Why You Should Use Food Recruit Vs Relying On Job Boards

15.02.21 11:46 AM

Some businesses have success with jobs boards when sourcing for new hires. Others have more success through avenues such as LinkedIn, referrals and their own internal career sites. But all of this is time-consuming and no channel typically guarantees the result, sending you straight back to the start. 

So why would you consider using Food Recruit. You are investing so much time (and money) into all these channels. Especially job boards? 

Why you should use Food Recruit?

Above everything, we will save you time. We will also get you more candidates to choose from. Here’s why:

  • We are specialized: Our niche is the Food Manufacturing and Processing industry. We may already have a pool of candidates in mind, the moment you call and tell us about the position you are trying to fill 
  • Actively searching, constantly: Constantly networking, searching and building relationships with talent in the Food Industry. We do this every day, all day. Trying many different avenues that you may not have known about in order to find the right candidates. 
  • Pre-screening: Food Recruit act on your behalf to locate and pre-screen candidates. Only qualified ones are passed on to you to continue the interview process. Your roles can receive 100’s of unqualified applications. We will go through each application. Apply our expertise to a pre-screen. Filter down to the best candidates on the market. Saving your precious time 
  • Keep you top of mind: Food Recruit source, speak and network with new talent each and every day. If you build a relationship with us and work in partnership. Food Recruit always keep you in mind when we discover new talent. Providing you with the first opportunity to interview the candidate. 
  • We are specialized: Our niche is the Food Manufacturing and Processing industry. We may already have a pool of candidates in mind, the moment you call and tell us about the position you are trying to fill 
  • Actively searching, constantly: Constantly networking, searching and building relationships with talent in the Food Industry. We do this every day, all day. Trying many different avenues that you may not have known about in order to find the right candidates. 
  • Pre-screening: Food Recruit act on your behalf to locate and pre-screen candidates. Only qualified ones are passed on to you to continue the interview process. Your roles can receive 100’s of unqualified applications. We will go through each application. Apply our expertise to a pre-screen. Filter down to the best candidates on the market. Saving your precious time 
  • Keep you top of mind: Food Recruit source, speak and network with new talent each and every day. If you build a relationship with us and work in partnership. Food Recruit will always keep you in mind when we discover new talent. Providing you with the first opportunity to interview the candidate. 

What about the ones who are not looking?

If your company is solely using job boards to source candidates. You are missing out on some fantastic passive candidates (the ones that are not actually looking for a new opportunity) 

  • If you post on a job board, your company will actively search. That means your ad is up 24/7, but it depends on the right active candidate seeing and applying for your role. 

According to LinkedIn Talent solutions. A common complaint we hear from recruiters is the number of unqualified candidates they receive from job postings. Which is perhaps why many have moved toward proactive candidate sourcing 

  • Food Recruit will search both active AND passive candidates. We are looking in multiple places. Calling around within our network. Letting candidates know about the position you are trying to fill. Promoting your business and the opportunity. 

The benefit to a passive candidate is that, since they are not looking for a new opportunity, they probably won’t be interviewing with anyone else. With 60% of the workforce not looking for a new job, but willing to discuss a new opportunity, proactive sourcing (Boolean searches, social media, etc) is going to be your best bet for finding this group. Since it can be difficult to distinguish a passive candidate who is interested in speaking to you from one that’s not, you should be careful how you reach out people you find through proactive sourcing. 

Decide if we are a good fit

If we are not able to turn up a lot more interested candidates for your company. Then we will shut up shop and close the doors. We will take the legwork out of the process for job boards by pre-screening the people who expressed interest. And making sure that they are a right fit for the position you are offering. 

Let’s have a chat and see how we can help you, what do you have to lose? 

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Scott Williams
Director of Food Recruit 
07835 426149
[email protected] 

I’m an independent owner of Food Recruit. Passionate about the Food & Drink industry having spent time as a Supply Chain Manager and Business Development Manager for two of the UK’s largest meat importers. High Care, Low Care, Chilled and Ambient I have worked across all markets including B2B, Foodservice, Wholesale and Retail.

I fell into recruitment in 2016 to start a Food & Drink desk in a long standing Engineering Recruitment business in the West Midlands. Progressing on to Business Development Manager covering multiple markets before starting my own agency in September 2020.