The domination of the online job-board market by three major players appears to be splintering, with the appearance of new, niche players offering specialist services. So where should HR pros be putting their recruitment resources?
“There have been huge changes in the last 12-to-24 months,” Lewis Romano, managing director and cofounder of Spotjobs, told HC. “There were three career sites: SEEK, MyCareer and CareerOne.”
Romano explained that MyCareer’s move away from the job board model and towards that of an aggregator (joining Indeed who have established a presence here), gathering job listings on other sites and linking back to them.
has offered the business two models to consider, with the career/job sites space much more populated.
“It is an interesting time with a lot of movement happening and we’re really excited to have momentum going into this exciting time of change,” he added.
Romano explained that for newer job sites, the road is a lot easier with the online world much more robust and dynamic than ten years ago.
“We are in a fortunate position joining a few years on where we can take the best parts of the technology and put it in a simple to use and highly engaging interface that gives people the tools that they expect as part of their daily online journey.”
SpotJobs isn’t the only new player in town. HC has broken down some of the most popular of the new breed and what they could mean for your organisation:
A shift towards a flexible and temporary workforce has been mused about in technical and creative fields for some time, but it is also seeping into retail and hospitality. Workible attempts to allow for ‘rapid hiring’ by going for an instant, mobile-based approach. Employers can use Workible to find ad-hoc staff for peak periods, short-notice leave and more, then engage them quickly.
SpotJobs itself is focused on entry level positions and jobs that don’t require degrees. The interface offers a great deal of integration with social networks and Google Maps, as well as providing a matching and profile system designed specifically for the online space.
While OneShift is open to employers looking for full-time workers, it focuses more on temporary work like Workible. The namesake indicates its mission to connect workers for any kind of position as micro as, simply, one shift.
The Loop focuses on creative positions and attempts to bridge the gap between networking and hiring. Candidates can set up profiles and portfolios easily and find projects to work on. Essentially, it fulfils the need for a less-corporate job seeking environment, and is useful for companies looking to engage with creative professionals for full-time or contract/project work.
Indeed is not a job board in and of itself, but part of the aggregator model – a relatively new model in Australia. Indeed acts as a one-stop shop for job seekers who can use it to find jobs posted on a multitude of different sites, including internal job boards.
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