How and Where Today's Companies Hire
Even with the passion of a startup, there is always a time when you’ll need to start hiring others to take on some of the work — be it design, development, marketing, or any of the other essential positions within a digital enterprise.
Luckily, there are many places on the Web where employers can go to find talent – from job boards like Careerbuilder to freelance hiring sites like Elance. Discover some of the best place to scout talent for your new business below:
The world’s largest professional social network is a great place to find talent. Business owners can leverage LinkedIn Recruiter to search for candidate, as well as LinkedIn’s Jobs Network to post employment opportunities. In fact, users can even bid for premium placement on the social network’s Job Network, which puts high-priority roles in front of more candidates.
CareerBuilder sees more than 24 million unique visitors a month, which makes it a great place to promote employment opportunities. In fact, the company notes that 92 percent of the Fortune 1000 posts jobs on the employment website. Business owners can leverage this platform to post jobs, search for candidates with the company’s Resume Database and obtain recruitment tips with CarrerBuilder’s employer blog, “The Hiring Site.”
With Monster.com, employers have the ability to post jobs, search resumes, focus their search on local, skilled and administrative workers, post jobs that are specified for veterans and turn their job postings into online recruitment ads. The price to post a job varies by location, but starts at $210.
Pending approval, Elance and oDesk will be uniting into a new online freelance marketplace. That said, both sites are currently big players in the freelance hiring market. Elance, for example, enables employers to post jobs for free, review proposals, hire a freelancer, as well as manage and collaborate on job progress. Conversely, employers can take a similar approach on the oDesk platform, which also enables users to post jobs, hire talent and track progress via a “Work Diary.” If these two companies merge, the result will be a larger freelancer marketplace for employers to choose from.
The Indeed platform sees more than 100 million unique visitors a month. Employers can take advantage of this audience by posting jobs to the site, advertising jobs, searching resumes and even creating a company page on the site.
Employers can post jobs and search for candidates on freelance.com, which offers two different services: Freelance.com/direct and freelance.com/corp. The Direct service allows users to manage the entire process of posting a job, from publication t establishing contracts. On the other hand, the Corp service provides users with a business manager to help businesses find the right candidate and manage the follow-up steps.
If you need a designer, look no further than Behance. This online portfolio site is full of talented designers that employers can connect with. Plus, employers can post job opportunities to the portfolio site. Job posts last for 60 days and start at $199.
In today’s connected world, one of the best places employers can promote job opportunities is on social networks. While this type of content wouldn’t be ideal for an image-based site like Pinterest or Instagram, the announcement should gain some visibility and interest if posted on sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Last, but certainly not least, business owners should not underestimate the power of their own websites. In fact, some job seekers will bypass job boards like CareerBuilder and Indeed, and will instead go directly to the source. These candidates are not only interested in your career opportunity, but also your brand, which is why it is important to feature your company’s employment opportunities.