I wrote about this new service this morning in today's RBC Daily, but for those that might have missed it....
Is Jobpoacher.com a recruiter’s new best friend? Let's be honest - in the search for great talent, recruiters will often do what they need to do to find the next all-star candidate. A new site called Jobpoacher.com might offer another tool to accomplish that task. It’s a free service for job seekers and recruiters to make connections. Candidates who are currently employed but not completely satisfied can fill out a simple form with their current job title, salary, location and what they think is an ideal working situation.
Jobpoacher.com will create an anonymous listing and post this information as a simple entry to allow recruiters to reach out and make connections. Think Craig’s List for the job market.
It has the potential to become a spam haven, but the creators of the site mention they monitor spam and other suspicious activity. You can learn more about Jobpoacher.com by reading the full article from TechCrunch.
I admit that I messed around with the site a bit this afternoon. Due to the TechCrunch article (as one can imagine) it got flooded by job seekers. My opinion is that it could become tire kicker heaven. Anyone can have a bad day and turn to a site like this and just post about a dream job scenario. I question just how serious these individuals are, and further how they would feel after getting bombarded by 'lazy' recruiters.
What do you think recruiters about the idea of Jobpoacher.com? Is anyone from the RBC out there using it? or trying to poach their next candidate? I'm curious to what others think.
Looks for my next post on sourcing from Pinterest (I kid I kid).