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We’re hiring! Now what???

We're hiring in neon lights in guide on how to hire employees

Consider yourself fortunate you can say We’re Hiring these days! Right?

But seriously, this is a good time IF you’re looking for new employees right now.

Here’s why.

 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate is over 11%.

This means that, in general, you have a larger pool of candidates to select from if you’re an employer looking for employees.

Also, people fortunate to be employed are concerned about their job security.

So even if employed, no one feels secure right now, and that means companies looking for people to hire have a bigger audience to advertise their job openings.

 

We’re hiring – now what?

 

So as you say, we’re hiring but…. now what?

We’re going to focus here on how to find good employees and more specifically, share some insights about the process of attracting qualified job applicants.

The insight I share might surprise you since I own a recruiting company that companies pay to find people.

How to find good employees online

In times where unemployment is high and when many employers are NOT hiring, it’s a good opportunity for you to find employees online through job postings.

 

Do I think this is the best way to find candidates?

 

Not entirely, but in times like these, I do think it’s a good idea to post your job online with job boards.

Here’s why.

People that are currently employed have reason to be concerned about their job security.

So they may peek at online job postings once a week.

 

Now mind you, that’s once a week more than they would be looking for a new job under normal circumstances.

 

Since you’re looking to hire someone right now, you’ve got a window of opportunity to make an impression on a potential employee.

 

And if your job opening fits their interests, then you may have found your next great employee.

 

With many people out of work, posting a job online is a great way to look for employees to hire.

 

They may not be the best employees, but if you write the job posting correctly, you will end up with a large pool of candidates.

 

I’ve compiled a list of job boards that you can post your job openings on.

 

In times of high unemployment, you’ll likely get a large number of applicants from the larger job boards, so I’ve started with them.

 

I’ve updated our list of the best job boards that you can take a look at below.

 

Top job boards to find good employees

 

Since you’re in the process of hiring a new employee right now, Monster.com is an excellent job board option to consider.

 

Monster is a popular job posting site that’s been around for over 20 years.

 

Monster offers the following

 

Job postings – post jobs online

Resume search – search their HUGE resume database and contact job seekers directly

Enhanced job branding – use photos, videos and social media links to make your job stand out

 

And what’s even better is they are offering a 7-day free trial with each of their job posting packages right now.

 

 

Monster job posting package options

 

Starter job posting package

  • 7 day free trial
  • Post 1 active job for 30 days
  • Receive unlimited applicants
  • The starter job posting package costs $299.00

 

Standard job posting package

  • 7 day free trial
  • Post 2 active jobs for 30 days
  • Receive unlimited applicants
  • Monster proactively promotes your job postings to hundreds of other relevant sites, giving you added exposure for your job postings.
  • The standard job posting package costs $449.00

Premium job posting package

  • 7 day free trial
  • Post 5 active jobs for 30 days
  • Receive unlimited applicants
  • Monster proactively promotes your job postings to hundreds of other relevant sites, giving you added exposure for your job postings.
  • Access to Monster’s searchable candidate database for 30 days.
  • The premium job posting package costs $999.00

 

LinkedIn Jobs is another top job board to consider when posting jobs to find new employees

LinkedIn Jobs is a top job board and networking site – the good thing about posting a job on LinkedIn is that it’s the #1 business networking platform in North America.

With other job boards, people have to be “in the mood” to check job boards for new jobs they might be interested in – on the other hand, many people use LinkedIn to gather sales leads, marketing insights or to network with suppliers. Depending on the job you’re looking to fill, you have the opportunity to reach a captive audience. This is a big advantage for using LInkedIn Jobs to find your next employee.

 

LinkedIn Jobs posting package options

 

LinkedIn Jobs operates on a pay-per-click pricing model for posting jobs.

 

You can set an average daily budget for your job posting and you’ll only be charged for the number of views your job receives.

 

 

 

If you’re torn between using Monster.com or another job board to post your job, one option would be to establish a total budget that you’d like to spend on LinkedIn Jobs for 30 days, similar to what you would spend on Monster.com or another site for the same job posting.

 

Then establish a daily budget and let the job posting work its magic for 5 days, then determine whether you need to increase your daily budget.

 

However you do it, LinkedIn Jobs is offering a discount if you pay your “budget” up-front versus on a daily basis. You can learn more HERE.

This post was updated July 29, 2020