If you’re looking to launch a regular or niche job board, or migrate your existing job, you have two options when it comes to the platform:
Option 1: Build it yourself
Option 2: Buy an off the shelf solution
Going with an ‘off the shelf’ or ‘white label’ job board software solution is a popular option for good reason.
Firstly it’s extremely quick to setup.
Secondly you benefit from the latest job board tech packed into a ready built platform,
And thirdly it’s almost certainly going to be cheaper.
Even if in the long run you prefer to build your own software, a white label job board solution will enable you to get up and running quickly and relatively cheaply.
This is important as it will enable you to run a ‘proof of concept’ and validate your business by attracting, onboarding and matching both jobseekers and recruiters.
This only works of course if your job board only needs what is considered ‘standard functionality’. If there is something else that will differentiate your business, you may need to go down the custom build route.
Top 10 best white label job board software platforms 2021:
Jobboard.io belongs to US company Ziprecruiter who handle a huge volume of jobs. The advantage of using a white label job board platform that belongs to Ziprecruiter is that you can use their job inventory to populate your job board if you don’t have your own jobs. Their basic plan starts at $249/month which will get you email alerts for up to 500 subscribers and enable you to backfill jobs from both Ziprecruiter and Indeed.
Tribepad is a UK based company with a portfolio of recruitment products one of which is their white label job board software. They integrate with Broadbean, Vacancy Poster and Kaonix to allow easy automated job posting. Prices start from £1,000/month.
Headquartered in the US, Smartjobboard is a plug and play white label job board similar to jobboard.io. They offer backfill jobs from Indeed and Ziprecruiter. They have a number of pre-built themes and a 14-day trial making it easy to get up and running quickly. Prices start from $170/month.
Madgex is a UK based company which powers the job boards that belong to a number of familiar brands including The Times, The Guardian and Gumtree Jobs. We would class this as an ‘enterprise’ end solution. They don’t publish their prices, it won’t be as cheap as some of the other offerings, but may be a better choice if you are past the proof-of-concept stage and are looking for an enterprise grade white label job board platform.
Launched in 2018, Job Board Fire was designed to match the user experience and functionality of successful platforms like Shopify, making it very easy to quickly setup a fully functional job board. Their job boards have a distinctly different look and feel which you can see via the demo sites on their website. They do not currently publish pricing on their website but some sources state that basic plans start at $97.00 per month.
Austrian based Jobiqo claims to be focussed on “building next generation job boards & career marketplaces to engage talent”. As well as standard job board functionality, they offer a built-in résumé (CV) creator, video applications, and the ability for jobseekers to automatically prefill their profile from LinkedIn or Facebook.
Danish company Matchwork offers both off-the-shelf and custom built job boards. Like Madgex, they have a number of publishing as well as pureplay job board clients across the UK and Europe. They are part of listed Danish media group North Media A/S, so have some strong backing.
Headed up by the former CEO of Jobsite.co.uk, Talenetic are a UK based operation and have some big clients under their belts. They do not publish their pricing, but their team is made up of an impressive array of industry professionals. They offer job board build and licensing of their core product with the option of customisations and ongoing support.
Wisconsin based HiringOpps offer an impressive array of features including employer site scraping and claim to be the first job board platform to integrate a video interview platform. Pricing starts at $249 per month.
10. Job Board Mount
Part of Aspen Tech Labs, Job Board Mount is a feature rich off the shelf job board that requires an upfront investment of around £5,000 followed by ongoing fees of about £700 per month.
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The job aggregator landscape has change quite a lot over recent years. Independent job boards dominated the UK recruitment landscape with emerging aggregators coming in alongside and becoming a ‘single source of jobs’ from various job boards.
Very cleverly this enabled Indeed to build a brand presence amongst both jobseekers and recruiters, eventually establishing direct relationships with recruiters and becoming a serious competitor for job boards.
Indeed is no longer considered an aggregator as it pursues direct relationships with employers.
