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Whether you’re a small business or a Fortune 500 company, you are most likely always looking for cost-effective ways to target new candidates.

While it may seem impossible at times, there are a variety of ways to target new candidates without breaking the bank. First and foremost, be sure to always post your jobs on both your company’s website and social channels in order to gain initial visibility.

In addition, there are a number of free job boards in the UK that your HR department can leverage for even greater added exposure to quality applicants at no cost. While your job advertising strategy shouldn’t be solely dependent on free job boards and sites, they are certainly be a valuable complement to a larger recruitment marketing strategy. That said, in can be difficult and time consuming to vet the many options available for free job postings.

To help, we’ve compiled a list of the top 15 free job boards in the UK:

If you decide to post your jobs on any of these free sites, remember to track the effectiveness of your postings by identifying key metrics such as number of applicants and number of clicks.

When determining the efficiency of your free job postings, also consider the time spent in posting and managing your jobs–along with the results that those ads produce. Ask yourself, “am I getting quality applicants?” While free can be great, if you’re unable to identify key recruitment marketing metrics then you might still be missing your hiring goals. If you’re still not hitting the marks you’ve set for yourself, consider contact Recruitics to learn about how a recruitment marketing analytics and automation platform can help you be more successful.

Have you used any of these free job sites? Are there others we missed that you find valuable? Let us know on Twitter at Recruitics on Twitter!

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