Sourcing Strategies for the New Reality
Recruiters Embrace Sourcing Flexibility, Free Resources, and Tools to Optimize Spending
MARCH 4, 2009, NEW YORK, NY – SmartPost, the innovative online job posting and sourcing product from Bernard Hodes Group, continues to accelerate their leadership position by providing budget‐conscious recruiting solutions to HR teams in today’s challenging economy.
Responding to increased demand for value‐added solutions, SmartPost has signed on nearly 200 additional niche job boards under $150 per job. Now boasting thousands of e‐media destinations in this category alone, SmartPost allows customers to use effective job boards at inexpensive rates. In addition, SmartPost features hundreds of post‐worthy FREE job boards such as Fresho and Trovit. SmartPost also supports shorter‐duration Monster postings and access to free and exclusive job posting opportunities, which typically cost hundreds of dollars on the open market.
“Today, companies are using more free sites as a first tier sourcing strategy, along with regional job boards, or testing the waters with different posting durations such as seven or 14‐day‐postings, versus 30, with the major boards,” said Carmen Doherty, senior director, SmartPost. “Because SmartPost allows our customers to have a layered sourcing approach, meaning, companies can initially post to less expensive boards or those more niche and targeted first, they are in control of expenses and performance metrics at every step.”
To ensure every dollar is being spent wisely, recruiters are able to access SmartPost’s real‐time ROI reports, allowing them to see exactly which job boards are performing, and which are not. Combining this with a host of free job posting and sourcing options, recruiters are able to stretch their recruiting budgets.
A recently published SmartPost whitepaper, “Sourcing Strategies for the New Recruiting Reality” further offers practical guidance on the ways to adjust online recruitment initiatives to address the dramatic changes in the economy and candidate universe leading in to 2009. You may download the report at www.SmartPost.com.
SmartPost, a product of Bernard Hodes Group, is an innovative solution for managing online posting strategies. Leveraging the extensive know-how of Bernard Hodes Group, SmartPost not only recommends the most effective job boards, communities, and affinity sites, but it also consolidates billing, and provides industry-leading effectiveness measurement to ensure return on investment. SmartPost is available from www.smartpost.com and through leading ATS/HRMS systems.
As a fully integrated talent solutions provider, Bernard Hodes Group (http://www.hodes.com) offers solutions that often combine multiple service offerings from the Company's core competency areas: Recruitment Marketing; Sourcing/Response Management; Hiring Process Re-engineering; and Staffing Technology (see http://www.smartpost.com). All solutions are developed and measured within the company's 360-degree process methodology. The company is headquartered in New York, with over 80 offices and affiliates around the globe. Bernard Hodes Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Omnicom Group, Inc., (NYSE - OMC), one of the world's leading marketing communications companies. Bernard Hodes Group serves thousands of clients in virtually every industry, helping them to attract and retain talented workers in every skill set.
Stacey Havel, Bernard Hodes Group