This is the short translation of the review by Gerhard Kenk. The original German article is here: Crosswater Job Guide
Rarely have German employers faced greater challenges in their search for employees: demographic change, shortage of skilled workers and increasingly choosy candidates. These difficult conditions are combined with a jungle of possible recruitment channels, including more than 1,100 online job boards alone - almost impossible to keep track of in this area. The user survey Jobbörsen-Kompass, an initiative of the HR expert portal Crosswater Job-Guide, brings light into this provider darkness.
The results of Jobbörsen-Kompass' user survey will be presented in time for TALENTpro 2019 in Munich, the Expofestival for recruiting solutions.
The highest recommendation rate was achieved by (s. screenshot 1):
As in the previous year, job / career fairs confirmed their standing in the favour of applicants and scored 4.45 points, a slight decrease of 0.02 average points. Social-Media as a recruiting channel has a hard standing in the (dis)favour of job seekers, this channel scored only 3.13 points, compared to 3.69 in the same period last year.
First place among the generalist job boards went to Stepstone, while meinestadt.de improved to second place, replacing Indeed.de, which finished third (s. screenshot 2):
At the specialist job boards, the Staufenbiel Institute confirmed first place, jobvector came in second, mobilejob came in third as the newcomer of the last few years and consistently continued its course of mobile job applicant approach.
Job search engines with the best satisfaction rankings are Kimeta.de in 1st place, followed by Jobbörse.de and Jobrapido.de in 2nd and 3rd place.
Despite all the prophecies of doom about the death of job boards, job advertisements or letters of application, job boards are proving to be a recruiting channel that is booming: