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Chrm Message From: ekta.tr Total Posts: 34 Join Date: 27/10/2006
Rank: Executive Post Date: 10/03/2007 02:56:42 Points: 170 Location: United States

Dear chrm'ites,

Can you tell as to what factors or basis are taken into consideration to evaluate the job sites?

Inputs on the same would be highly appreciated.

Regards

Ekta

Chrm Message From: bish-noi Total Posts: 30 Join Date: 27/10/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 10/03/2007 03:13:43 Points: 150 Location: United States

Dear Ekta,

1. Check the reputation of the site - whether people are aware of the particular site

2. Ensure that it targets the levels / nature of profiles you want to hire.

3. Reach of the site - How fast you are able to access the site.

4. What are the value added benefits you get - eg automatic screening as per yopur Job specifications, etc.

5. Quality and timely response. (Generally unwanted CVs also land in your database)

6. Cost involved.

7. Do the portal handover you the CD of the database of candidates who applied to you after your subscription gets over.

Best option you can call the representatives of 4 major job portals in India (Naukri, Monster, Jobsahead and Jobstreet ) and they will give details about the services they offer both in terms of value additions, cost , response time, quality of responses, segments they cater. eg : Nauri.com is for general positions and Jobsahead for IT related jobs.

And then you can compare all the 3 competitors and decide on the right portal for yourself.

Regards

bish

Chrm Message From: Colin Max Total Posts: 12 Join Date: 27/10/2006  
Rank: Executive Post Date: 10/03/2007 03:15:52 Points: 60 Location: United States

We have had experience in using job portal services and my suggestion to you would be, apart from checking out the 7 essential steps suggested by bish, one vital thing you should "not" forget to do is ask for a demo.For example, you want to resource a particular position and you provide the 3-4 portals with your requirements, let them give you, say 5 or 10 closest matching profiles.In that case, you can ensure

1.that the portal you decide after the demo, will be able to closely match your requirements in the near future, atleast

2.cut down successs rate when you try to call the closely matched profiles, and then you understand, that the contact numbers are not correct, or they are not reachable throuch telephone/cell but only mail(which is a disadvantage, when you have to call candidates, at a short nnotice) and such other issues.

Make sure to decide also keeping in mind your manpower budgeting in line with feasbile service provided by any of the job portals.

Good Luck

Colin

 
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