Most candidates on Thai job boards earn less than 100,000 baht per month, have less than 10 years work experience and are below 40 years of age. So the job boards say themselves.
Now you tell me if this sounds like the perfect space to go hunting for management and executive candidates.
Nope. Too many companies use the same recruitment techniques as they did 10-15 years ago. Helloooo?
Of course some good candidates come from job boards, and it will depend on your niche too. Job boards should be part of your mix, for now, but they are undifferentiated and will not capture talent in the eye of the skills shortage storm. Even the job boards know this! A client of mine told me recently he spends a million dollars a year on job boards, and has the stats to show that just 17% of his placements originate from job-board applications. At the same time he spends a pathetic $5k a year on social media, he will not hire a marketing person, won’t train his consultants on talent sourcing techniques, and thinks CRM, predictive recruitment and building talent communities is ‘Bullshit’. Yet he is cool to spend a million $ on job boards! Oh well.