Need more hospitality job candidates? Look no further than your nearest niche job board
According to a survey conducted last December, a majority of U.S. employers expects to increase hiring in the first half of this year. In fact, 61 percent of recruiters and hiring managers expect to hire more staff between January and June than they did in the last half of 2015. If you’re among them, consider these reasons to look no further than your nearest niche job board for the best prospects.
You’ll find higher-quality candidates
Whether you’re hiring for your restaurant, hotel, resort, retirement community, cruise ship or travel agency, you’re looking for a potential employee with a certain background, a specific set of skills and the right attitude. Not every applicant is going to be a good fit, but you’re more likely to find one who is on a niche job board. The resume databases at sites like Hcareers are full of candidates with varying levels of hospitality experience. And those who actively browse the site for new opportunities are serious about advancing their careers.
You’ll receive fewer SPAM resumes
Announce a new job opportunity using any online method and you’ll quickly find yourself inundated with applicants. However, use a niche job board and the deluge will be easier to manage. When you post new hospitality jobs on a site like Hcareers, you avoid the anything-will-do job seekers who frequent the general job boards, sending out dozens of resumes for positions that don’t really interest them and for which they are not qualified.
You’ll find candidates who are actively looking
You’ve probably heard a lot about recruiters and employers using social media for hiring. However, while checking out a candidate’s Facebook and LinkedIn profiles is a smart way to vet the information in their resume and get to know a little more about them, social media isn’t the best method for locating potential employees with whom you haven’t already connected.
When you search a social media website for potential candidates, a large portion of your results are likely to be made up of professionals who are not looking for nor really interested in discussing new opportunities. Putting an effort into building a relationship with them—especially if you need to fill a job right now—may not be the best use of your time. Approaching candidates who’ve uploaded resumes to niche job boards is the fastest way to find active job seekers.
They’re easier for job seekers to use
Niche job boards make it as simple as possible for industry professionals to search and apply for jobs. Hcareers, for example, allows candidates to narrow opportunities by location, industry segment and position as well as search for specific keywords. Job seekers can even choose to be emailed every time a new position is posted that fits their search criteria. Employers have the option to allow candidates to apply directly from the Hcareers website or link their posting to their own applicant tracking system.
They promote your brand image
Craigslist job postings are limited to text, a map showing your organization’s location and a photo at most. Even recruiting ads on some of the largest general job boards feature little branding alongside your hotel or restaurant logo. Candidates are unable to form much of a visual impression of your brand or culture when you recruit using those tools. Niche job boards such as Hcareers, on the other hand, offer you more opportunity to communicate your brand message. Your posting can be customized with your company’s logo and colors as well as a slideshow of images.