The search to find qualified employees continues to challenge businesses today in numerous ways. Whether it be candidates lacking basic skills, a shortage in talent, or discontinued education in the specific field, hiring managers of all kinds are all struggling to find the right employee. For those who struggle with this, here's how you can control the amount of bad applications you get and increase the quality ones.
There is a reason your job is so hard to fill, and it’s not because there are no qualified candidates out there. It’s because you are looking in the wrong place. If you haven't yet caught on, using digital advertising to attract candidates has been the latest trend in hiring techniques. However, even that approach can be much too broad causing your results to not be fruitful.
Online job boards are a great resource, but if you only utilize the multiple industry boards any professional can apply, then it is harder to find the employee your company needs. Although the volume of applications might be large, the quality of those applicants is scarce. It's difficult to find a needle in a haystack, especially if that haystack is full of irrelevant applicants.
Solution → Niche job boards
For an extremely specific job, you need an extremely specific candidate, this is where niche job boards come into play. With a niche job board you start off in a pool of applicants that are already within the industry and job type you're attempting to fill. This makes it much easier to narrow down candidates who are talented in the field and qualified for the position. Niche job boards allow you to dive deep into specifics and search for detailed expertise and skill that your company needs.
By using a niche job board you save time and resources in your search to find qualified employees. This specific technique will narrow down your targeted employees to a concentrated group of talented professionals with expertise in the position you need to fill. You might not be able to change industry education trends or the competition from other employers, but you can change your approach to finding the top talent you need using this simple solution.