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‘Hard to fill’ jobs work well online

Over the past years, the way that employers recruit new staff has changed significantly. As more specialized or highly technical jobs become available, such as specialist engineering roles, employers are turning to online recruiters such as Seven Acorns to find them the highly qualified, high skilled staff they need for the job. As most of these jobs did not exist a decade ago, the traditional methods of recruitment, which used to be popular, simply cannot compete with the advantages of recruiting online.

In a recent report by LearnDirect, it stated that every year, companies waste around £270 million on failed attempts at recruiting suitable candidates for these ‘hard to fill’ jobs. If these companies had used a recruitment process such as Flat Fee Recruitment (one fee per every job) instead of other methods, then not only would they have saved themselves a lot of money, but they also would have found a suitable candidate a long time ago!

Here are a few ways in which online recruiting can help employers fill specialized jobs:

  • Seven Acorns would tap into the niche job boards and communities which have a wealth of specialized workers on there, who have access to the websites 24/7. As the ways in which we can access online information improves (mobile phone, iPad etc) prospective employees are easier to contact than ever and are only a click away.
  • Compared to a small newspaper advert for a job, with an online advert, you can have a detailed job description and specify what type of person you are looking for, and a particular set of skills (competency based recruiting) which will allow you to bypass anybody who is not suitable for the job.

When it comes to finding the right person for one of your specialized roles, it can be a very challenging and stressful experience. It is always best to identify the necessary skill set, knowledge and competencies required for the job before it is advertised by an online recruitment company, that way, it will allow the search to be more specific and will target that perfect candidate.

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