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5 Reasons Why Using an XML Job Feed is Awesome

We’ve spoken with many HR professionals in numerous industries and have come to find that they all struggle with the same challenge: an increasing amount of hiring needs paired with the desire to expand the reach of their job postings.

Are you nodding your head in agreement? If you’re like these HR professionals, you may also be managing a page on your website that serves as a “Career” or “Job” page and lists your company’s current openings. While this is a great way to advertise your open opportunities, sometimes these pages can become a bit overwhelming to maintain and are hard to get in front of the right candidates.

More and more employers are turning to utilizing an XML feed to solve these problems.

  • XML feeds, or site wraps, are commonly used by many online job boards to update numerous listings at once.
  • XML uses markup language, which is a set of code that allows data to be embedded in a website in a way that’s easy to read.
  • An XML file can be created using any text editor and contain any type of text content including links, videos, etc.
  • A software developer can then program the backend of your site to generate an XML file on a regular basis, creating an XML feed. To learn more about this type of site wrapping, check out our resource guide.

iHire’s Job Wrap product helps businesses like yours advertise opportunities to a wide audience of qualified job seekers without any extra effort. By providing an XML feed, your job ads are captured from your website and automatically posted to the appropriate iHire community. From there, you’ll reach a unique talent pool you can’t find on any other site, allowing you to attract the right hire quickly and easily.

So why is it an awesome idea to use an XML job feed with iHire? Because it can…

  • Automate your recruiting process
  • Increase your reach
  • Save time
  • Save money
  • Get your jobs in front of targeted audiences

Interested in learning more? Contact an account manager at (877) 316-4041 to discuss how Job Wrap can help your business.

by: Erin Schwartz, iHire
October 13, 2016