Generally, the word cheap comes with an inferred meaning of bad quality, with businesses instead preferring terms such as ‘cost-effective,’ ‘economical,’ and ‘great value.’
Usually, what people are looking for when they use the word cheap is a great product for next to nothing. It usually takes time to learn the lesson of you get what you pay for. So, how do you find great staff and make the most of your budget with cheap job advertising?
It goes without saying that the lower the salary of the job role, the lower the commission you pay when the position is filled. However, this does not help to reduce the costs of advertising for a job role. When it comes to salary, you will get the best results by ensuring you are in line with average salaries for your area.
Work Smart, Not Hard
By utilising the best tools, you take a significant amount of admin time from the process. Failing to leverage tools is where most of a recruitment budget is lost.
Location, Location, Location
There are many free job boards out there to take advantage of free job advertising. While it might be tempting to post on all of these, it takes time. A job advertising package from a low-cost/fixed fee recruitment company could help you post on all of these at once for a fraction of the cost.
How long have you got to fill the vacancy? The longer you have, the more likely you are to get the most suitable candidate. So, as soon as you are aware of upcoming maternity leave or a project start date/deadline, start your recruitment drive. While a deadline is a deadline, being too eager to fill a role quickly can cause you to choose the wrong candidate, wasting time and budget.
Ensure that each role in your company can be carried out temporarily by at least one other person, preferably more. If they leave, you can be stranded and forced into paying higher fees. Backing up your team’s knowledge in this way allows you to keep the job ad up for longer, making it more likely that you will find a suitable candidate.
Skills & Experience
Are you looking for a candidate with ten years of experience with a particular tool or someone with proven results? Then you should expect to pay for it and expect to wait for it. Writing excellent job descriptions is the key to attracting high-caliber candidates.
By spending a little more on your fixed cost or flat rate job recruitment, you will save time and money in the long run. You can discover all your options on where and how to advertise your positions in our guide; How To Advertise A Job.