July 26, 2023

Why don’t we post our jobs?

I got an e-mail from a jobseeker yesterday with a question about the new SCL Search website. He said the jobs section of the website had gone missing, so he wasn’t sure if he should send us his resume.

The answer is yes, if you’re an experienced supply chain professional please send us your resume. But it’s true, we removed the job postings section from our website.

Why?

We don’t get many applicants through our website. If we want to attract active job seekers we usually post on LinkedIn or Indeed, so posting on our website seems a little redundant and is just extra work.

We don’t rely on applications. Most of our candidates are passive (not active) job seekers. We connect with them through word-of-mouth referrals, networking, Boolean search online, or in our internal database. When we do post jobs, we find the vast majority of applicants are not a fit for the role. So screening applications can be a time waster.

Updating the job postings section of the website was becoming difficult. We have some clients that may put a search on hold temporarily, but ask that we keep the file active. We have other searches that we complete within days, but coordinating interviews, reference checks and job offers might take months. These (and other) situations led to job postings that were not very active.

We only do supply chain and logistics, and often post the same types of jobs. For instance, we currently have three supply planning roles on the go. These roles are with three different companies, but the job descriptions are similar, so we ran one generic job ad instead of posting three separate jobs.

Those are a few of the reasons we don’t post jobs, and I think they outweigh the reasons we should post.

What do you think? Should we post our job openings on our website? Are we missing a big opportunity? Please let me know in the comments.

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