What is a job aggregator?
Job or job board aggregators are commonplace not just in the UK but globally. They are also known as job aggregators and job search engines.
Job board aggregators make life easier for jobseekers as they enable them to visit a single website to view jobs from multiple niche job boards…saving them from trawling their way around the web. So rather than visiting Totaljobs.com, Reed.co.uk and Monster.co.uk separately, the jobseeker can visit a single aggregator site and find all of the jobs that would be on each of these websites in one place.
Much in the same way as the insurance or travel industries do for their respective areas (take ‘Compare the Market’ and ‘Expedia’ as examples).
Naturally for the jobseeker there are inherent advantages in this. They only need to visit and log in to one website rather than a number of websites in order to repeat the same search.
However it can also lead to a clunky user experience whereby there are bounced from website to website being asked to register each time.
For example the aggregator may send them to monster.com where they have to register to apply, but monster.com then send them to the website of the employer to register again on their careers site.
Most aggregators now allow employers to post jobs directly to them. This is a strategy that Indeed has pursued aggressively, moving away from their traditional aggregator model towards that of a job listing website.
For businesses considering launching a new job board, aggregators can be a useful source of job inventory, enabling them to instantly publish a large volume of jobs on their website. In some cases the aggregators will pay the job board for every visitors or job application that they then send back.
So who are the top job board aggregators in the UK?
Top UK job aggregators 2022
- Jooble – 248,000 monthly UK visits
At the time of writing, Jooble claimed to have nearly 500,000 UK jobs from over 14,000 websites. Jooble are Ukrainian based and considered to be the world’s second most visited job site after Indeed.
2. Simply Hired– 190,000 monthly UK visits
Launched in 2003, California based Simply Hired was bought by Indeed parent company, Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd in 2016. Simply Hired encourages employers to post their jobs directly on their website for free and then redirects them to Indeed who charge on a ‘per click’ basis for employers to receive more visibility and applications.
3. Adzuna – 108,000 monthly UK visits
London based Adzuna was founded by Doug Monro and Andrew Hunter in 2011 (formerly of Gumtree and Zoopla). Since their original launch in the UK they have now expanded internationally and now claim to have over 1,000,000 live jobs.
4. Jobted – 106,000 monthly UK visits
Jobted launched out of Lombardia, Italy in 2012 and now operates across 13 countries. Unlike many other job aggregators who encourage employers to post jobs directly with them, Jobted doesn’t have this option and generates revenue by sending jobseekers to job boards on a ‘cost per click’ basis.
5. JobisJob – 106,000 monthly UK visits
Jobisjob is part of a large Madrid based marketplace company called Adevinta who also own Infojobs and Milanuncios in Spain. Operating globally, Jobisjob is the 5th largest UK aggregator.
6. Ziprecruiter – 10,200 monthly UK visits
Based in California and founded in 2010, Ziprecruiter claim to have over 1,000,000 UK job listings. At the time of writing, Ziprecruiter were charging £99 for employers wishing to advertise a job directly with them.
7. Neuvoo– 9,400 monthly UK visits
Founded in 2011, Nuevoo offer free job posting to careers sites. Career sites then have the option to upgrade to sponsored jobs in order to increase their visibility.
8. Careerjet – 9,400 monthly UK visits
Careerjet are a London based jobs aggregator founded in 1999. At the time of writing they had just over 630,000 UK jobs listed. Posting a job on Careerjet costs £100.00 for 45 days.
9. Allthetopbananas– 6,400 monthly UK visits
Allthetopbananas are a UK based aggregator started in 2005. They now have global coverage and are a pure-play aggregator meaning that employers cannot post their vacancies directly to Allthetopbananas .
10. Jobs Bear – 1,900 monthly UK visits
Jobsbear are based in Israel and are focussed on the UK market. Since 2019 they have been invested in growing their footprint in the UK and currently rank number 10 in our 2021 lineup.
Visit data is taken from SEMrush UK organic data in July 2021.
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