Channels, the description for the multitude of sources that deliver candidates to your virtual lap. Recruitment channels encompass social networks, job boards, your website, word-of-mouth referrals, agencies (if you’re the hiring organisation) if you’re still so inclined. Each has benefits and detriments, but one or two yield results over and above the rest. Let’s break them down.
Generalist job boards are great for reaching a wide audience, because they tend to attract lots of jobseekers with transferrable skills. Specialist job boards will narrow your candidate market, but by definition, you are looking for a specialist – whichever industry you work in – and specialists are never ten-a-penny. Consider your budget as niche specialist boards tend to be more expensive but the trade off is often relevant, not just the targeting and specialism of the job boards you advertise with.