Facebook Eases Hiring Employees with new Jobs tool

Posted by John Onwuegbu | February 16, 2017 |

Facebook is rolling out new Jobs tool for businesses to post job openings, and for job seekers to hunt for jobs on the social network. The new feature is targeted at SMEs that typically struggle to find the right people to hire, on part-time or hourly basis.

While Businesses were already trying to connect with prospective employees on Facebook, now they can post new jobs to the Page Feed through status update, and have it tracked on the Jobs tab on the Page.

And users can simply hit the “Apply Now” button to instantly send an application through Facebook Messenger.

When a job seeker apply for an open position by clicking the "Apply Now" button, Facebook will auto-fill some of the public information from their Facebook profile such as personal details, thus easing out the application process.

The Applicant, however, can review and edit the information before submitting the application, as once submitted, a conversation between the job applicant and the business will be initiated on Facebook Messenger.

Job listings will also show up in News Feed for Facebook users who have liked that business' page, and the page admins have the option to boost the jobs placement by buying ads on Facebook.

The feature will be live for U.S. and Canada businesses to post job listings, track applications and communicate with job applicants through their Facebook pages, in the coming weeks and eventual worldwide roll out may follow soon.