You know how it is: You’ve got tons of job reqs, angry hiring managers, and a boss that constantly wants updates on critical openings. You had coffee this morning. You worked through lunch, and you’re multi-tasking between sourcing resumes and calling candidates. You’re in a groove. The last thing you want to do is bail on your sourcing routine to review applicants that applied online. You know almost all of them are going to be unqualified. What you OUGHT to do is pull your job postings from job aggregators like Indeed.com
That’s right! Cut the feed to job aggregators like Indeed.com because it is a huge waste of time and here’s why.
Companies use job distribution software and shotgun blast their jobs all over the web. Indeed picks up job those job feeds. For example, run a keyword skill for a Project Manager in Chicago. You can get a hundred PM jobs. They all look the same. It’s laughable to think if recruiters post jobs everywhere that qualified candidates will apply in droves.
Currently, job seekers are shying away from Indeed.com because they know it’s a “black hole”. And, the amount of time it takes for a candidate to apply to couple of jobs, can take hours. It’s a waste of their time. You already know that all job seekers use Linkedin and then they use major job boards (like Monster) as soon as they get a whiff of pink slips.
Corporate recruiters don’t have time to disposition unqualified candidates off job reqs but they are required to do it. Recruiters are managing 20 to 30 reqs at a time! And, if 2 or 3 unqualified applicants apply to each job req, that could be 90 unqualified candidates. So, the amount of time it takes to review resumes from places like Indeed.com….just cut the feed, and cut the crap. Plain and simple!
Agency recruiters have more opportunities to build relationships with passive candidates because most corporate recruiters don’t have the time to do it. Successful agencies tap into talent communities rather than weed through unqualified candidates that trickle in from job aggregators like Indeed. Time is of the essence. Time is money. If it takes too much time, then money is lost. Thus, if it takes more time to weed through Indeed.com resumes than tapping into the database, then commissions vanish.
So, remove the obstacles. Stop blasting your job out there like a Spam. It’s time to stop wasting time and money. Build a strategy that works and stop crossing your fingers…hoping…praying that someone with all the right stuff will pick your job out hundreds. They won’t. They never will.