Top 7 Online Platforms for Hiring an Australian Bookkeeper
Now more than ever there are thousands of websites and programs enabling you to conduct business and connect with stakeholders online. Likewise, when it comes to hiring staff, there is a huge selection of platforms available for consideration and for many business owners, the choice can be confusing.
In a digital world, jobseekers no longer search in the local newspaper. Almost all jobs are now searched and applied for online. So when it comes to expanding your team, not only is it important to be across the best online hiring platforms to use, but also to understand which are going to give you the greatest success for the particular role you’re hiring for.
Read ahead as we share the Top 7 online platforms for hiring an Australian Bookkeeper. We’ll also explore the most important aspects to consider when choosing a platform for advertising a role and share which one we use so successfully and why.
Considerations when choosing a hiring platform
It’s the ultimate question – where do I start? When looking for the right platform to advertise a role for a bookkeeper, there are a number of considerations that should be made. Whilst there are many online hiring platforms that are visited by thousands of Australian’s daily, it’s important to understand which are going to serve you best for the purpose.
In your search for the perfect bookkeeping employee for your business, there are some key questions you should be asking yourself when considering the best online job search website to use.
Firstly, ‘Are there bookkeepers on this platform looking for work?’ It’s extremely important to ensure that before you start advertising, you are doing so on a platform that will guarantee the largest pool of potential candidates for the role. Once you’ve put together the job description and are ready to advertise, it is worth doing some research and networking with others in your industry.
In learning which platforms are being used by bookkeepers, you’ll know exactly where to take your candidate search from the start, saving you time and a potential headache in the long run!
It’s also important to be aware that some online job search websites are tailored towards attracting particular job types. For example, Gumtree and Airtasker are more suited to trades and apprentices, whereas LinkedIn and much of Seek are most often used by white collar workers and popular with bookkeepers.
Another important question to ask yourself when choosing a platform is ‘Is the platform reputable amongst recruiters and hiring agencies?’ There’s nothing worse than posting a job advertisement only to receive a huge list of ‘dud’ candidates. And if you were to hire one of those candidates, not only are they going to waste your time, but potentially cause damage to your business.
By ensuring that you advertise on a reputable platform that is used by other recruitment professionals, you can be sure that your role will attract legitimate candidates with the best intentions for your business. In today’s world, scammers are rife. So remember, advertising on a reputable platform is extremely important. Secondly, always ensure that you carefully work through your applications. Knowing the red flags are key!
Online reviews and word of mouth are also gold when it comes to purchasing or using a good service. Once you’ve made a shortlist of the job search website you are interested in, obtaining information and advice from those in your industry who have used them from experience should make your final decision easy. There’s nothing better than getting first hand advice from those who have tested and trialled!
Online hiring platforms for your employee search
Now that you’re across the questions you should be asking yourself when choosing a hiring platform, we’re now going to delve into the details. Read ahead as we share seven of the most popular online hiring platforms and the key information you need to further solidify your decision.
As one of Australia’s longest standing online recruitment platforms, Seek is used by more than 13 million candidate profiles. In fact, three out of four Australian’s use Seek when searching for a job. Listing a wide range of jobs by businesses, recruiters and hiring agencies via SEEK – Employer, Seek primarily targets white-collar workers.
2. Job Active
Put in place by the Australian Government, Job Active is another employment service helping Austrailan’s find their best suited job. This platform is primarily used by those who receive or have previously received income support payments such as the Newstart Allowance, Youth Allowance or Parenting Payment. Any employer can advertise free of cost on this platform via their employer site.3.
Job Search is an Australian hiring platform which has been around for more than 20 years. This platform is popular across a large number of industries, featuring roles that are suitable for both white-collar and blue-collar workers.
Traditionally used as a buy, swap and trade platform, Gumtree has now (pardon the pun) ‘branched out’ – creating a new platform for employers and job seekers. Primarily used by trades and apprentices, Gumtree Jobs provides an affordable platform for Australian small business owners.
Indeed is an American owned employment platform that lists thousands of new jobs each month. According to IBISWorld, whilst SEEK controls 84.1 per cent off Australia's online recruitment market, Indeed is the larger company globally. Primarily used by white-collar workers, Indeed also provides a platform whereby candidates can visit company pages to read reviews from current and past employees, assisting their job search even further.
5. Career Jet
Sourcing approximately 40 million job ads from more than 20 million quality websites from around the world, Careerjet provides a platform for both white-collar and blue-collar workers, serving job advertisements for a wide variety of roles. The platform allows for users to search for roles across Australia as well as overseas vacancies.
6. Career One
Last but not least, Career One is primarily used by white-collar job seekers and is widely popular for not only listing thousands of new jobs a month, but providing career advice and resume building tips. A resume database also provides a fantastic resource for employers to search the sites database for suitable candidates.
The hiring platform we use and why
At The Savvy Bookkeeper, we use Seek.com.au as our preferred platform for hiring new staff. We find that for bookkeeping employees in particular, Seek always provides fantastic results. In fact, you can expect to receive up to 300 applicants once your job advertisement has been live for a couple of days.
Although many of those applications are likely to be ‘duds,’ at least you’ll begin with a large pool of candidates which will give you the greatest chance of finding the most suitable bookkeeping employee for your business.
Besides being popular amongst job seekers, Seek is also used by Recruitment Agencies and large organisations, giving it a solid reputation.
What are you waiting for?
Finding a suitable employee can be difficult, but when you start with a great online hiring platform, you’re sure to get fast results. When it comes to hiring a bookkeeping employee, it is best to stick to hiring websites that attract white-collar workers. This will give you the greatest chance in finding a suitable candidate.
As you have discovered, there is no shortage of places online to post a job advertisement for your bookkeeping business. Now that you have a choice, do a little further research and discover which is most suited to your businesses needs.
That is, which platform is likely to attract the perfect candidate for your business and which will provide the features you need to best advertise that role. What will your choice be?
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