Hirevue stated that 86% of companies are opting for virtual hiring since Covid-19. The last 2 years have highlighted the demand for custom job boards and many businesses and recruitment firms are launching their job portals.
Now that said, there are tons of features you can include in your job board software. For a business launching a job board hiring platform for the first time, which features to include can be daunting. To simplify your job, we’ve made a list of 16 must-have job board software features. Whether you’re developing a custom job board application or integrating a SaaS job hiring platform, ensure that your solution has the following key features.
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Intuitive and AI-driven search :- All begins from the search feature. Your job board application must have an intuitive search that can help connect a job seeker with an appropriate posting in minimum clicks. For this, first, you need to have job postings in all the industries and departments of your niche.
Apart from this, you include filters like location, salary range, experience level, notice period, remote working, proximity, contract/full-time position, featured posting and search engine optimization.
The search must auto-display similar profile keywords when a job seeker types a keyword to help him/her recommend the keywords to find a job faster. You can also provide step-wise information asking for the notice period, department, role, salary range, location, and display jobs with advanced filters to further drill down and apply to the right job.
Automated job notification :- Candidates have access to many job portals. It’s difficult to remember how many jobs they applied for and the response from recruiters.
For this, they can subscribe to custom alerts via web and mobile whenever there is a recruiter action like a resume downloaded, shortlisted, new job postings, a response from a recruiter. This way, the candidate can quickly respond to those actions and get a job and that’s why they would prefer your job board application.
Quick registration :- You need to provide an option for candidates to log in from Gmail, mobile, LinkedIn, and connect their LinkedIn accounts. It will save research time for recruiters as they can review a candidate profile from a single profile page and shortlist candidates faster. For candidates, Knovator’s custom job board is a great way to showcase their resume and potential in just a few steps.
Job bookmarking :- Some jobs require you to tailor your resume, take tests, or apply to other pages. In case of a shortage of time, a candidate can mark it as a favorite and it will be saved in their profile as My bookmarked jobs. The next time when they log in, the job board application will notify them to resume their job application process. They will also get alerts on email/mobile for their bookmarked jobs.
Sharing jobs on social media :- Many candidates will share a job on their social media if they find it apt for another candidate or a friend. You can provide a feature to share a job via Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, and other popular social media to ensure that you are generating solid leads for your job postings.
Apply to a job from anywhere and anytime :- You must deploy the Bootstrap theme to ensure that your custom job board is opening properly on all mobile and tablet devices. You must also develop native iPhone and Android applications as they differ from a mobile responsive website. You want to ensure that your job portal/app is accessible anywhere and at any time.
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Machine Learning-based CV/Resume search :- Your job board application must have the feature to parse resume/CV and build keywords and tag them to industry and sub-department. With this machine learning, they can help you search a CV/resume faster based on your keywords.
The search engine can also recommend you similar keywords and if you type another keyword and download a CV/resume, the machine learning algorithm will add that keyword set under the respective industry and department to display it next time.
Fluid job application process :- There is no one size fits all recruitment rules. Different companies have different requirements and your custom job board must have the capabilities to accommodate any recruitment process.
You should be able to design a recruitment process flow by a company and job posting and attach mandatory steps like filling a form, answering mock tests, attaching a certificate, and much more without help from the IT department or coders. This flexibility will ensure that you can provide diversified recruitment services.
Automated email alerts :- Just like a candidate, you want to ensure that you can choose a candidate action [job viewed, hot candidate, job application received, etc.] and subscribe for text and email alerts, and ensure to never miss a candidate response from the web and mobile devices.
Admin portal for a recruitment agency and portals :- Your job board application should have a dedicated login for HR teams where they can search for CV/resumes and contact candidates via email or internal messaging. You can restrict the industry and departments and ensure that agents are not working on the same job post. You can also transfer job posts and configure departments and industries to another agent.
Admin portal for business :- Businesses can create agents, companies and manage them. They can also email or send a text and view overdue job postings to take quick action.
Smart job filter :- Once you get a list of candidates, have advanced filters to filter the CVs by notice period, remote work, top company employee, hot employee, proximity, salary, score [based on CV parsing], and other filters that can be created from the admin.
Database search :- You can parse resumes and create a database of resumes by industry, department, role, experience, salary, score, location and remote work. The same job board application can be offered as a service to companies that are looking for mass hiring or backfill.
Featured companies and jobs :- You can also offer a service that will enable a company to feature on your home page with a number of openings and a custom logo/page dedicated to the company. Your custom job board can have features like text messaging, audio/video conversation, and make a job ad featured or premium so that it can appear on top of search results
Banner and contextual advertising :- You can sell advertising spots on the job board application on your website. Furthermore, the other monetization model for publishers is charging employers to post jobs and employees for additional features like alerts and notifications. You can also show contextual ads based on Google AdSense and Facebook.
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