Indeed, the world’s no. 1 job site, now offers emerging businesses access to a vast pool of over 250 million job seekers every month on its platform, through its latest offering, Indeed for SME.
In order to make the hiring process more efficient for small businesses, Indeed allows SMEs on its platform to access a large reserve of potential candidates that can be filtered as per relevance to the company’s requirements, thus ensuring that the right job role is matched to the right job seeker.
SMEs can use features developed by Indeed such as ‘screener questions’ – a way to learn more about each job seeker during the application process, and ‘in-person interview’ settings to attract the right candidates that match their specific needs. Further, Indeed’s client servicing teams offer assistance to small businesses on how to post job openings, write attractive job descriptions and manage candidate applications.
SMEs in India : With over 76 million people visiting career-related sites every month, it is clear that job search has made a definitive shift to the online realm. Small businesses must, therefore, be where job seekers are in order to find the right talent. Through its latest offering, Indeed aims to overcome the challenge of bringing small businesses online.
In keeping with its mission of helping people get jobs, Indeed is committed to bringing as many offline jobs as possible online. Indeed has aggregated jobs on its platform from across a number of sources ranging from company websites to public service portals, thus creating a diverse pool of opportunities that attracts a wide range of job seekers.
Hard to Fill Jobs in Kolkata : According to a recent study by Indeed, job roles in sales are among the hardest to fill for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), as per respondents listed on the web portal. The study also reveals that 25% of the job roles such as Sales Specialist, Sales Intern, and Sales Advisor are hard to fill. In Kolkata alone, 32% of Sales Representative postings are hard to fill.
As businesses in the SME sector seek to grow and scale, the demand for suitably skilled sales professionals is on the rise. However, the challenge that smaller businesses face in filling these roles is reaching and attracting the right talent.
Hard to fill job roles for Indian SMEs:
|Job Title||% of postings that are hard to fill|
|Welder & Fitter||25%|
|Customer Support Representative||25%|
|Air Conditioning Technician||23%|
|Tool & Die Maker||23%|
Sashi Kumar, Managing Director, Indeed India says, “With MSMEs projected to create more jobs in the coming years, the sector holds huge potential in terms of job creation. In order to support these emerging businesses, Indeed allows jobs to be posted on its platform free of cost, while also offering an easy to use, dedicated dashboard to track applicants. With Indeed for SME, we hope to provide an easy hiring solution to smaller businesses and aim to continuously innovate to help these companies find the right talent fit through our platform.”