No one source will yield the results you’re looking for so it’s important to maximize each source and track it’s success. For starters your company website can be your biggest asset or liability when it comes to recruiting. A professionally designed site should portray a positive image of your company and have built in recruiting functionality such as current job posting and online application.
Your social media is another excellent source for recruiting but once again professionalism is a key to success. A custom designed landing page and consistent, engaging content will undoubtedly attract the talent your looking for.
In regards to external sources the best options in today’s market include; Craigslist, Career Builder, and Monster. If you are using Craigslist, a full-page custom designed job posting will increase your success rate dramatically. Career Builder and Monster are the most expensive options but also yield the best results for management quality candidates.
With so many options, several of which carrying a hefty price tag, it’s important to perform detailed tracking of each. Applicant tracking software can integrate with your website, track all applicants, and automatically post jobs on several free sites streamlining the entire process offering in depth information on the effectiveness of each source.