Published On: Tue, May 17th, 2016

How a job board can help your start-up

If you’ve recently started your own business, it’s likely that all focus is on lifting your company off the ground and getting it up and running successfully. And while the initial stages of a business usually mean one or two people working in a bedroom office (like we did at CV-Library!), it’s always essential to look ahead and plan for the future.

Growing your company is crucial for it to succeed, and when faced with this challenge, it’s paramount that you get your recruitment right. Hiring the top talent is crucial, and it’s important to source employees who will complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and who possess the drive to take your start-up to the next level.

Using a job board might not be your first port of call, but there are a number of reasons that it should be. Working as a useful resource, complementing your recruitment strategy, and providing you with a wide, receptive audience, job boards are a versatile tool that can be used in a number of ways. Still unsure? Have a look at the top three reasons you should be using a job site to staff your growing business.

They’ll help you expand

As your business begins to grow, you’re going to need to build up a team of hard-working, talented professionals. And a job board is a great place to find them; for example, CV-Library is packed with over 10.1 million candidates across a variety of sectors. Whether you choose to access the site’s CV database and search for your next recruit, or whether you opt to post a job vacancy, you can guarantee that using a job site will provide you with access to diverse talent pools that you wouldn’t find elsewhere.

And better still, many job sites will have their own partner network of recruitment sites, meaning that any job role you advertise will be displayed across a variety of recruitment websites (CV-Library has over 800!) Essentially, as your business expands, it’s important to be sure that you’re in the best possible position to attract the top talent.

They’re cost-effective

Understandably, many start-up owners don’t have huge budgets to play with when sourcing new staff; and this is another area where job boards can excel. The cost of outsourcing can quickly add up, so for any entrepreneurs looking to recruit new staff on a budget, a job board can be the way to go.

With some sites offering you the chance to trial their services for free before signing up and fully committing, and others offering package deals, you can often rest assured in the knowledge that your budget will be well spent; you’ll know exactly what you’re getting for your money.

Of course, some start-ups may need specialist guidance, particularly if you’re looking to fill a niche role; in these instances, job boards can be a great complementary resource, aiding any outsourced recruitment efforts.

They can offer advice

Job boards may once have been a place solely used for applying to jobs or sourcing out new candidates, but this is no longer the case. To help businesses stay ahead of the race in today’s competitive job market, many job sites take a consultative approach, offering advice and guidance to businesses on a variety of topics; keeping you up to speed with the latest recruitment trends.

From offering employers advice on how to get the most from their job postings, how to boost their employer brand and attract the most talented candidates, to offering industry insights and a look at emerging candidate trends, a job board  can provide all the guidance you need to successfully hire your new recruits.

And finally, a job board should also provide its clients with dedicated customer service, and know that hard selling isn’t necessarily the way to give businesses what they need. A good job site should provide you with a customer service team that helps you to get the most out of your account without constantly trying to upsell or pressure you. Ultimately, the sites which are able to offer insight and advice whilst demonstrating an understanding that many expanding businesses have limited funds will often be the best. As your start-up grows, you should choose a job board that works to guarantee you the best ROI, and makes sure that you get the most from your account.

Growing your business in a sustainable way is crucial, and in today’s buoyant job market it’s more important than ever that your recruitment strategy is solid. Investing in a quality job board that can provide you with access to talented candidates is essential. You need employees who will make a valuable contribution to your start-up, and who will push the boundaries of your business, helping it to expand and evolve; the best job sites are ones that offer access to the best employees, whilst providing helpful advice along the way, ensuring your business becomes  the best it can be.

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