Unifying a Fragmented Employment Industry

Many people have fallen victim to the ever fragmenting employment industry. High job board costs force companies to explore alternative avenues for advertising available positions and the scattering of jobs force job seekers to post their resume to multiple employment sites. Millions of jobs are left unfilled, millions of job seekers are left out of work, and thousands of job boards are cashing-in on the failures of both.

Overhead and value perception have created an unbalanced range of costs amongst the more than 40,000 US job boards. Knowledge, time, and budget have created an unbalanced distribution of more than one-million jobs and more than five-million resumes. These habits have turned finding a job and filling a position into a game of luck.

It has been drilled into our heads that finding talent is a skill and finding a job has to be a tedious process. Why? Think of it this way, if every job was on one job board and every resume was on that same job board then employers have access to all qualifying candidates and job seekers have access to all pertainable positions. The scattering of jobs and people have turned a calculated process into a frustrating experience, limiting the quality of results to the amount of sources a person has access to.

You see, it’s kind of funny, job seekers post their resume to sites they think employers like and employers post their jobs to websites they think job seekers like; neither are visiting sites because they are the most effective. When did we start putting ourselves through this torture? When did we start thinking this was acceptable?

“We created a free job board and live interview website for one reason,” says InovaHire.com Co-Founder Eric Schifone, “to provide a solution that effectively, and efficiently, connects employers with job seekers. Our ultimate goal is to unify this ever fragmenting employment industry.”

So why has this industry become so fragmented? Because we have allowed it to, but with a conscious effort from all parties, and a little help from InovaHire.com, a solution can be attained.

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Comment by Maureen Sharib on August 31, 2009 at 6:02am
I just had a thought.
What came first?
High unemployment or the decimation of recruiting staffs?
Are the two related?
Comment by Jason Monastra on August 31, 2009 at 2:30pm
That is a great point and one not easily remedied given the glut of available options with little in terms of cohesive strategy. Open markets and lack of what other channels implement (such as best practices) allow all sorts of solutions to enter the market, without really marking ROI or any sort of KPIs.

Like you said, people will use what they think their target audience wants or enjoys. Unfortunately with such an ambigous target, the idea of centralization moves farther from being a reality and more to that of a dream.
Comment by Tanya Willette on August 31, 2009 at 2:42pm
Maureen,

Now, recruiting staffs are different than job boards. Recruiters actually play an important role. If it wasn't for them, there would be thousands of employees at a different point in their career (some poss still looking). I am referring to the places where jobs are posted. If jobs and resumes are scattered across the internet, job seekers aren't finding the "best" position and employers aren't finding the "best" candidate. I may be pushing this a bit but if a job seeker found the "best" position and employers found the "best" candidates wouldn't it be true that turnover rate would be significantly decreased?

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