In the past it was only possible to recruit people that were in the local area of your business, either by putting up signs in your shop or office front or by posting about the job opening in your local paper. Thanks to the internet you can now recruit people from all over the country and even the world, and your job ad can be viewed by anyone with an internet connection. More eyes on your job post means more applications, so it is important that you think carefully about your online recruitment process to get the perfect new employee. We highly encourage you to post your recruitment ad on JewSurf, so you can find an employee from our wonderful online community. Best of all, posting a job ad on JewSurf is completely free, so you have nothing to lose! When you are creating your job ad, imagine your perfect future employee. What skills do they have? Do they require any special qualifications? How much experience do they need to do the job well? Once you have answers to these questions, make sure your job ad includes all of these points. It’s okay to be specific about the kind of person you need for the role. If you only want applications from people who have experience managing a team for example, it is a waste of your time to potentially receive applications from people who don’t meet this requirement. You also need to provide the potential employee with enough information to decide if the job is suitable for their lifestyle. Make sure you include the number of hours per week of work and the time of day their shift will be, especially if this deviates from the standard 9-5 schedule. While you don’t need to provide the address of your business straight away, it is best to at least include the suburb the job is based in. Potential employees are likely to be looking at a lot of difference job posts while deciding their next career move, so you need to make your company stand out from the rest. Do you have a relaxed office environment where everyone is friendly and no one feels like they need to walk on eggshells? Do you have generous incentives for employees that go above and beyond in their performance? Is your workplace in a nice location with a park across the road that’s the perfect spot for a lunch break? Mention these things in your job post! Once you have posted your recruitment ad and received applications, narrow down your applicants and do a little online research about them. Put their names into public sites such as LinkedIn or Facebook. This quick online check helps you verify that this is a real person applying for a job with you. After you have narrowed down the applicants and researched their online presence, all you need to do is organise a face to face or phone interview with them. Trust your gut during this project, only you know who will be a good fit for your company! Start your online recruitment process today by posting a job ad on the JewSurf Jwall. Simply select your country, region and city and select “jobs” as the category. Good luck finding the next member of your team!