Employers are always on the lookout for top-quality talent, but in today’s competitive job market, finding the right candidate for a job can be challenging. There are a variety of hiring platforms that allow employers to reach out to potential candidates quickly and efficiently. However, it is important to match the platform with the role. In this post, we will discuss the importance of using hiring platforms to find the best candidate for your company.

Reach the right candidates

Use the hiring platform best suited to attract the type of employee you are seeking. Indeed is a popular platform for a variety of roles, as it provides a valuable service, helping you promote your job in the most economical manner possible. Dice is a popular site for software developers, and the Ladders for executive talent. There are sites for parents returning to the workforce and sites for folks that only want remote work. Flexibility is key, do not be afraid to post on multiple sites and see what works best.

Save time and improve the quality of your candidates

Using the right hiring platform can save you time and effort. By posting your job on the best hiring site for the role/industry you have a better chance of getting more qualified candidates. You can use the platform’s filters and features to narrow down your search to the most qualified candidates, wasting less time sifting through unqualified candidates and more time focusing on those that meet your requirements. You can also add screening questions to ensure the candidates meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Ask for help

Some hiring platforms offer services to users of a certain size or type. The advice that is offered can be invaluable in creating a positive outcome for your hiring process.  For example, Indeed will provide insight on how your job compares with other similar job postings. They will highlight differences in pay, work hours and culture. Our representative pointed out the need to get employee ratings on the company. It’s one of the first things candidates check to determine if your company is a good fit.  Additionally, depending on the role you may want to pay by the applicant (for hard to fill jobs), pay to post the role for a certain duration (you expect many applicants) or reject applicants within 72 hours to avoid getting charged. Conducting a job search can be expensive, it’s important to take advantage of the services offered to make sure you get the best return on your investment.

In conclusion, using the right hiring platform can significantly improve candidate quality and accelerate the outcome of your search. It can help you reach the best candidates for your role and company while saving time and money. So, it is essential to do your research and choose a hiring platform that caters to your industry or discipline and attracts high-quality candidates.

 

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  • Kim Lapcewich

    Kim Lapcewich is a Partner at Evolution Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based, private investment firm dedicated to small entrepreneurially owned businesses. As an accomplished senior human resources executive, she brings extensive experience delivering strategic human resources solutions paired with sound business acumen for Fortune 500 companies and the ability to curate those solutions for small business owners. Kim brings deep expertise across HR, Organizational Design, Change Management, Leadership Development, Program Design, Succession Planning, and Facilitation and Coaching.

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Kim Lapcewich

Author Kim Lapcewich

Kim Lapcewich is a Partner at Evolution Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based, private investment firm dedicated to small entrepreneurially owned businesses. As an accomplished senior human resources executive, she brings extensive experience delivering strategic human resources solutions paired with sound business acumen for Fortune 500 companies and the ability to curate those solutions for small business owners. Kim brings deep expertise across HR, Organizational Design, Change Management, Leadership Development, Program Design, Succession Planning, and Facilitation and Coaching.

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