Don't post a job listing on Craigslist without this free service
Posting a job opening to Craigslist can generate lots of applications, but keeping your hiring process organized after that becomes the challenge.Craigslist has become a go-to resource for many employers that want to hire quickly, inexpensively, and locally. In most cases, Craigslist is a fantastic tool for doing just that. In many cities, a Craiglist job posting is free (or very inexpensive), and Craigslist has become one of the top websites for job seekers looking to find local job openings.
As any employer who has posted a job listing on Craigslist will tell you, however, this fast and inexpensive source of job candidates typically comes with additional headaches. Typical problems employers run into include:
- High volume of candidates overtakes their email inbox
- It becomes difficult to read and keep track of every application
- Fielding many unqualified applications wastes time
Most large companies that hire dozens, even hundreds of employees a year use an Applicant Tracking System to manage and organize the hiring process. Products like iCIMS, Oracle Taleo, and others are great pieces of software, but as with most enterprise-level products, they come with a premium price tag, too.
Small businesses that hire sporadically or only a few times a year can't justify such an expense; but, they could still benefit from similar features.That's why we built the Rise Hire Free Applicant Tracking System, which allows any small business to:
- Keep incoming applications and documents organized in a central place without relying on an email inbox
- Star, archive, and manage the status of an application
- Create professional-looking job advertisements that highlight your employer brand and formalize the application process
Rise Hire is the perfect compliment to advertising on free sites like Craigslist. Instead of directing candidates to email or fax in a resume, simply ask them to follow the link to your job opening. Candidates then apply online, and all of this information funnels back to your Rise Hire dashboard.
By centralizing the application process, the Rise Hire Free ATS helps you keep the hiring process out of your email inbox, and in a place where you can easily manage it. Plus - it's free!