25 February 2020

How our "Job Advert" feature overcomes the biggest painpoints in the hiring process

According to Linkedin, 70% of companies take anywhere between 1-4 months to process a new hire. In 2017, the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) found that the average time-to-fill a position is 36 days.

In a world where technology has allowed us to access short-term holiday accommodation, metered taxis, romantic dates, flat or house-shares at the click of a button – there is also a way to reduce time in the professional hiring process through this same technology.


Nomad Now is South Africa’s first end-to-end digital hiring platform. We’re not a professional social network or an agency. We have a built-in order and payment mechanism on our platform and our search algorithms are far more powerful than traditional professional social networks or job sites. We’re end-to-end. This means you can search for, engage with or post a job, pay and rate a professional all on the platform. We’ve modelled ourselves on other successful platforms which allow people to access short-term accommodation and metered taxis. We’re using this same technology in the professional hiring process.


Our latest feature is our “Job Posting” feature which relevance-matches talent on our platform to an Employer / Hirer job advert. Post job adverts and set your minimum search-match requirements. Our intelligent search algorithms screen the talent pool and only show the job advert to the job seekers matching the job advert.


We are different from traditional job posting sites where there isn’t any screening of WHO is able to apply to job adverts and as a result huge amounts of time are lost to process, evaluate and respond to job applicants.


How does the Nomad Now job advert function overcome the biggest issues in the hiring process?


  • Volumes of job applicants can be enormous. With our job advert feature, you are able to choose how many applicants you want to apply to your job. You set your match requirements and select a minimum % match. The greater the % match, the smaller the pool of candidates invited to apply to your job!
  • Quality of job applications can be poor or misguided in that the applicant lacks the skills for the job. Nomad Now overcomes this issue. How? Only the talent that matches the job advert is able to view the job!
  • Traditionally, many Employer databases were not able to effectively and automatically retain and display applicant CV's and Cover letters. On Nomad Now, applicants upload their CV's and write a short “executive summary.” Hirers can very quickly and efficiently view this information on the Nomad Now job seeker Profile whenever they want.
  • Legislation requires Hirers & Employers to provide appropriate reasons for declining applicants. On Nomad Now, Hirers choose the number of applicants they want to engage with and decide on a % match. This means there will be a much smaller and focused applicant pool, eliminating the need to spend huge amounts of time regretting applicants!


It’s no wonder that traditionally it takes 1-4 months to process a hire. However, this can be quickly overcome through the technology that is the Nomad Now end-to-end professional hiring platform.


Consider a world without being able to access fast-food, short-term holiday accommodation or a metered-taxi at the click of a button. It’s hard to conceptualize, right?  This way of accessing resources is the ‘’new normal”. It’s time for hiring in South Africa to reap the benefits of this new normal! It’s a no-brainer that this way of sourcing talent will soon become the norm in South Africa.


Do you still phone a cab company and request a cab, and then have further difficulty in locating the cab when it’s time to be collected? Do you still find holiday accommodation through your local newspaper or travel magazine? You aren’t still advertising your jobs in the local newspaper or on traditional job sites, are you?


Try our Nomad Now job advert feature today!

Sign up as a Hirer on
www.nomadnow.co and click “post a job.” You can even choose from pre-existing job templates – saving you even more time. Get in touch with our team to arrange a demo of our platform – email gabby@nomadnow.co

Created by: Claire Millward