The Workforce Development Board / Local Employment Planning Council (WDB/LEPC) has completed a report as part of the pilot project funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development that examines and compares the use of online job boards with a focus on the local labour market.

There are various recruitment methods available to employers and determining the right mix of tools depends greatly upon past success, current hiring challenges, associated costs, and overall effectiveness. Employers and job seekers alike should remember that not all jobs are found online.  Many employment opportunities can be found through local recruitment agencies, employment and training service providers, and through the people we work with and interact with every day.

“Both word of mouth and employee referrals can be very effective recruitment strategies. These traditional methods take advantage of trusted networks to secure the talent necessary to support an organization’s labour needs. The development of online job boards provides an additional recruitment channel that has only been available over the past two decades,” the report reads.

“Online job boards are unique in that they can be viewed universally by job seekers, employers, job developers, and anyone with an internet connection. The reach of an online job posting is significantly greater than traditional forms of recruitment, and the choices are limitless.”

To download the report in English, click HERE.

To download the report in French, click HERE.

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