A small business owner’s guide to online recruitment

Written by Kimberley Startup | April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Small BusinessAs a small business owner, recruitment can often be a challenge. With limited resources and less staff to manage the hiring process, it quickly becomes a costly and time consuming task.
Yet the nature of online recruitment means small businesses can now attract and identify star talent without incurring high costs and wasted time.

So, what does online recruitment involve?

Online recruitment incorporates everything from job boards (generic and industry specific), CV databases and social networking sites to selection tools, applicant tracking systems and a company’s own corporate website.
Webrecruit Ireland in particular work with a number of SME clients, including marketing agencies, IT consultancies and engineering firms – to name but a few. Their instant success using online recruitment has demonstrated how SMEs can drive down costs without sacrificing quality of candidate.

If you’re a small business owner looking to hire, here are 10 reasons why online recruitment is right for you.

  1. Online recruitment has provided the SME market with a platform to compete with large brands (with big budgets) for the talent available
  2. Its exposure, simplicity and ability to connect with candidates will leave you questioning the high prices of traditional recruiters
  3. Provides smaller businesses equal footing and the opportunity to compete for high quality candidates without running up extortionate recruitment fees
  4. Easily find candidates in any industry, virtually anywhere in the world
  5. Employers are able to build relationships with their candidates sooner
  6. Selection tools, such as online skills tests and automated video interviews, enables SMEs to save money and time during the selection process
  7. Finding the time to commit to social media recruitment can be tricky, but there are plenty of tools available that can help you schedule updates and save time, such as Hootsuite
  8. Online recruitment enables you to tap into growing online communities, helping you reach passive and active talent
  9. Build your employer brand be projecting your culture, company image and values to prospective job seekers through your job ads
  10. Online recruitment has paved the way for state-of-the-art technologies that can filter criteria and find potential future employees in the easiest, most rapid and efficient way
If you’re a small business keen to find out how Webrecruit Ireland’s low-risk online recruitment solution can reduce your cost and time-to-hire, get in touch with the team.

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