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OperativeHire Presentation

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The latest construction card jobs in the United Kingdom including CSCS, CPCS, CISRS, JIB card jobs.

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Summary: Created in 2014, Operative Hire was created because it was so difficult to find construction workers. The aggregator job board has since had ups and downs, when it comes to traffic. It is currently around 5 750 visits a month, mostly from the UK. There is a Twitter account with 479 followers (no new content since 2018) and 884 followers on Facebook (nothing new since 2018 either). There are a number of other Twitter handles on the homepage. The purpose of the website is to provide information about different construction licences and how to actually apply for construction jobs.

Design: The search engine (keywords and location) appears at the top of the page. A keyword is required. The site invites its users to click on a link to start searching for work or one, which enables them to learn about how to get into construction. Below that, there are a number of different boxes, with keywords to get your started (cards, trades, locations). Once in the job listing, there are no logos, just a list of job offers, which indicate the publication date, location and title. You can preview the offer (which means you don’t change pages) or view the offer. You are redirected to apply to offers.

The job board objective: Operative Hire enables managers to find the necessary workers to finish their projects.

Recruiter observations: We could not find a recruiter portal. In the “About Us” section, the site states: “We are currently building our operative subscription list. Once we have a substantial list we will be offering job posting where you can directly target operatives by constructions card held, experience, location.” You can contact the team for more information.

Jobseeker observations: Since the job offers come from all over the internet, you don’t need an account.

The job offers: The search engine requires keywords, so you cannot actually estimate the exact number of jobs online. It is safe to say there are thousands.

Reactivity: You can contact the team through Facebook.

Special features: The salary sheets (for different regions, including the average salary per month and per year and the past average salaries); information about how to find a job in construction (with photos of different licences); the “references on Jobboard Finder” information in the footer; useful links.

Verdict: As far as aggregators go, this one is quite clear. It’s nice to have an aggregator for a specific field and country and in construction, there is definitely a need for more candidates. Since recruiters cannot advertise directly through the site, we would recommend posting on Indeed and feeling reassured that your offers are also displayed elsewhere.

Written by Ali Neill

As the job board tester and blog editor for the Jobboard Finder, Ali works on job boards from all around the world and keeps a close eye on the recruitment trends thanks to a number of sources, including the website's social media pages.


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