According to international banking and financial institutions, the global economy is now recovering, and advanced economies are improving year over year. They added, however, that growth still remains modest and uneven overall. This situation, accordingly, leads to unique issues with employers. In a 2015 manpower survey, 38 percent of employers reported difficulty filling jobs, due to lack of jobseeker interest and due to lack of skills. Interestingly, another survey showed that the highest trend in recruiting for professional roles is through the utilization of social and professional networks. This is where ZipRecruiter excels.
ZipRecruiter is a privately held online job board distribution service based in Santa Monica, CA, USA. It was co-founded in 2010 by Ian Siegel, Joe Edmonds, Ward Poulos, and Will Redd. Their aim is to simplify the process for employers in finding quality candidates. For both the employer and the jobseeker who is looking for the right job, the experience should be more delightful and less painful. The company has so far received investment funding of more than $60 million. It is hosting over 6 million jobs and has so far delivered over 100 million candidate applications through its multiple job board submissions.
Simplifying the Process
Simplicity is at the core of ZipRecruiter’s job board distribution service. They focus on creating an easy-to-use and simplified process for posting jobs and finding qualified candidates. This principle is evident in their product and customer service. It is as simple as posting a “Post to Job Boards” button and selecting a plan. They offer a 4-day free trial as well as a 30-day money-back guarantee. Deciding to cancel before the free trial ends will not incur any charge, and employers get to keep candidates that may have responded to the job post.
All In One Place
When an employer posts a job at ZipRecruiter, it distributes the post to more than 100 job boards, websites and social networks on the Internet. It does this by automatically distributing the post to job feeds of its partners, selecting which social networks to post the job, and also providing the employer the option to post at Monster, LinkedIn, and other boards for an additional fee. Aside from this post-once, distribute-everywhere feature, it also takes advantage of integrated social network sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
As qualified candidates respond to the job post, ZipRecruiter allows employers to further screen them with free-form, multiple choice, or yes/no format questions to identify the most qualified. Registered users can also search the database, create an instant job page on their site, include a company careers page, customize branding, track and rate applicants throughout the hiring cycle, utilize their mobile apply process for the mobile job seeker, and utilize other features.
Reviews and Issues
ZipRecruiter is one among many websites to find and hire freelancers. It is also one of the consistently top rated in many trust rating and review sites, primarily because of the volume of candidates, its screening, ranking and tracking features, and ease of use. It is currently limited to the USA. Companies of all sizes use it to look for qualified candidates, and usually for those in the IT and management professions. Its customer service receives good feedback overall. Issues and misunderstandings are usually about billing and fees, not about results. However, for job seekers, issues seem to stem from the interface and placement of resume. If you have tried their services, let us know how they have helped your business so far. They are on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.