Time to Start Recruiting for January 2011 - 9/23/2010
If you are operating any type of fitness or recreation facility, now is the time to review your recruiting strategy in order to be ready for January 2011.
Are your job descriptions and compensation plans in line with your current objectives? Are your compensation plans in line with your local competitors?
Do you have a recruiting budget that is over or under budget for 2010? Have you made the appropriate adjustments for 2011? Are you happy with the type of talent your current recruiting program has delivered, or are you looking to upgrade the quality of hire while reducing your cost per hire?
Have you conducted an informal review of your management team and staffing model? Are you considering creating or consolidating any positions?
If you are proactive with your recruiting strategy, you will ensure putting the best team on the field for 2011. By doing this, your job becomes easier as you surround yourself with better managers and staff members. You will improve your member/guest experience, improve retention and profitability.
Have you considered using niche job boards to recruit top talent? Niche job boards will deliver you the top talent in the industry while saving you money compared to larger, generic job boards. Also, niche sites will save you valuable time compared to free sites that are filled with work at home and multi-level marketing jobs plus unqualified candidates. Many top performers in the industry do not even go to the free sites when looking for career opportunities as there is too much junk to sort through.
One group of niche job boards top employers in the fitness and recreation industry look for staff is FitnessJobs.com and The Career Collection: AquaticsCareers.com, BestGolfJobs.com, NutriJobs.com, ParkandRecreationJobs.com, SpaandSalonJobs.com and YogaJobs.com.
Here is a small sampling of some of their customers: Golds Gym Intl., Town Sports Intl., XSport Fitness, Five Seasons Sports Clubs, Spectrum Athletic Clubs, Western Athletic Clubs, American Club Systems, Custom Fitness Solutions, Compel Fitness, Life Time Fitness, Walt Disney World, Corporate Fitness Works, Prairie Life, The Marsh, Fitness Together, Power Wellness, Healthplex and Associates, Highland Park Hospital Health and Fitness Center, The Fitness Company, YMCA of Orange County, The Breakers Hotel, YMCA of Greater New York, MediFit, HFC, Plus One, Denver Athletic Club, Rice University, Hudson Valley Fitness, NY Athletic Club. Plus hundreds of other clubs, resorts, municipalities, colleges, and non-profit organizations throughout the country.
FitnessJobs.com has been the #1 resource for the fitness and recreation industry for the past 11+ years, serving all vertical markets - ranked #1 on Google where the job seekers are. They have 3 great recruiting options to help you fill your openings fast:
1. 60 day ads from $125.
2. 90 day unlimited ads for one location - $175.
3. Unlimited ads for 12 months for one location - $299.
Any question about recruiting on FitnessJobs.com and The Career Collection can be answered by calling 800-259-4397.