The social media giant ,facebook seem to be on the quest to take over the internet has it has added a new “jobs” feature for its business pages so that companies can post open positions to recruit new employees.
The new Jobs features could give companies another reason to drive traffic to their Facebook Page beyond marketing their products in the News Feed, while also allowing them to pay the social network to get their open position in front of more candidates.
The new features could compete with LinkedIn, as well as developers like Work4, Workable and Jobscore that build “Jobs” tab applications that businesses can embed in their Facebook Pages. Perhaps Facebook was prepping for these new features when it tested Profile Tags last year that mimic LinkedIn’s endorsements feature.
Why this is important for your business:
Administrators will be able to share job openings with your company’s community (and their friends), and Facebook will give you the ability to have your own “jobs” tab for prospective employees to view. Another big feature will be an “apply now” button that starts the application process, where you can receive a completed application via a Facebook Message or have it forwarded to another email address. With more than 50 million small business pages and almost 2 billion active monthly users, Facebook has a lot of reach, and its numbers dwarf LinkedIn who is trying hard to be a leader in recruiting tools for businesses, both small and large.