Recruiters and firms can no longer post positions for free on Indeed

January 16, 2019
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According to a recent post by leading online job marketplace, Indeed, all recruiters - individuals and firms alike - will be required to pay for their listings as of January 7th, 2019.

Indeed listed recruiting firms, placement firms, headhunters and staffing agencies as groups to be affected by the rule. Such companies will no longer be able to post free job listings that would then appear organically in Indeed's search results.

"Indeed gives preference to content posted directly by employers, and works to provide unique, good quality job advertisements that connects [sic] job seekers directly to employers," Indeed wrote.

When Indeed announced its impending policy change in an October blog post, it said it expected job seekers and employers to be the chief beneficiaries of the shift.

"Over time, our Search Quality team has identified a number of persistent problems with jobs from recruitment-based companies, including high rates of duplication, reposting, location blasting and inaccurate job descriptions," Indeed wrote. "Also important is ensuring companies don't use posting practices that unfairly inflate job visibility and adversely affect job seekers, such as reposting or posting jobs in locations other than where the employee will actually work." For Indeed, which has expanded its offerings in recent years, promoting equity and posting best practices while serving candidates' and employers' needs is essential.

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