Despite budgets being cut, all too often money is still being thrown at job boards which can bring little success with fewer applications from lower-quality candidates. The days of posting ads on job boards and being flooded with great candidates are sadly over.
Recruitment advertisements on job boards are expensive, fees are rising. In fact, job boards around the globe have raised their prices by up to 300% according to Shortlist. And with multiple platforms being used to increase visibility, the costs keep on multiplying.
So how do other channels compare to job boards? From our experience, we have found job boards to be the least effective sourcing channels. Although job boards will always form part of a solid recruiting strategy, how much of that strategy they form should be looked at from a strategic perspective, using data to make more informed decisions.