleaf is pleased to have been made a finalist in the category of Best Online Candidate Experience for a supplier, and for our very own Careerleaf employees, Roman Lyashov and Jon Gaulin, to have been nominated for Personality of the Year and Unsung Hero of the Year, respectively.
But that’s not all!
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“What’s your mobile recruitment strategy?!?”
If you spend any time in the recruiting, hiring, or HR space online, “mobile recruiting” is catchphrase you’ve seen and skimmed across hundreds or thousands of times by now. I’m sure it’s sometimes tempting to brush it off as just part of a series of buzzwords designed to sell newfangled software, marketing, and recruiting services.
Much like Search Engine Optimization, the idea of mobile recruiting is frequently talked about without really establishing what it means and how you can start to do it. So let’s get back to basics!
What is mobile recruiting?
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Many job boards today are challenged by the prospect of integrating and keeping up with new technologies. Things change so quickly, and the next generation of job candidates won’t even know what to do with old tech. Recruiters and employers go where the candidates are, and candidates already have enough difficulty finding jobs and connecting with employers.
So, here are 5 tips to give your job board a tune-up:
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