A brief introduction to job slots

Job slots

Now that we’re offering job slots, it seems like a perfect time to answer a few common questions about slots, and how they can help your small business thrive.

What are job slots?

Job slots, a.k.a. concurrent postings, reoccurring postings, or even “digital real estate,” are essentially reserved spaces for postings.

As opposed to a single job posting, which you would put up on a job board for a standard amount of time (usually 30 days), a job slot allows you to post, re-post, and replace jobs as much as you like. You have a designated space on a job board that you can use however you need.

How do job slots work?

With most job boards, you’ll pay a monthly fee depending on how many job slots you want. Once you’re all set up, you can start posting (and re-posting) as much as you like.

When it comes to using job slots, the process will depend on the job board you use. With Workopolis, you can write as many job posting drafts as you like in the Recruitment Centre. Then, you select the posting to go live on the site. This consumes one job slot credit. You can move a new posting into your job slot at any time by closing the first job and making a different posting live.

Why are job slots popular?

As any hiring manager can tell you, hiring isn’t a one-size-fits-all process – especially in small businesses. One job might take two days to fill. Another might take three weeks. Job slots let you post when you need, for as long as you need.

Also, Workopolis research has found that postings attract the most seekers in the first three days (after that, engagement drops by 45 per cent). With job slots, you have the option to re-post jobs after a few days to boost applies – without purchasing a whole new posting.

An added benefit of job slots is that you can tweak and re-post a posting if it’s not performing well. Our research shows that the most effective job postings put information in a specific order, but it can differ depending on the industry and job title. Job slots lets you experiment to see what gets you the most applicants. What more can we ask for?

Interested in learning more about Workopolis job slots? Click here to learn more (and try it for free for four days!).

See also:
How to get more qualified applicants
7 ways the Recruitment Centre helps you screen applicants


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