It is a dream of every recruitment agency to have a job board. Some only dream about it but some actually make it happen. Here is the nice example: TheJob.ie by Approach People Recruitment. A nice colourful web site. About a hundred jobs published with the direct employers name (but not contact details) disclosed.
Advertising costs are comparable to the highest in the market. Relatively to the sites traffic, it is probably one of the worst sites when it comes to the ROI of your marketing spend. Recruitment Agencies are not allowed. Perhaps simply they know better that it’s not worth that kind of money.
One thing that I don’t like about TheJob.ie jobs site is the fact that they are representing themselves as TheJob.ie there, and do not mention anywhere that they are in fact the recruitment agency Approach People Recruitment. I guess that is because of the fact that a large number of people just do not want to hear about the recruitment agencies at all. In my opinion, this is one of the reasons for such a poor opinion about the recruitment – where a recruitment agency is trying to hide, or represent itself as something else. A number of UK and US recruiters have just opened their web sites for employers to publish jobs – and made success with their sites. This sounds more like passing off as someone you are not.
Advice: Just get your name printed on the site. Do not try to hide. In the long term it is better for the brand as well.