A Guide To Job Sites For Employers The recruitment process has evolved greatly over the years - from the traditional means of advertising jobs in the print media to today's rapidly developing medium of online recruitment. Consequently, employers have to adapt if they are to get the best out of the ever changing recruitment market. A job site, or an employment website, is specially designed to build an interactive platform between jobseekers and prospective employers. Employment websites usually offer job and career advice to candidates, while offering hiring and retention tips to employers. Job sites allow employers to post job vacancies and list the qualities they seek in a suitable candidate. This is called the job board function of the site, which acts as a literal bulletin board for job opening notifications. This area has a dual function, job seekers upload their resumes or list their skills, and employers post job openings. The job site will then match and compare the two lists to find and establish a potentially productive interaction. While there are industry specific websites, most job sites offer a host of job options for interested candidates. The online recruitment market today is filled to bursting with each job site claiming to be the best of the lot. There are a few things that need to be taken into consideration before foraying into the world of the online job portal. A lot of planning goes into forming a successful online recruitment strategy, no matter whether you are advertising jobs in London or anywhere else and choosing the right job site to post openings on is essential for any successful online recruitment campaign. Be sure to choose a job board that is constantly updated, and keeps up with trends in the job industry. Candidates will seldom pay to look at advertised positions; therefore, the site should have an easy registration and application process and a simple layout. These factors go a long way in attracting potential candidates. The job site's database needs to be updated at regular intervals. This implies that a higher number need not be a better one. The site's ratings and success rates should be verified with both the site management, as well as a media monitoring agency, so as to ensure accuracy. This helps to gauge the popularity of the site, and is a step that needs to be taken before investing in a job portal. The site must post regular job alerts to registered members, in order to ensure that candidates are kept up-to-date with the new vacancies. Once the right job website has been chosen, the next challenge is to sort through the multitudes of resumes to find suitable candidates. It is essential that the job portal of choice has an automated pre-selection process to narrow down the desired candidates. Some portals in the market, can provide offline support which helps in the recruitment process and in screening CVs. Once bitten by the online recruitment bug, employers seldom look back at print media. This new wave has proven to be a flexible, cost-effective, speedy and efficient medium and thus, should be used to its full potential.