In its quest to become a go to destination for job seekers, Facebook has made some improvements to it job board tools and dashboard for businesses.
The company said in a recent blog post that in an online poll of 5,000 adults conducted by Morning Consult, one in four people in the US said they searched for or found a job using Facebook.
Facebook jobs is still mainly stacked with retail, entry level and a host of low level positions but it certainly is becoming a solid resource for these types of roles. Check out some of the changes in this quick screencast.
Easy Share to Groups: In addition to posting a job listing to your Page, and having it appear in the Jobs bookmark and Marketplace, you can also share your job listing to any Groups you belong to in order to reach more people who may be interested and qualified. With thousands of local job search groups on Facebook this is great no cost way to boost its visibility.
Mange Jobs Tab: There is a new “Manage Jobs” tab in your page navigation to make it more accessible. It was previously hidden in a sub menu.
Assign a Jobs Manager: For businesses where someone who may not be a Page admin is involved in hiring decisions, Facebook says they are introducing a Jobs Manager role on your Page so you can designate someone to post jobs and manage incoming applications.
However when I went to Settings > Page Roles I DON’T see a “Jobs Manager” role in the list of options yet. Perhaps it is coming.
If you hire a lot of entry level people in retail, customer service and other blue collar type roles you should be leveraging the Facebook job board. In fact if your hiring needs are great enough, I’d go so far as recommending a full or part time time Facebook Recruiter to do nothing but post, source and engage candidates.