A job board to attract the hourly workforce

Why You Must Use Job Boards to Attract the Hourly Workforce

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One of the simplest ways to get more applicants for your job openings is to be where the hourly workforce job hunts. Understanding where your applicants search for jobs is key to advertising your job openings in effective places. Most commonly, this includes posting to multiple job boards and other relevant sites, like Facebook and Craigslist. 

Posting to multiple job boards doesn’t have to mean an increase in time and cost. Once you have the perfect job posting crafted, you can copy it to all of the relevant job boards! Luckily, most job boards for the hourly workforce also offer free job postings, with the option of sponsoring select posts.

Get started using these job boards for placing your job postings and let us know if you expand your applicant pool!


Common Job Boards for the Hourly Workforce

These are the most common job boards for the hourly workforce. Another large job board is  LinkedIn. However, LinkedIn has not been found to be as lucrative for the hourly workforce. We recommend sticking to these popular job boards for the hourly workers in industries such as food and beverage, hospitality, and labor-intensive positions. 

  • Indeed: As one of the most popular job boards worldwide, Indeed sees over 250 million unique visitors every month. Indeed allows free job postings for employers and also offers a pay-per-click option for sponsored job postings.
  • Snag: Touting themselves as the No. 1 job board for the hourly workforce, Snag has over 800 million registered hourly workers on their website. However, Snag does not offer free job postings.
  • ZipRecruiter: The No. 1 rated job search app on Android and iOS sees over 7 million active job seekers each month. ZipRecruiter is free to use and offers paid posts as well.
  • Glassdoor: Famous for providing reviews on each employer submitted by current and past employees, Glassdoor is a popular job board for all industries. Glassdoor sees 67 million unique monthly users and offers both free job postings and paid promotions.


Industry-Specific Job Boards

While these job boards may not have as many job seekers flocking to them each day, those that do visit have an increased likelihood of being qualified for your industry. 

  • Seasoned: A newer platform, Seasoned is designed for restaurant workers spanning from QSR to steakhouses. This platform also features training videos for common restaurant operations.
  • Harri: Designed for the hospitality industry, Harri is built to manage and engage hospitality teams. This platform features profiles on relevant job seekers in your area that can be filtered by years of experience, type of experience, availability, and location.


Other Employee Sourcing Platforms

Expanding beyond job boards and into social platforms and referrals can be an effective way to bring in applicants. 

  • Facebook: Most famous as a social media platform, Facebook does also offer a way to post jobs. This does require you to have a Business Facebook page to post them from, which is free.
  • Craigslist: Commonly known as a space to post for sale items, Craigslist should not be overlooked when you post your job openings. It’s simple and free to do!
  • Company Social Media Platforms: Does your company already have social media pages that are active? Simply share your job posting link from one of your job boards and invite interested people to apply! This is a great way to reach out to those who are already familiar with and interested in your business.
  • Partnerships with Local Schools: Do you have a local high school or community college? Try reaching out to these schools to advertise your jobs to their relevant students. For example, if your local community college offers courses on hospitality and hotel management, reach out to the relevant professor and ask if they will pass on your relevant job openings.
  • Referral Program: Not to be overlooked is an employee referral program. Your happy employees spreading the word to their friends and peers is a great way to find people similar to them that you know will be a great addition to your team. Employees gained through referrals are more likely to retain longer!


After expanding your applicant pool, you’ll likely spend more time sorting through resumes and have to make tough choices on who to hire. That’s where Sprockets comes in. Our system matches applicants against your top employees, instantly showing you who to hire. Plus, ensure you’re executing a great candidate experience with these tips.