Facebook has launched an upgrade to its job tool that aims to help businesses more efficiently manage job applications as well as hire people for this holiday season.
US retailers hired over 525,000 seasonal employees last year to support the holiday rush.
Also, according to the results of an online poll of 5,000 adults, “one in four people in the US said they searched for or found a job using Facebook.” The poll was conducted by Morning Consult.
Recruiting right people is crucial to support demand this holidays, and as such Facebook is improving the job tool for efficiently hiring through its platform.
Here is an overview of the new features:
Share Job Listing in Groups
In addition to posting a job listing to a company Page or making it appear in the Jobs bookmark, and Marketplace. Now, businesses can easily share it with the Groups to reach more candidates.
Watch the video embed to see share jobs listing in Groups feature:
Track Job Applications
A new set of tools in the Manage Jobs tab on Pages allow businesses to filter, sort and mark candidates as favourites.
This feature can be use on mobile.
Here a screenshot that shows track applications more efficiently in the Manage Jobs tab:
Assign a Jobs Manager
To handle job applications, Facebook is now allowing admins to choose someone to post jobs and manage incoming applications through the Jobs Manager role on Pages.
Here is a video that shows assign a jobs manager feature:
Facebook notes, that the candidates sourced through it platform have resulted in more interviews than any other paid job service.
These features are available to all now.