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Job boards are the most common way to advertise open positions, as well as one of the most expensive. This survey reveals which job boards recruiters have found to deliver the best return on ...

Job boards are the most common way to advertise open positions, as well as one of the most expensive. This survey reveals which job boards recruiters have found to deliver the best return on investment when it comes to hiring.

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  • 1. The Best Job Boards for Your Recruiting Dollar IndustryView Report | 2014 Trends and best practices from the industry.
  • 2. Job boards are the most common way to advertise open positions, as well as one of the most expensive. This survey reveals which job boards recruiters have found to deliver the best return on investment when it comes to hiring. • LinkedIn delivers the highest quality of applicants at an affordable price range. • Indeed delivers the highest quantity of applicants at an affordable price range. • Craigslist is the least expensive, but delivers lower quantity and quality of candidates than other job boards. Abstract
  • 3. LinkedIn Delivers the Highest Quality of Applicants Recruiters report LinkedIn delivers the highest-quality and quantity of applicants at a medium cost, second only to Indeed. Percentofsamplereporting highqualityofapplicants 10% 20% 30% 40% Percent of sample reporting high quantity of applicants 0% 10% 20% 30% Glassdoor Craigslist Monster Indeed CareerBuilder LinkedIn Legend: High costMedium costLow cost
  • 4. LinkedIn Delivers the Highest Quality of Applicants According to our survey, the plurality (40 percent) of recruiters note that LinkedIn delivers “high-quality” applicants. LinkedIn CareerBuilder Indeed Monster Craigslist Glassdoor 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% High quality Average quality Low quality Not used Not sure
  • 5. Indeed Delivers the Highest Quantity of Applicants 30 percent of recruiters noted that Indeed delivers a “high quantity” of applicants. In second place, with 27 percent, was LinkedIn. Indeed LinkedIn Monster CareerBuilder Craigslist Glassdoor 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% High quantity Average quantity Low quantity Not used Not sure
  • 6. Craigslist is the Least Expensive Job Board Option Craigslist was the least expensive of the job boards, with 42 percent of recruiters noting that the site was “low cost.” In second place was Indeed, with 29 percent. Craigslist Indeed LinkedIn Monster CareerBuilder Glassdoor 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Low cost Medium cost High cost Not used Not sure
  • 7. Indeed Most Effective for Entry-Level Positions According to the recruiters who took our survey, Indeed, CareerBuilder and Craigslist are most effective for recruiting candidates for entry-level positions. Indeed CareerBuilder Craigslist Monster LinkedIn Glassdoor 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Very effective Somewhat effective Not effective Not used Not sure
  • 8. LinkedIn and Indeed Most Effective for Mid-Level Positions Moving up in levels of responsibility, recruiters noted that LinkedIn and Indeed were the most effective job boards when seeking candidates for mid-level positions. LinkedIn Indeed CareerBuilder Monster Glassdoor Craigslist 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Very effective Somewhat effective Not effective Not used Not sure
  • 9. LinkedIn Best for Senior-Level Positions While LinkedIn and Indeed were rated similarly in their effectiveness when recruiting for mid-level positions, for senior-level positions, LinkedIn jumped ahead. LinkedIn Indeed CareerBuilder Monster Glassdoor Craigslist 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Very effective Somewhat effective Not effective Not used Not sure
  • 10. Recruiters Planning to Invest More in LinkedIn and Indeed 19 percent of respondents said they planned to invest more in LinkedIn, while 13 percent said they would spend more of their recruiting budgets on Indeed. LinkedIn Indeed CareerBuilder Monster Craigslist Glassdoor 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Spend more Spend the same Spend less Not used Not sure
  • 11. Software Advice is a trusted resource for software buyers. The company's website, www.softwareadvice.com, provides detailed reviews, comparisons and research to help organizations choose the right software. Meanwhile, the company’s team of software analysts provide free telephone consultations to help each software buyer identify systems that best fit their needs. In the process, Software Advice connects software buyers and sellers, generating high-quality opportunities for software vendors. @SoftwareAdvice /company/software-advice @SoftwareAdvice/SoftwareAdvice Read about our findings in more detail.Read Report