We recently noticed a tangible shift happening in the job board market, and wanted to share some of our discoveries.
One on side, Job seekers want to land a perfect gig reflective of the climate, economic opportunity, and their values.
And on the flipside, employers want the same thing—a passionate candidate who can help their organization grow in a competitive and opportunity-rich environment. There are a lot of interesting Movements starting to take place in the market and we believe that now is the time to go Niche if you are either a Candidate or an Industry Employer seeking to find each other...
There is a tangible shift happening in the job board market. Job seekers want to land a perfect gig reflective of the climate, economic opportunity, and their values. And on the flipside, employers want the same thing—a passionate candidate who can help their organization grow in a competitive and opportunity-rich environment.
We’re sure you’ve heard the expression, “Jack of all trades, master of none” and if you haven’t, let us break it down for you. In the past, it was considered an attractive job seeker quality to have dabbled in many industries, roles, and skill sets, however, employers now want candidates who distinguish themselves by what they specifically represent and what they’re specifically great at.
Welcome to the age of the vertical job market platform. Andreesen Horowitz, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm says,
“a vertical job market platform focuses on one industry, role, candidate type, or demographic. It focuses on one thing, and one thing only.”
Imagine a world where job seekers and employers are equally ecstatic to have found each other—their perfect match. They’re both more likely to invest wholeheartedly, stick around, and grow together. Why find a sub-par match when you can find an ideal match?
That World is, and has been for some time in fact, here for the UK Carpet and Flooring Industry, its called My Flooring Jobs UK and is the brainchild of experienced Industry Recruiter Justin Kelly of Carpet Roles UK and The Fitters Desk, Who talks us through the journey to My Flooring Jobs UK...
“I can’t tell you how frustrated we, as volume Recruiters with busy desks on both Permanent and Contract placements have become with Traditional Job Boards... ever decreasing returns in both Volume of and, key, Quality of Candidates coupled with seemingly ever increasing costs and diminishing ROI has led us over the past 18 months or so to rely more and more on our internal database which is now significant in size and very fluid with new Candidates Registering daily and the big Boards have been parked on the whole... the results? For us, way less hassle dealing with unsuited and unresponsive candidates and a real feeling that we should have been concentrating on our internal systems for way longer.”
”We are now at the stage where, particularly with the Covid-19 Pandemic putting our main operations onto Ice for a few months at least that we have given it some very careful thought and consideration and feel that we should be actively evangelising about what our Board can offer, not just to our clients who use our full Recruitment Services but to those who don’t too.... foolhardy? Perhaps!”
”No, we are very aware that our Recruitment clients have reasons that our dedicated Recruiters are adding value to their organisation, be that in saving time and money on alternative methods or in terms of leveraging our huge network of Passive Candidates who are open to a discussion if the right role arises but generally don’t visit boards, so are safe in our locker! No, we see My Flooring Jobs as a facility for those companies that don’t need, want or can afford to use a Recruitment Agency to do the work for them but who would welcome access to a ready made pool of Carpet and Flooring Industry Candidates who we mail Weekly with suitable matched vacancies and who will be visiting our Niche Flooring Industry Job Board to discover the latest vacancies UK wide and all at a very competitive price!”
”We intend to make My Flooring Jobs UK the go to site for the Industry and would encourage all Hiring Managers to take advantage of the Free Vacancy Trial that we are offering currently and if You are a candidate to give the site a look and definitely to sign up for email Job Alerts”
”We run the two businesses as separate entities and aside from sharing My Flooring Jobs UK’s Job alerts with our Carpet Roles UK database, which of course is absolutely a Key selling point of MFJUK, there is no conflict and so everyone can be comfortable in using the service”.
”We have cleared the Site of all Content so as to start afresh post Covid so bear with us whilst we populate the site with content, thats very much down to employers out there having requirements..”
”Bottom Line, we offer direct access to Flooring Industry Candidates and Employers to get together in a dedicated Job Board Space at a Competitive Cost and in Complete Security, it’s a great Idea and is working really well”.
Follow the Link Image to the Site or for further details give Justin a call on 01562 544090 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org