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    How to Hire on Indeed: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Indeed is one of the most popular job sites in the world with more than 250 million visitors each month. It helps employers in over 50 countries find top talent. On Workstream, it's one of 18 job boards we integrate with because of both the variety and quantity of applicants who use Indeed to find their next job.

    Indeed is a great hiring tool for employers. It's one of the few job boards that allows employers to post job listings for free. To improve the visibility of job listings, employers can opt for a sponsored listing.

    When you sign up for the first time as an employer, you can post a job for free and get a $50 Sponsored Job Credit for premium placement.

    Indeed offers the option for employers to conduct unlimited resume searches under the Indeed Resume Plan. Employers pay $15 per prospective candidate they contact. This option is perfect for hiring managers who work in industries with low turnover rates where unemployment rates are high.

    Many employers choose a subscription to get more value out of Indeed. The Standard Subscription Fee ($100/month) allows you to contact up to 30 candidates, and the Professional Standard ($250/month/user) allows up to 100 candidates.

    Indeed also provides the Advance Plan with a Pay Per Click model. You only pay when prospective job seekers click on your sponsored job listing. This cost  is $0.20 - $1.20 per click.

    Finally, there's the Indeed Simple Plan - employers specify how much they are willing to spend daily or monthly for each job posting.

    Indeed apply estimator

    How to post a job listing as an employer on Indeed

    1. Go to and create a free employer account using your company email
    2. Add details about your job posting
    3. Fill out the application questions
    4. Review and publish the job posting
    5. Add your account information
    6. Select "Sponsor Job" or "Post job without sponsoring" to the right of "Continue"


    Tips to get the best results out of your Indeed job posting

    Writing a good and effective job posting helps attract qualified applicants. There are 3 key points to focus on - job title, job description, and applicant qualifications.

    Job Title

    The job title should be specific and short (keep it under 80 characters) to make it easy for job seekers to know about the position. It is encouraged to be creative with job titles. Take a look at the job titles that appear when you search similar roles. Do they mention salary in the title? Do they include emojis? Learn from your competitors so you can win more applicants.

    Job Description

    Job descriptions should be interesting, easy to read, and include keywords related to the role and industry. Be clear and concise when outlining the qualifications and required experience. Adding in the work location can also help to filter through candidates as well.

    Including details such as working hours and employee benefits in the job description can help stand out among the other job listings. Feel free to include other information about the company, business values, mission statement, workplace culture.

    Applicants' Qualifications

    Make a distinction between what's required and what's preferred but not compulsory. Be sure to indicate whether a skill or minimum education level is required. 

    For example, you may require to specify educational qualification, previous job experience, and skill certifications, or language proficiency.

    Watch Your Budget

    Make sure to keep tracking your job posting via Indeed's performance reports. You can modify or cancel sponsored posts anytime by selecting "Edit Job" in the employer dashboard.

    Indeed performance report

    Indeed help:  Need additional help? Workstream recently added a managed job board option. Contact us to learn more! 

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    Desirene Neo

    Desirene is a marketer and content-writer of Workstream. She has been with the Workstream team for over a year and is based in Singapore.

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