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Using a Niche Job Board to Locate Life Science Candidates in Australia

Using a Niche Job Board to Locate Life Science Candidates in Australia

Summary

The demand for highly skilled and specialised workers in Australia is on the rise in 2022, particularly in the Life Science industry where niche roles are becoming harder to fill. One of the simplest things you can do is to make the most of niche job boards such as PharmiWeb.jobs/au/. These allow you to conduct a more targeted candidate search and give you the opportunity to take your roles directly to the most relevant and qualified jobseekers.
  • Author Company: PharmiWeb.Jobs
  • Author Name: Lucy Walters
  • Author Email: Lucy.Walters@pharmiweb.com
  • Author Website: https://www.pharmiweb.jobs/
Editor: Lucy Walters Last Updated: 11-Mar-2022

The demand for highly skilled and specialised workers in Australia is on the rise in 2022, particularly in the Life Science industry where niche roles are becoming harder to fill.

Whilst the government has implemented numerous schemes to bring more highly skilled workers to the country – such as the introduction of the Global Talent Visa – there are things you can do as a recruiter to locate more niche talent both in Australia and overseas.

One of the simplest things you can do is to make the most of niche job boards such as PharmiWeb.jobs/au/. These allow you to conduct a more targeted candidate search and give you the opportunity to take your roles directly to the most relevant and qualified jobseekers.

In this article, we explain 5 benefits of using a niche job board to locate more specialised Life Science talent in Australia…

Smaller Candidate Pools with High-Quality Talent

When it comes to locating highly specialised candidates, quality is more important than quantity. It’s more important to locate the most relevant and qualified candidates in the industry than it is to generate high volumes of traffic by sharing your job adverts with huge, unsegmented audiences.

As niche boards are aimed at attracting specific groups of candidates, they automatically provide an initial round of filtering, allowing you to only focus your resources on applications that are relevant to your industry and target sector.

Focused Account Management

The staff behind niche job boards will have a good understanding of the market you’re hiring in, as their business will revolve around a particular industry, location, or discipline, etc. They’re often kept up to date with the latest news, trends and challenges in your industry and will have a good awareness of your competitor activity too.

Niche job boards can therefore offer you more than a platform to share your jobs on, with staff who have the knowledge and experience to develop your recruitment strategies as a whole. They can help to develop your employer brand, choose the right job titles for your adverts, and even help you push your roles in all the right places. As niche job boards often have fewer companies advertising on them, staff have the time to understand your recruitment needs and are on hand to help you get the best ROI for your organisation.

Control Over Your Postings

With less competition from other hiring companies, it’s often easier to communicate with staff behind niche boards and have a say in how your job ads are viewed and shared. Instead of simply paying for a posting and losing track of where and how it’s being seen, you may get to have an input into how it’s promoted and distributed to candidates, and which candidates are being targeted.

Not only does this mean you have more control over your job postings, but it also means you’ll have a deeper insight into what is and isn’t working in terms of your recruitment strategies to help you develop them in the future.

Opportunities to Develop Your Employer Branding

With niche boards generally being much less busy than larger boards, they provide ample opportunity to develop your employer branding and present yourself as an employer of choice in your field. PharmiWeb’s Employer Branded Careers Hubs are a great example of this as they give you the space to shout about your news, awards and achievements, values, goals, and company culture as well as your current vacancies.

With a segmented candidate base, strengthening your visibility on niche job boards means you’ll be pushing your brand in front of the right people, meaning you won’t be wasting valuable resources trying to be seen on a busy board.

Targeted Advice and Resources

Whilst some recruitment tips can be applied to most industries, niche job boards also give you access to industry-specific tips and tricks to help you hire in your sector. PharmiWeb’s recruiter blog is a good example of this as it gives you the space to learn about both general recruitment best practices and tips on how to hire effectively within the Life Sciences.

Resources such as this allow you stay ahead of the latest hiring challenges and opportunities, whilst also helping you get the best ROI for your recruitment activities.

Remember That Quality Beats Quantity…

Niche job boards are an effective way of engaging the most relevant candidates and of ensuring your resources aren’t being wasted trying to be seen amongst the noise of busy job boards, or on filtering through hundreds of irrelevant applications.

As Australia’s Life Science industry continues to evolve, locating highly specialised talent will become more of a challenge, so now is the time to explore using a niche job board to locate those hard-to-find candidates.

Get in touch to find out how PharmiWeb can help by emailing sales@pharmiweb.com or by calling us on +44 (0)845 565 1771 – we’d love to hear from you!