One of the most cost–effective recruitment strategies still remains the traditional online job posting. It is also a necessary outreach method for Federal contractors who need to meet OFCCP mandates as they relate to making jobs available to protected groups, including veterans, persons with disabilities and minorities.

Online job boards such as provide access to vast networks of candidates with each individual job ad. This includes access to a national job website, mobile website, social–media websites, diversity career websites, as well as job scout emails. These online job boards can also reach a broader audience including job aggregators, niche job boards and community based organizations, as well as post mandatory job postings to state employment systems and state job banks. All of which are requirements for OFCCP compliance.

For those looking to create an effective online recruitment program, you will also need a strategy for your job descriptions. Best practice is to create a performance–based job description, one that clearly outlines a potential hire’s goals based on what they will do on a day–to–day basis. Demonstrating responsibilities in this way will ensure you are sourcing the right candidates, up–