Why remote recruitment is the new normal and how job boards need to adapt

Why remote recruitment is the new normal and how job boards need to adapt

The recent months have given rise to remote working and remote recruitment, which has shown substantial benefits to employees and employers alike. Not only are employers saving workspace-related expenses and are having the option of a broader talent pool to choose from. Similarly, employees have reported cost savings and better work-life balance.

This has also caused a change in the way employers and job seekers are searching for each other. Job boards have a major role to play in this process. They need to adapt their operations, including the job wrapping process, to cater to this new demand. They can do so in the following ways. 

Creating a niche remote recruitment section

Job boards can create a niche section dedicated to remote recruitment or even have a new dedicated website for the same. Even before the pandemic, remote recruitment websites such as Fiverr, Upwork, and Freelancer have been highly successful, catering specifically to the needs of such employers and job seekers. Job boards can have a dedicated and premium job wrapping process that can specifically search for remote working jobs on client career sites, aggregate them, and post them on the job board. 

Organizing virtual job fairs

Most physical events, such as seminars, meetings, and trade shows, have moved online and are providing an almost similar experience. Similarly, job fairs, too, can be moved to a digital platform. Employers and job seekers can easily connect with each other via virtual rooms, teleconferencing, and webinars digitally. Job boards can organize such events ensuring that job seekers and job providers are easily connected with each other without any hassle.

Providing tools to simplify online recruitment

The remote recruitment trend has increased the reliance on online tools such as audio and video conferencing applications, and collaboration tools. It has given rise to a new trend wherein almost all of the candidate selection procedure is done online. Candidate interviews, assessments, and even employee onboarding are now mostly done online. Job boards can capitalize on this trend by integrating tools that can streamline the candidate search and selection process. This includes having online assessment and proctoring tools, audio and video calling software interwoven within the fabric of the job board.

The way employers search for, interact with, and hire candidates has changed completely. Job boards, too, need to reinvent their business model to match the new demands that have emerged. Will we see a complete and permanent revamp of the professional landscape? Will employees, employers, and job boards have to permanently adapt to a new way of functioning in accordance with the change? It most likely looks so.

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