Over the past several years, there has been a growing consensus among employers - it is more difficult than ever to find good people to work. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, this is not too surprising.
For the first time on record, the number of job openings in the U.S. exceeds the number of unemployed Americans. This “buyer’s market” for job seekers has also led to a rising quit-rate, as people are confident they can go get a job elsewhere.
As a result, most employers in low-paying industries with high turnover (such as Building Services and Commercial Security) continue to beat the same drum: they need more applicants.
Kwantek’s Applicant Growth - Building Services & Security Industries
Contrary to the national trends, Kwantek clients in the Building Services and Security industries have enjoyed a steady increase in applicant volume over the same time period.
By using Kwantek’s applicant tracking and on-boarding system as a cornerstone for their scaling strategy, clients who have been with Kwantek since January 1st, 2016 have seen an 126% increase in applicant volume!
As a result, these clients have been able to grow their businesses and hire more people. The total number of active jobs among these clients increased by 72% over that same time period.
As these clients have dramatically increased their employee counts, they’ve seen their applicant volume increase 75% faster than their job posting volume!
Over the years, we have continued to improve our product to ensure our clients’ job postings achieve the maximum exposure possible. This year, we’ve made several updates critical to this success.
At the beginning of this year, Kwantek announced a partnership with Indeed to use the new Indeed Apply feature. This change has single-handedly increased our applicant volume from Indeed by 48% Year Over Year!
Google for Jobs Integration
You may have noticed a much larger presence on Google’s search results page for searches related to jobs. This new section is called Google for Jobs, and it is pushing down the historically dominant Indeed searches with it’s own job portal. We’re seeing a large increase in applicant volume from this position, and all our clients' jobs are featured in this placement.
Industry-Specific Job Boards
In June, Kwantek announced the launch of MyCleaningJobs.com, the largest resource for cleaning jobs on the web. All our BSC clients have unlimited postings to this job portal. In early August, Kwantek will be releasing MyGuardJobs.com, which is sure to be the largest resource for security guard jobs on the web.
With all these updates, it’s no surprise our long-standing clients are seeing dramatic increases in applicant volume. Stay tuned throughout the rest of the year as we have multiple different initiatives to help ensure applicant volume continues this upward trend for our clients!