Archive: Mon Oct 2019

3 Considerations To Make When Posting On UK Job Boards

If you’re looking for the best job boards UK-wide, first things first: know how to get the most from them. These platforms are useful in getting the ‘we are hiring’ message out there, but in order to get the applicants you’re seeking, you need more than that.


Job boards work by hosting the adverts of all available positions in any one marketplace. Candidates are then able to scroll through vacancies and easily see which roles are relevant to them, which aren’t, and who the featured companies are.


The reality is, it’s tough for businesses to make an impact on a job board. To differentiate yourself from the competition, here are three necessary considerations you need to make before posting on UK job boards.


  1. Pay for every relevant job board


You’re charged a fee to show and promote job ads on most platforms. Monster, Indeed and are just a select few that require significant investment before your vacancy can be viewed by the right people.


However, missing any key job boards from your list will reduce the number of relevant applicants you receive. Simply put, the wider you cast your net, the more likely you are to reel in a strong candidate.


So, before starting your recruitment campaigns, ensure there’s enough budget to post, tweak and optimise ads on every relevant job board. 


  1. Prepare to sift through applications


Very few businesses have the internal staff available to manage ads on the UK’s best job boards. It’s simply not realistic to expect someone to constantly filter through applications from the moment they arrive in the office to the second they leave for the day – but it’s important if you want to ensure you get the best return on your investment.


Your head of recruitment or outsourced support will need to focus some of their efforts on interviews and onboarding procedures too. This time-intensive process usually means that unprepared businesses miss out on applicants to their competitors before they’ve even had the opportunity to speak with them.


When posting for roles that need immediate, high-calibre applicants, you’ll need to be sure that you’re actively manning the inbox of every job board.


  1. Optimise or be outpaced


It may be possible to support your hiring manager with members of your admin team, but when it comes to optimising job ads, you need a dedicated professional.


If you recognise that certain phrasing or other elements of a job ad are getting a better response, then someone needs to implement those changes immediately across each and every job board. 


This is your first interaction with a number of potential stakeholders, so you need to make a great impression with a single, coherent presence. The support of someone who can post job ads in a cohesive manner and custom-build each to the audience of specific job boards is crucial.


Let us help


Using people-led technology, Net-Recruit can help you do all of the above. Our team humanise your ads on the best UK job boards so that those genuinely suited to your role can find you. 


We lower your costs by bringing the entire job advertising process in-house. We’ll get to know your brand and communicate your objectives across all key job boards and aggregator sites. Finally, we’ll monitor and augment our applicant tracking system (ATS) so we’re able to enhance your recruitment strategy.


Interested? Get in touch. Our team will seamlessly integrate your branding into your hiring process, ensuring more relevant applicants, lower costs and a quicker turnaround.


How A Glossop-Based Employment Agency Became People Pioneers

The stereotypical recruitment business is rarely a small, independent, family-run organisation.

In fact, an employment agency in Glossop is just about the opposite of what you’d expect a pioneering recruitment firm to be – and yet that’s exactly what Net-Recruit is.

Cornering a section of the market devoted to improving the recruitment process as a whole, our family organisation worked to prove that attention to detail delivers longer-lasting placements.

Here’s how we’re revolutionising the industry.

Custom-built solution

Net-Recruit didn’t invent applicant tracking software (ATS). We actually rejected it, choosing to create something less off-the-shelf and more malleable to our clients. We figured that, by basing our solution on customer need as opposed to what’s convenient for us, we’d be offering a more valuable service. In came Pipe™.

Pipe™, our own ATS, sorts and manages campaigns in a way that’s tailored to any client’s approach. Our software will then filter applicants and store the CVs for your review. Progress can be viewed from your dashboard wherever and whenever.

We understand you want to monitor, track and augment your hiring strategy. That’s why Pipe™ is designed to be easy to use and immediately of benefit.

A human touch

Candidates and clients are aware when they’re dealing with robots. Your recruitment automation software may well speed up your processes, but it can also leave people cold as a result. The fact is, machines can’t detect the nuances in human behaviour to truly decide who is a ‘good fit’.

Technology can’t totally replace people in recruitment. But if we don’t attempt to innovate the industry, we’ll forever have margins of error in placements. So, we combined the two. We employ experts to write your adverts so that they’re on brand
and optimised for search.

Following that, we personally conduct any necessary telephone screenings and can review CVs to reduce as much admin as possible on your side.
Your idea of a quality candidate varies dramatically from that of another organisations – software cannot account for that. At Net-Recruit, using Pioneering People, we can.

Combining tech and human ingenuity

The idea of Pioneering People stemmed from this integrated approach. However, it expanded far beyond that. As a family employment agency in Glossop, we were able to apply the ‘think local’ mindset (giving attention to minute details and building strong client relationships) to an industry that had lost its emphasis on people – in essence,
bringing humanity to rec tech. It became a cultural movement.

At Net-Recruit, it’s our belief that organisations should look to enhance their processes by integrating technology and human expertise. This allows businesses to appear more genuine in their efforts to recruit while keeping pace with tech innovations.
If you’d be interested in becoming a pioneering partner, get in touch now. Our team will be happy to walk you through the benefits of person-led technology and how it can

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